I got a donut maker for Christmas. :)) I've been reading about the yummy DIY donut craze for months now, and I was super excited to try it out myself. Admittedly, these donuts are not as tasty as the deep fried beauties found at your local donut shop, but they are significantly healthier and still yummy. Mmm...
I bought Jessica Segarra's book, Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes, on my Kindle Fire and have made a few of her recipes... This one was inspired by her Dark Chocolate Ganache donut recipe, but I lightened it up quite a bit.
I spotted these cute little mini-heart sprinkles at Meijer this week and I couldn't resist... How cute would these be for a Valentine's Day treat? And a little different from cupcakes or chocolate covered strawberries. ;)
Stuff You'll Need:
1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t baking powder
1/8 t salt
2 T liquid egg substitute (I used egg beaters)
1/4 c + 1 T sugar (seperated)
3/8 c fat-free milk
1 T canola oil
1 T plain fat-free greek yogurt
1/4 t vanilla
1 1/2 oz dark chocolate
2 T + 2 t fat-free half and half
1/2 T unsalted butter
makes 10-12 donuts (will vary depending on donut maker/pan used)
Weight Watchers Pts+: 2 per donut
In a small bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. If you don't have a sifter (I don't!), shake ingredients through a mesh strainer into a bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/4 c sugar and egg substitute. Add milk, oil, greek yogurt, and vanilla. Slowly mix in flour mixture and stir until combined. Slowly pour batter into donut maker/pan. Bake for 4 minutes, flip donuts and bake for another 3-4 minutes. (baking instructions may vary depending on machine) Move to cooling rack and let cool completely.
In a small saucepan, combine half and half, butter, and 1 T sugar. Bring to a boil. Place roughly chopped dark chocolate in a small bowl. Once cream mixture has boiled, pour over chocolate and let melt. Gently whisk together and let sit until the ganache has thickened. Place sprinkles in another small bowl. When donuts are cool and ganache is set up, dip tops of donuts in ganache and then in sprinkles. Place on a cooling rack over wax paper to catch drippings. Yum yum yum! Now try not to eat them all (not as easy as it sounds!).
These are really easy and relatively quick to whip up. I halved the recipe and made a lot of low-fat substitutions but you could easy double it for more donuts as well. I just didn't want to have 20+ donuts in my apartment, begging me to eat them, ya dig? ;)
How cute would these be for little valentine's gifts (if you do that sort of thing)? Have you made donuts before? Any recipe recommendations?