One of my absolute favorite breakfast foods is donuts. As a registered dietitian I rarely allow myself to consume donuts unless I make a lower calorie version myself. Ok well I should correct myself -during this pregnancy and recent vacations I might have made a few extra trips to the donut shop. Regardless I try to minimize the intake.
A few weeks ago I came across this recipe for Baked Funfetti Donuts over at Sally’s Baking Addiction and instantly fell in love. Not only was the recipe already relatively low in calories, but the brilliant photography had me drooling. At first I just wanted to make this recipe exactly as is, but then decided I was craving (we’ll blame this on pregnancy) chocolate chip flavored donuts instead. Additionally I wanted to test out the recipe using partial whole wheat flour to replace some of the of enriched white flour. My absolute favorite whole wheat flour is King Arthur’s Whole Wheat Flour because of the subtle taste.
The outcome of the substitutions did not disappoint! A delicious lower calorie and higher fiber recipe for Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Donuts was created! I literally could not stop eating them (again we’ll blame this on the pregnancy). The good news is that each donut will only cost you around 130 calories. This is about 1/3 the calories of the typical fried donut. In the future I also plan on trying this with blueberries to further reduce the calories.
In other news we continue to prepare for Baby Boy. The countdown is certainly on and we couldn’t be more excited. Today we are at the 33 week mark, but who is counting?! The nursery is almost complete (pictures to come) and the gifts are coming. I am still trying to frantically read up on how to raise a baby, but I know that is a trait that will come with time!
I have also been brainstorming on some pumpkin recipes I am quite excited about. Ideas just keep coming, but now I must get into the kitchen and experiment! Stay tuned!!
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (careful not to overmeasure)
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (careful not to overmeasure)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup low fat milk
- 1/4 cup vanilla or plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Confectioners sugar