Baked, Never Fried! 10 Amazing Baked Donut Recipes

Over the last few weeks I’ve attempted to change the way my children snack by making more of their treats at home. Applesauce, fresh fruit and veggies are usually the snacks of choice for school lunches, but I’ve found myself scanning the cookie and granola bar isle more times than I’d like to admit. Granted there are quite a few healthy options out there, but making these treats at home take little to no effort and I prefer to have control over the amount of sugar used as well as the ingredient list overall.

My kids love Timbits, the little mini donuts you can find at Tim Hortons. It’s a once a month treat that I don’t feel bad about, but I recently discovered that you can make your own at home – without a deep fryer! Doughnut pans are readily available at most Hardware stores and they are great for recreating your favorite treat without the added oil. It took me exactly 15 minutes to make a batch of doughnuts from start to finish last week and my girls were in heaven! I was able to tinker with the sugar amount, substituted half of the white flour for whole wheat and kept my eldest daughter’s doughnut glaze-free (her preference).

I found a recipe on Pinterest and during my hunt came across quite a few recipes that I wanted to share with you all. Pictured above – Salted Caramel Apple Cider Donuts.

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts with a maple syrup glaze. Can you say fall deliciousness?


Whether you serve them plain, dusted or dunked, these Red Velvet Baked Doughnuts look (and taste) beautiful.

Blueberry donuts in all their glory!


Yes there is such thing as a healthy donut! These baked Whole Wheat Chocolate Donuts are sweetened with coconut sugar and use applesauce instead of oil to keep them moist.

Chocolate baked donuts, some filled with vanilla cream, others dusted with sugar. There are quite a few variations here.



If you’re looking for just a bite, these apple cinnamon donut holes look like the perfect morsel.

Gluten free glazed baked donuts – great for those with a wheat intolerance.


I’m intrigued! Chocolate cinnamon donut holes made with almond flour.


These  banana donuts with a browned butter glaze look amazing!