Apple Cider Doughnuts

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Baked Apple Cider Donuts.

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Apple Cider Donuts

Yield: 12 large or 24 mini donuts

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 12 min

For the chance to eat a doughnut when you're having to watch your calorie intake, this baked version is quite the treat. You will need a mini doughnut or bundt baking pan with 12 cavities or a 6 cavity doughnut baking pan for this recipe.

Ingredients:

granulated sugar for preparing pans
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 large egg, beaten
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup apple butter
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup apple cider
1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
3 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat pan with nonstick spray or oil. Sprinkle with sugar, shaking out excess.

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside. In another bowl, whisk together egg, brown sugar, apple butter, maple syrup, cider, yogurt and oil. Add dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Divide half of the batter among the cavities in the prepared pan, spoon about 2 generous Tbsp. of batter into each cavity. Don’t fill them to the top or your doughnuts will lose their holes when the batter puffs up while baking!

3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched lightly. Loosen edges and turn the doughnuts out onto a rack to cool. Clean the pan, re-coat it with oil and sugar. Repeat with remaining batter.

4. Ice your doughnuts, if desired. Sift 1 cup powdered sugar and mix w/ 2 ounces light cream cheese, a dash of cinnamon and enough nonfat milk to create a spreading or dipping consistency. Dip tops of doughnuts into the icing, then set right side up on a rack to let the icing set.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 mini donut (no icing)
Calories per serving: 106
Fat per serving: 2g
Saturated Fat per serving: .24g
Sugar per serving: 10.64g
Fiber per serving: .5g
Protein per serving: 1.5g
Cholesterol per serving: 9mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 20.27g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 3 Old Points Program: 2

Source: RecipeGirl.com