I know what your thinking- donuts can’t be healthy. But Holey Donuts! definitely has a healthy twist on donut making. All their products are low in fat due to a special baking technique that doesn’t require deep frying the donuts. As a result, these products are lower in fat and calories as compared to Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts and Entenmann’s products. They don’t use artificial sweetners and there are no trans fats in these products. Yet they claim to taste just like the real thing- sans the artery clogging fat.
I was skeptical- usually low fat things are dry, kind of bland. But i was generously sent “cinnamon bun middles” in the mail. These claimed to be basically the “goodness” of the cinnamon bun- the gooey, soft, chewy center. Holey Donuts says, “We promise that these buns won’t end up adding to your buns! After all don’t we all want smaller buns anyway? Moist, delicious, hand-made and delivered frozen to store in your freezer and enjoy anytime!”
Upon opening the box, there were about 20 of these babies, all about the size of my fist, and they looked GOOD. Just like those pillsbury ones you bake in the oven and drizzle with icing. I was so excited to try one- I bite into one right away. *oops* they were frozen! Heh, silly me 😉 But anywho- I took the partially bit cinnamon bun middle and stuck it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. The result? The bun was warm, with gooey icing dripping down the sides and a sweet and cinnamony aroma filled my kitchen.My mouth was watering at this point.
I took a bite, and…
GONE are the days I thought I could never have cinnamon buns again. Holey Donuts! has a cinnamon bun fairy that has created this magical dessert for little caloric damage (only 80-100 calories EACH!). The dough was soft and chewy, covered with cinnamon and a gooey, sweet vanilla icing. It wasn’t greasy at all, and had a lighter feel to the dough. The real center or core of the cinnamon bun had tons of cinnamon, and i think i even tasted an apple piece. It was denser than the rest of the cinnamon bun, and absolutely delicious.
Seriously guys. This thing tasted SINFUL. It brought me back to my pre-health conscious days where i would engulf a Dunkin Donuts cinnamon roll (my favorite!) at 340 calories and 20 grams of fat eat. It’s nice to know i have a nice swap.
Overall, 5 stars for taste, but i’m giving it 4 stars overall. It lacks fiber and does have refined sugar and some artificial flavors, which brings it down to a 4. It’s not entirely natural, which normally i’m against, but it is SUCH a better alternative to Dunkin or Cinnabon, and it really hits the spot when you need a cinnamon bun. (Hey- have 2! It’s the holidays! 🙂 )
You can buy some of these guys here.
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1 lucky winner will recieve
1- Full box of Jumbo Low Fat Cinnamon Buns (4)
1- Full box of Jumbo Low Fat Blueberry Vanilla Buns (4)
1- Full box of Holey Donuts! Low Fat Cinnamon Bun Middles (16)
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1 cinnamon bun middles is 80-100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 20 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 2 grams of protein. It also contains 9 grams of sugar.
Donut Base-Enriched Flour (wheat Flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), dextrose, soybean oil, salt, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda), mono and diglycerides (TBHQ,citric acid added as preservatives), sodium stearoyl lactylate (dough conditioner), vegetable color (annatto, turmeric).Yeast, purified water.
Donut Glaze: Sugar, water, corn starch, corn syrup, food starch-modified, wheat starch, agar, guar gum, potassium sorbate (as preservative), citric acid,silicon dioxide, artificial flavor, dextrose.