You can eat the whole thing, not just the hole!

National Doughnut Day is coming !

This gives you a good enough reason to treat yourself to a yummy healthy doughnut, but before you do that… How amazing would it be to eat a doughnut and not feel guilty about it after?

It’s no secret doughnuts aren’t exactly good for us, but what if we can change that?

Eating a doughnut is very comforting for a lot of people. This is because the combination of processed carbohydrates, refined sugar and fat increases your dopamine levels – our “feel-good” hormone. It is the exact combination of these ingredients what makes this doughy goodness an unhealthy snack.

So what if we change the unhealthy ingredients in a standard doughnut and swap them for healthier alternatives and bake a healthy doughnut instead of deep-frying it?

I can tell you – it’s possible! And the people that follow a gluten free/dairy free or vegan diet – don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you!

This recipe will satisfy everyone and is super easy to make!

Doughnut Donut Healthy Baking cake pastry cinnamon roll cake dessert donuts
Doughnut Donut Healthy Baking cake pastry cinnamon roll cake dessert donuts


makes 10 doughnuts


– 1 ¼ cup oat flour

– 12 pitted medjool dates

–  ½ cup non-dairy milk (almond, coconut etc.)

– 1 tsp baking powder

– 1 tsp baking soda

– 1 tsp lemon juice

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 1 tbsp tapioca starch

– Coconut sugar for coating (blitzed in a blender)


  1. Preheat the oven to 175C.
  2. Blend the dates and non-dairy milk on high until there are no chunks of date remaining.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and tapioca starch. Stir.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, lemon juice, and date mixture. Mix till well combined.
  5. Spoon into a lightly oiled doughnut or muffin pan.
  6. Bake for 10 mins at 175C.
  7. Remove from the oven. Cool. Then dip in the coating (coconut sugar) right before eating.
  8. YUM ! YUM ! Enjoy your healthy doughnut ! (-: