EarthWater Recipe: Healthy Donuts for National Donut Day

Bake 'em instead

Healthy donuts do exist. These baked ones are the way to go to slash the fat and calories. Make these guilt-free treats for the kids, and plus, we'll show you how to make four different delectable toppings.

Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts

Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray, whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, ground nutmeg, salt, low-fat buttermilk (1%), large eggs, honey, melted butter, vanilla extract

Calories: 140

Lemon Glazed

Ingredients: Donuts, lemon juice, powdered sugar, cooled

Calories: 191

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

Chocolate-Hazelnut

Ingredients: Donuts, bittersweet chocolate, chopped hazelnuts

Calories: 232

Directions: 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.

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