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Baked Whole Wheat Cranberry Orange Donuts


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Baked Whole Wheat Cranberry Orange Donuts

I bought a donut pan last year and always forget to use it. Now that it is almost Hanukkah again I was inspired. And with Hanukkah and Thanksgiving falling on the same day I thought the best idea was a Cranberry Donut with a Cranberry Glaze and it turned out great. Note that these baked donuts taste more like cake since they are not fried, but they are still very tasty.


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 15 min
  • Ready Time : 30 min


12 mini donuts


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons coconut milk mixed with 1 teaspoon lemon or vinegar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups Chopped Fresh Cranberries

For the Glaze

  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350. Grease a nonstick mini doughnut pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cornmeal, orange zest, sugar, baking powder and salt together.

In a small bowl whisk the coconut oil, the coconut milk mixture, the egg white and vanilla together.  Add wet to dry ingredients and fold in until just mixed, add chopped cranberries. And stir until just mixed.  Spoon into donut pan.

Bake for 12-14 minutes.

Make glaze. While donuts cool, in a small saucepan heat the cranberries and orange juice until they burst about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat, mash berries with fork, add powdered sugar and vanilla stir well.  Dip donut into glaze and serve.




About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




One Response to Baked Whole Wheat Cranberry Orange Donuts

  1. I found this recipe disappointing and not worth the effort.

    I had to make a special trip to search for both coconut oil and coconut milk- and both products were expensive and difficult to use. The dough was too dry, so I added about 1 tbsp water to make it workable- then it was stiff and sticky. I only had a full size donut pan and the recipe made 5 (!) donuts, but they tasted good and healthy.

    On the bright side, the cranberry glaze is simple to make and delicious, but I used 1/2 cup sugar. I plan to use it to top other baked items, like one of the other parve donut recipes on this site made with conventional ingredients.

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