Baked Jelly Donuts for Hanukkah

by Rebecca Nov 22nd, 2010 // Breakfast, Desserts, Holiday, Kid-tastic, Recipes

Baked Jelly Donuts for Hanukkah

Baked Jelly Donuts for Hanukkah

After four people asked me about “healthy” jelly donuts for Hanukkah, I realized I needed to get my rear in gear! Hanukkah is just around the corner. I decided modify the Maple Cinnamon Sugar donut recipe by make them in muffin tins and filling them with jelly. (I realize this makes the donut look like a muffin, but thankfully it tastes just like a donut… and it is baked not fried!)

Baked Jelly Donuts for Hanukkah

My kid was giddy with excitement when I told him we’d be making jelly filled donuts. Look at how much fun he’s having measuring out the flour.

Baked Jelly Donuts for Hanukkah

Of course he also loved sugaring the tops – but filling them with jelly was his favorite part. Or maybe eating them was? Or maybe that was me who couldn’t STOP eating them. Ugh. We’ll be making them again come December 1st. Now for the recipe…

Baked Jelly Donuts for Hanukkah

Prep Time: 10 minsĀ  Cooking Time: 8 to 10 mins

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1 6 oz container of non fat organic vanilla bean yogurt
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon+ 1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
1 jar of your favorite jelly

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar together and set aside. In a large bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients. In another bowl stir together oil, lemon juice, sugar, egg and yogurt. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the hole. Gently fold everything together until combined. Place batter in a plastic baggie, seal and cut off the corner then pipe dollops of batter into a greased muffin tin. Each muffin cup should only be 1/3 to 1/2 full. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for a few moments and then flip over onto a cooling rack while still warm. Dip the tops of the donuts into butter and then sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar. Let cool slightly. Fit a pastry bag with the 1/2 round tip and fill the bag with jelly. Insert the tip into the end of each donut and pipe a squirt into each donut. Makes 12.

Note: we used this cool Cookie and Cupcake Decorating SetBaked Jelly Donuts for Hanukkah for piping in the jelly. My kid really likes the kit and it makes it much easier for a little one.

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15 Comments on “Baked Jelly Donuts for Hanukkah”

  1. 1.) debbie/wordstoeatby
    November 23rd, 2010

    Those look great! And they've still got a tablespoon of oil in them, so it works for the whole foods-made-with-oil thing ;)

    We'll be trying these for sure.

  2. 2.) CookingWithMyKid
    November 23rd, 2010

    You could replace the oil with butter. Healthier? Maybe not. Great tasting? Yes!

  3. 3.) Heidi
    November 23rd, 2010

    I would say these would make a great treat any time of the year, except for Hannukah. They look absolutely delicious, but the whole point of Hannukah food is the OIL!

  4. 4.) CookingWithMyKid
    November 23rd, 2010

    :) They do have 1 tablespoon of oil! How's that for a modern interpretation?!

  5. 5.) Damaris
    November 23rd, 2010

    I love that you have made donuts a couple times. You are such a good mom!

  6. 6.) Macki
    November 23rd, 2010

    I just want one, right now!

  7. 7.) Fran Golden
    November 29th, 2010

    What can you use in place of Yogurt if you want a parve donut?

  8. 8.) joey
    December 7th, 2010

    soy yogurt.

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  11. 11.) Jackie
    December 19th, 2011

    You rock!! I just found your site and LOVE IT! I’m making crock pot apple sauce as I type and plan on starting the donuts when I pick her up from school. Thank you for posting such great recipes for Chanukah (and of course vegetarian ones too).

  12. 12.) danielle
    December 24th, 2011

    I need to make these! I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post today. Stop by and see!

  13. 13.) Erica
    December 3rd, 2012

    do you think I could make these a day in advance? Or maybe that morning?

  14. 14.) Joanne T Ferguson
    January 11th, 2013

    G’day! I made these WONDERFUL donuts yesterday, TRUE!
    They came out GREAT!!! WHOO HOO!
    Have always wanted to make donuts, these looked very healthy to me!
    Thank you for inspiring me with you recipe!

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