Skinny Chocolate Donuts

Recipe posted in: Breakfasts, Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks
Chocolate donuts

Trust us: You “donut” want to miss this recipe—especially if you’re a chocolate lover. Whoever said Chocolate Donuts on a diet are a no-no, certainly didn’t know about this guilt-free recipe. These sweet pastries are baked or “fried” to donut-shop perfection for a chocolatey, diet-approved treat.

These Skinny Chocolate Donuts are crisp on the outside, and soft and doughy on the inside. They are topped with a sweet, chocolate glaze—so they taste just like they’re fresh out of the oven from your favorite bakery, but without all of the added calories. If you have an air fryer, whip up the batter for these donuts and pop them in the air fryer for a mere six minutes. Sans air fryer? No problem! You can easily bake these Skinny Chocolate Donuts in the oven for a quick 10 minutes, and they’re just as delicious.

Once you’ve baked (or air fried) these decadent treats, you can top them with the homemade chocolate glaze—made with cocoa powder, milk, Greek yogurt and Truvia sugar cane. Eat them while they’re warm to be whisked away to complete and total chocolate bliss. Want to save them for later? These donuts can easily be stored in a container and enjoyed when your chocolate craving comes calling.

The best part about these Skinny Chocolate Donuts? Each donut clocks in at just 135 calories. On your Nutrisystem meal plan, each serving counts as one SmartCarb and two Extras. Remember to log your daily intake in your NuMi app to ensure you are staying on track with your weight loss goals.

“Donut” worry—we’ve got even more donut recipes you NEED to try. Whip up these Jelly Donuts > for a fruity addition to this classic pastry.

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Servings: 6 (1 donut)

Calories per Serving: 135

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 2 Extras

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 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
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. Truvia Cane Sugar Blend

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, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Stir until combined. Batter should be thick.
  5. Spoon batter into a large zipped-top bag. Cut the corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cup. Fill about 2/3-3/4 the way full.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.
  7. To make chocolate glaze, combine ingredients and top on cooled donuts.
  8. Preheat Air Fryer to 350 degrees F. Spray a single donut pan/donut mold or mini bundt pan with non-stick spray.
  9. Whisk egg, Truvia, milk, yogurt, butter and vanilla in a medium bowl until fully combined.
  10. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  11. Stir until combined. Batter should be thick.
  12. Spoon batter into a large zipped-top bag. Cut the corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cup. Fill about 2/3-3/4 the way full.
  13. Bake for 6 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.
  14. To make chocolate glaze, combine ingredients and top on cooled donuts