If you love donuts but try to be healthy...you must own a donut pan. I got mine on Amazon. I saw one at Stonewall Kitchen over the weekend. You can find them. It is worth it to have warm donuts without all the fat.
I've tried a few recipes and have a few more to try. These were decent, not fantastic. Of course, I thought the best part was the cinnamon sugar on the outside. Or maybe the fact that they are lower fat so I could eat two and not feel guilty.
Anyway, go out and buy yourself a donut pan and give these a whirl. Or you could search Food Gawker and find another recipe...like pumpkin donuts. Or chocolate. Mmhmm.
Baked Maple Cinnamon Donut Recipe
Source: Cooking with my Kid
Yield: 8-10 donuts
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1 6 oz container of non fat vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 1/2 tablespoons real maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Toss the cinnamon and sugar together and set aside. In a large bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients. In another bowl stir together oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, egg and yogurt. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the hole. Gently fold everything together until combined. Divide batter evenly into a greased donut pan. (I put the batter in a Ziploc bag and cut the tip off to get it into the pan) The batter will be pretty thick and airy.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for a few moments and then flip over onto a cooling rack while still warm. Use a pastry brush to butter your donuts and then dip each donut in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Makes 6 donuts.