I feel a little weird calling these “donut holes”.
Because, truth be told, they’re huge!
“Donut Snowballs” is more like it!
However, I’m not complaining. Because while these donut holes may be large, I like to believe the body doesn’t know the difference between a donut hole this big and one half it’s size. As long as it’s still only one, it just counts as one… right? No matter how big it is? Even if it looks like it engulfed too smaller donut holes? 😉
Regardless, these donut holes are the perfect thing to have around my house right now. Because with the Easter Season upon us, I’ve found that candy is a whole lot more available around my house right now. So I need something to satisfy any sweet cravings I may have this week… before I indulge in the Italian Cream Cake sitting on my kitchen table!
These donut holes fit the bill perfectly! They’re gluten free, dairy free, and low fat, so they’re not going to cause you massive amounts of guilt like classic donut holes. Yet, in addition to being whole grain and made with honey instead of massive amounts of white sugar, they include just a touch of powdered sugar- giving them the decadent feel of classic donuts without all the calories!
Moreover, these donut holes can be made without the use of an donut hole pan (for if you’re like me and don’t actually have one) and are baked, not fried, saving you even more guilt-inducing calories!
In short, they’re the perfect, guilt-free alternative to classic donut holes to enjoy with your coffee in the morning… with all of the taste but none of the unwanted, empty calories.
Why can’t every donut be like these donuts? 😉
Powdered Sugar Donut Holes
- 1 1/2 c gluten free baking mix
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 c honey
- 1/4 c coconut oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/16 tsp almond extract (if desired)
- 3 tbs milk of choice (I used unsweetened coconut milk)
- 1/4 c powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F. Add baking mix and baking powder to a bowl and stir together. Add honey, melted coconut oil, egg, vinegar, vanilla extract, almond extract (optional), and milk and stir until combined. Grease a mini muffin tin or donut hole tin with cooking spray. Scoop a spoonful of the mixture into each cup, filling them about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool. Roll in powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 2 dozen donut holes)