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Healthy Baked Beets Donuts with Strawberry Glaze

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  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 people 1x
  • Category: Healthy Recipes
  • Method: Stovetop and Oven
  • Cuisine: Universal
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Healthy baked beets donuts are gluten-free, eye-catching, and very tasty! There is no need for white flour and white sugar in this nutritious beets donuts recipe. Beets donuts would make a great snack, breakfast, or even brunch!

These baked beets donuts are easy to make; they 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.


  • 1 medium-size beet/beetroot (peel the skin, cut and boil); or 1 cup boiled beets.
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup of coconut sugar 
  • ¼ cup of butter or olive oil
  • 12 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
  • ¾ cup soymilk or any other milk of choice (both dairy-free and dairy milk can work)
  • 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 this low carb substitute.)


  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. WATCH HOW I MADE THESE DONUTS BELOW:⬇️


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; Check out these donut pans.

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

Remember to always add more sugar according to your taste.

Please note that you can’t roll this batter.

In the absence of a pipping bag, use a spoon to scoop the batter into the pan. (see my short video.)

The beets make take up 30-40 minutes to cook and become tender; be patient.

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