What’s that? A HEALTHY donut!? You bet! These healthy apple cider donuts with a tahini maple glaze were a recipe that caught my eye while flipping through a magazine and then one I HAD to make after our family visit to the apple orchard.
Last year, we started the tradition of going with Ben to the apple orchard (I made slow cooker apple butter after returning home).
This year, we let Ben do some of the apple picking. It was so cute, he realized he could bite INTO the apples, and loved it.
Upon checking out and paying for our apples, I saw apple cider in a cooler, and bought some. It made me think back to when I was flipping through the fall issue of a Better Homes and Garden and came across this recipe for apple cider donut with a tahini maple glaze.
I am always looking for sneaky ways to make foods I love even a tad bit healthier, so I made the donuts and fell in love!
These are the quintessential fall donut!
How do you make a donut healthy?
It’s simple, bake it instead of frying it! And ok, it’s not exactly a salad, but it’s the healthiest way to enjoy this treat!
To bake donuts, you simply make the batter, and then pour it into a donut pan and bake away! I’ve made this recipe to fill a 6 donut pan, if you have a 12 donut pan, just double the recipe.
The tahini maple glaze is the perfect topping for these donuts. It’s made with tahini (sesame paste) and maple syrup. It has a slightly sweet nutty flavor that goes so well with the donuts.
Have you ever use tahini in a recipe? Let me know in the comments below!
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Recipe is for 6 donuts, simply double the recipe if your donut pan is a 12 donut pan Recipe adapted from fall issue of a Better Homes and Garden Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
Serving Size: 1 donut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 4gSugar: 20gProtein: 7g
Recipe is for 6 donuts, simply double the recipe if your donut pan is a 12 donut pan
Recipe adapted from fall issue of a Better Homes and Garden
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.