Low Syn Red Velvet Doughnuts




Yield 9 doughnuts

This recipe is gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

If not using your HEb it is 3.5 syns per doughnut


for the icing:


  1. Preheat oven to 180c/350f (gas mark 4)
  2. Place oats in a blender or food processor and pulse till fine.
  3. Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl add the egg, yogurt, sukrin:1 (or other sweetener), water and vanilla extract and whisk till combined.
  5. Add a couple of drops of red food colouring for the red colour
  6. Fold this into the oat mixture.
  7. If your donut tray is not non stick you will need to grease.
  8. Add the batter to 9 holes of the doughnuts tray and lightly tap the tray on the counter to evenly distribute
  9. Place in the oven and bake for approx 13 mins (a tooth pick entered into the middle should come out clear).
  10. When you remove the doughnuts from the oven, allow them to cool slightly in the tray and then carefully remove using a silicone spatula by running it around the bottom.
  11. In a bowl mix together the low fat cream cheese and fat free Greek vanilla yogurt and a little sweetener to taste
  12. Spread it over the top of each donut, and sprinkle with the red sprinkles.
  13. Enjoy 3 of these as a HEb and 3 syns - they are yummy!!


Syn value of cocoa powder can vary from brand to brand. The three brands I use are 100% cocoa powder (not Dutch Processed) and are 1 tbs for 20 calories (1 syn).

You should always double check the syn values of items which are synned, as brands can differ. 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 doughnuts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 226

% Daily Value

Total Fat 6.1 g


Saturated Fat 1.9 g


Cholesterol 67 mg


Sodium 363 mg


Total Carbohydrates 29.9 g


Dietary Fiber 4.3 g


Sugars 4.2 g

Protein 12.2 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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