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Doughnuts with chocolate

Our kids just love doughnuts. I wanted to try out some things for myself and so I made these chocolate doughnuts that contain less fat and less sugar than traditional bakery doughnuts.

Preparation time

20 min preparation + 10 min cooking


9 pieces



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For 9 pieces

For the doughnuts

  • 200 g pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sodium bicarbonate
  • a pinch of salt
  • 80 g Zùsto
  • 90 g unsweetened almond milk
  • 90 g low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 50 g sunflower oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the chocolate ganache

  • 75 g chocolate (milk) *
  • 50 ml full cream

*Chocolate can also be substituted with our chocolate callets. These contain fewer calories and are better for our health.


  • Doughnut mould (to bake the doughnuts in the oven)
  • Piping bag

Preparation method

For the doughnuts

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease the doughnut baking mould with margarine or cooking spray.
  2. Place the flour, baking powder, sodium bicarbonate and salt together in a mixing bowl and stir. Add the Zùsto and mix again with a spoon.
  3. In another mixing bowl, place the almond milk, Greek yogurt, sunflower oil, egg and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.  
  4. Mix the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and keep mixing until you get a smooth batter.
  5. Put the batter in a piping bag (so you can fill the doughnut moulds more easily). Fill the moulds until they are about 2/3 full (or 60g batter).
  6. Bake for 10 mins in the preheated oven or until the top starts to turn golden brown.
  7. Firstly, let them cool in the doughnut mould for 5 mins, then carefully remove the doughnuts from the mould (although I did this a little less carefully and just inverted the doughnut mould over my cooling rack). Allow to cool completely.

For the ganache

  1. When the doughnuts are completely cooled, make the ganache.
  2. Chop the chocolate into equal, small pieces and put them in a heatproof bowl. Bear in mind that you will also need to dip the doughnuts in the bowl, so make sure the bowl is large enough.
  3. Put the cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Then pour the hot cream over the chocolate pieces and leave to rest for 1 minute.
  4. Gently stir the chocolate cream mixture. Keep stirring until the chocolate has completely melted and you get a nice smooth ganache.
  5. Dip a half of each doughnut into the mixture and place on a plate. If necessary, put them in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.


Nutritional values

Doughnuts with chocolate For 1 doughnut (60 g batter and 10 g ganache)
Energy (in kcal) 182 kcal
Fat (g) 9 g
Of which saturates 2.9 g
Of which unsaturates 6.1 g
Carbohydrates (g) 18.5 g
Fibre (g) 2.6 g
Protein (g) 3.9 g

About Yasmine Marchal

Hi, I’m Yasmine from the pastry blog Tartes Yaya. As well as running my blog, I work full time as an IT project manager. Baking is my creative outlet, but I also enjoy sports (jogging, hiking, aerial dance and horse riding).

I’m mum to an 8 year old boy, Ilyas, and a 6 year old girl, Fatou. In August 2018, Ilyas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease that is not caused by eating too much sugar… just to clarify that! ;)).Even though a type 1 diabetic can eat whatever they want and don’t have to follow a special diet, their body has greater difficulty in processing real sugars because the body is not able to produce insulin itself or manage insulin spikes properly.

My son’s diabetes led me to discover Zùsto and since then, Zùsto has been my favourite sugar substitute!

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