If you’re concerned with the amount of sweets you ate this holiday season, here’s a tasty morsel that only has 41 calories. Eggnog and nutmeg flavor these little bites which are baked in a cake pop make. Roll them in cinnamon-sugar for added sweetness and some crunch. Recipe and photo via Foods for the Soul.
If you’re a fan of bold-flavored gingerbread, you’ll enjoy these delights. Made with two types of ginger (fresh and crystallized), cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, these baked donuts also contain whole wheat flour for added texture. The lemon-yogurt glaze offsets and complements the spicy flavor. Recipe and photo via Baking A Moment.
These donuts only have 98 calories and that includes the glaze! Whole wheat flour and almond milk make these a healthy choice when you’re craving something fluffy and sweet. Plus, they’re vegan! Recipe and photo via Flora Foodie.
Surprise every one at your Fourth of July party with these patriotic donuts. Easy to make, these baked donuts are flavored with vanilla bean and a vanilla glaze. Just add food coloring and sprinkles to make them special. Recipe and photo via A Pumpkin & A Princess.
Peanut butter pastry cream makes these donuts different. The cream consists of milk, sugar, flour, salt, egg yolks, vanilla, creamy peanut butter and heavy cream. After frying the donuts and rolling them in sugar, you gently poke a hole in the side of them and fill with the cream. Drizzle with chocolate and eat immediately. Recipe and photo via How Sweet It Is.
You may have had a lemon poppy seed muffin, but how about a lemon poppy seed donut? They have one thing that the muffins don’t–lemon sugar icing! Recipe and photo via The Novice Chef.
Passion fruit adds the tart/sweetness to these fried donuts. The curd, made with egg yolks, passion fruit, sugar, butter and a pinch of salt, is piped into the sugared donuts. The creator of this recipe suggests trying different sugars such as gold maple syrup sugar, lavender sugar and cinnamon sugar for a different taste sensation. Recipe and photo via Ms Marmite Lover.
Is your favorite part of carrot cake the cream cheese frosting? This donut recipe takes the traditional carrot cake and jazzes it up with pineapple. Recipe and photo via Diethood.
Blueberries and lemon taste so nice together, don’t they? This vegan donut recipe can easily be made gluten-free: just replace the flour with a gluten-free flour blend such as 2 parts rice flour, 1 part potato starch, 1 part tapioca starch plus xanthum gum. Recipe and photo via Je Suis Alimentageuse.
We all may love trying new food combinations but sometimes it’s the tried and true that produces the tastiest results. This traditional donut recipe originally appeared in the 1957 Robin Hood Flour Favorite Recipes Cookbook. These are mix-knead-cut-and-fry donuts; the kind that melt in your mouth. Recipe and photo via Just A Pinch.