Skinny Blueberry Cheesecake Donuts

Recipe posted in: Breakfasts, Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks
blueberry cheesecake

Who doesn’t crave a pastry every once in a while? The sad news is that biting into a drive-through donut to start your morning will often derail you from your healthy diet. They’re filled with sugar and calories, leaving you feeling sluggish and bloated for the remainder of your day. Well we’ve got some good news! Here at Nutrisystem, we make it a priority to create ready-to-go foods and flex meal recipes that allow you to continue eating all of your favorite things—including Blueberry Cheesecake Donuts!

That’s right—we’ve got a decadent donut recipe for anyone looking to curb their sweet craving the healthy way. By making a few simple ingredient swaps—including using whole wheat pastry flour—these glazed treats are nothing short of delicious. So delicious, they taste like you’re cheating on your healthy diet, but they’re 100% Nutrisystem-approved! What makes these donuts so special? The homemade blueberry glaze, of course, which uses real blueberries and cream cheese to create a nutritious AND creamy topping.

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Got an air fryer? You can easily whip these Blueberry Cheesecake Donuts up in just six minutes. Don’t have an air fryer? You can just as easily bake these pastries in the oven! This recipe yields six donuts, so they’re perfect to share with the family for a sweet start to your morning. Each donut is a mere 161 calories and counts as one SmartCarb and three Extras on your Nutrisystem meal plan. Remember to log your donuts, along with all of your daily food intake, in your NuMi app to stay on track with your weight loss goals. Not familiar with our food tracker app? Check out NuMi 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Our Free Tracking App to learn more.

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Servings: 6 (1 donut)

Calories per Serving: 161

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 3 Extras

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp. Truvia Sugar Blend (cane or brown sugar)
  • ¼ cup nonfat milk
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. light butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Glaze
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. fat free cream cheese, room temperature

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Whisk egg, Truvia, milk, yogurt, butter and vanilla in a medium bowl until fully combined.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir until combined (batter should be thick).
  4. Gently stir in 1 cup of blueberries.
  5. Spoon batter into donut pans. Fill about 2/3-3/4 the way full.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.
  7. To make the glaze, add ½ cup blueberries to a small pot and set to medium-high. Once blueberries start to release juices, adjust heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Add blueberries and cream cheese to food processor and process until well combined.
  9. Top cooled donuts with glaze.
  10. Preheat Air Fryer to 350 degrees F. Spray a single donut pan/donut mold or mini bundt pan with non-stick spray.
  11. Whisk egg, Truvia, milk, yogurt, butter and vanilla in a medium bowl until fully combined.
  12. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir until combined (batter should be thick).
  13. Gently stir in blueberries
  14. Spoon batter into donut pans. Fill about 2/3-3/4 the way full.
  15. Bake for 6 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.
  16. To make the glaze, add blueberries to a small pot and set to medium-high. Once blueberries start to release juices, adjust heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  17. Add blueberries and cream cheese to food processor and process until well combined.
  18. Top cooled donuts with glaze.