Low Calorie Chocolate Doughnuts Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

Something I haven’t made on the blog recently is doughnuts, so I thought it was time to change that.

If your from Brighton, you’ll love a good doughnut. We have some amazing doughnut places down here: the pier doughnuts, Dunkin, Krispy Kreme, Dum Dum Donutterie, Glazed – just to name a few. So it only feels right, as a Brightonian that I give making the perfect doughnut a go myself.

I was scrolling through Pinterest when I came across a recipe for low calorie doughnuts. Now I won’t lie, I didn’t think they’d be much cop flavour wise but I thought I’d give them a go myself, seen as I want to make and share more low calorie options with you guys. Well let’s just say, DAMN was I wrong about these.

See, this is why you should never judge a book by its cover… these doughnuts were a chocolate dream and quite honestly, you wouldn’t believe these are low calorie. They taste just as good as a doughnut you’d buy (without bigging myself up to much haha).

So here I am, today, sharing this recipe with you:

Category: Sweet Treat

Serves: 15

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 8 Minutes

Decorating Time: 5 Minutes

Overall Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients You Need:

  • 136g Of All-Purpose Flour
  • 100g Of Sugar
  • 35g Of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 61g Of Skimmed Milk
  • 60g Of Vegetable Oil
  • 6tbsp Of No-Fat Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1tsp Of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • Bar Of White Chocolate

How To Make Chocolate Doughnuts:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, grease your doughnut tin and preheat the oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • Secondly, in a medium sized bowl, combine the 136g of all-purpose flour, 35g of cocoa powder, 100g of sugar and 1/2tsp of bicarbonate of soda.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the 61g of skimmed milk, 60g of vegetable oil, 6tbsp of no-fat Greek yoghurt, 1 egg and 1tsp of vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Next, mix the dry ingredients into the wet until combined (TIP: don’t over mix as the doughnut will become dense).
  • Spoon the mixture into your doughnut tin (TIP: I’d roughly fill 3/4 of the way as the doughnuts do expand).
  • Bake in the oven for 8 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Once baked take out the oven and transfer the doughnuts to a wire rack to cool.
  • When the doughnuts have cooled, melt your bar of white chocolate in the microwave (TIP: I do 20 second blasts to make sure I don’t burn it).
  • Finally, place the melted white chocolate into a piping bag, snip the tip of the piping bag off and drizzle the chocolate over the doughnuts.

That’s your Chocolate Doughnuts prepared, baked, decorated and ready to be eaten!

Boy, do I love a good doughnut!

Today’s doughnuts shocked me. I’m so happy I gave them a chance because they really are a delicious doughnut! Plus, you can have a couple of these without the guilt… bonus right?

Let me know if you end up making these doughnuts yourself and if you do, what your thoughts were on them. Do you agree that they are a chocolate dream?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. July 29, 2021 / 9:34 am

    I love doughnuts and I am always impressed by how easy they seem to be to make! Really love chocolate on everything so I can’t wait to try them x

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 2:55 pm

      They are so easy! I couldn’t believe myself how easy they were to make. These are a chocolate dream! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. July 29, 2021 / 9:48 am

    I’d love to give doughnuts a go and make them, this sounds like a great and easy recipe xx

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 2:57 pm

      This is such a easy recipe to do, you’ll be surprised how easy! These are defo worth giving a go. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. July 29, 2021 / 9:53 am

    I’ve never tried to make doughnuts before. These look amazing. And you really can’t go wrong with chocolate!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 2:57 pm

      You can’t go wrong with chocolate, it’s the best! These doughnuts are honestly delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. July 29, 2021 / 11:09 am

    These look good, I’ve never made doughnuts before so might have to give this a go xx

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 2:58 pm

      They are worth giving a go, so easy to make! Delish! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. July 29, 2021 / 11:16 am

    I love a good chocolate donut — your recipe sounds really good (not too complicated). Thanks for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 3:00 pm

      Oh they are the best aren’t they. Especially if they’re really fudge like inside. It really isn’t complicated to make these, it’s super easy and quick. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. July 29, 2021 / 1:48 pm

    These look incredible. I love donuts but am very aware of how bad they are for you! I go past the Krispy counter every time I go to Tesco and it’s SO tempting. These sound like fantastic alternatives! x

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 3:00 pm

      Oooo I haven’t been to Krispy cream in a long time, I must buy some soon! These are a brilliant alternative and are so easy to make. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. July 29, 2021 / 2:16 pm

    These donuts both look and sound amazing Elle! I’ll definitely be giving these a try. Thanks for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 3:01 pm

      You’ll have to let me know what you think, they are honestly delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. lynnmumbingmejia
    July 29, 2021 / 6:20 pm

    OMG! These look so good! I’ve never even thought of making donuts myself! I’m not a big fan of donuts because they are just super sweet but I like the idea of me being able to control the sweetness and glaze. Thanks for sharing x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 31, 2021 / 6:43 pm

      You can 100% make these doughnuts your own, by adding or taking away ingredients! Honestly, these are super yummy. Thank you so much for commenting Lynn! Xo

  9. July 29, 2021 / 7:45 pm

    I love a good doughnut too 🍩 😊This recipe seems easy. I would have to substitute some things due to dietary restrictions but wow I really appreciate you sharing this.

    Pastor Natalie

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 31, 2021 / 6:45 pm

      You can totally make these your own! it’s a perfect base recipe which you can switch ingredients for others etc. Doughnuts are unreal aren’t they. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. August 1, 2021 / 9:02 am

    these look and sound delicious! i’m a total sucker for sweet things, so I’ll definitely have to try a low cal recipe x

    • ellegracedeveson
      August 1, 2021 / 12:32 pm

      Honestly, these are delicious! Defiantly worth giving a go if you can. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  11. wombatjambalayaoberon31620
    January 10, 2022 / 3:57 pm

    These look amazing. I definitely need to make them. Thank you for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      January 12, 2022 / 7:36 pm

      Omg these are just delicious, the best kind of doughnuts! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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