RecipeSlim-Style Doughnuts

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 70
  • Protein: 1. 5
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar: 11 g
    • Natural Sugar: 0 g
    • Added Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 140 mg

Doughnuts often find themselves on many health experts’ top 10 lists…of foods NOT to eat. But these are different—they’re light and fluffy, and just 70 calories a piece. You can fancy these up all sorts of ways—by drizzling melted chocolate on top and sprinkling on some optional chopped peanuts, granola or toasted coconut. Or, spreading a small squirt of whipped cream around the top and adding some mini dark chocolate chips (like I did with the version on the right). Be creative. Give them a try—I’m betting you will fall in love at first bite.

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes about 24 doughnuts
  • 1 box angel food cake mix (like Duncan Hines)*
  • Optional toppings, including mini chocolate chips, whipped cream, toasted coconut, granola, chopped nuts

*If you prefer, you can use any angel food cake recipe you like.


Preheat oven to 350˚.

Follow directions on the box. Take care not to over-mix the batter. Remove any air pockets from the batter by tapping the bowl gently on your counter  (this will cause any bubbles to rise to the surface).

Liberally coat doughnut tins with nonstick oil spray to prevent batter from sticking. Spoon mixture into prepared tins, filling almost to the top without overfilling. Once again, gently tap the tins against the counter to remove any air pockets. This is very important.

Cook for 12 to 13 minutes.

Remove from oven and let doughnuts cool. Using a knife, carefully separate the doughnuts from the edges of tins, then gently remove them, taking extra care not to break them apart.

Add the toppings of your choice and enjoy!


Note: Nutrition based on plain doughnut. Adding a squirt of whipped cream and sprinkle of semi-sweet chocolate chips (as in picture above) would bring calories to 100 per doughnut.