As a passionate food lover, June 5th is one of our favorite food holidays, National Donut Day! And let’s all be honest and admit that nothing quite goes together like a strong cup of coffee and a savory donut first thing in the morning. However, as delightful as this pairing tastes, donuts are often times high in fat, sugar and calories making them an extremely unhealthy snack (we’re sorry to be a little bit of a buzz kill).
But that’s where we come in, we want you to experience this National Donut Day guilt free (we know how hard you’ve been working on getting that killer summer body) so we’ve put together an entire list of delicious and healthy donut recipes that won’t derail your healthy lifestyle. Yes that’s right, with these healthy donut recipes you can literally have your cake and eat it too (or should we say donuts). Oh and don’t worry, these healthy donuts really do taste as good as they look. National-Donut-Day-
These donuts combine our two favorite things: red velvet + donuts, which is a winning combination if we’ve ever seen one. These red velvet donuts are not only moist and delicious with a cake-like texture, but they also look adorable with a vanilla glaze and pink and red sprinkles.
Is it even possible to have too much chai tea in your life? We think not and if you share this same philosophy you will love these savory chai tea latte flavored donuts. Rolled in cinnamon and sugar, these chai-flavored donuts have a robust and spicy taste that will leave you coming back for more.
Are you on the paleo diet or thinking about going paleo? If so, these donuts are for you! Made with coconut flour, they are 100% paleo and taste as delicious as ever thanks to be covered in a thick layer of chocolatey goodness. Oh and we highly recommend dunking them in your morning coffee drink because they really are the perfect coffee + donut pairing.
The powdered donut is an absolute classic and I think we can all admit to having great childhood memories of demolishing packs of these sugary bites of amazingness. This National Donut Day throw it back to this childhood favorite by whipping up a healthier batch of these classic donuts.
If you’re a sucker for maple glazed donuts you’re going to fall in love with this healthier alternative. These baked maple glazed donuts retain all of the flavor of the original, but will leave you feeling lighter with less than half of the calories and fat of the original! Now that’s a win-win.
We hope our list of healthy donut recipes not only makes your mouth-water, but also helps get you excited for National Donut Day. With that said, what healthy donut recipes from our list do you plan on baking up for National Donut Day? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter at @. Happy eating!