Cherry-Almond Donuts


It's a cinch to learn how to make donuts at home when you bake them in a donut pan (rather than frying them in hot oil). Top these cherry donuts with a dusting of powdered sugar for a simple, showy finish.

Cherry-Almond Doughnuts
Photo: Adam Albright
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 doughnuts


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 cup white whole wheat flour

  • cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 6 tablespoon butter

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • ½ cup finely snipped dried cherries

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • Powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a standard-size (3 1/2-inch) doughnut pan* or twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray.

  2. In a bowl combine the next five ingredients (through baking soda). Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In another bowl combine the next four ingredients (through almond extract). Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until combined (do not overmix).

  3. Spoon batter into a large resealable plastic bag. Using scissors, cut off a corner; squeeze batter into prepared pan, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Smooth tops.

  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until doughnuts are light golden brown and spring back when lightly pressed. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Turn doughnuts out of pan. If desired, place doughnuts on parchment or foil and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.


If necessary, bake doughnuts in doughnut pan in two batches, washing pan and coating again with cooking spray before filling with the remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1.5mg 8%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 114mg 2%
Folate, total 7.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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