When I first saw the healthy baked donut from Little Corner of Mine, I was so excited to know that you can bake donut instead of deep-frying it. A healthier choice for my son who loves donut so much. Even more interesting is this recipe uses yogurt instead of milk and yeast. As a novice at baking, I personally find this recipe pretty simple and easy-to-follow. No electric mixer is required either.
I strongly recommend the use of donut tube pans in making these lovely donuts. For my first few attempts, I used muffin trays and the donuts turned out like erupted volcanoes! Hahaha!
Recipe adapted and modified from Little Corner of Mine.
Yield: 24 mini donuts
1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup sugar (if you are making plain donuts, then you can increase the amount of sugar but not more than ½ cup)
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tub (150gm) plain yogurt
1 tbsp canola oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven at 200°C.
- Grease the donut pan with butter/ oil and set aside.
- Combine ingredient (A) in a large bowl.
- Combine ingredient (B) in another bowl and beat lightly until well combined (creamier).
- Add ingredient (B) into (A) by folding in until the batter is smooth.
- Place the toppings at the bottom (if any).
- Transfer batter into a piping bag and pipe batter into the greased pans.
- Don’t overfill them as the batter will expand during baking. Only fill until ½ full if you want to see a donut hole.
- Bake at 190°C for 7-8 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Test with a toothpick. It should come out clean when inserted near the center of the donut.
- Remove from oven. Cool for 5 mins. Then remove donuts from pans and cool on wire rack.
Are you looking for a Valentine’s gift to impress your loved ones? If you have budget constraints, time constraints……..(or whatever constraints), try making these donuts! It worth the efforts.