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These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!

For more healthy donut recipes, check out these baked apple cider donuts, these gluten-free pumpkin spice donuts or these delicious strawberry banana donuts!

These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!

We LOVE making banana bread in our house, but here is another great way to use up those overripe bananas!  These delicious baked banana bread donuts are soft, moist and made healthier using a mix of whole wheat flour and almond flour, applesauce in place of oil, two whole mashed bananas and maple syrup instead of refined sugar.  My daughter absolutely loves these donuts and the best part is this donut recipe can also make wholesome banana muffins or yes, a whole loaf of banana bread!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Delicious banana bread in donut form!
  • Made healthier with zero butter, oil or refined sugar and baked, not fried.
  • Easily made in just 20 minutes.
  • This recipe can easily be made into a banana bread loaf or muffins!
These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • whole wheat pastry flour – I used whole wheat pastry flour as it has all the nutritional benefits of whole grain flour while making these donuts light and fluffy.  I highly recommend using this, but if you don’t have any on hand you could use regular whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour or gluten-free 1 to 1 baking flour.
  • almond flour – nutrient dense flour that adds additional fat (the good kind!) to these donuts making them even more moist without the use of butter or oil.  If you can’t use almond flour, feel free to substitute with all-purpose flour.
  • baking powder + baking soda – acts as a leavening agent to help give these donuts their height.
  • bananas – the star of this recipe and you’ll want to use two very ripe bananas.  Not only do the mashed bananas add a natural sweetness to these donuts, but it also makes them so moist!
  • applesauce – I used unsweetened applesauce which takes the place of oil in this recipe.  If you don’t have applesauce, feel free to use melted coconut oil.
  • eggs – you’ll need 2 large eggs to add moisture and help bind these donuts together.
  • maple syrup – naturally sweetens these donuts without using any refined sugar.  If you don’t have maple syrup, feel free to use honey or other natural sweetener.
  • vanilla extract – boost of flavor.
  • cinnamon + salt

Baking Tools Needed

  • Donut pans – I use these Wilton donut baking pans which come in a set of 2 and are on sale right now for $14.50!
  • Pastry bag – this is not a necessity, but definitely makes piping the batter into the donut wells so much easier and highly recommend them.
  • Mixing bowls – you’ll need two mixing bowls to separately mix the dry ingredients from the wet ingredients before combining everything to make the donut batter.
These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!

How to Make Banana Bread Donuts

  • Make the batter.  In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt while in a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined (you don’t want to over mix the batter).  You could also use a stand mixer for this, but it’s not necessary.
  • Get out your donut pan.  To make these donuts you’ll need two 6-count donut pans like these.  Spray them really good with nonstick spray so that your donuts will pop right out!  Then, using a pastry bag or ziplock bag, spoon the donut batter into the bag and snip off the corner.  Pipe the batter into each donut mold until they are all filled (this recipe makes exactly 12 donuts).
  • Bake the donuts!  Pop the donuts into the oven at 350 degrees F for about 11 to 13 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean (mine came out perfect at 11 minutes).  You want to be careful about over-baking them because donuts actually bake really quickly!  Transfer the donuts to a wire cooling rack so they can cool.
  • Optional glazed icing.  This is completely optional as these baked donuts honestly taste amazing plain right out of the oven, but you could also add a glazed icing on top.  Once the donuts have cooled completely to room temperature, mix together about a 1/2 cup of confectioners’ style erythritol (or you could use powdered sugar), 1 tablespoon of milk and a 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, mixing until smooth.  Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and let the glaze harden a bit before serving.

Other Baking Methods

  • Banana bread – you can easily make this recipe into a loaf of banana bread by simply pouring the batter into a 9×5-inch loaf pan sprayed with nonstick spray or lined with parchment paper and baking at 350 degrees F for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Mini loaves – you can also make three mini loaves of banana bread which is perfect for gifting.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  When making for friends and family, I like to double this recipe and make 6 mini loaves!
  • Muffins – to make banana bread muffins, divide the batter evenly into a regular muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 18 to 22 minutes.
  • Mini muffins – distribute the batter into 24 mini muffin cups sprayed with nonstick cooking spray (or muffin liners) and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 17 minutes.  Perfect treat for little hands!
These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

  • Make sure you DO NOT over mix the batter.  This results in super dense donuts which we don’t want.  We’re going for fluffy and soft!
  • Feel free to sub the whole wheat pastry flour with 1:1 gluten-free baking flour or even all-purpose flour.  I don’t recommend subbing this recipe entirely with almond flour.
  • You can easily swap out the mashed banana for pumpkin puree (pumpkin donuts!), Greek yogurt or unsweetened applesauce.
  • Mix in other fun additions like chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips.

Prepping and Storing

To Store:  These baked banana donuts will last for about 3 days in a sealed, airtight container and will last up to 6 days stored in the refrigerator.  I highly recommend warming them up in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds or so to really bring out those warm flavors!

To Freeze:  These donuts also freeze really well too and will last in the freezer for about 3 months.  Let them thaw out in the fridge overnight and warm up in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds.

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These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Banana Bread Donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 137kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed overripe bananas about 2 bananas
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the optional glazed icing:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt while in a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined (you don’t want to over mix the batter).
  • To make these donuts you’ll need two 6-count donut pans like these.  Spray them really good with nonstick spray so that your donuts will pop right out!  Then, using a pastry bag or ziplock bag, spoon the donut batter into the bag and snip off the corner.  Pipe the batter into each donut well until they are all filled.
  • Bake the donuts into the oven at 350 degrees F for about 11 to 13 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean (mine came out perfect at 11 minutes).  You want to be careful about over-baking them because donuts actually bake really quickly!  Transfer the donuts to a wire cooling rack so they can cool.
  • To make the optional glazed icing: This is completely optional as these baked donuts honestly taste amazing plain right out of the oven, but you could also add a glazed icing on top.  Once the donuts have cooled completely to room temperature, mix together the confectioners’ style erythritol (or you could use powdered sugar), milk and vanilla, mixing until smooth.  Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and let the glaze harden a bit before serving.

Notes

*For nut allergies, feel free to substitute the almond flour with all-purpose flour or gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.3g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 3.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 61.5mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 11.6g

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These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!

For more healthy donut recipes, check out these baked apple cider donuts, these gluten-free pumpkin spice donuts or these delicious strawberry banana donuts!

These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!

We LOVE making banana bread in our house, but here is another great way to use up those overripe bananas!  These delicious baked banana bread donuts are soft, moist and made healthier using a mix of whole wheat flour and almond flour, applesauce in place of oil, two whole mashed bananas and maple syrup instead of refined sugar.  My daughter absolutely loves these donuts and the best part is this donut recipe can also make wholesome banana muffins or yes, a whole loaf of banana bread!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Delicious banana bread in donut form!
  • Made with healthier ingredients and baked, not fried.
  • Easily made in just 20 minutes.
  • This recipe can easily be made into a banana bread loaf or muffins!

These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • whole wheat pastry flour – I used whole wheat pastry flour as it has all the nutritional benefits of whole grain flour while making these donuts light and fluffy.  I highly recommend using this, but if you don’t have any on hand you could use regular whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour or gluten-free 1 to 1 baking flour.
  • almond flour – nutrient dense flour that adds additional fat (the good kind!) to these donuts making them even more moist without the use of butter or oil.  If you can’t use almond flour, feel free to substitute with all-purpose flour.
  • baking powder + baking soda – acts as a leavening agent to help give these donuts their height.
  • bananas – the star of this recipe and you’ll want to use two very ripe bananas.  Not only do the mashed bananas add a natural sweetness to these donuts, but it also makes them so moist!
  • applesauce – I used unsweetened applesauce which takes the place of oil in this recipe.  If you don’t have applesauce, feel free to use melted coconut oil.
  • eggs – you’ll need 2 large eggs to add moisture and help bind these donuts together.
  • maple syrup – naturally sweetens these donuts without using any refined sugar.  If you don’t have maple syrup, feel free to use honey or other natural sweetener.
  • vanilla extract – boost of flavor.
  • cinnamon + salt

Baking Tools Needed

  • Donut pans – I use these Wilton donut baking pans which come in a set of 2 and are on sale right now for $14.50!
  • Pastry bag – this is not a necessity, but definitely makes piping the batter into the donut wells so much easier and highly recommend them.
  • Mixing bowls – you’ll need two mixing bowls to separately mix the dry ingredients from the wet ingredients before combining everything to make the donut batter.

These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!

How to Make Banana Bread Donuts

  • Make the batter.  In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt while in a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined (you don’t want to over mix the batter).  You could also use a stand mixer for this, but it’s not necessary.
  • Get out your donut pan.  To make these donuts you’ll need two 6-count donut pans like these.  Spray them really good with nonstick spray so that your donuts will pop right out!  Then, using a pastry bag or ziplock bag, spoon the donut batter into the bag and snip off the corner.  Pipe the batter into each donut mold until they are all filled (this recipe makes exactly 12 donuts).
  • Bake the donuts!  Pop the donuts into the oven at 350 degrees F for about 11 to 13 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean (mine came out perfect at 11 minutes).  You want to be careful about over-baking them because donuts actually bake really quickly!  Transfer the donuts to a wire cooling rack so they can cool.
  • Optional glazed icing.  This is completely optional as these baked donuts honestly taste amazing plain right out of the oven, but you could also add a glazed icing on top.  Once the donuts have cooled completely to room temperature, mix together about a 1/2 cup of confectioners’ style erythritol (or you could use powdered sugar), 1 tablespoon of milk and a 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, mixing until smooth.  Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and let the glaze harden a bit before serving.

Other Baking Methods

  • Banana bread – you can easily make this recipe into a loaf of banana bread by simply pouring the batter into a 9×5-inch loaf pan sprayed with nonstick spray or lined with parchment paper and baking at 350 degrees F for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Mini loaves – you can also make three mini loaves of banana bread which is perfect for gifting.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  When making for friends and family, I like to double this recipe and make 6 mini loaves!
  • Muffins – to make banana bread muffins, divide the batter evenly into a regular muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 18 to 22 minutes.
  • Mini muffins – distribute the batter into 24 mini muffin cups sprayed with nonstick cooking spray (or muffin liners) and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 17 minutes.  Perfect treat for little hands!

These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

  • Make sure you DO NOT over mix the batter.  This results in super dense donuts which we don’t want.  We’re going for fluffy and soft!
  • Feel free to sub the whole wheat pastry flour with 1:1 gluten-free baking flour or even all-purpose flour.  I don’t recommend subbing this recipe entirely with almond flour.
  • You can easily swap out the mashed banana for pumpkin puree (pumpkin donuts!), Greek yogurt or unsweetened applesauce.
  • Mix in other fun additions like chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips.

Prepping and Storing

To Store:  These baked banana donuts will last for about 3 days in a sealed, airtight container and will last up to 6 days stored in the refrigerator.  I highly recommend warming them up in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds or so to really bring out those warm flavors!

To Freeze:  These donuts also freeze really well too and will last in the freezer for about 3 months.  Let them thaw out in the fridge overnight and warm up in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds.

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RECIPE

Baked Banana Bread Donuts

These Baked Banana Bread Donuts are soft, cake-like and made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and zero refined sugar for the perfect morning treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Such a great way to use up those overripe bananas!

Yield: 12 donuts
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 11 mins
  • Total Time: 21 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed overripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the optional glazed icing:


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt while in a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined (you don’t want to over mix the batter).
  3. To make these donuts you’ll need two 6-count donut pans like these.  Spray them really good with nonstick spray so that your donuts will pop right out!  Then, using a pastry bag or ziplock bag, spoon the donut batter into the bag and snip off the corner.  Pipe the batter into each donut well until they are all filled.
  4. Bake the donuts into the oven at 350 degrees F for about 11 to 13 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean (mine came out perfect at 11 minutes).  You want to be careful about over-baking them because donuts actually bake really quickly!  Transfer the donuts to a wire cooling rack so they can cool.
  5. To make the optional glazed icing: This is completely optional as these baked donuts honestly taste amazing plain right out of the oven, but you could also add a glazed icing on top.  Once the donuts have cooled completely to room temperature, mix together the confectioners’ style erythritol (or you could use powdered sugar), milk and vanilla, mixing until smooth.  Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and let the glaze harden a bit before serving.

Notes

*For nut allergies, feel free to substitute the almond flour with all-purpose flour or gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1 donut
  • Calories: 137
  • Sugar: 11.6 g
  • Sodium: 61.5 mg
  • Fat: 3.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.3 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

    For more healthy donut recipes, check out these gluten-free pumpkin spice donuts, these baked banana bread donuts (SO good!) or these delicious strawberry banana donuts!

    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

    Boy do I have a treat for you guys today!  Apple cider donuts are a fall staple here in Virginia and we always have to stop and get some anytime we visit the apple orchards along with some warm apple cider.  Well I wanted to recreate those delicious donuts we love so much, but lightened up!  These are apple cider donuts are baked, not fried, and made healthier with whole wheat pastry flour, a little bit of almond flour, Greek yogurt, applesauce (and apple cider of course!) while naturally sweetening them with maple syrup for the perfect fall treat!

    Why You’ll Love this Recipe

    • These apple cider donuts are so soft, fluffy and cake-like!
    • Made with healthier ingredients and baked, not fried.
    • Easily made in just 20 minutes.
    • Fresh apple cider is truly the star in this recipe.
    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

    Ingredients You’ll Need

    • whole wheat pastry flour – I used whole wheat pastry flour as it has all the nutritional benefits of whole grain flour while making these donuts light and fluffy.  I highly recommend using this, but if you don’t have any on hand you could use regular whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour or gluten-free 1 to 1 baking flour.
    • almond flour – nutrient dense flour that adds additional fat (the good kind!) to these donuts making them even more moist without the use of butter or oil.
    • baking powder + baking soda – acts as a leavening agent to help give these donuts their height.
    • apple cider – the star of this recipe and make sure to not use apple cider vinegar or apple juice!  You can find fresh apple cider at your local apple orchard, farmer’s market and most grocery stores carry it.
    • applesauce – I used unsweetened applesauce which takes the place of oil in this recipe while adding even more apple flavor.
    • Greek yogurt – adds moisture and a boost of protein to these donuts.  You could also use mashed banana or pumpkin puree in place of yogurt.
    • eggs – you’ll need 2 large eggs to add moisture and help bind these donuts together
    • maple syrup – naturally sweetens these donuts and tastes amazing with all these cozy fall flavors.
    • vanilla extract – boost of flavor.
    • warm spices – combination of apple pie spice, cinnamon and salt.  You could also add a pinch of nutmeg or even ground cloves.
    • cinnamon sugar coating – you’ll need melted coconut oil (or you could use melted butter) along with a mixture of organic cane sugar and cinnamon.

    Baking Tools Needed

    • Donut pans – I use these Wilton donut baking pans which come in a set of 2 and are on sale right now for $14.50!
    • Pastry bag – this is not a necessity, but definitely makes piping the batter into the donut wells so much easier and highly recommend them.
    • Mixing bowls – you’ll need two mixing bowls to separately mix the dry ingredients from the wet ingredients before combining everything to make the donut batter.
    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

    How to Make Apple Cider Donuts

    1. Make the batter.  In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt while in a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, apple cider, Greek yogurt, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined (you don’t want to over mix the batter).  You could also use a stand mixer for this, but it’s not necessary.
    2. Get out your donut pan.  To make these donuts you’ll need two 6-count donut pans like these.  Spray them really good with nonstick spray so that your donuts will pop right out!  Then, using a pastry bag or ziplock bag, spoon the donut batter into the bag and snip off the corner.  Pipe the batter into each donut well until they are all filled (this recipe makes exactly 12 donuts).
    3. Bake the donuts!  Pop the donuts into the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 to 12 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean (mine came out perfect at 10 minutes).  You want to be careful about over-baking them because donuts actually bake really quickly!  Transfer the donuts to a wire cooling rack so they can cool.
    4. Coat with Cinnamon-Sugar.  Once the donuts have cooled completely to room temperature, melt coconut oil (or butter) and mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl.  Using a pastry brush, coat each donut in coconut oil and toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture, making sure to coat both sides.  You could also dip or drizzle these donuts with a delicious maple cream cheese glaze or even sprinkle on some powdered sugar.  Enjoy!
    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

    Prepping and Storing

    To Store:  These apple cider donuts will last for about 3 days in a sealed, airtight container and will last up to 6 days stored in the fridge.  I highly recommend warming them up in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds or so to really bring out those warm flavors!

    To Freeze:  These donuts also freeze really well too and will last in the freezer for about 3 months.  If you plan on freezing them, I would wait to coat them in cinnamon and sugar until ready to serve.  Let them thaw out in the fridge overnight and warm up in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds.

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    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!
    Course Breakfast, Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Baked Apple Cider Donuts
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Servings 12
    Calories 157kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
    • 1/2 cup almond flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup apple cider
    • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
    • 1/2 cup maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

    For the cinnamon sugar coating:

    • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted and cooled (or you could use butter)
    • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
    • 1 tsp cinnamon

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    • In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt while in a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, apple cider, Greek yogurt, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined (you don’t want to over mix the batter).
    • To make these donuts you’ll need two 6-count donut pans like these.  Spray them really good with nonstick spray so that your donuts will pop right out!  Then, using a pastry bag or ziplock bag, spoon the donut batter into the bag and snip off the corner.  Pipe the batter into each donut well until they are all filled (this recipe makes exactly 12 donuts).
    • Bake the donuts in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean (mine came out perfect at 10 minutes).  Transfer the donuts to a wire cooling rack so they can cool.
    • Once the donuts have cooled completely to room temperature, melt the coconut oil (or butter) and mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl.  Using a pastry brush, lightly coat each donut in coconut oil and toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture, making sure to coat both sides.  Serve and enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1donut | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 4.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Sodium: 87.7mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 14.8g

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    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

    For more healthy donut recipes, check out these gluten-free pumpkin spice donuts, these baked banana bread donuts (SO good!) or these delicious strawberry banana donuts!

    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

    Boy do I have a treat for you guys today!  Apple cider donuts are a fall staple here in Virginia and we always have to stop and get some anytime we visit the apple orchards along with some warm apple cider.  Well I wanted to recreate those delicious donuts we love so much, but lightened up!  These are apple cider donuts are baked, not fried, and made healthier with whole wheat pastry flour, a little bit of almond flour, Greek yogurt, applesauce (and apple cider of course!) while naturally sweetening them with maple syrup for the perfect fall treat!

    Why You’ll Love this Recipe

    • These apple cider donuts are so soft, fluffy and cake-like!
    • Made with healthier ingredients and baked, not fried.
    • Easily made in just 20 minutes.
    • Fresh apple cider is truly the star in this recipe.

    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

    Ingredients You’ll Need

    • whole wheat pastry flour – I used whole wheat pastry flour as it has all the nutritional benefits of whole grain flour while making these donuts light and fluffy.  I highly recommend using this, but if you don’t have any on hand you could use regular whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour or gluten-free 1 to 1 baking flour.
    • almond flour – nutrient dense flour that adds additional fat (the good kind!) to these donuts making them even more moist without the use of butter or oil.
    • baking powder + baking soda – acts as a leavening agent to help give these donuts their height.
    • apple cider – the star of this recipe and make sure to not use apple cider vinegar or apple juice!  You can find fresh apple cider at your local apple orchard, farmer’s market and most grocery stores carry it.
    • applesauce – I used unsweetened applesauce which takes the place of oil in this recipe while adding even more apple flavor.
    • Greek yogurt – adds moisture and a boost of protein to these donuts.  You could also use mashed banana or pumpkin puree in place of yogurt.
    • eggs – you’ll need 2 large eggs to add moisture and help bind these donuts together
    • maple syrup – naturally sweetens these donuts and tastes amazing with all these cozy fall flavors.
    • vanilla extract – boost of flavor.
    • warm spices – combination of apple pie spice, cinnamon and salt.  You could also add a pinch of nutmeg or even ground cloves.
    • cinnamon sugar coating – you’ll need melted coconut oil (or you could use melted butter) along with a mixture of organic cane sugar and cinnamon.

    Baking Tools Needed

    • Donut pans – I use these Wilton donut baking pans which come in a set of 2 and are on sale right now for $14.50!
    • Pastry bag – this is not a necessity, but definitely makes piping the batter into the donut wells so much easier and highly recommend them.
    • Mixing bowls – you’ll need two mixing bowls to separately mix the dry ingredients from the wet ingredients before combining everything to make the donut batter.

    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

    How to Make Apple Cider Donuts

    1. Make the batter.  In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt while in a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, apple cider, Greek yogurt, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined (you don’t want to over mix the batter).  You could also use a stand mixer for this, but it’s not necessary.
    2. Get out your donut pan.  To make these donuts you’ll need two 6-count donut pans like these.  Spray them really good with nonstick spray so that your donuts will pop right out!  Then, using a pastry bag or ziplock bag, spoon the donut batter into the bag and snip off the corner.  Pipe the batter into each donut well until they are all filled (this recipe makes exactly 12 donuts).
    3. Bake the donuts!  Pop the donuts into the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 to 12 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean (mine came out perfect at 10 minutes).  You want to be careful about over-baking them because donuts actually bake really quickly!  Transfer the donuts to a wire cooling rack so they can cool.
    4. Coat with Cinnamon-Sugar.  Once the donuts have cooled completely to room temperature, melt coconut oil (or butter) and mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl.  Using a pastry brush, coat each donut in coconut oil and toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture, making sure to coat both sides.  You could also dip or drizzle these donuts with a delicious maple cream cheese glaze or even sprinkle on some powdered sugar.  Enjoy!

    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

    Prepping and Storing

    To Store:  These apple cider donuts will last for about 3 days in a sealed, airtight container and will last up to 6 days stored in the fridge.  I highly recommend warming them up in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds or so to really bring out those warm flavors!

    To Freeze:  These donuts also freeze really well too and will last in the freezer for about 3 months.  If you plan on freezing them, I would wait to coat them in cinnamon and sugar until ready to serve.  Let them thaw out in the fridge overnight and warm up in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds.

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    Hope you all enjoy these Baked Apple Cider Donuts and if you love this recipe as much as we do, please leave me a five-star rating below and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #eatyourselfskinny! I love seeing all your delicious recreations!

    RECIPE

    Baked Apple Cider Donuts

    Soft Baked Apple Cider Donuts made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce and Greek yogurt for the perfect fall treat that comes together in just 20 minutes!  Loaded with warm spices and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

    Yield: 12 donuts
    • Prep Time: 10 mins
    • Cook Time: 10 mins
    • Total Time: 20 mins

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
    • 1/2 cup almond flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup apple cider
    • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
    • 1/2 cup maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

    For the cinnamon sugar coating:

    • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled (or you could use butter)
    • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
    • 1 tsp cinnamon

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt while in a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, apple cider, Greek yogurt, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined (you don’t want to over mix the batter).
    3. To make these donuts you’ll need two 6-count donut pans like these.  Spray them really good with nonstick spray so that your donuts will pop right out!  Then, using a pastry bag or ziplock bag, spoon the donut batter into the bag and snip off the corner.  Pipe the batter into each donut well until they are all filled (this recipe makes exactly 12 donuts).
    4. Bake the donuts in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean (mine came out perfect at 10 minutes).  Transfer the donuts to a wire cooling rack so they can cool.
    5. Once the donuts have cooled completely to room temperature, melt the coconut oil (or butter) and mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl.  Using a pastry brush, lightly coat each donut in coconut oil and toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture, making sure to coat both sides.  Serve and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts:

    • Serving Size: 1 donut
    • Calories: 157
    • Sugar: 14.8 g
    • Sodium: 87.7 mg
    • Fat: 4.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.4 g
    • Carbohydrates: 26 g
    • Fiber: 2.3 g
    • Protein: 3.9 g

    * Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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      Light and fluffy Healthy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!

      Light and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!

      Bookmark this pancake recipe immediately!  These pancakes are seriously SO so good and this recipe is truly one of my favorites.  Light and fluffy pancakes that are a bit crisp on the outside and oh so soft in the middle with warm spices and made with healthier ingredients!  Zero butter, oil or refined sugar used in this recipe and these apple cinnamon pancakes are topped with sticky sweet, warm spiced apples making them the perfect cozy breakfast to kickoff fall.  These maple cinnamon sautéed apples are very similar and would also make a great topping for these pancakes!

      Why You’ll Love this Recipe

      • Light and fluffy with crisp edges and soft insides!
      • Made with healthier ingredients and zero butter, oil or refined sugar.
      • Kid-friendly and the perfect recipe to feed your whole family.
      • Delicious cozy breakfast with all your favorite fall flavors!
      Light and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!

      Ingredients You’ll Need

      • whole wheat flour – I used whole wheat pastry flour as it has all the nutritional benefits of whole grain flour while making these pancakes light and fluffy.  I highly recommend using this, but if you don’t have any on hand you could use regular whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour or gluten-free 1 to 1 baking flour.
      • baking powder + baking soda – helps give these pancakes some lift
      • eggs – you’ll need 2 large eggs to help bind these pancakes together
      • applesauce – I used unsweetened applesauce which takes the place of butter and oil in this recipe while helping to keep these pancakes nice and moist!  Also adds more delicious apple flavor.
      • milk – this just adds additional moisture to these pancakes and regular milk or dairy-free milk will work in this recipe.
      • maple syrup – lightly sweetens these pancakes without using any refined sugar, you could also use honey or other natural sweetener.
      • vanilla extract – boost of flavor!
      • warm spices – delicious combination of cinnamon, apple pie spice and salt.
      • apple topping – chopped honeycrisp apples sautéed in butter (or coconut oil), maple syrup and cinnamon!

      How to Make Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

      • Mix ingredients.  In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, apple pie spice and salt, then set aside.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, milk, maple syrup and vanilla until mixture is all combined.
      • Make the batter.  Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula or whisk until all combined being careful not to over mix the pancake batter.  Texture might be a little lumpy, but that’s okay!
      • Pancake time!  Heat a skillet or griddle pan coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium-low heat and spoon about a 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet in a single layer.  Cook over medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side until pancakes are golden brown.  Flip over when surface of pancakes start to form small bubbles and edges are slightly dry.  You should get about 10 fluffy pancakes.
      • Serve and enjoy.  Top the pancakes with warm sautéed apples (see instructions below) along with more maple syrup or even powdered sugar.  Enjoy!
      Light and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!

      How to Make the Spiced Apple Topping

      1. Peel and chop the apples.  You really don’t have to peel your apples as this tastes great both ways, this is just a personal preference.  I like to chop the apples into small 1/2-inch chunks making them the perfect size to top these pancakes.
      2. Sauté apples.  In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter (or coconut oil), add chopped apples, 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, mixing well and making sure the apples are completely coated.  Sauté the apples for about 4 to 5 minutes in the pan until they are soft and tender.
      3. Serve!  Spoon the sautéed apples over top of your pancakes, drizzle with more maple syrup (if desired) and enjoy!

      Tips for Making the Best Pancakes

      • Don’t over-mix the batter.  Make sure to mix all the ingredients until just combined and a few lumps are ok!  Over-mixing will result in a dense pancake and we want them fluffy!
      • Let the batter sit for a few minutes before making the pancakes as the batter will thicken giving you even fluffier pancakes.
      • I suggest using a cookie scoop or 1/4 measuring cup to ensure your pancakes are all the same size and that they will cook evenly.
      • Have patience and cook the pancakes on medium-low heat, waiting until the tops of the pancakes are nice and bubbly before flipping.  If your skillet is too hot, the pancakes will burn and the inside will be mushy and uncooked.
      • Keep cooked pancakes warm while you make the entire batch by placing them on a baking sheet in a 250 degree pre-heated oven so that the whole family can eat breakfast together!
      • While keeping your pancakes warm, make sure to avoid stacking them so that they don’t get soggy.
      • I personally prefer to use Honeycrisp apples for the topping because of their sweet/tart combo and they hold up really well too without getting mushy.  Braeburn, Cortland, Pink Lady apples and Golden Delicious apples all make great options.  Granny smith apples tend to be pretty tart, but if you like tart apples feel free to use them!
      Light and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!

      Prepping and Storage

      To Store:  These pancakes will last up to 5 days stored in sealed, airtight container or wrapped in foil in the fridge.  I like to place paper towels between the pancakes when storing to absorb any extra moisture.  Reheat in the microwave on 50% power or in a toaster oven.

      To Freeze:  You can also freeze these pancakes for up to 3 months in freezer-safe bags.

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      Light and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!
      Course Breakfast
      Cuisine American
      Keyword Healthy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
      Prep Time 10 minutes
      Cook Time 15 minutes
      Total Time 25 minutes
      Servings 5
      Calories 344kcal

      Ingredients

      • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
      • 2 teaspoons baking powder
      • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
      • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
      • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
      • 1/2 teaspoon salt
      • 2 eggs
      • 1 1/2 cups milk
      • 1/4 cup maple syrup
      • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla

      For the Apple Topping:

      • 2 apples peeled and chopped
      • 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
      • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
      • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

      Instructions

      • In a large bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, apple pie spice and salt, then set aside.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, milk, maple syrup and vanilla until mixture is all combined.
      • Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula or whisk until all combined being careful not to over mix the pancake batter.
      • Heat a skillet or griddle pan coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium-low heat and spoon about a 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet in a single layer.  Cook over medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side until pancakes are golden brown.  Flip over when surface of pancakes start to form small bubbles and edges are slightly dry.  You should get about 10 fluffy pancakes.
      • To make the apple topping, in a skillet over medium heat, melt butter (or coconut oil), add chopped apples, maple syrup and cinnamon, mixing well and making sure the apples are completely coated.  Sauté the apples for about 4 to 5 minutes in the pan until they are soft and tender.
      • Top the pancakes with warm sautéed apples along with more maple syrup or even powdered sugar, if desired.  Enjoy!

      Nutrition

      Serving: 2pancakes + topping | Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.4g | Protein: 7.9g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 192.2mg | Fiber: 8.9g | Sugar: 18.1g

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      Light and fluffy Healthy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!

      Light and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!

      Bookmark this pancake recipe immediately!  These pancakes are seriously SO so good and this recipe is truly one of my favorites.  Light and fluffy pancakes that are a bit crisp on the outside and oh so soft in the middle with warm spices and made with healthier ingredients!  Zero butter, oil or refined sugar used in this recipe and these apple cinnamon pancakes are topped with sticky sweet, warm spiced apples making them the perfect cozy breakfast to kickoff fall.  These maple cinnamon sautéed apples are very similar and would also make a great topping for these pancakes!

      Why You’ll Love this Recipe

      • Light and fluffy with crisp edges and soft insides!
      • Made with healthier ingredients and zero butter, oil or refined sugar.
      • Kid-friendly and the perfect recipe to feed your whole family.
      • Delicious cozy breakfast with all your favorite fall flavors!

      Light and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!

      Ingredients You’ll Need

      • whole wheat flour – I used whole wheat pastry flour as it has all the nutritional benefits of whole grain flour while making these pancakes light and fluffy.  I highly recommend using this, but if you don’t have any on hand you could use regular whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour or gluten-free 1 to 1 baking flour.
      • baking powder + baking soda – helps give these pancakes some lift
      • eggs – you’ll need 2 large eggs to help bind these pancakes together
      • applesauce – I used unsweetened applesauce which takes the place of butter and oil in this recipe while helping to keep these pancakes nice and moist!  Also adds more delicious apple flavor.
      • milk – this just adds additional moisture to these pancakes and regular milk or dairy-free milk will work in this recipe.
      • maple syrup – lightly sweetens these pancakes without using any refined sugar, you could also use honey or other natural sweetener.
      • vanilla extract – boost of flavor!
      • warm spices – delicious combination of cinnamon, apple pie spice and salt.
      • apple topping – chopped honeycrisp apples sautéed in butter (or coconut oil), maple syrup and cinnamon!

      How to Make Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

      • Mix ingredients.  In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, apple pie spice and salt, then set aside.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, milk, maple syrup and vanilla until mixture is all combined.
      • Make the batter.  Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula or whisk until all combined being careful not to over mix the pancake batter.  Texture might be a little lumpy, but that’s okay!
      • Pancake time!  Heat a skillet or griddle pan coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium-low heat and spoon about a 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet in a single layer.  Cook over medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side until pancakes are golden brown.  Flip over when surface of pancakes start to form small bubbles and edges are slightly dry.  You should get about 10 fluffy pancakes.
      • Serve and enjoy.  Top the pancakes with warm sautéed apples (see instructions below) along with more maple syrup or even powdered sugar.  Enjoy!

      Light and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!

      How to Make the Spiced Apple Topping

      1. Peel and chop the apples.  You really don’t have to peel your apples as this tastes great both ways, this is just a personal preference.  I like to chop the apples into small 1/2-inch chunks making them the perfect size to top these pancakes.
      2. Sauté apples.  In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter (or coconut oil), add chopped apples, 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, mixing well and making sure the apples are completely coated.  Sauté the apples for about 4 to 5 minutes in the pan until they are soft and tender.
      3. Serve!  Spoon the sautéed apples over top of your pancakes, drizzle with more maple syrup (if desired) and enjoy!

      Tips for Making the Best Pancakes

      • Don’t over-mix the batter.  Make sure to mix all the ingredients until just combined and a few lumps are ok!  Over-mixing will result in a dense pancake and we want them fluffy!
      • Let the batter sit for a few minutes before making the pancakes as the batter will thicken giving you even fluffier pancakes.
      • I suggest using a cookie scoop or 1/4 measuring cup to ensure your pancakes are all the same size and that they will cook evenly.
      • Have patience and cook the pancakes on medium-low heat, waiting until the tops of the pancakes are nice and bubbly before flipping.  If your skillet is too hot, the pancakes will burn and the inside will be mushy and uncooked.
      • Keep cooked pancakes warm while you make the entire batch by placing them on a baking sheet in a 250 degree pre-heated oven so that the whole family can eat breakfast together!
      • While keeping your pancakes warm, make sure to avoid stacking them so that they don’t get soggy.
      • I personally prefer to use Honeycrisp apples for the topping because of their sweet/tart combo and they hold up really well too without getting mushy.  Braeburn, Cortland, Pink Lady apples and Golden Delicious apples all make great options.  Granny smith apples tend to be pretty tart, but if you like tart apples feel free to use them!

      Light and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!

      Prepping and Storage

      To Store:  These pancakes will last up to 5 days stored in sealed, airtight container or wrapped in foil in the fridge.  I like to place paper towels between the pancakes when storing to absorb any extra moisture.  Reheat in the microwave on 50% power or in a toaster oven.

      To Freeze:  You can also freeze these pancakes for up to 3 months in freezer-safe bags.

      More Pancake Recipes You’ll Love

      Hope you all enjoy these Healthy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes and if you love them as much as we do, please leave me a five-star rating below and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #eatyourselfskinny! I love seeing all your delicious recreations!

      RECIPE

      Healthy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

      Light and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes made healthier with whole wheat flour, applesauce in place of oil and zero butter or refined sugar!  Topped with warm spiced apples and drizzled with maple syrup!

      Yield: 5 Servings
      • Prep Time: 10 mins
      • Cook Time: 15 mins
      • Total Time: 25 mins

      Ingredients

      • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
      • 2 teaspoons baking powder
      • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
      • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
      • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
      • 1/2 teaspoon salt
      • 2 eggs
      • 1 1/2 cups milk
      • 1/4 cup maple syrup
      • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla

      For the Apple Topping:

      • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
      • 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
      • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
      • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

      Instructions

      1. In a large bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, apple pie spice and salt, then set aside.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, milk, maple syrup and vanilla until mixture is all combined.
      2. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula or whisk until all combined being careful not to over mix the pancake batter.
      3. Heat a skillet or griddle pan coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium-low heat and spoon about a 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet in a single layer.  Cook over medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side until pancakes are golden brown.  Flip over when surface of pancakes start to form small bubbles and edges are slightly dry.  You should get about 10 fluffy pancakes.
      4. To make the apple topping, in a skillet over medium heat, melt butter (or coconut oil), add chopped apples, maple syrup and cinnamon, mixing well and making sure the apples are completely coated.  Sauté the apples for about 4 to 5 minutes in the pan until they are soft and tender.
      5. Top the pancakes with warm sautéed apples along with more maple syrup or even powdered sugar, if desired.  Enjoy!

      Nutrition Facts:

      • Serving Size: 2 pancakes + topping
      • Calories: 344
      • Sugar: 18.1 g
      • Sodium: 192.2 mg
      • Fat: 8.4 g
      • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
      • Carbohydrates: 60.4 g
      • Fiber: 8.9 g
      • Protein: 7.9 g

      * Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

        If you make this recipe, share a photo on Instagram
        and tag it #EatYourselfSkinny
        . I love seeing what you made!

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