Hi, everyone! Jess here, and since everyone is still keen on their resolutions, today’s Perfect Bite proves that not every chocolate fix has to leave you feeling guilty. I love nothing more than a dessert that’ll give your tastebuds a kick, and your waistline a break! These whole wheat donuts are totally decadent, filled with dark chocolate chips and topped with a creamy chocolate ganache and chocolate sprinkles. But on the flip side, they’re made with olive oil, low fat milk and whole wheat… now that’s balance, right? I’ve got the full recipe, after the jump!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Donuts

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup low fat milk plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

For chocolate ganache

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • chocolate sprinkles, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare pan by spraying donut pan with cooking oil and lightly dusting with flour; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, and oil.  Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder and whisk until combined.
  3. Gently fold in chocolate chips and  fill each donut hole in the prepared pan about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake approximately 20 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and remove a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To prepare ganache, heat the heavy cream in a small pot.  Once it begins to boil, remove from the stove.
  6. Pour heavy cream into bowl of chopped chocolate. Stir and mix until chocolate is completely melted.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes before dipping tops of the donuts in chocolate ganache and topping with sprinkles.

*Recipe source: Eat Good 4 Life

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Comments (12)
  1. 1
    Beth (Hello Lover) January 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

    These look so delicious!

  2. 2
    Jennifer January 19, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Baked donuts, eh? These sound perfect. I can’t wait to try the recipe.

    • Camille Styles January 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Agreed! I never think about making donuts because I don’t really deep fry – but now I totally will! Indulgent weekend breakfast, here I come…

  3. 3
    ash January 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Jess-you bringing these over on Saturday? YES

  4. 4
    Irene January 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I was watching a classic film – Room For One More – there is a scene where siblings were baking donuts in the kitchen and i thought ‘I sure do wish there is a delicious guilt free donut recipe out there’ Bingo! Here it is! Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5
    Daniella February 2, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Ohhhh my, i’ve been looking for a baked donut recipe instead of frying them (a pot of frying oil scares me, lol)… i’ll have to try these!

  6. 6
    Emily February 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    These look so incredibly delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe

  7. 7
    Mike March 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Excellent donuts, made them tonight for the first time.

  8. 8
    Diana December 5, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    looks delicious



Jess Simpson