Donut Worry, They’re Healthy!

Happy National Donut Day!

As much as I hate to admit this, the first thing I do when I wake up is check social media. First Instagram, then Twitter, and finally, as my attention span wanes, a quick Facebook scan. I guess it’s our generation’s version of reading the paper.

Before I knew it, I was salivating at the sight of what felt like millions of donuts on my screen. I had instant FOMO because I’m trying to stick to healthy eating, but I have a more intense sweet tooth than a five-year-old at an ice cream social. I quickly remembered coming across a healthy donut hole recipe during a Pinterest binge a few days ago. I found the recipe and started the baking process. Until I realized I had run out of eggs.

Long story short (still long), that’s why I’m posting these donuts at 9pm. I just made the Donut Day cutoff! Phew!

my cute little donut holes

I know I’m probably the only person still baking pumpkin treats in June, but I am an equal opportunity snacker. Plus, I still had a can of pumpkin purée left over from my crazy pumpkin baking spree in the fall. Just call me resourceful!

Here is the recipe, courtesy of Prescription for Healthy Living:

And now for the verdict.

The donuts didn’t quite satisfy my donut-day-induced craving, because I think my taste buds were set on a chocolatey, sinful treat.

BUT, chocolate bias aside, they came out well! It’s hard to believe they are SO healthy. You can pop a few in your mouth without instant regret popping in there with ’em.

As my mom pointed out in my moment of donut doubt, these would be awesome for breakfast with a cup of coffee! They’re light and airy with a perfect touch of sweetness from the cinnamon “sugar” coating. Great for a midmorning pick me up at the office, especially because these are packed with protein to keep you satisfied.

I hope everyone enjoyed a sweet treat today, guilt-free or not! Whatever, calories don’t count on National Donut Day! 😉

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