These mini Cider Spiced Donuts fit so well into my Trim Healthy Mama journey. I can eat them as a snack, as a Fuel Pull Breakfast or even as a Dessert without worry.
It really is a wonderful thing to have found one of these Babycakes Donut Maker, Mini at Bed Bath and Beyond on clearance. I think I paid $7.00 for it. It has served me so well, I am considering getting one for my step daughter so that the kids can have donuts whenever the time is right.
This one is a bit different as my model holds 6 mini donuts and this one holds 4, so just know that you will for sure have enough batter to fill it up with these Cider Spiced Donuts.
How I replaced the Apple Cider
I was missing my Apple Cider this year, it is normally a family affair for us to go out to the orchard or the cider mill depending on if we are in Michigan or in Illinois. This year we haven;t made it to either one so when I saw this Spiced Apple Cider Herb Tea at the local grocery, I was a happy mama and grabbed a box !!!
I decided to make a batch of these Cider Spiced Donuts for a snack, so I steeped 2 bags in 1/2 cup of water for 5 minutes, then allowed it to cool off and mixed it into the recipe below as my liquid.
Other ways that I use Tea on my THM Journey
Using teas like this one and others for a variety of things will really help to mix things up on your journey. They make great a great base for your Good Girl Moonshine, some can be steeped into almond milk for a wonderful flavor boost to your tummy tucking ice cream, or I’ve used them to make this Sugar Free Cinnamon Jelly.
Back to the Cider Spiced Donuts
These Cider Spiced donuts whip up in about 2-3 minutes, cook for about another 5 minutes so wham bam… quick and easy!!
I’m going to go into a bit about the ingredients that I used in these donuts. Using egg beaters is the same as using egg whites, my recipes refer to egg beaters so that the nutritional calculations can be as close as possible for those mama’s that pay attention to that.
They are topped with a sprinkle of erythritol and apple pie spice, because if I had used Super Sweet Blend it would have been too sweet, you could use Gentle sweet mixed with the apple pie spice or some cinnamon also.
I do use small amounts of MCT oil in some recipes just because it gets more of it into my meals that way, you can also use coconut oil or butter in its place.
Here is the Cider Spiced Donuts Recipe
- Serves: 1
- Serving size: 6 mini donuts
- Calories: 65
- Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Sodium: 323mg
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 8g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- 2 Teaspoons THM Super Sweet Blend
- 3 tablespoons Egg Beaters® 99% egg substitute (or 1 large egg)
- 1 teaspoon THM MCt Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Tea (I found this one from Biglow)
- 3 Tablespoons THM Baking Blend
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch THM Mineral Salt
- 2 teaspoons THM Erythritol
- ¼ teaspoon apple pie spice or cinnamon
- Slightly beat your egg in a mug or cereal bowl. Add all other ingredients and mix well to combine.
- To make Donuts:
- Spoon batter into the preheated donut maker and close the lid, allow the light to come back on and remover from the cooker. Toss donuts in the topping mixture while still hot so that it adhears to the donuts
- To make this as a Muffin in a Mug:
- place bowl or mug in microwave and cook on high for 1-1½ minutes depending on your microwave.
Serving Suggestions for these Cider Spiced Donuts
I love making the different muffin recipes into donuts, waffles and even mini muffins. If you double or triple this recipe it will make enough to freeze some for grab and go snacks.
Wouldn’t these Cider Spiced Donuts make a great surprise in your husband’s lunch? or to surprise your kiddies on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning?