Healthy, Baked, 7-MINUTE Tim Horton’s Nutella Donuts

Healthy Baked Tim Hortons Nutella Donuts

#nationaldonutday: Friday, June 5th, 2015

I haven’t visited my Canadian motherland recently, and for all you Canucks who know how hard it is to be away from a Tim Horton’s… Well, let’s just saw withdrawal symptoms became much worse after Timmie’s added the Nutella Donut in their menu.

I asked a friend who visited Vancouver to please please please bring me back a Nutella donut, and my puppy eyes must have worked because on Monday morning there it was, sitting on my office desk. I dove into it and thought.. meh. How sad. Donuts should not be MEH.

I was hoping for a cake-y, tender donut that I could bite through, covered with melt-in-your-mouth, smooth and creamy Nutella frosting. Sadly I got a donut that was a little too stale, too waxy, too deep-fried and too sugary.

The sadness of this donut bothered me all day, so I decided to re-create my own healthier version. The recipe only takes 7 minutes to bake in the oven. Seven-minutes-to-heavenly-tender-delicious-Nutella-donuts.

Healthy, Baked, 7-Minute Tim Horton’s Nutella Donuts

This recipe has been modified from the original recipe: “Damn Delicious – Nutella Donuts

Makes: 6 donuts
Time to prepare: 5 minutes prep, 7 minutes baking time

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

WHAT DO I DO?

  1. Preheat oven to 450 and grease a donut pan.
  2. BOWL 1: Mix flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.
  3. BOWL 2: Whisk almond milk, butter, vinegar and egg.
  4. Mix BOWL 2 into BOWL 1 until ingredients are incorporated. With a rubber spatula, place mixture into a Ziploc bag and cut the corner to create a pipe. Pipe mix into the donut pan and bake for 7 minutes.
  5. While donuts cool, whisk Nutella with heavy cream until smooth.
  6. Dip each donut and top with crushed walnuts or hazelnuts.

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