Whole Wheat Buttermilk Honey Donuts


First step – order this super cute pan from Amazon (or dig out the one someone gave you for Christmas).

Second step – be determined to be break your children of their Dunkin Donut addiction. Our speech therapy in Manhattan, which we go to 5 days a week for an hour, is right next to Dunkin Donuts. It has been the year of Dunkin. And the boys always want the same thing – white icing with sprinkles. It’s brutal, but I have to throw them a bone since one of them is nicely cooperating with an hour of therapy, and the other one is torturing me in the waiting room. My daughter goes straight for the boston cream. That’s my girl.

I found this nice sounding recipe from Health.com. I changed it a bit but nothing crazy. For the icing, I melted some cream cheese in the microwave and added a little powdered sugar. For the chocolate – just straight nutella. Did raspberry jelly for the last one.

It was super fast – baked in 12 minutes. Cooled for 4. And I just had one that was leftover from this morning and I must say, sitting around all day improved the flavor even more! So toss them in at night and your breakfast treat is ready!


We also did this as an activity at a big play date. I baked them while they were playing and then everyone got to decorate their own. BIG HIT.


Whole Wheat Buttermilk Honey Donuts


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Oven to 425. Spray donut pan with non stick spray.
  2. Combine dry ingredients (flour through salt), whisk, make well in the middle and add the wet ingredients, combining those together then gently incorporate the dry into it.
  3. Spoon the batter into the donut molds about 2/3 to 3/4 of way up.
  4. Bake 12 minutes (start checking at 8 - you want them firm to touch on top side).
  5. Let cool 4 minutes in pan then flip out and start topping! Nutella, nut butters, cream cheese, jam, then top with sprinkles or fresh fruit!

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