Baked Doughnuts with Whole Wheat Flour

Fried food has its own charm but they can not be a regular choice for you or your kids and I feel the same way. That’s why I was trying to make ‘Perfect Baked Doughnuts that too with Whole Wheat Flour’ since long. I tried 100% refined flour, 50-50 whole wheat and refined flour they both were good but somehow, me being me I wanted to remove the use of refined flour at all. It took me 4 trials to get super soft, crusty whole wheat flour doughnuts.


I have added little cornflour to this recipe to make them lighter and better textured. On eating you won’t even realise that these are baked and not fried, they are so soft and fluffy that you would love to bake them again and again for your kids and yourself as they are completely guilt free except the sugar part😉


For Doughnuts:

  • 2 & 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • Water as needed
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

For Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk

For Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Doughnut holes’ topping:

  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder


  • Mix together both the flours, yeast, sugar and salt in a big mixing bowlIMG20170816090631
  • In another bowl mix milk and butter and heat it a little so the butter melts in the milk
  • Add the butter and milk mixture to flour, make sure that milk should be just mildly warm not hot otherwise it will kill the yeastIMG20170816091043
  • Mix it well and add warm water little by little till you get a soft smooth dough. The dough should be kneaded for a minimum of 10 minutes by hands to get really soft doughnuts. This time I made the dough with my hand mixer and kneaded it for 6-8 minutesIMG20170816093224
  • Oil the same bowl a little and keep the dough covered in it at some warm place for proving till it doubles in size. It will take around 1 & 1/2 to two hoursIMG20170816131121
  • Now punch the dough to take out the air, and roll it into a 1/2″ thick rectangle, either by hands or with a rolling pinIMG20170816131157
  • Cut the doughnuts with a round cookie cutter or a sharp edged bowl or glass and then make the holes with anything like the small cap of a bottle or backside of a piping nozzle, like shown in the pictures
  • Line the doughnuts and the holes on a parchment lined baking tray and brush some melted butter on their tops, and let them rest for 15-20 minutes
  • In the meantime preheat your oven at 180 degrees
  • Then, bake them at 180 degrees for 12-15 minutes till the tops are goldenIMG20170816134544
  • While they are baking prepare the glazes, for vanilla glaze mix sugar, vanilla and milk very well till it’s one and lump free, add some more milk if required
  • For Chocolate Glaze add sugar, cocoa, vanilla and milk and mix very well till it’s one lump free mixture
  • Prepare the cinnamon sugar by mixing castor sugar and cinnamon together
  • Keep all glaze and melted butter and cinnamon sugar readyIMG20170816134948
  • As soon as the doughnuts are out of the oven coat them in the glazes and use the sprinklers if you wish toIMG20170816135017
  • For Doughnut holes that is my absolute favorite, dip them in melted butter first and then cover in the cinnamon sugar and eat one immidiately 😋 you will love it🤗IMG20170816135236
  • You can even dip these beauties in a simple chocolate ganache( find recipe here)
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The result is super soft melt in mouth doughnuts that are much much healthier as they are made with whole wheat flour and baked to perfection 😊 I bet you are going to love me for this recipe 🤗



Author: flavoredwithlovebypriyanka

A complete Foodie by heart who loves to eat and cook, and cook with all the seriousness and lots of love...

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