Healthy Baked Red Velvet Donuts
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 12
Healthy baked red velvet donuts are the ultimate whole-grain breakfast, afternoon snack, or lower sugar dessert. Free of artificial colors and rich in antioxidants, these homemade donuts are kid- and adult-approved.
  • *Donuts*
  • 1½ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. beet powder (such as Love Beets)
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened oatmilk)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • *Cream Cheese Glaze*
  • 2 oz. light plain cream cheese
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. milk of choice
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, granulated sugar, beet powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Combine egg, sour cream, milk, and vanilla in a separate bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add sour cream mixture to flour mixture, stirring until combined.
  2. Coat 2 (6-cavity) donut pans with cooking spray. Spoon batter evenly into 12 cavities. Bake at 350°F for 11 to 12 minutes or until donuts spring back when lightly pressed. Cool in pan for 2 minutes. Invert donuts onto a wire rack. Cool completely.
  3. Prepare glaze by combining cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk in a bowl; stir until smooth, adding more milk if needed to reach desired consistency. Dunk donuts in glaze, or drizzle overtop.
  4. Let stand until glaze is set.
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