Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts



  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk (1%)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly coat a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

2. Combine flours and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

3. Combine buttermilk, eggs, honey, butter, and vanilla, stirring well with a whisk. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; whisk just until combined.

4. Spoon batter into doughnut pans, filling twothirds full. Bake in middle of oven until doughnuts spring back when touched and are golden on bottom (about 8 minutes). Let cool in pan slightly (about 4 minutes); turn out. Coat with toppings (see ideas, below), if desired.


Lemon Glazed: 

Combine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, stirring well with a whisk. Dip 1 side of the cooled doughnuts into glaze; let cool on a rack, glazed side up.

Calories 191



Melt 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate in a bowl in microwave until smooth. Dip tops of doughnuts into chocolate and place chocolate side up on a rack to cool. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts; let sit about 10 minutes.

Calories 232


Chocolate Swirl: 

Melt 4 ounces (1 cup) bittersweet chocolate in microwave until smooth. Fill a small squeeze bottle or zip-top plastic bag (snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag) with melted chocolate; pipe chocolate onto tops of doughnuts. Chill doughnuts until chocolate sets (about 10 minutes).

Calories 184


Cinnamon Sugar: 

Combine 1/4 cup ground cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar. While still warm, coat doughnuts in sugar; let cool on rack, sugar-coated side up.

Calories 155

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  • Yield: Makes 14 servings (Serving size: 1 plain doughnut)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 140
Fat per serving: 3g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0g
Cholesterol per serving: 35mg
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 26g
Sugars per serving: 13g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 165mg
Calcium per serving: 59mg