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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Heart-Healthy Baked Raised Donuts

I found this recipe  through the newsletter that SparkPeople sent me in my email.  I thought of trying it for Valentine's day.   I like that it is the  healthier variation of donuts because it is not fried but baked! Your ticker will love that these are baked not fried.  It takes  120 minutes to prepare and 13 minutes to cook. 
  • 4 cups gluten-free flour
  • 2 T yeast
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk, warmed to around 140 degrees
  • 6 T butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 eggs
For the chocolate sauce
  • 12 chocolate Hershey kisses
  • 1/4 cup chocolate milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa syrup
  • Mix 2 cups flour with yeast, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Heat the milk, butter, and half the sugar until it reaches 140 F.
  • Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture, along with the eggs. Mix until smooth.
  • Add more flour, a little at a time until the dough is smooth.
  • Cover and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free area for an hour, until it doubles in size.
  • Split the dough in half and roll each half into rectangle. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut 
  • Grease two baking sheets and place the hearts on them. Allow to rise another 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Melt the Hershey kisses in a 1/4 cup of chocolate milk and add the cocoa syrup
  • Dip some of the donuts in the chocolate and add some sprinkles  for some colors.

I would make this again if I am craving  for some donuts, it's a lot healthier.  My kids preferred the ones from DD (of course!) lol.  Happy Valentine's day everyone!Shadow Shots

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Masshole Mommy said...

Those would be a HUGE hit in my house My kids love donuts and I love that these are a little bit healthier!

Jeannette said...

What a great idea! It looks healthier because it's baked. Calories never count when it's supposed to be healthy food right!?

April Mims said...

Heart shaped donuts are way more fun than regular donuts. I love that they are healthier versions too.

Heather said...

My family would LOVE these. They are absolutely beautiful and sound delicious. What a fun treat … one that I may have to introduce this weekend. Love the simplicity, yumminess, and chocolate!

Liz Mays said...

Wow, those look so good. I'd love to try making some at home. Those shapes are so cute.

Miles L. said...

This is a great way to prepare donuts. I think it would be perfect for the holiday.

Mistee Dawn said...

Yum! Those look so good! And they are good for you? I definitely need to make some of these!

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

You did a good job with those donuts! My husband loves donuts too, especially the glazed ones. I think he'd love these too. I will use dark chocolate Hershey's kisses instead.

Marielle Altenor said...

Donuts without the guilt! I'm all for it! I love donuts so I'm sure I would like this healthier recipe!

OurFamilyWorld said...

They look so yummy. I love that these donuts are baked and not fried. I can't wait to try your recipe.

Ricci said...

Oh wow!! These donuts looks delicious and they are actually good for you?? YAY!!

Victoria Heckstall said...

These are looks so cute and i bet it would be tasty. looks like i wanna try this at home

kat b said...

I love making baked donuts as well. I think they're much better than deep fried ones. I love the heart shaped ones you made. These would have been great for Valentine's Day.

Alyssa Collazo said...

Yumm! My family would love these! I am definitely going to try your recipe soon. Thank you for sharing.

Chrystal Mahan said...

I love making baked donuts. These look so yummy and would not last very long in my house.

Thirty Something Super Mom said...

These look really yummy! I bet my daughter would love these as a special treat!

Maria Scruggs said...

What a great alternative to the deep fried version! It's great to find recipes that are just as yummy but way healthier for you! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Christy Garrett said...

Yummy, these sound so good. I should try making them for my family.

Ann B said...

My family would love these. I will have to get the ingredients so i can make some this weekend. They look so delicious and easy to make.

Brianna George said...

This would be a huge hit a our house. my kiddos love donuts.

The Mommy-Files said...

I've only made homemade donuts once and they definitely did not turn out these. You did a great job!

Sicorra Richardson said...

Those look very good. And I love how cute they are. I bet your family enjoyed them

Bonnie Gowen said...

That sounds like a healthier version of donuts. I will have to try this recipe.

Maggie Branch said...

I have never had a baked donut before, but these look simply wonderful! I love that these are not fried. Not to mention they are super cute!

Lynndee said...

We love donuts, but I've never trying preparing donuts here at home. Those look yummy!

Krystal Butherus said...

You're speaking my language! These look SO GOOD! I need a batch stat!

Ralph said...

Nice looking donuts! Patti made fried donuts for Valentine's Day and they were good - but baked is one we should try! Delicious

genie said...

This post is so yummy. I adore doughnuts, but these are the first gluten free. Your recipe is off to my daughter tonight. She suffers so with Celiac Disease. It is awful. Thanks for your visit again to my blog.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful 'foodie' shots! ~ Yummy looking!

Wishing you happiness each day ~ ^_^

Jeannie Marie said...

It's rare to find shadows in recipe pictures! It really shows, indirecty, a sunny and bright kitchen

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

You are a very bad girl for posting images of scrumptious donuts! Even if they are 'healthy'! LOL

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