Copycat Makeover: Krispy Kreme Glazed Donuts and a Thank You

by Kelly M

I want to start this post by thanking you.

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days, but I wanted to say how moved my mom and I were by your beautiful comments on my last post. This certainly has been a difficult time in both of our lives, but it’s wonderful and supportive people like you that make it easier. Thank you.

But actions speak louder than words, right?

I can say thank you over and over again for the entirety of this post, but that would unproffesional.

And as you know, we’re all about professionalism here.

I’m so professional I spelled unproffesional wrong.

Cuz’ that’s how I roll.

So to stick to my undying professionalism, I must tell you about donuts.

Because everyone know that donuts= professionalism,.

But I really came to say thank you.

And I brought donuts.

Nutrition Face Off

Krispy Kreme Glazed Donut:

Calories: 200

Fat: 12g.


My Glazed Donuts:

Calories: 60

Fat: 0g.

Copycat Makeover: Krispy Krem Glazed Donuts (Vegan, Low Cal, Fat Free)

Okay, I didn’t really know what to glaze these with as I had never liked the idea of those super sugary icings. Half cup of sugar for a teaspoon of liquid? Gross.

I had a little bit of leftover batter, and really, who doesn’t like to eat cake batter? So I decided to glaze the donuts with the leftover cake batter. Cake batter glazed donuts? Amazing.

Makes about 12 mini or six regular-sized donuts

Adapted from Averie, Katie, and my last recipe


1c. all purpose flour

1/3c. sugar

1 1/2t baking powder

1/4t salt

1 1/2t ener-g egg replacer

1/4t cinnamon

1/2t vanilla

2/3c. almond milk

1/2t apple cider vinegar

Preheat your donut maker or your oven to 350F.

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg replacer, and cinnamon. Add vanilla, almond milk, and apple cider vinegar and stir to combine.

Scoop into your donut maker and cook for about 5 minutes, into a donut pan in the oven at 350F for 8-11 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Make sure you have a significant amount of batter leftover to glaze with.

After they’ve mostly cooled on a wire rack, dip the donuts in the leftover batter.

I guess of you really wanted to, you could do this in a muffin pan and bake for 15 minutes. But if you don’t have a donut maker/pan, get one.


Oh, and my apologies to the Krispy Kreme people.


-Kelly M.

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1 Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse November 14, 2011 at 10:38 pm

The texture of those looks so good; I can imagine the taste! I haven’t got a doughnut pan but might have to get one – Christmas list, I reckon! Great idea icing them with more batter too, I like your style :-)


2 Kelly M November 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm

The Christmas list is growing… or you could just come over and play with my donut maker.

P.S. I like your style, too. ;) Have you seen the name of your blog? You’re awesome.


3 Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse November 18, 2011 at 12:23 am

Thank you! And I might have to take you up on that offer ;-)


4 Kelly M November 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm

My door is open for you!


5 cathy@1970kikiproject November 15, 2011 at 3:42 am

haha, i like your “unprofessional”/spelling error joke – very good!
can you believe i have only had a krispy kreme donut once in my life?? true ! there was a krispy kreme outlet in town and they actually went out of business. tim horton’s is just too pupular up here!
great recipe and i never would have thought of extra batter for icing – very neat!


6 Kelly M November 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Thank you! This comment made me smile.

Yu’ve only had one Krispy Kreme in your life! I don’t know weather to send you my deepest sympathies or congragulations.


7 Jenn November 15, 2011 at 4:41 am

These look soooo good!

I’ve been seeing donut recipes everywhere and made finding a donut pan one of my priorities! But, not even walmart sells them. So frustrating! Making donuts in a muffin pan just aint the same ya know?


8 Kelly M November 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I feel for you. I just jumped on the donut bandwagon, and I ain’t going back. But, I wonder if you could make them more donut-y by baking them in a muffin pan and then cutting out the center? You would even get donut holes!


9 Liz November 15, 2011 at 7:15 am

These look so amazing! I haven’t eaten a Krispy Kream donut in such a long time… but I remember them being amazing!


10 Kelly M November 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm

I haven’t one on forever either. But they are all full of gross stuff. They are good though.

At least, that’s what they say. ;)


11 Malli November 15, 2011 at 8:06 am

OMG…. the glaze on the moist doughnuts make me want to dunk one into a cup of coffee and enjoy it!! I am a huge fan of the Krisy Kremes. It;s a long time since we had a Krispy Kreme ‘sale’ at work:)


12 Kelly M November 15, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Mmm! I love the coffee and donuts idea! We used to have Krispy Kreme “sales” at school, but I think it’s a blessing in disguise there hasn’t been one at school lately.

I mean I love Krispy Kremes, but not so much the stomach ache I get afterwards. ;)


13 Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog November 16, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I’ve seen so many donut recipe. I really need to invest in a donut pan. This donut look super delicious too. :)


14 Kelly M November 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Thank you! Frankly, the donut maker was 14.99 well spent. ;)


15 Mimi (Gingersnaps) November 17, 2011 at 8:42 am

Ok, I just got a Target gift card. I think I know what I’m getting!

I’ve been horrifically behind on my blog reader, so I just saw your previous post. Hang in there sweet girl, you are doing the right thing. I’ve been in a similar situation with my mom, though it wasn’t related to health. It’s hard, but it really does expand your emotional threshold. If you ever need to talk, please shoot me a note! And yes, we need to get together sometime!


16 Kelly M November 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm

As a fellow food blogger, I understand how it is an absolute requirement to spend spare money on kitchen gadgets. You have to.

You are so amazing, Mimi. I so totally grateful to the universe I met you, and we MUST reunite soon!


17 Ellie@fitforthesoul November 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

Take THAT krispy kreme!! I have neeever liked those because they make my teeth hurt! haha, this looks sooo good Kelly! And…I want to tell you that I’m praying for you and I am so proud of the woman you’re becoming through these hard times. Although we haven’t known each other for long, I know that God never ever wastes a hurt or a difficult season in our lives. May your mom have wisdom and encouragement in these times!! Thanks for sharing <333


18 Kelly M November 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Love you, Ellie. ;) Thank you so much.


19 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 17, 2011 at 11:15 am

You had my at Krispy Kreme. I sometimes run by a store in the morning and it’s all I can do not to stop and beg for a freebie (I don’t run with money – it’s forced self-control). I’m going to have to buy a doughnut pan now.


20 Kelly M November 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm

That sounds like something I would do! Can I please have a donut, Krispy Kreme People? Pwease?

I’ll leave if you let me have a donut. And if that doesn’t work, you can come over and we’ll inhal- I mean, taste test these together. ;)


21 Julie (A Case of the Runs) November 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm

That looks scrumptious! I believe we met at Foodbuzz, so I’m dropping by to say hi!


22 Kelly M November 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Thank you for saying hi, Julie! It was such an honor to meet you. ;)


23 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 18, 2011 at 1:52 am

I’m glad my recipe helped inspire you…these look fabulous! :)


24 Phillip November 22, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Wow, thanks!


25 Kathy January 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I LOVE THIS! I will be buying a donut pan or donut maker soon. I actually scaled it down to a sixth of the recipe and then baked it in a ramekin. It came out a pancake size disc. I topped it with the batter and then some coconut. It was the perfect dessert :D THANK YOU


26 Kelly M January 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm

This comment made my WEEK. Thank you! You actually inspired me to do a single serving version of this recipe and I’m posting it now. Thanks again! ;)


27 melissa@the hungry artist January 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I always loved Krispy Kremes, but the last time I had one I felt sick — I think I’m not used to eating THAT much sugar at one time. lol. One or two bites is good for me. Yours look so cute and I’m sure would not have that same negative effect!


28 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm

They look so good! Thanks for the linky love :)


29 liz May 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Are these airy like the regular donuts? I am searching for a recipe that makes them with a yeast donut like texture like Krispy Kreme does


30 Kelly M May 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Yes, these are indeed light and airy. Not exactly like traditional fried donuts because they are baked, but pretty darn close.


31 Becky February 17, 2014 at 5:34 am

Hi there! I just made doughnuts last night and wasn’t quite happy with them and am eager to try your recipe, it looks like you have a lot of great recipes on your blog, I tried your peanut butter cookies – delish!

Anyways, can I use egg whites rather than the ener g egg replacer? Also, I’m assuming it’s 1 1/2 Tablespoons of the egg? Please let me know if that’s right.

Thank you :)


32 Kelly M July 27, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Hi Becky! Unfortunately, I have not tried these with eggs so I really wouldn’t know. Sorry!


33 Jo O'Brien May 7, 2014 at 9:01 am

good reciepe


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