Healthy Breakfast Ideas: Baked Donut Recipe

By Kate Horney

What’s not to love about the traditional breakfast favorite, the DONUT?

Well, there’s a lot not to love, actually… most donuts are not much more than deep fried balls of sugary dough.  Sure they may taste good for a second, but is it worth wrecking your health goals (and sending you on a blood sugar roller coaster all morning long) by eating cake for breakfast?

What if I told you it doesn’t have to be this way…

Yes, now you can have your cake (aka the donut) and eat it too!

Most of the “healthy” donut recipes I found still included way too much sugar and flour (even “whole grain” doesn’t make it fat loss friendly) to keep you on track with your fat loss goals, so I did some experimenting and came up with a great version just for you!

BeyondFit’s Basic Baked Donuts


  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup stevia in the raw (or sweetener of choice)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

(optional) flavor ideas below! 🙂


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease doughnut pan with coconut oil.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, mix together wet ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into dry and combine thoroughly.
  5. Spoon batter into greased doughnut pan until wells are 2/3 full.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until nicely browned.
  7. Cool 1-2 minutes before carefully removing the donuts from the pan.

Kate’s Favorite Flavor Ideas:

  • Pumpkin Spice (cinnamon, stevia + pumpkin pie spice)
  • Apple Pie (apple pie spice + thinly sliced apple chunks)
  • Blueberry Lemon (fresh blueberries + 2 tsp lemon juice)
  • Maple Glazed (melt coconut oil + sugar free maple syrup as frosting)
  • Coconut (dipped in melted coconut oil + unsweetened coconut)
  • Chocolate (add unsweetened cocoa powder to your donut batter)
  • Jelly Filled (add some sugar-free jelly in the middle!)

What is YOUR favorite donut?  Give this recipe a try, add your own unique twist, and post a photo of your fat loss friendly baked donuts HERE!  🙂

It’s time to welcome donuts back into your diet!  

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