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Chocolate Healthy Baked Donut Recipe with Hidden Veggies

This veggie donut recipe is the perfect balance of healthy and decadent. Secretly full of hidden veggies and with way less sugar than the traditional version, these baked donuts could be healthy breakfast or a fun snack.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine Baked Goods, Kid friendly
Keyword donuts, healthy donuts, hidden veggies, veggie donuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 donuts
Calories 138 kcal
Author Morgan

Ingredients

Donuts:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup beet puree*
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons juice*
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoons oil

Frosting:

  • 1 cup sugar free frosting

Instructions

For the Donuts

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray the muffin pin with non stick spray.

  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together wet ingredients in a separate bowl. 

  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, being careful not to over stir. 

  4. Pour into a gallon sized zip top bag. Cut a large hole in the corner of the bag and squeeze the batter into each of the donut pan's spots. (This is optional, but does make it so much easier.)

  5. Baked for 8-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the pan and allow to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use any vegetable puree, but I used beets since they pair well with chocolate and it's a very kid friendly way to get them to eat it. 
  • Again, any juice - I used cherry once and pomegranate a second, but anything will do. You could also easily use vegetable juice, but keep in mind the juice does add a bit of sweetness.
  • You can bake these in muffin form, but donuts are just way more fun!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Healthy Baked Donut Recipe with Hidden Veggies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.