Healthy Donut Recipes

Find healthy, delicious donut recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Air-Fryer Cinnamon-Cake Doughnut Holes

Rating: 2.5 stars 4
Deep-frying doughnuts adds a lot of unnecessary oil and fat. Air-frying doughnut holes, however, cuts the amount of oil you use but still delivers a delicious crispy crust. Serve these no-yeast doughnut holes warm for the best texture and flavor.
By Adam Hickman

Cinnamon-Sugar Dusted Apple Cider Donuts

Rating: 5 stars 1
Fluffy and light with a warm cinnamon flavor, you'll be craving these homemeade donuts (with a hot cup of coffee) all fall! Because apple cider can be harder to find year-round, take advantage of when it's "in season." Don't forget to make a few extra batches and freeze the donuts to enjoy when cider isn't available.
By Sarah Epperson

Apple-Cinnamon Mini Doughnuts

Rating: 4 stars 2
These bite-size baked apple doughnuts have all the flavor of their fried counterparts with fewer calories. Serve plain for breakfast, with an afternoon cup of coffee or alongside whipped cream for an after-dinner treat.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Gluten-Free Blueberry-Lemon Doughnuts

These yummy blueberry-lemon doughnuts use a blend of gluten-free flours making them a perfect treat for anyone with gluten intolerance or sensitivity.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Naturally Red Velvet Doughnuts

Rating: 5 stars 1
Cake batters require a lot of food coloring or they end up looking faded. For these un-fried doughnuts, we use both sweet red beets and powdered freeze-dried pomegranate arils to deliver a rich, natural red color along with bonus antioxidants and fiber.
By Nancy Baggett
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