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whole grain baked carrot raisin spice doughnuts // cait's plate

whole grain baked carrot raisin spice doughnuts

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 doughnuts 1x
  • Category: breakfast


a delicious ginger and cinnamon spice cake blended with carrots and plump raisins for fiber-filled baked doughnuts that are good enough to eat for breakfast or dessert!


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plain, whole milk greek or skyr yogurt
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and grated fine
  • 1/3 cup raisins


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and grease 2 8-section doughnut pans
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine yogurt, sugar, canola oil, eggs and vanilla extract and use an electric beater to combine
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir a few times to incorporate ingredients.  When there are a few flour pockets remaining, fold in carrots and raisins.  Mix until just combined and carrots & raisins are evenly distributed
  • Pour batter into a piping bag then pipe into the prepared doughnut pans (*see note #1)
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until doughnuts spring back to the touch


  1. You don’t have to do this step if you don’t want, I just find it easier to control where the batter is going.
  2. These doughnuts are not super sweet.  I purposely kept the sugar minimal so that I could give them to Owen as a breakfast option.  If you want a sweeter doughnut, add a simple powdered sugar glaze (just 1 cup powdered sugar with a few tablespoons milk combined together with a spoon)
  3. Mini Muffin Variety: If you don’t have a doughnut pan, you can make these in a muffin pan instead.  Line a mini muffin pan with paper liners or spray with cooking spray.  Place about 1-2 tbsp. batter into each well.  Cook for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean or with just a few wet crumbs.

Keywords: doughnuts, donuts, carrots, raisins, whole grain

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