Air Donuts (No sugar, no fat) – Vegan Muscle and Fitness


I call them “air” donuts since they are cake-like and a vehicle for toppings so they satisfy that donut craving…but with no fat or sugar. The key ingredients? Club soda and erythritol sweetener.

Erythritol is a zero-calorie sugar alcohol based sweetener (you can read more about it from nutritionfacts.org here). Note that the product links below would give us a tiny commission through Amazon if you purchase them, however I have found erythritol even at Wal-Mart. It is also available in brown sugar.

Club soda can replace the egg and oil in any cake mix also!

Air donuts (makes 14)

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup erythritol (granulated)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • Optional: dash cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 12 ounces club soda

Icing

  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s erythritol (powdered)
  • Few drops vanilla extract
  • Optional: I added grated lemon zest and a few drops of lemon juice for lemon icing
  • Plant milk (soy, almond, whatever) mixed in to correct consistency

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a donut pan with cooking spray. Mix together dry ingredients for the donuts. Whisk with club soda. Note: if it is a bit too watery, you can add a couple of tablespoons of additional flour. Pour into pan and bake for 7-10 minutes.

While donuts are baking, mix icing. It should be a paste-like consistency, although you could also make it a more liquid-y drizzled icing.

Remove from pan and cool on rack for a few minutes. Ice. You can top if you like – I splurged on a few sprinkles 🙂

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