Chia Seed Donuts with a Creamy Peanut Butter Glaze

Recently, I needed to start a new commute to my campus. Commuting, obviously, is awful. There is nothing worse than realizing after a long day of classes/work that a hectic drive home stands between you and your dinner. As is life. But to make matters worse I have to pass a Krispy Kreme Donut shop twice a day. It’s not like I simply speed by it either. I am constantly stuck at a light with a Krispy Kreme Donut sign seemingly directly in front of me. I’m a big believer in that when a craving hits it must be obeyed but this doesn’t mean that I can afford to stop for a dozen of donuts every day. So here is my healthy alternative. Trust me they are delicious!

Chia Seed Donut with Peanut Butter Glaze
Chia Seed Donut with Peanut Butter Glaze

Yield: 6 Donuts



¼ cup chia seeds
¾ cup whole wheat flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup honey
1 cup almond milk
½ tsp vanilla

Peanut Butter Glaze:
2 TBSP vanilla Greek yogurt
1 TBSP honey
1 TBSP creamy peanut butter
1-2 tsp milk or nonfat milk


1. Preheat oven to 300F.
2. In a large bowl, add chia seeds, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
3. In a separate mixing bowl combine the milk, honey, and vanilla extract.
4. Slowly mix together the liquid mixture with the dry ingredients and evenly combined.
5. Spoon batter into a greased doughnut pan. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
6. Let sit in the pan for about 10 minutes then invert onto a cooling rack.
7. To prepare the glaze, stir together the yogurt, honey, and peanut butter.
8. Slowly add the milk ½ teaspoon at a time, stopping once the desired consistency is achieved.
9. Spoon the glaze on top of the warm donuts and return to the wire rack to let the glaze set.

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