Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Generously coat a donut pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and set aside.
In another large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the sugar, applesauce, buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla until frothy.
Create a well in the center of the four mixture and pour in the wet mixture. Using a spoon mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
Use a pastry bag, or large plastic bag, to pipe the mixture into the donut pan. Alternatively, spoon the batter into the molds, but the finished donuts may not appear as even.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when pressed gently around the edges.
Remove from the oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
Run a knife around the inside of the molds to release the donuts. Invert the donuts on the rack and cool completely, or enjoy warm.
These donuts can be eaten as is, sprinkled with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar, or decorated with your favorite icing and chopped nuts and/or candy sprinkles.Serving size: 1 baked donut7*SmartPoints (Green plan)span class="spblue">7*SmartPoints (Blue plan)7*SmartPoints (Purple plan)5*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Healthy Baked Whole Wheat Donuts Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 178Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.