Brooke’s Baked Donuts | Better Than Good Time?

If you go to Hope currently or are a recent alumni, you’ve probably heard of Good Time Donuts. This is the sketchy little donut shop that everyone goes to in the middle of the night to get some hot, fresh pastries. Their donuts are nothing short of amazing, but I’ve realized how bad for you they are if you have more than one every week or so.

With that being said, I’ve done a little bit of research and I’ve come up with my own healthy donut recipe. Now, if you’re searching for the Good Time Donuts taste, don’t look here. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative, this is exactly where you should be. It was a pretty lengthy process, but worth it in the end!

Good Time makes some pretty fabulous blueberry donuts, so I decided to take a twist on them and make strawberry donuts!

Recipe for 2 dozen small donuts. You will need:

1 cup Mashed Banana (took me about 2 bananas)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup (pure)
1/2 cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt (sugar free)
1/4 cup applesauce (no sugar added)
2 Eggs (Room Temperature)
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 cup Strawberries (cut or mashed up into small pieces, you could also do chocolate chips, blueberries, etc.)
Whisk or electric mixer
Mixing bowl
A plastic bag
Tin foil
Cupcake pan
Nonstick cooking spray

1. Start by preheating your oven to 325° Fahrenheit.

2. Using either an electric mixer or a whisk, mix the mashed banana, honey, maple syrup, and greek yogurt together.

3. Add the applesauce, eggs, and vanilla and then mix.

4. Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix it until it is just incorporated, don’t over mix!

5. Fold in your strawberry bits (or chocolate chips, blueberries, etc!)

6. Prepare your pan – take your tin foil and bunch it up into a small ball, set one in each cupcake hole and spray with non-stick spray! (If you have a donut pan, just use that!)

7. Take your plastic bag and fill it with your batter. Snip the end for easy piping!

8. Pipe your batter around the tin foil. I did about 2-3 time around.

9. Bake for 12-15 minutes!

10. Get your donuts out of the pan. Push the tin foil out the bottom of the donut, set to cool.

Optional: I’m sure you could make a honey and strawberry glaze to go over this, but I didn’t do that. It would be really yummy, though!

I just thought I’d share my college-healthy donut alternative with the world. Since donuts are (shockingly) such a big part of my Hope life, I saw it fit to post here. In term of taste, Good Time definitely trumps. In terms of health, I think I’m the winner here!

Enjoy!

If you have any questions for me you can contact me at brookelyn.wharton@hope.edu, through Hope on Facebook, or my Twitter @hopebrooke18! I’d love to answer them!

Published by Brooke Wharton

Hey there, my name's Brooke and I'm a sophomore at Hope right now from the southeast side of the state! I'm majoring in secondary English education with a psychology minor, so that I can spread the love of literature everywhere and maybe even become a counselor to help kiddos out with their current and future school life. So far at Hope I've helped with Time to Serve, joined a bible study, am 1-8 song girl, and a member of Greek Life! The only TV show I watch is New Girl, and I love reading young adult lit! You can email me brookelyn.wharton@hope.edu or follow me on twitter @hopebrooke18! You can always find me on Facebook, too!

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