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Healthy Donuts

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 6 10

 “Fonuts” versus Donuts

Leave it to the health conscious folks of Los Angeles to come-up with a healthful version of the deep-fired ring shaped cake known as the donut (or doughnut). Presenting the "Fonut" (faux nut), made with healthy ingredients, it is baked instead of fried so you don't have to feel guilty about having one or more with your morning cup of Joe.

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These dunkers are Never Fried

Fonuts are made by applying a method of steaming and baking at a high temperature. The combination of elevated heat and moisture produces an airy texture. The company also makes wheat/gluten free and vegan versions of their tasty treats.

The Menu

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From traditional to unusual, there are so many delectable flavors to choose from. An option you might consider is to get one of each, or two or three . . .

On the menu: Glazed, Banana Chocolate*, Chocolate, Hazelnut*, Peach**, Lemon**, Strawberry Buttermilk, Rosemary Olive Oil, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Hawaiian, Chorizo Cheddar, Rum, and Cinnamon Sugar. (*Wheat/Gluten Free; ** Wheat/Gluten Free & Vegan.)

The Taste

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These baked doughnuts have been described as "cakey" and delicious. People are amazed that a healthier version of their morning favorites can taste so good. Baked fresh daily with quality ingredients, seasonal fruit and a limited amount of sugar, I would be surprised if they weren't yummy! These flavorsome sweets are made with ingredients similar to those used by pastry chefs at high-end restaurants. 

Fonut Founders

Described as "The donut’s hipper, healthier cousin," the fonut was created by pastry chef Waylynn Lucas (The Bazaar by José Andrés) and Nancy Truman.

Where to Find Fōnuts

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If you're in the Los Angeles area, you can find these lighter versions of the donut at: (fonuts) - 8104 W. 3rd Street, L.A. (323) 592-3075. You can also get more information at Fonuts.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Healthy Donuts

You can have all of the flavor of your favorite donuts without the saturated fat or excessive calories. So why have a plain old donut when you can enjoy a mouthwatering healthier version, the Fonut, bon appetit!

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Sep 1, 2011 11:02am
I'm a donut fan, making a healthy breakfast doughtnut is a great idea.
Sep 1, 2011 11:30am
What a wonderful idea! I live in Orange County, just south of LA, so I hope that they bring Fonuts down here sometime soon. I can't wait to try one!
Sep 1, 2011 2:19pm
I love donuts but never eat them because of the health concerns. Wonder if they'll make it over this side of the atlantic!
Sep 1, 2011 6:51pm
YUM! Gluten free too. They need to come to Colorado! Nice update on LA foodies.
Sep 1, 2011 10:19pm
I'm a sucker for a delicious donut. This sounds like a great idea. The local (unhealthy) donut shop just closed around here. I wonder if there is a business idea here...
Sep 9, 2011 1:14am
I love hot donuts, just the smell of them makes you want to buy one or three or six. just love em. Never heard of the fonuts though. Are they in Oz?
Sep 22, 2011 6:35pm
I love this idea (as long as they still taste mostly like donuts). Pretty soon I'll be eating turkey bacon and healthy donuts for breakfast.
Oct 10, 2011 10:08am
My husband and I love donuts, so the next time we are in Los Angeles we will seek out some Fonuts. Thanks for sharing.
Oct 12, 2011 8:12pm
Oh goodness. I had to look twice when I saw the title of the article! :) I'll check out this place next time I'm in the LA area.
Apr 8, 2012 9:37pm
Thank you!!
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