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Healthy Homemade Rum Donuts

Healthy Homemade Rum Donuts


  • 2 3/4 cups butter (reserve 3/4 stick for topping)
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar (reserve 3/4 cup for topping)
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups rum, (reserve 1/2 cup for topping)
  • Walnuts to line pan

For the Topping:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • Dash cinnamon


  1. Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg yolks and mix. Add rum and mix. Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to wet mixture. Line pan with chopped walnuts, pour batter in over walnuts and bake at 350 degrees in donut pans for 12-15 min or until golden. For topping, simmer all ingredients for 10-15 min until it thickens and the sugar and rum burn off. Poke small holes in the donuts with a fork after they've cooled and pour topping over and enjoy!! The donuts can also be made in an angel food cake pan and baked for 45 min.


  • Nutritional information is based on 12 servings, but does not include walnuts to line pan.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 695 kcal cal., 46 g fat (28 g sat. fat), 197 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 38 g sugar, 5 g pro., 93 mg calcium, 1 mg iron. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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