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Baked Beetroot Donuts

5 from 3 votes

Beetroot donuts are healthy snacks for kids. I love to make my kid eat healthy snacks and also encourage every child to get used to the habit of eating healthy. Beetroots can be used in many forms apart from salads, curries. Who will not love donut and when it is baked healthy; definitely it is a good option. This recipe satisfies sweet cravings of adults as well. These donuts are baked with the goodness of whole wheat flour, flax seeds, beetroot and coconut sugar.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Served AsDesserts, Snacks
Servings 6


  • Donuts : ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tbsp flax seed powder
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/8 cup beetroot juice
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil + Extra oil for greasing donut pan
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup grated beetroot
  • Beetroot glaze: 3 tablespoon beetroot juice
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • Chocolate sprinkles or chocolate chips to decorate


  • Grease a donut pan well with oil.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, corn flour, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt together in a separate bowl.
  • Grate 1 big sized beetroot, squeeze the beetroot juice out of the grated beetroot and set it aside separately.
  • In a separate bowl, dissolve sugar in milk.
  • Add 1/8 cup beetroot juice.
  • Add flax seed powder and mix until well combined.
  • Add vanilla essence and oil. Mix well and finally add apple cider vinegar.
  • Combine well and add the grated beetroot.
  • Add the sifted dry ingredients and fold the ingredients gently.
  • Preheat the oven at 160c.
  • Scoop the batter into a piping bag.
  • Pipe the batter into the greased donut pan and bake at 160c for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Once the donuts are baked, allow them to rest in the pan for few minutes.
  • Remove the baked donuts from the pan and allow them to cool on a cooling rack.
  • For the glaze, mix the beetroot juice and icing sugar together.
  • Dip the cooled donuts in the glaze, sprinkle chocolate sprinkles and allow the glaze to set completely.
  • Serve the yummy and healthy donut.


  1. Oven timings and temperature varies from one oven to another, hence adjust the timings accordingly.
  2. Glazing the donut is completely optional. In case if you are not glazing the donuts just add little more sugar to balance the sweetness.
  3. You can also glaze the donuts using dark chocolate glaze
  4. Whole wheat flour varies slightly from one brand to another. Add 1 more tablespoon of milk if the batter is very thick. 

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5 from 3 votes

Rajeswari Annamalai
Rajeswari Annamalai

Software professional turned into home maker and baker :)

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