100 calorie baked chocolate donuts

It’s funny after reading so many food blogs over the years when I find a new one that is amazing! Emily Bites has recipes that are re-vamped to make lighter and healthier. I’ve read a bunch of her recipes and they all look delicious!

My daughter was in the mood to make something last night and I said “what if we make baked donuts for breakfast tomorrow?” So I went to see if Emily had a recipe for one, and sure enough she did. I’ve made THESE donuts before if you don’t have a donut pan. But having a donut pan sure makes it nice!

If you don’t have a donut pan, you can get them for less than $15.00 at Target

donut pan

This recipe was originally adapted from my friend Nicole from Prevention RD (from my home town!) My twin sister has made a lot of recipes from Nicole – she has a lot of great ideas!

So without further ado, here’s the recipe! *I used WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR – you could use all purpose flour instead if you wanted.

100 calorie baked chocolate donuts

Yield: 1 donut

Serving Size: 12

Calories per serving: 102

Fat per serving: 4.6

A great way to enjoy a donut and not blow all your calories for the day!


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 4 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 4 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce


  1. Place all the ingredients in a mixer and mix for about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides.
  2. I used a big measuring cup to pour into the donut pans. You don't want to fill them to the top or else you won't have a hole in the middle!
  3. Bake in a pre-heated 450 degree oven for 7-8 minutes.
  4. Let cool completely before removing from the pan.
  5. *I recommend spraying the pan with PAM cooking spray so it doesn't stick.

I used grapeseed oil because that’s all I had, although you could use Canola Oil too.

If you want to add a glaze, mix 2 tablespoons powdered sugar with 1-2 tsp. skim milk. And add sprinkles if you want – just add the calories for that!

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These were amazing – I’m going to make these a lot! Have you ever made baked donuts before?

How are your healthy eating/exercise plans coming along? I am happy to say – I am doing great! I’ve worked out – walked to work, and I am using smaller plates for dinner so it seems like I am eating more. I don’t have access to a gym, so I am using free exercise videos on Comcast Cable (under the exercise tab). I did a kick boxing workout and a cardio with weights.

I also did a few videos on HULU.com which are free – so I have no excuses not to exercise!


  1. Nicole, RD says:

    Oh my gosh! This world can get very small at times!! Oak Park, woop woop! 🙂 I think I knew you had a blog, but consider me a new follower!!! 🙂 When Biz and I get together this year, I hope you can make it, too!

  2. Jacky says:

    These look amazing! I have never baked donuts, I think I need to change that soon.

  3. Lori says:

    Yummy! I just made baked donuts this weekend and John put in request for chocolate ones 😀

  4. Whole wheat flour is definitely the way to go. Thanks for sharing!

  5. The chocolate icing looks so good…and I love the sprinkles.

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