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Maple Pecan Doughnuts: These healthy breakfast bites are SO good! And healthy! The icing is made out of ground pecans, greek yogurt, and a tablespoon of real maple syrup!

Maple Pecan Doughnuts

Maple Pecan Doughnuts! These healthy doughnuts are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack and have a delicious fall flavor. They're baked not fried so they much healthier for you than regular doughnuts plus they taste so much better than any store-bought variety.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 203kcal


For the Doughnuts:

  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3 Tbsp warm water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 3 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

For the Frosting:

  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the yeast and warm water. Set aside for about 5 minutes.
  • Combine the dry and liquid ingredients separately (except for the pecans). Add the yeast mixture to the liquid ingredients and mix in.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix. Lastly, add in the chopped pecans.
  • Spray the doughnut pan with coconut oil. Place the dough in the pan and bake for about 20 minutes (or until lightly browned).
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend the pecans until they are finely ground.
  • Add in the yogurt and keep blending until a very smooth icing texture has been created.
  • Mix in the maple syrup and vanilla.
  • Top the cooled doughnuts with icing and add extra chopped pecans (optional)!
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 203kcal