Baked Carrot Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze
 
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Serves: 8 donuts
Ingredients
  • For the donuts:
  • 1¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • For the glaze:
  • 4 oz ⅓ fat cream cheese, room temperature (or place in microwave 10-15 seconds)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar, sifted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a donut pan.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Add in Greek yogurt, vanilla, almond milk, and applesauce, and stir to combine well.
  4. Add in carrots and walnuts and fold in to mix well.
  5. Using a spoon, spoon mixture into each donut round in the pan, filling it to the top.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  7. For the glaze, simply mix the cream cheese, sugar and milk together until smooth.
Notes
I bought pre-shredded carrots and pulsed them in a food processor. Additionally, I bought chopped walnuts and did the same with them.
Recipe by the blissful balance at http://theblissfulbalance.com/baked-carrot-cake-donuts/