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06.01.12
 

It’s National Donut Day. No matter how you spell it -- donuts or doughnuts -- these treats can be SUPER-HARD to resist. We're arming you with info so you can make the smartest splurge possible!

 
  The Donut Rundown!

We averaged common donut varieties from coffee shops, supermarkets, convenience stores, and more. Here are the facts...

Donut hole: 60 calories, 3g fat (PointsPlus® value 2*)
Glazed: 240 calories, 12g fat (PointsPlus® value 7*)
Frosted: 260 calories, 15g fat (PointsPlus® value 8*)
Cream-filled: 300 calories, 14g fat (PointsPlus® value 8*)
Jelly-filled: 300 calories, 14g fat (PointsPlus® value 8*)
Cruller: 300 calories, 17g fat (PointsPlus® value 8*)
Fritter: 380 calories, 17g fat (PointsPlus® value 11*)

 
 
  DONUT HOLE WARNING!

Just like with mini candy bars, there's a good chance you'll consume more calories with these than if you treated yourself to a single donut, since it's so easy to keep going back for "just one more." Keep track, and chew wisely!

 
  Worth Ordering Online -- Fat-Slashed Donuts from Holey Donuts!

Low-fat and reduced-fat donuts might sound as far-fetched as unicorns and leprechauns, but they really do exist! Holey Donuts! makes 'em. Each donut in the massive lineup (with the exception of the cinnamon bun options and the donut holes) has 145 - 230 calories and just 3 - 5g fat (PointsPlus® value 4 - 6*). NICE! And there are some CRAZY-DECADENT varieties: Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Crumb, Boston Cream Oreo Cookie, Pink Velvet, and SO many more. Check 'em out! P.S. Just like our beloved VitaTops, these are stored in the freezer, where they'll remain fresh tasting for a long time.

 
 
 
  HG Ways to Feed a Donut Craving...

Gotta have something chocolate-frosted and cream-filled? Enjoy a Boston Cream Cupcake. Need something cinnamony? Make this quick Coffee Cake in a Mug. Is it a frosting + sprinkles combo you're jonesing for? Try the Very Vanilla Fluffcakes. Jelly donuts calling your name? Have a look below...

 
  Jelly-Filled Cupcakes

1/12th of recipe (1 cupcake): 92 calories, 1.75g fat, 155mg sodium, 19g carbs, 0g fiber, 9.5g sugars, 0.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Lucky you -- we've decided to release this book-exclusive recipe for our favorite jelly-filled treats in the world! It can also be found in the pages of Hungry Girl 200 Under 200.

Ingredients:
Half of an 18.25-oz. box (about 2 cups) moist-style yellow cake mix
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
1/4 cup sugar-free strawberry preserves

 
 
 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix with baking powder. Add applesauce and 1 cup water, and stir until blended.

Evenly distribute cake mixture among the cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20 - 22 minutes.

Spoon preserves into the bottom corner of a plastic bag. Snip off that corner with scissors.

Use a knife to carefully poke a small hole in the middle of the top of each cupcake. Evenly pipe preserves through the hole in the bag into the holes in the cupcakes.

Allow to cool completely, and enjoy!

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

HG Tip! Feel free to experiment with your favorite flavors of sugar-free preserves, or even make these with a low-sugar variety!

 

Chances are, you know a donut freak or two -- click "Send to a Friend" to pass 'em this info!

CHEW ON THIS:

The first Friday in June -- that's today -- is National Donut Day. It's also the start of National Dairy Alternative Month, so wash down your donut (or donut swap) with a cup of coffee splashed with Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze!

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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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