My husband once had a basketball coach insist that the team gorge themselves with donuts to illustrate to the kids how horrible they feel after eating junk food. He then had them continue with their regular work out. Being hungry boys, those kids ate to their hearts content on donuts. It was only a matter of seconds into the work out when the kids felt completely sick. (This did took place in the 80’s, so educational discipline and teaching techniques were questionable… He was also probably spanked with rulers!) After that horrible incident, my husband didn’t go near donuts for years and they are still a treat that our family just never eats. While I don’t have traumatic childhood memories associated with them, we have basically lived happy donut-free lives for the last 10 years.
Well, a couple weeks ago, my friend brought her donut maker over to my house for a playdate. Six moms and 10 kids enjoyed warm homemade donuts made in a donut maker. Have you seen donut makers? They are basically little waffle irons that cook the batter into little rings. Nothing is deep-fried and they are quick and as healthy (or not) as you want them to be. I began to think maybe the old donut was getting a bad rap at my house and borrowed her machine to create the following recipe.
This recipe makes about 20 mini donuts. I used whole wheat flour so they are dense and almost muffin-like. We had a nice lunch today with them and plan on finishing them off for breakfast tomorrow! My kids think I am the coolest mom ever now that donuts are in our dessert (and lunch!) repertoire.
Homemade Sour Cream Donuts
2 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Four
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
3/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
2 Tablespoons Neutral Oil
2 Large Eggs
2/3 cup Sour Cream
3/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup Melted Butter
1/4 cup Powdered Coconut Sugar
Mix all batter ingredients together until smooth. Bake in a donut or waffle maker. (Times will vary).
Put coconut sugar in a high powered blender or food processor and pulse on high until your coconut sugar becomes a fine powder. When your donuts are done, dip both sides in butter and then in coconut sugar. You could also add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the sugar. That would be totally amazing.
Natural Sweet Recipes
Homemade Sour Cream Donuts
these look A M A Z I N G !!
I really liked these! They are pretty much muffins with a hole in them but that means they are more filling. You don’t get hungry minutes later after eating these, great recipe.
they look delish!
Thank you, Dina!
Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies says
I kind of wish someone had made me eat a pile of donuts before working out — they’re my ultimate, go to comfort food. I love, love, love them. I have a donut pan I love making donuts in, but that little waffle iron press sounds like it works wonders too! I think I’ve seen them on Kohls, I’ll have to check them out.
I know, right?! Donuts are a huge temptation, especially when bakeries and donuts shops are getting so creative with the flavors these days! Donut pans are awesome! I love that even if you use regular sugar in this recipe, they are still tons healthier than frying them!
What a great recipe for donuts! I don’t think I have ever seen a recipe so natural. Most are filled with gross white flour and tons of sugar, and then fried! I will have to get a donut maker asap.
Thanks, Gigi! The whole wheat flour and lack of frying these is a lot healthier, for sure! Thanks for commenting!
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says
I’ve never seen a donut maker but I have a donut pan and though I don’t use it much, I do like when I do! They are so tasty. Then again I will indulge in a real fatty donut if I ever have the opportunity (brought in by a vendor). I figure if I eat 1 or 2 a year it’s not really going to hurt me. These look so good! I’m sure the sour cream is a great addition.
Donut pans are awesome too!! Sure you could adapt this for the oven… we may have to try that out too. :)
Jessica @ Desserts with Benefits says
If my parents did that to me with my middle school donut obsession, I probably never would’ve looked at a donut again lol. Thankfully, my parents spared me of that. But then again, they didn’t really teach us to live a healthy lifestyle (chocolate bars were totally fine instead of fruit)
Now that you mention it, I really want a donut maker… I’ll be on my way to amazon.com very soon.
I’ve never heard of sour cream in donuts before but I’m sure it tastes pretty darn good! I’m definitely more willing to try sour cream in dessert than mayo. Have you seen those mayo chocolate cakes?? Scary.
Thai is funny! No, we grew up eating regular donuts too! The sour cream just makes these extra moist and soft! It works the same way for sour cream in coffee cake or bread. But no, we have not seen mayo in chocolate cake! Sounds kind of interesting! :)