Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Sprinkled VitaBrownie Donuts

3 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 14 Comments

I probably should have warned you I was taking a holiday hiatus. I’ve been soaking up every moment of family time imaginable these last few days, leaving no time for anything else. Not even blogging! Shocking I know. ;)

So I return not with a new recipe, per se, but to share a fun new family holiday tradition where I take my favorite brownie mix and turn it into fun festive donuts!

Sprinkled VitaBrownie Donuts - Little Guy

The best thing about these donuts? Only 100 calories! (or 1 WWP/3WWPP if you’re counting) They came out perfectly in the donut pan and actually reminded me of a traditional chocolate frosted without the “frost.” ;)

We made them Christmas Eve morning for a fun breakfast treat and I plan on making them yearly to ward off the husband’s actual trip to the donut shop. A traditional chocolate frosted donut (my drug of choice) has, according to SparkPeople.com, 200 calories and more than 4 times the fat! They are 5WWP/6WWPP. That’s significant enough to justify an extra glass of wine (or 2) for dinner.

Sprinkled VitaBrownie Donuts

Making them was a cinch, but you do need a donut pan. Here’s what we did…

Whisk the water and egg whites together until frothy. Mix in the brownie mix to make the batter.

Just to be safe I sprayed the donut pan with some non-stick spray. Add about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each donut space and spread around to cover the circle completely.

Top with sprinkles.

Sprinkled VitaBrownie Donuts- step 1

Bake for 10-12 minutes. A toothpick inserted will come out clean.

Sprinkled VitaBrownie Donuts - all done

Enjoy!

Sprinkled VitaBrownie Donuts - enjoy

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
12 1 donut
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
100 2g 10g old: 1 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
10g 1g 24g 3g

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    Cheryl

    December 29, 2011

    can you please explain to me the old vs. the new wwp's? I'm going to try to help my daughter follow the ww point system but I don't know what that means. Thanks, Cheryl P.S. I love your site and recipes....I can't wait to start cooking:) Reply

    roni

    December 29, 2011

    Thanks Cheryl! Weight Watchers changed the formula (old used calories, fat and fiber - new uses protein, carbs, fat and fiber) so the new plan uses a different point range. Everything else is pretty much the same. I haven't adopted it for my own use. I stick to the old points. I find them more intuitive. Reply

    Kim

    December 29, 2011

    YUM and YUMMIER! I love the vitamix brownies... and ths is such a clever swap! Reply

    Julie

    December 30, 2011

    What a great idea for the mix! I have a box in the pantry but no donut pans. Boo! Reply

    Angel in TX

    December 31, 2011

    Sounds like a fun new tradition! Reply

    Barbara

    January 4, 2012

    do yu think I can make them with a regular box brownie mix? Reply

    roni

    January 4, 2012

    I don't see why not! But I've never tried it so I can't say. Reply

    Michelle

    January 18, 2012

    Hi, Roni! Did you bake these at the temp specified on the brownie mix bag or did you use a different temp? Reply

    roni

    January 18, 2012

    Oh! Good catch Michelle. Yes I did. They just took a lot less time to cook. Reply

    Michelle

    January 19, 2012

    Thanks, Roni! I think my dad and my oldest daughter will love these donuts. :) Reply

    wendyg

    February 29, 2012

    How long did you bake them? Thanks! Reply

    roni

    February 29, 2012

    Bake for 10-12 minutes. A toothpick inserted will come out clean. Reply

    wendyg

    March 1, 2012

    Can you freeze these? I'm wondering how to save these before my family devours them! Reply

    roni

    March 1, 2012

    Yes! I've froze the muffins before, these are the same just a different shape. :) Reply