I am super excited to share this recipe with you. The Jewish holiday of Chanukah starts this week! Most of the Jewish holidays are surrounded with food and Chanukah recipes are specifically high in fat. Indulging in one jelly doughnut is fine, but that is if you can only stick to having just one. And even so, only one deep fried doughnut will most probably leave you feeling sick. Oh, and there are 8 days of Chanukah- I highly doubt you can go all 8 days and only have ONE doughnut! At least, I can’t.
Obviously, I have been working on a healthy version and I cannot believe how good they came out. The only thing missing is the heavy fried in oil taste. And personally I don’t miss that at all. These are soft and light and still have that perfect jelly filling and powdered sugar coating.
The powdered sugar is optional, as that will be adding sugar to this recipe, but it really is so little that I am fine having them with it.
You can make these any size you’d like, but I used a doughnut hole pan. It looks like this.
They are the perfect size and you can have more than one without any guilt.
And so I present, drum roll please…….The Healthiest Jelly Doughnut recipe out there!
Healthiest Jelly Doughnuts
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup plain 0% yogurt
1 TB honey
a few drops of liquid stevia (optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten well
Filling of choice: I used natural strawberry jam
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray doughnut hole pan with oil.
In a mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add in the yogurt, honey, vanilla, and the beaten egg. Stir till there is no more dry flour. Do not over mix. Use a tablespoon to pour the mixture into the pan.
Bake 8-12 minutes or when top is firm. Be sure you do not over bake. Tops should not be dark.
Let cool and carefully remove from pan. I used a spoon to help scoop them out.
To Fill: In a cup mix 1/4-1/2 cup of strawberry jam so it is smoother. Use a piping bag or a (clean) medicine syringe to fill them.
Place some powdered sugar in a bag. Spray the doughnuts with some oil spray (optional) and place them in the bag one or two at a time. Shake till coated in the sugar.
My batch made 17 mini jelly doughnuts.
*Though these are not the real-deal fried jelly doughnuts they are delicious AND they happen to actually come out great fried also. If you do fry these, watch as they can burn quickly and keep them mini so the center cooks evenly.
|Take a bite!|
I have more healthy Chanukah recipes to share with you so please come back!