These baked donuts, filled with homemade Nutella, are one of the healthiest options you can find out there and they are the perfect, wholesome treat to curb your sweet tooth.
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What do I need to make these baked donuts?
If you have done some healthy baking before, there is a high chance that you already have in your pantry and fridge all of the ingredients needed for these healthy donuts.
As for kitchen tools, since the dough will turn somewhat to a liquid, it’s important to use a non-stick donut pan.
This is the one I own, but you can use one that is even bigger. Keep in mind that this recipe’s quantities will make nine donuts.
How to make baked donuts with healthy Nutella
STEP BY STEP PICTURES ON HOW TO MAKE THESE BAKED DONUTS
In a food processor add 1/3 cups of soaked raisins, 1 banana, 2 eggs and 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Process.
Pour about 2 tablespoons of dough into each donut pan and make sure it is well spread.
Use a medium Ziplock bag, cut a hole in one corner, and pipe the Nutella into the pan all around the donut shape.
Push it down into the dough with the help of a spoon.
Cover it with 1 or 2 more tablespoons of dough. Bake for 15 minutes.
Mix the ingredients for the glaze
Dip the rounded side of the donuts into the glaze and let them set for 30 minutes.
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Some tips to make healthy donuts perfectly
Keep in mind that the dough will rise once in the oven, so make sure not to overfill the donut pans, leaving some space between the dough and the flat base of the donut pan.
For the Nutella filling, it’s important to push it down a little before adding more dough on the top. This way, you’ll make sure that the filling will stay inside the dough.
Can donuts be healthy?
Unquestionably, baked donuts are healthier than fried ones, but what really makes a baked one good and healthy is the ingredients used in the recipe.
These baked donuts are sweetened only with fruit and they have almond flour and oat flour instead of wheat flour.
As we have already seen in my Pumpkin Bread recipe, oats are a good source of soluble fiber and contain bioactive phytochemicals with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. (1)
If you are already familiar with my Gluten-free Muffin recipe, the texture of these baked donuts is pretty similar to them.
As for the filling, my Healthy Nutella recipe is also made only with natural ingredients.
How to store these healthy donuts and how long they last
The best way to store them is in an airtight container that can be left on the counter for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for up to 6 days.
If you have already added the glaze, make sure not to store them on top of each other.
Can I make a dairy-free version of these?
Yes, easily. The only dairy ingredient used in these donuts is the yogurt that can be substituted by dairy-free yogurt.
Can I make these filled donuts with different ingredients?
In this case, we need to make sure that the jam is not too runny and that it is smooth enough, without big pieces of fruit, so that the piping tip doesn’t get clogged.
For more ingredient substitutions, dates can be used instead of raisins. See notes below.
Gift these baked donuts filled with healthy Nutella!
Don’t you think these would make a great gift? Maybe for someone’s birthday, a housewarming party, or for a new mom?
I’m pretty sure everyone would appreciate some baked donuts, filled with healthy Nutella, as a gift! Wouldn’t you?
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Baked Donuts Filled With Healthy Nutella
These baked donuts, filled with homemade Nutella, are one of the healthiest options you can find out there and they are the perfect, wholesome treat to curb your sweet tooth. They are spongy and moist, gluten-free and they also include a dairy-free option. They are also a great recipe for Batch Cooking and you shouldn’t miss to add it to your Healthy Meal Plan.
- Author: Claudia Canu
- Prep Time: 45 min
- Cook Time: 15 min
- Total Time: 60 min
- Yield: 9 1x
- Category: Brunch
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Healthy
⅓ cup raisins (45 g) – soaked for 10 minutes in hot water before using them**
2 large pasture-raised eggs***
2 tablespoons of natural Greek yogurt
½ cup (50 g) of almond flour
¼ cup (30 g) of oat flour****
¼ cup (25 g) coconut flakes
1 teaspoon (5 g) of baking powder
¼ (1.25 g) teaspoon of baking soda
5 Tablespoon of Healthy Nutella
2 tablespoons of tahini
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of coconut oil, melted
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
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- Preheat the oven at 180ºC (350ºF).
- In a small bowl, add the raisins, covering them with hot water and let it sit for 10 minutes.
- With the help of a spoon, take out the raisins and place them in the food processor. *
- In the same food processor, add the banana, 2 eggs and 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Process.
- Add the ½ cup of almond flour, ¼ cup of oat flour, ¼ cup grated coconut, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Use butter or coconut oil to grease the donut tray.
- Pour about 2 tablespoons of dough into each donut pan and make sure it is well spread.
- To get the Nutella neatly into the donut pan, use a medium Ziplock bag, cut a hole in one corner, and pipe the Nutella into the pan.
- Squeeze it all around the donut shape and push it down into the dough with the help of a spoon.
- Cover it with 1 or 2 more tablespoons of dough.
- Place the tray into the center of the oven and bake the donuts for about 15 minutes at 180ºC (350ºF), with both racks on and using the oven fan, if you have one.
- After baking, allow the donuts to cool in the donut pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- In a wide flat container, bigger than the donuts, mix the ingredients for the glaze.
- Take each donut from both sides and dip the rounder side into the glaze.
- Turn them around to let the glaze set for half an hour.
* The riper the banana, the sweeter it tastes
** 3 eggs if they are medium-small
*** You can substitute the raisins with dates (45 g is about 3 large Medjool Dates or 5 of the normal ones)
****You can make oat flour yourself by processing in a food processor.
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Claudia Canu is a former junk food and sugar addict transformed into a Health Motivator with a master’s degree in Nutrition. She has created this website not only to share her “Journey to her Healthy Forties” but also to help other busy women with basic knowledge about nutrition and who don’t love cooking, to live a healthier life, and achieve big goals.
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