RecipeCinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Holes

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 40
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Total Fat: 1 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar: 5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 0 g
    • Added Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 65 mg

You will flip for these mouthwatering doughnut holes. Each one is just 40 calories and comes packed with lots of sweet cinnamon-y goodness. Best part? The recipe is ridiculously simple!

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This recipe makes 48 doughnut holes


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup unsweetened natural applesauce, plain or cinnamon
  • 1 cup water

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (sprinkle more if you prefer a stronger cinnamon flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 325˚. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, apple sauce and water. Mist doughnut hole pan (or mini muffin pan) with oil spray. Spoon the batter into the pan (fill each compartment about ¾ way). Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until doughnut holes are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping:
In small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon.

In a separate small bowl, melt butter for about 10 seconds in the microwave. Brush melted butter onto each doughnut top, then sprinkle on some sugar followed some cinnamon. Enjoy warm.
Nutrition provided per doughnut hole
Nutrition analysis courtesy of 
Genesis® R&D