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Lightly glazed sour cream donuts

January 24, 2018

It’s been awhile since I made a new donut recipe, they are one of my favorite things to bake. I think because our minds associate donuts with indulgences and I love making them guilt free! These sour cream donuts are light and fluffy and so delicious, they are just very lightly glazed to finish them off with just enough sweetness. I will confess I am not a fan of sour cream on its own, you won’t find me dipping things in it or using it as a topping, but mixed in to recipes I don’t mind it and you truly can’t taste the sour cream in these donut’s (in case your worried about it like picky me would be ha!) They are just 4 freestyle smart points each, if you want to leave the glaze of they are only 3 points each.

Lightly glazed sour cream donuts
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 6
4SP blue, green & purple/3PP
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ⅓ cup light sour cream
  • 2.5 Tbsp non fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp icing sugar (confectionary sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a regular 6 hole donut pan.
  2. In a bowl whisk together your egg and sugar, add in your sour cream, yogurt, vanilla and mix well.
  3. Stir in your flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Divide into your 6 donut holes, do not fill right to the rim or you might not have enough batter for 6 and they rise up.
  5. Bake in the oven for approx 18 minutes.
  6. Let cool 5 minutes, for glaze mix your icing sugar and milk together on a flat plate, then dip donuts in glaze, it will be enough to just lightly glaze them and add a little sweetness, icing is optional though.
Freestyle smart points- (blue & purple) 4 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- (green) 4 using SP calculator
Points plus- 3 using PP calculator
Nutritional info.. Calories 108...Fat 2g..Sat fat 1g...Carbs 18.9g...Fiber 0.4g..Sugar 9.3g...Protein 3.7g using My Fitness Pal

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    Reply Barb January 24, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Wondering how this batter would work in a mini donut maker………….

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 25, 2018 at 11:47 am

      I’m not too familiar with the mini makers, all I can suggest is trial and error πŸ™‚ let me know if you attempt it

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    Reply Suzi Austin January 25, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I’m going to try these this weekend! Can’t wait!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 25, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Hope you enjoy them Suzi πŸ™‚

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        Reply Suzi January 27, 2018 at 9:20 pm

        They were really good! I might try almond extract instead of vanilla the next time I make them and see how that tastes.. I love almond flavor 😊 thank you for great recipes!

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle January 31, 2018 at 12:13 pm

          You are welcome, let me know how they turn out with the almond πŸ™‚

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    Reply Lorraine February 8, 2018 at 10:56 am

    These look amazing. I’m going to make them tomorrow. Will fat free sour cream work just as well?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 9, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Lorraine, yes FF sour cream will work just as well, I hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

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    Reply Beverly Hannum February 10, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    I’ve tried your donut recipe twice, first time, (last night) forgot the baking powder and exchanged the sour cream with FF yogurt. It turned out like a bagel but still yummy. Second time, (this morning) remembered the baking powder and still exchanged the sour cream with the yogurt. WOW, you should be writing the recipes for weight watchers!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 11, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks Beverly πŸ™‚ I actually did create at donut recipe for WW at their request, it may be featured this spring if they use it πŸ™‚ So glad you enjoyed them

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      Reply Holly Farabaugh September 28, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      I was going to ask if I could do it with just the FF Greek Yogurt instead of Sour Cream!!

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    Reply Jennifer M February 16, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Just tried these donuts today. Really light and the texture was lovely – often lower fat foods have this gummy texture – but not your recipe! I threw in a pinch each of nutmeg and cinnamon which didn’t overwhelm the overall donut flavour, but did add a little more complexity. And you’re right – the glaze is minimal per donut (I’ll admit to taste testing before glazing because I couldn’t help myself). Plain or glazed – truly a nice light donut. Thank you for sharing. Next up – your apple cinnamon greek yogurt muffin – wish me luck!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 17, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      Hi Jennifer, so glad you enjoyed the donuts, they are so light and fluffy I loved them! Hope you enjoy the muffins, they will be denser than the donuts though just based on ingredients

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    Reply Kathy H March 17, 2018 at 6:11 am

    I love all of your recipes. They are simple and not complicated. The ingredients are always items you keep in the pantry/refrigerator without having to go out and buy specialty items. I always look forward to your next creation so I can try it. You are amazing and I appreciate you sharing your recipes with us.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 17, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet words Kathy, I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes πŸ™‚

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    Reply Jen March 28, 2018 at 12:15 am

    What’s the best way to store these? Refrigerator? Freezer?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 28, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      After a day or two then I would put them in the fridge, if you want them to last all week then I would freeze them individually

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    Reply Josie May 1, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Let me start by saying you are amazing , all these amazing recipes hard to know which ones to try first. I want to do these donuts don’t have this type of pan. Will recipe work in mini muffin pan.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 1, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      Hi Josie, thank you πŸ™‚ yes a mini muffin pan should work out ok , I hope you enjoy them

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    Reply Reenie September 16, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Going to try these, they look great. Target has donut pans on sale for $8.00 this week, now that’s an incentive to make them!!!Thanks for posting,

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 17, 2019 at 11:59 am

      Woohoo.. yes definitely buy yourself one, happy baking πŸ™‚

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    Reply Patti October 13, 2019 at 2:01 am

    How do you think adding some fresh blueberries would work*

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 19, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      fresh blueberries can sometimes make a mess in donuts/muffins, especially if they are big ones, maybe just a few .. otherwise you’ll have a mess of a donut when they are done in the oven if that makes sense

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    Reply Carolyn February 11, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Can you air fry these doughnuts? I just bought an Instant Pot Air Fryer lid and hoped that I might be able to air fry them. Anyway you look at it, though, these are delicious doughnuts. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 12, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      Hi Carolyn, you are very welcome, I have never made my donut recipes in the air fryer but I think they will turn out ok, if you try feel free to share how it went πŸ™‚

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    Reply Roae August 9, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Hi there,
    Just made these but they didn’t rise… I used silicone pans so not sure if that was why?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 14, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      Hi, hmmm not sure why they didn’t rise.. I don’t ever use silicone but I’d be surprised if that was the issue, hard to say without being there πŸ™

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