Sometimes, I get a bit jealous of people who talk donuts all the time which is why I like to make Sugar Free Donut Holes.
Donut holes are almost like little cakes as they give us a sample of something really tasty.
Sugar Free Donut Holes
Years ago it seems that we called this tasty treat a "doughnut". That is because of the origins of this coming from pastry dough. People would take nut-like pieces of the dough and fry it to make this treat. Somewhere along the way, many of us shortened the name of the doughnut to donut. I prefer 'donut' personally to doughnut because it is easier to spell. However, I am guessing that I am not the only spelling cheater around who does this.
When that famous fast food place started to sell these holes in bulk, I was a happy person.
This is because I could pick up an easy to carry box of this stuff on the way to work and share it with my coworkers. I'm not a huge coffee person however, my coffee drinking coworkers took joy in dunking their holes into their coffee prior to dunking them into their mouth.
Eating a smaller version of a donut can be fooling in some ways.
Because it is smaller than a real donut or piece of cake, we can convince ourselves that we can consume fewer calories. At least, that was my jig for a long time. As a result, I would eat probably twice as much had I just stuck to that one doughnut.
This sugar free donut hole is kind of like a diet cheat.
Not only is there no sugar in this, it is not fried. These donut holes are baked instead. Yay for that- my opinion of course.
I am using a low carb baking mix for this recipe.
It's a cheat, another cheat that is. You can find low carb baking mix on Amazon.
I am also using unsweetened cocoa mix (also on Amazon) to make these balls cocoa rather than making plain holes. You will also need a brown sugar alternative such as coconut palm sugar.
Here is a tip to make this even easier for you. Amazon has donut hole makers that require no oven or frying. The beauty of this, besides the easy clean up of course, is that you can make a few at a time rather than making a whole batch. I like that idea as it keeps me in check when it comes to not eating the whole batch in one sitting.
Optionally, you can use a pan that is specific for donut holes. You can find this pan on Amazon.
Lastly, if you are wanting to glaze your donut holes with sugar free glaze, please see my recipe for sugar free glaze.
The recipe for Sugar Free Donut Holes
- Baking mix--1 1/4 cups
- Greek Yogurt--1/2 cup
- Brown Sugar Alternative--1/2 cup equivalent such as Coconut Palm Sugar
- Unsweetened Cocoa--1/4 cup
- Eggs--2 large
- Vegetable oil--2 tablespoons
- Vanilla Extract-- 2 teaspoons
- Glaze- optional, see site for instructions.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 18-20 depending on size