Healthy Snickerdoodle Donut Holes

Okay, these were supposed to be snickerdoodle cookies, but they taste more like donuts to me.  So….they are Snickerdoodle Donut Holes!

Healthy Snicker Doodle

These are pretty healthy compared to most desserts.  They can even probably be eaten for breakfast.  There is little fat, so feel free to enjoy more than one.  I always do!

Healthy Snickerdoodle Donut Holes

Healthy Snickerdoodle Donut Holes

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min



    • 1 1/2 cup spelt flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 egg (I used flax)
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt
    • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
    • 1 T non dairy milk


    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


    1. Preheat oven to 400.
    2. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and 1/2 tsp cinnamon in one bowl.
    3. Mix yogurt, sugar, vanilla, milk and egg in another.
    4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
    5. The dough will be very sticky. With wet hands, form dough into balls and roll into cinnamon and sugar coating.
    6. Place on baking sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes.


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    21 thoughts to “Healthy Snickerdoodle Donut Holes”

    1. You used flax instead of egg. Can you explain how please? Would I use a cup of flax seed? I would like to make these for my son. Thank you!
    2. I do not eat regular eggs, so I use flax as a substitute. Take 1 T flax meal and mix it with 3 T warm water. Whisk that together and place in the fridge for a few minutes. The mixture will get gummy like an egg. It works well. If you eat eggs, feel free to use a real one. :)
    3. Melissa! You are on fire! I totally admire your dedication to such frequent posting! This recipe looks delicious and your refried beans AND fajita seasoning recipes look awesome! Your success (drawing lots of new readers) makes me so excited for you AND for the capability of blogs/internet/my blog to really teach people some things! Thanks so much for all of your hard work! Happy holidays!
      1. Thank you Colleen! I am so happy you are enjoying the blog. My favorite part of blogging is knowing I am making a difference to someone out there. I am learning more and more myself everyday. Thanks for reading. :)
    4. These look really yummy. I made the somoas the other day and though it took a lot of time, they came out DELICIOUS. Probably one of the best desserts I have ever made and feel great eating them since they are healthy. Anyways, I's like to make these next but I don't have coconut yogurt. Would apple sauce work as a good substitute? I also have plain greek yogurt, would that taste weird?
      1. So glad you liked the Samoas! They do take a bit of effort. I used coconut yogurt because my daughter is allergic to dairy, but plain greek yogurt or applesauce would work too.
      1. Sure! Maple syrup would be fine. You may have to slightly decrease the liquid elsewhere in the recipe though.
    5. I am just noticing these l! They look delicious!!! I love your peanut butter chocolate chip donuts. Could I substitute oat flour instead of spelt, thanks a million!!!
      1. I think you probably could. Maybe add an extra egg? This is a very old recipe. I haven't made in forever. Thanks for the reminder!
    6. I saw this recipe & your site for the first time last night, fun stuff! I made these this morning & they were a hubby ate about 2/3 of them before 10am! I used a bit of coconut oil (instead of water) to keep them from sticking while rolling the dough into balls. My son breaks out with wheat, but I tried a spelt bread last week & he seems to be just fine with it, so this recipe was perfect in many ways. Yum & thanks!
      1. Hi Amanda! So glad you enjoyed this recipe! I love spelt and it can be tolerated by some people that cannot tolerate wheat.
      1. I haven't tried almond flour, so I am not sure how it will change the consistency. If you try, I'd love to know the results! :)

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