Looking for a fun, healthy and delicious way to start your day? These Baked Oatmeal Donuts for Breakfast are easy to make and packed with nutritious ingredients. Who say’s donuts aren’t healthy?
What is your favourite way to start the day? Cereal, toast, or muffin? Perhaps you are one of those people that skips breakfast altogether? I am guilty of this myself, however I never start my day without coffee. How about a breakfast banana split? Dessert for breakfast sounds like a plan to me.
Since I was a kid, breakfast just has not been my favourite meal of the day. Perhaps it’s the fact that I am not one of those people who jumps out of bed ready to take on a 10k run. I have to wake up a little more on the slow side (along with at least 2 cups of coffee).
This is not always the case. Christmas morning is different for example, or any other exciting day. I don’t have to wake up, I usually have been up all night in anticipation of all the fun. These mornings I might make some time to eat (since by now I really need to recharge my battery from lack of sleep).
HAVING BREAKFAST READY
Since school starts next week, busy mornings are back in business. I am all about making things easy. The less stress to deal with the better. Getting things started in the right direction with a focus on nutrition makes for a healthier day.
Baked Oatmeal Donuts for Breakfast gets me interested in eating breakfast. Even if you don’t have time for breakfast, these are perfect for “grab and go” as you run out the door.
One thing I enjoy is oatmeal. When I was a kid mom always had that bag of Quaker Oatmeal in the cupboard. I recall it being the regular oats. Since then, I have graduated my taste buds to the more nutritious old fashioned oats. If I am really in the mood for a nice hot bowl of healthy oats, I will turn to steel cut oats. These seem to elevate oats to a whole new level. Any way you choose, oatmeal is a healthy way to start your day.
BAKED OATMEAL/RAW OATMEAL
Oatmeal is one of those great ingredients that can be incorporated in so many recipes. Baked, cooked or raw, which is your favourite way to enjoy it?
I love eating oatmeal raw like in my Chocolate Almond Oatmeal recipe. This makes the perfect afternoon snack. When you have healthy and delicious things ready and waiting, grabbing the nutritious things to eat is a whole lot easier.
If you love coffee and a muffin for breakfast, this oatmeal donut recipe is for you. Not only are they more fun to eat, but with the added cranberries, hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds and yogurt, your body will get the needed nourishment to help you get through the day.
Have you made baked donuts before? Hands down my absolute favourite way to enjoy them. If you can bake muffins, you can bake donuts. Besides, if you don’t already have some donut pans, it’s always a great excuse to get more fun kitchen tools. Somehow I never seem to need an excuse, I usually put it down to necessity LOL!
This recipe is so easy. Grab 2 bowls, one for dry ingredients and one for wet. Combine the ingredients together, fill your donut pans and bake. That’s it. Just like making muffins, but in a different shape. I find using a large decorating tip and pastry bag makes filling the pans a little easier, but I have just used a spoon too. This recipe freezes well (if you are lucky to have any leftover).
Make your weekday mornings easy, delicious and fun to eat with these Baked Oatmeal Donuts for Breakfast. Getting started with a nutritious breakfast is easier than you think.
What is your favourite weekday breakfast?
Baked Oatmeal Donuts For Breakfast
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 3 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray donut pans with cooking spray.
Combine greek yogurt and water in a bowl, and set aside.
Get a large bowl and combine ALL the DRY ingredients.
Get a smaller bowl and combine ALL the WET ingredients.
Add the yogurt/water mixture to this bowl.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir to combine.
Place your large decorating tip into the piping bag.
Fill the piping bag with batter.
Pipe into each donut cavity.
***NOTE*** If you are not piping the batter, just use a spoon to fill the cavity.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until done. You can check the doneness with a cake tester.
Remove from oven, let cool slightly and remove donuts from pan onto cooling rack.
These donuts freeze well too!! Be sure to keep them in a sealed container so they don't dry out.