Best Ways to Sweeten Your Donuts Without Using Sugar

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Donuts glazed with sugar are one of the most popular varieties of this beloved dish, but they also happen to be one of the unhealthiest. Sugar may be one of the most common donut ingredients, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make them without it and here are some healthier ways to sweeten them.

Natural Sweeteners

If your donut recipe calls for sugar, you can always replace it with healthier options, such as Stevia and Splenda. You can also use some of the tasty natural sweeteners as a spread, such as honey or maple syrup, but keep in mind that moderation is key!

Healthy Spreads

If you insist on making your donuts without any added sugars, you can make them sweeter by using healthy spreads. Make sure to check the labels before buying them to make sure they’re not packed with sugar or make your own if you don’t find the one that suits your taste.

Fruit Toppings

Chocolate spreads, no matter how healthy, are somewhat of a gray area, but they’re not the only sweet topping option on the market. Fruits are always a good idea and they’ll enrich your donuts with some natural sugars and up their fiber content.