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close up of a donut drizzled in maple glaze on a blue plate with a fork

Healthier Baked Maple Donuts

*Recipe adapted from Ina Garten's Cinnamon Baked Donuts
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 221kcal
Author Amee


  • For the donuts:
  • 1 cup unbleached white whole wheat flour I use King Arthur brand
  • ¼ cup maple sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp nutmeg
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • cup vanilla skyr yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • cup applesauce unsweetened
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp maple sugar
  • tsp bourbon vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp half and half


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a donut pan and sprinkle with extra flour to evenly coat all sides of the donut molds.
  • Stir all dry ingredients for the donuts together with a whisk
  • In a separate bowl, whisk all of the wet ingredients together until well mixed
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until combined, using a spatula to scrape down the sides
  • Pour batter, evenly, into the 6 molds
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow donuts to cool for 5 minutes in the pan
  • Place donuts on a cooling rack to continue to cool while you make the glaze
  • For the glaze:
  • Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl for a few seconds
  • Stir in maple sugar and allow to sit until sugar melts
  • Stir in vanilla powder and half and half and microwave for 10 more seconds until smooth and pourable
  • Drizzle glaze over the donuts and serve


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg