Strawberry Baked Donuts

Happy New Year! Can you believe it is 2017? My goal for this year is to continue on my healthy eating quest for Grumpy and Me, starting with these delicious Strawberry Baked Donuts made with Great Grains® cereal!

Strawberry Baked Donuts

Last year I took a pledge to eat healthier and become more fit. I’m happy to tell you that while I am not yet the “goddess” I want to be, I am definitely healthier and more fit this January 1 than I was last! I’m down in pounds and feeling great!

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Strawberry Baked Donuts

I made 3 very important changes in my lifestyle last year that I have stuck to for the most part. I admit, I am far from perfect and I do falter and give in. The difference is now, when I make that mistake, I don’t allow it to rule how I feel and just keep messing up. I move on and go back to what I was doing!

Strawberr Baked Donuts

When it came down to it, I realized that what I was putting into my body was what was making me feel terrible. So, to start, we started eating healthier. More proteins and whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruit.  Exercise became a part of my daily routine.

Strawberry Baked Donuts

I would walk the mall in the morning before going to work, and then, I would sometimes also walk the mall during my lunch break. I made sure to get at least 10,000 steps a day in for the most part. Sometimes I would really impress myself and double those steps! Lastly, I participated in challenges with my friends on FitBit. This would motivate me even more to at least get my 10K steps in, if not more because I wanted to be at the top!

Strawberry Baked Donuts

I decided to take a favorite muffin recipe and change it up some by adding Great Grains® cereal and fresh strawberries, then turn the muffins into donut shape! I also topped the muffins with some of the great grains cereal and made a little drizzle frosting with fresh strawberries pureed and mixed with confectioner sugar.

Strawberry Baked Donuts

Do you have a commitment to eating healthier and living a cleaner life? I would love to hear what you are doing to help you succeed. Leave me a note in the comments below to tell me how you plan to succeed in 2017?

Watch how I make my Strawberry Baked Donuts!



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Strawberry Baked Donuts

Strawberry Baked Donuts

Strawberry Baked Donuts

A healthier donut with Great Grain's Cereal and a Strawberry Drizzle.
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Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Baked Donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 256kcal


For the Donuts

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil plus more for tin
  • 1-1/2 cups Great Grains® Crunchy Pecan Cereal
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

For the Glaze

  • 1/4 cup pureed strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 400. Spray donut pans with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cereal and milk; let stand until softened, about 15 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Stir oil, egg, sugar, and strawberries into cereal mixture. Fold in flour mixture.
  • Prep piping bag by cutting tip to make a hole about 1/2 inch wide. Put batter in piping bag and pipe into donut wells. Top with sprinkles of cereal.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a donut comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack; let cool completely.
  • Combine 1 cup of powdered sugar, strawberry puree, and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Add remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar and stir until smooth.
  • Drizzle donuts with glaze. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.


Substitute any milk of your choice for the almond milk. Nutrition facts will change.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. claudia January 1, 2017 at 7:39 am - Reply

    sounds perfect to start my day!

  2. Liz January 1, 2017 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    You are so good with your fitbit. I kept forgetting to charge mine or would lose it in one of my pockets! Love that these are healthier donuts. I love the added texture!!!

  3. Sarah @ Champagne Tastes January 2, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

    I keep meaning to get a fitbit.. and haven’t yet! These look tasty- I still don’t have a donut mold… apparently I need to go shopping LOL

  4. Kim @ Three Olives Branch January 2, 2017 at 11:40 am - Reply

    I love this idea! What a great combination of flavors. Berries are one of my favorite things to have in breakfast food, yum!

  5. valentina January 2, 2017 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    If I can be healthy and eat donuts, I’M IN! 🙂 These are just lovely!

  6. Elaine @ Dishes Delish January 2, 2017 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I love how hearty these donuts are! I especially love the cereal you used! And good for you, trying to get 10,000 steps a day. That is definitely hard to do!

  7. Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery January 2, 2017 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    I am obsessed with my Fitbit and steps – 16,000 steps per day or bust!

    I get that these are healthier donuts, but I love that everyone is sharing detox soups and paleo, gluten free, dairy free, Whole 30 chicken dishes today, and you’re sharing donuts. You speak my love language.

  8. Shaina January 3, 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

    I’m really not huge on fried desserts, so I love that these are baked! They sounds delicious!

  9. The Ninja Baker January 4, 2017 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Love that your donuts allow us to eat in a healthy and delicious fashion. Admire your attitude of allowing the imperfect to be perfect =)

  10. The Food Hunter January 4, 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    that strawberry sauce looks yummy

  11. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious January 4, 2017 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    I loved that these are baked! They look so tasty!

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  13. Cricket Plunkett January 9, 2017 at 8:29 am - Reply

    That glaze makes these look so delicious! Love that they’re baked!

  14. Constance Smith January 9, 2017 at 9:30 am - Reply

    What a great idea for doughnuts!

  15. Maria @ kitchenathoskins January 14, 2017 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Great idea to incorporate cereal into donuts. Brilliant mash-up!

  16. Felesha Bell January 17, 2017 at 9:51 am - Reply

    These don’t look healthy at all!! Yum!!

  17. Susan Salzman January 17, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I am always trying to be super conscious about what I eat. And I am so trying to eliminate white sugar. These look great!

  18. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) January 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    These donuts are absolutely fantastic!!!

  19. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons January 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Oh these are lovely! They look fabulous!

  20. Megan @ MegUnprocessed January 20, 2017 at 12:32 am - Reply

    What great flavor combos!

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