Baked Doughnuts

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Serves: Six

Time: 45 minutes


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1–2 tablespoons milk



Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 6-cup non-stick doughnut pan including the ‘holes’. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Then combine buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla in a measuring cup. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture and fold until just combined.

Divide batter evenly among baking cups. Wipe batter off ‘holes’. Bake for 10–12 minutes until the tops spring back. Remove from pan to cooling rack set over wax paper.


In a small bowl, place the sugar and vanilla. Gradually add milk, stirring until you get a smooth glaze, the consistency of maple syrup. Dip doughnuts into glaze while warm to coat all sides. Eat warm or cool completely on rack.

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Total Comments: 2
  1. 0

    Healthier option ?? Healthier than what ??
    Unfortunately this article seems to run the age old line that fat is bad.. even to the extent of denying a gram or two by insisting in low fat buttermilk (Just how many grams of fat would slip in if the milk was “lite” or even Full Cream ?? ) and at what harm ??
    Healthier option ?? Maybe the healthiest option would be to leave out the FULL cup of sugar in the glaze.. !!

  2. 0

    why can’t they be dipped in cinnamon sugar like the real ones?



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