Our delicious the dapper doughnut, uniquely crafted by our talented pastry chefs and bakers, are made fresh on site throughout the day. We use only the finest quality ingredients in our recipes — locally sourced and organic whenever possible. A healthier artificer treat — a complicated update on a classic Canadian tradition.
Donuts are the great choice for the breakfast and snack time but it’s not the healthy option. The dapper donuts in the famous shop are made from recipes full of saturated fat, and deep-fried. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t eat the dapper donuts anymore.
Here we offer you the low-fat baked dapper donuts recipe: Evaporated skim milk provides richness, while baking eliminates the added fat from cooking in a deep fryer.
- 1 1/3 cups unsweetened evaporated milk
- 1 packet dry active yeast
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter or margarine
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar or Splenda
- 2 eggs
- 5 cups white flour
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm milk to 95 degrees, stirring constantly to avoid scalding. Set aside 1 cup of milk, and pour the other 1/3 cup into a large bowl and add the yeast.
- Stir in briefly, then let sit for five minutes. Meanwhile, combine the sugar and butter into the opposite cup of milk. Add to yeast mixture, then use a fork to stir in eggs, nutmeg, salt, and flour, just until the flour is fully mixed into the batter.
- Using clean hands or an electric mixer with a dough hook, knead the dough in the bowl until it begins to pull away from the sides and becomes smooth and glossy. If the dough is simply too sticky, add a little flour. If it seems too dry, you can add a bit more milk.
- Lightly flour a working surface or counter and knead briefly, then shape into a ball, transfer to a bowl sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and put in a warm place to rise until doubled (about an hour).
- Punch down and use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll the dough out into a 1/2-inch thick sheet. You can either use a donuts cutter to cut out dapper donuts, or a cookie cutter or the top of a plastic bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and cut out the centres with a smaller cutter or melon baller.
- Cover with a cloth and allow to rise an additional 45 minutes. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until the bottoms begin to turn golden.
Donuts Topping Options
Here are the topping options for your tasty, low-fat donuts!
- Cinnamon and Sugar Donuts
- Spray warm donuts thoroughly with non-stick butter-flavoured cooking spray and toss in a bowl of cinnamon and white or brown sugar.
- Powdered Sugar Donuts
- Spray warm donuts with non-stick cooking spray and coat with powdered (confectioner’s) sugar.
- Glazed Donuts
- Stir together 1/4 cup low-fat or evaporated skim milk and 1 tsp. vanilla in medium saucepan over low heat. Add a pair of cups sifted confectioner’s (powdered) sugar, whisking gently until combined. Set mixture in an exceedingly bowl over heat water whereas dipping donuts in glaze. Set the dapper doughnut on rack to empty for five minutes before serving.
- Frosted Donuts
- Stir together 1/4 cup cold low-fat or evaporated skim milk and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Add 3-6 Tbsp fat-free or low-fat whipped topping, whisking constantly, until icing reached desired consistancy.
- Mix in 2 Tbsp non-instant pudding mix (chocolate pudding for chocolate icing, vanilla pudding for vanilla icing, butterscotch pudding for butterscotch icing, etc.) until well combined. Frost room-temperature donuts with icing and serve.