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Friday, 30 December 2016

Egg-less Whole Wheat Flour Baked Doughnut Recipe Without Yeast

Before I begin with the post, I would like to wish my readers a very happy and prosperous new year. Year 2016 had been very rewarding for me as a food blogger. With few wins in various on line cooking competitions, feature of my recipe in Indian Express, collaboration with a food company and last but surely not the least loads of love from my readers.  This week,  my blog Annapurna has registered a new height of 3 lakh hits (page views). A very big thank you to all my readers for continuous support and motivation. To celebrate this milestone, I baked some yummy doughnuts today. Hope you all would love to try out this healthy version J

For those who do not know, a doughnut or donuts is a type of dessert food. This sweet snack is popular in many countries and is usually deep fried from flour dough and typically either ring shaped or without hole. Source: Wikipedia

A doughnut recipe usually calls for use of eggs, yeast and as it is deep fried, the snack is loaded with calories. To try out a healthy version of donuts was on my to-do list for quite some time, so searched for recipes on line, made changes as per my need and finally settled to this healthy and quick recipe. Let me tell you these mini doughnuts are egg-less, are baked to cut down the calories and are made using whole wheat flour and the recipe does not call for use of yeast either. Have used yogurt, baking soda and baking powder in this recipe.

After baking, I have dipped the doughnuts in a simple sugar glaze. These donuts can be served with coffee or enjoyed just liked that to satisfy sweet cravings guilt free. The doughnuts can also be dipped in chocolate glaze and topped with colored sprinklers or chopped nuts of your choice, if desired.

Serves: 8 Mini Doughnuts
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes


For Dough
  • 1 ¼ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk or as required
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • A pinch of Baking Soda

For Glazed/Coating
  • ½ Cup Powder Sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoon Melted Butter
  • 2-3 tablespoon Warm Water


  1. Take wheat flour in a mixing bowl. Add 1 tablespoon butter to it. Mix with finger tips. 

  2. Add powdered sugar , baking Soda , baking Powder , salt  and vanilla essence to the mixture. Mix well.

  3.  Add yogurt to the mixture. Mix to get a crumbled texture.

  4.  Add required warm milk little by little to get smooth dough.  Cover and set aside the dough for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 200 degree Celsius for 15 minutes.

  5.  Dust the working surface with little flour and knead the dough again for 2-3 minutes. Roll it into a thick circle.

  6.  Use a doughnut cutter or use a round cookie cutter or a sharp corner round glass and cut into small disk. Take a small cap/lid of bottle, press on centre of disk and make small hole to get exact shape of doughnut.

  7.  Place the doughnuts on a parchment paper lined baking tray.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown in a preheated oven at 200 degree Celsius.  I have baked the doughnuts in a microwave using convection mode. Keep an eye on the doughnuts while baking after 7 -8 minutes as temperature may vary from oven to oven.

  8. Take a small bowl for sugar glaze. Add powder sugar, melted butter, and warm water, mix it well and make syrup. Dip the baked doughnuts in the sugar syrup  to coat them from all sides with the syrup. Allow to drain on a wired rack. 

  9.  Serve the delicious and guilt free doughnuts with coffee and enjoy with your loved ones !


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Gurpreet Kaur Ahluwalia
      Thank you for your lovely feedback. Do try out and let me know how it turned out for you. Happy baking :)

  2. Lovely share!! Doughnuts looks yum .

    1. Hello Preethi Prasad
      Thank you for stopping by my space. I am glad you liked my post.

  3. Instead of baking can we fry them

    1. Yes you can fry the doughnuts if you wish to.

  4. Is the texture of the doughnut like the store bought ones or dense because of whole wheat flour?

    1. The doughnut is little dense because of whole wheat flour. But taste wise it turned out to be good.

  5. My doughnuts not raised ....They were like cookies....What could be the reason....I used lower rack

    1. Hi Anjali Singh. There may be many reasons that your doughnuts did not rise. One being old stock of baking powder and soda. One more reason could be rolling out the dough very thin. Figure out your reason and try again. Happy Baking !

  6. Annapurna thank you so much for making my weight loss journey so delicious. I get to find all the healthy recipes which are also mouthwatering from this blog. I've already started collecting my ingredients for these yummy egg less baked doughnuts.

    1. Thank you for this positive feed back. I am glad you find my post helpful :)

  7. I have never tried doughnuts, nor had one in my life. But you have surely given doughnut lovers a healthy alternative to market junk. Homemade is the best.