Clean Eating Doughnuts

If you love doughnuts, I've just gone and made your day. These are delicious and wonderful for either a special occasion breakfast or the occasional dessert!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Yield 18 doughnuts
Calories 118 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Spray doughnut pan with oil using an oil mister/sprayer.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the rest of your ingredients, whisking vigorously until slightly foamy.

  5. Pour the liquid into the flour, and mix until just well blended. It should be a nice, sticky/thick batter.

  6. Spoon the batter into your doughnut pan and bake for 10-12 minutes. Don't walk away from these. They go from golden brown to burnt very quickly. You know they are done when you press on them lightly and they bounce back like a doughnut should.

  7. Cool on a cooling rack and top with your favorite toppings.


  9. When you fill your doughnut pan, fill it so that the batter is about 1/4 - 1/3 of an inch from the top. It won't seem like much, but these rise a LOT!!! (Sorry about the water, I forgot to photograph the batter in the pan. But this will give you a good idea of where to fill to.)

    Clean Eating Doughnuts Recipe
  10. This is what they look like if you use too much batter. One side gets the indentation but no hole, and one side doesn't get anything.

    Clean Eating Doughnuts Recipe

  12. I topped mine with 100% fruit spread (jelly) and then pressed that into some crushed pecans. But you can also try melting some bakers chocolate with honey or agave and spooning a little over the top. Even just some plain honey drizzled over the tops would be yummy!

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Doughnuts
Amount Per Serving (1 doughnut)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 269mg12%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.