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Healthy Baked Beets Donuts with Strawberry Glaze

Easy to make baked donuts recipe without yeast

Donuts are Delicious.

And healthy donuts are even more delicious because not only are they tasty, they are filled with real ingredients that are great for the body. Come on in, cos am about to spill the tea on these delightfully delicious baked beets donuts.👌🏾

My family, just like most families, love good old donuts, and in as much as I desire to make it for them, I also detest making it because of the amount of flour, refined sugar, and frying that regular donuts demands. So, I, therefore, decided to make donuts using my favorite thing in the world – BEETS!

These baked beets donuts are easy to make, do not require yeast, so they are incredibly time-saving. And instead of frying them in the quantum of oil, we bake them up in the oven. Click To Tweet Obviously, the main ingredients in this recipe are beets. Did I mention that the benefits of beets will blow your mind?

Healthy Baked Strawberry Glazed Donut Recipe
OMGoodness! This was good. You have to make it!

Benefits of Beets:

First of all, beet is a powerhouse when it comes to nutrients and its benefits to the entire body. Let’s check out some of its benefits below:

  • Beets are excellent antioxidants that can reduce high blood pressure; as you know, high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for most cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke.
  • The superfood beets, also referred to as beetroots, are generally known to improve physical performance because of one it’s a high content of nitrates.
  • Additionally, beets may reduce inflammation.
  • They contain high-quality fiber that aids in fantastic digestive health.
  • This vegetable may be able to support brain health because of the nitrates content.
  • If you are thinking of losing weight, become buddies with beets. They can support weight loss because they are low in calories, yet with the right amount of protein and fiber.
  • The pigmentation in beets is excellent support for detoxification. Also, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components give the powerful vegetable an ability to reduce the risk of certain cancers.
  • Lutein is a valuable carotenoid that abound in carrots (and are fantastic for eye health) is found in some beets, especially yellow beets.

It’s no brainer to use beets to make donuts considering all of its benefits listed above. By all means, make these baked beets donuts your go-to donut recipe!

Moreover, share it with your family and friends.

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Making Healthy Baked beets donuts:

Like I mentioned earlier, this recipe does not call for yeast, and this means that a prolonged period of waiting is automatically averted. You and I know that yeast needs time, and time is everything. With loads of things going on in life, the last thing you want is waste unnecessary time begging flour to rise. 😏

Additionally, in other to make these donuts healthier, I swap regular flour with whole wheat flour. How awesome is that? 😁

First of all, grease the donut pans.

Pans for baking fresh donuts

Boil and peel the beets.

Fresh boiled beets
Boil the beet to soften, then peel, cut and add to the blender alongside other “wet” ingredients.

Blend all wet ingredients.

Wet ingredients for Baked beets donuts recipe
You are looking at the “after blend” of the wet ingredients – beets, egg, milk, vanilla extract, etc.

Mix the wet and the dry ingredients.

Healthy baked donuts and fresh strawberry glaze

Add mixture to the greased pans.

Easy to use donut baking pan for baking healthy donuts
Sometimes, I would use a piping bag to get the mixture into the pan neatly. Or scoop them into the with a tablespoon. Both works.

Fresh Strawberries and powdered sugar for glazing. There are great alternatives to “regular” powdered sugar.

Fresh strawberries baked donuts recipe

Blend the fresh strawberries.

Fresh strawberry glaze

Add the sugar (or alternative), and whisk.Blended fresh strawberries and powdered sugar for glazing baked donuts

Facedown donuts to glaze.

Glazing baked cake donuts with strawberry glaze
It is ok to double glaze! 😭😂😂😂😂

Here they go:

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Mind you, these donuts were just fine without the glaze.

So, a few weeks ago, I received a gift of non-stick donut pans from Zulay Kitchen (thank you Zulay!), which I used to make this yummy goodness.  Remember that you will need donut pans if you desire to make these healthy baked beets donuts just like I did.

Glazed Strawberry Donut Recipe

And now, if you are ready, let’s bake up the world’s best donuts! YUMMY!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Category: Light and Lovely

Cuisine: Universal

Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH

Servings: 8 people

Easy to make baked donuts recipe without yeast

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-size beet/beetroot (boil, and peel the skin)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons original maple syrup (I used 2)
  • 1 egg (optional; you can make this without egg, I have made it without egg, and it was ok.)
  • 2½ teaspoons of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup soymilk or any other plant-based milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    For the strawberry glaze:
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries (This would make about ½ cup puree)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar (you can make yours or use a low carb substitute.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350, and grease donut pans, then set aside.
  2. Boil beet, cook till soft; use a fork to check its tenderness.
  3. Add all the dry ingredients (whole wheat & almond flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt) in a bowl, mix well with a spatula.
  4. Add the cooked beets, soymilk, egg, vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, use a spatula to combine.
  6. Pour this dough into a piping bag, and pipe into the pans or just use a tablespoon to gently scoop it the greased pans.
  7. Baked for 12 – 15 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted is clear)
    For the Strawberry Glaze
  1. Blend the strawberries. And add the powdered sugar and whisk well together.
  2. To glaze the donuts, take a donut and face it down on the glaze, remove, and then place on a parchment paper-lined cooling rack. Feel free to double dip, enjoy with friends and family! Repeat this until you glaze all the donuts.

Notes

Make this recipe vegan by not adding an egg, I have made this recipe without an egg, and it worked, however, I think egg makes it lighter and fluffier, which I love LOVE!

This recipe makes 16 small donuts; I used Zulay Kitchen Donut pans.

You can sure eat these donuts as they are; however, feel free to glaze it for extra deliciousness.

Remember to always add sugar & salt according to your taste.

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If your friends and family are like mine, then I know they would appreciate some healthy treats, so please feel free to share this recipe with them. Thanks in advance for sharing this post!

With love,

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Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH

Hi, I'm Nkechi "Kechi" Ajaeroh, a Public Health professional turned Inspirational author slash exceptional home cook. A 2x International Best Selling Author of Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception and Gratefully Growing. African, (specifically, Nigerian) Food Enthusiast, watermelon connoisseur, on my to finessing my fitness. This blog is all about loving food, living life, practicing gratitude, and inspiring you to use your wings. Join the journey.

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