Such miracles shouldn’t be possible! Healthy Iced Vanilla Donuts have the moist, cake-like texture and the sweet floral vanilla icing of a donut shop treat! However, instead of frying, Healthy Iced Vanilla Donuts are baked, reducing their fat content and calories so you can enjoy them guilt-free! Plus, you can make them in 30 minutes or less! Why would you ever stop by the coffee shop for a snack when you could have these instead?

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Ingredients

  • For the donuts:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon milk or heavy cream, plus more, to taste

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2 –Lightly grease a donut pan.

Step 3 –Mix together the flour, the white sugar, the baking powder, the cinnamon, and the salt in a large mixing bowl.

Step 4 –Whisk in the buttermilk, the egg, 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla, and the melted butter.

Step 5 –Use a spoon to equally distribute the batter into the donut pan.

Step 6 –Bake the donuts until dough is set and springs back upon touch, about 8-11 minutes. They will not be golden as some other donuts.

Step 7 –Allow the donuts to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing them from the pan.

Step 8 –Combine the powdered sugar, the remaining vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon of the milk. Add the extra milk 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired glaze consistency.

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Step 9 –While the donuts are still warm, dip them into the glaze.

Step 10 –Serve!