If you can’t tell by all of the donut recipes on my blog, I absolutely love making healthier versions of donuts. I had a bag of gummies sitting in my cabinet and I thought- why not?! A unique donut flavor - gummy candy donuts - sounds interesting and fun to try. And they turned out so good! Something to note, you can’t use regular gummy candies. See the tips and tricks at the end.
One thing I love about these gummy candy donuts is they are only 100 calories each. When I can get away with having such a fun dessert for less than 100 calories, I’m all in. It keeps things fun and flexible, and I don’t feel so restricted in my diet. And I’m all about a recipe I can share with the whole family. It makes it easier when I don’t have to make separate meals or desserts! For more fun, but healthy desserts, check out these 29 Best Weight Watcher’s Desserts.
Three reasons why you need to make this recipe!
It’s a very unique donut flavor.
You probably won’t find these anywhere in a regular donut shop. If they are out there, they’re hard to find. So make it at home and have some fun with your baking! Even the kids will love getting involved in this one.
It will be a hit with the kids.
Kids love any food that is bright and colorful, and these unique gummy candy donuts will wow them. And because it’s healthy, you can feel good about giving them such a fun snack. There are less than 10 grams of sugar per donut. A donut from a bakery can have anywhere between 15-30 grams of sugar per donut. No, thank you!
These unique gummy candy donuts are perfect for a colorful party.
Whether it’s a kid's birthday party or just a fun summer bash, these donuts will light up the dessert table. And people will absolutely want to try a gummy candy donut. No one has to know it’s healthy.
Ingredients you need to make Gummy Candy Donuts:
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 2.5 tablespoon white cake mix
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoon egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened original almond milk
- 1 tablespoon sprinkles
- 33 g baking gummies, cut in half (about 3 Tbsp)
- Preheat the oven to 350F and spray the 6 hole donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a bowl, mix together the all purpose flour, cake mix, sugar, and baking powder.
- Stir in the egg whites, milk, and vanilla.
- Cut the baking gummies in half. Fold the sprinkles and the gummies into the batter.
- Fill the donut pan with the batter and try to make sure the gummies are equally divided over the 6 donuts.
- Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the donut pan.
Makes 6 donuts. Nutrition info for 1 donut: Calories 100, Fat 1 g, Saturated fat .6 g, Carbs 20 g, Fiber .35 g, Sugars 9 g, Sodium 157 mg, Protein 3 g.
- All Purpose flour 6 points
- White cake mix 3 points
- Sugar 4 points
- Baking powder 0 points
- Egg whites 0 points
- Vanilla 0 points
- Unsweetened Original Almond milk 0 points
- Sprinkles 1 point
- Baking gummies 5 points
3 points per donut based on the WW app recipe creator.
If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below.
4sp or 2pp each
- You can’t really change up the gummy candies much (see the tips and tricks below), but you could add some food coloring to make the donuts more fun and colorful.
- You could make a colorful glaze by combining Swerve Confectioners sugar, a tiny bit of water, and a few drops of food coloring. Drizzle it over the donuts or dip each donut into the glaze.
- You could omit the gummy candy altogether and just add more sprinkles if a sprinkle donut sounds good to you.
- To save some points, you could try using baking Splenda instead of sugar. Swerve is also a good brand if you’re looking for sugar substitutes.
Tips and Tricks for Making Gummy Candy Donuts:
- FYI don’t use regular gummy bears or gummy candy. They will explode everywhere! Baking gummies are a great alternative and they can usually be found in the baking aisle or local bulk food store.
- You can whip the egg whites until they’re light and fluffy before folding them into the batter. That will help the donuts rise and stay light rather than dense.
- Store these on the counter - sealed tightly - for up to 3 days, in the fridge for up to 5 days (although keeping them in the fridge can make the gummy candy hard), or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- To make these gluten-free, use a gluten-free flour blend but add in ½ teaspoon of extra baking powder and definitely whip the egg whites before adding them to the batter. Gluten-free baking tends to be very dense, so the base recipe needs help getting light and airy.
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Gummy candy donuts
- Preheat oven to 350F, spray your 6 hole donut pan and set aside.
- In a bowl mix together your flour, cake mix, sugar and baking powder.
- Stir in your egg whites, milk and vanilla.
- Cut your baking gummies in half. Fold in sprinkles and gummies.
- Fill your donut pan with batter, try to make sure the gummies are equally divided over your 6 donuts. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes.
- Makes 6 donuts at 4sp or 2pp each. Each donut- Calories-94, Fat-0.9g, Saturated fat 0.4g, Carbs-19g, Fiber-0.5g, Sugars 7.2g, Protein-2.4g