Hungry Girl: How To Make Candy Cane Doughnuts (Pssst: They’re Less Than 200 Calories!)

12/21/2015 at 12:00 PM ET

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Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of nine books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.

Forget swinging by the donut shop to pick up a dozen. A batch of these baked treats will be much more satisfying and way less fattening. An added bonus? They’re super simple to whip up and will be the life of any holiday party. Season’s eatings!

’Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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Hungry Girl’s Candy Cane Glazed Donuts
Makes: 6 Donuts

1 ¼ cups moist-style devil’s food cake mix
½ cup canned pure pumpkin
¼ cup egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute
¼ tsp. peppermint extract

½ cup powdered sugar (not packed)
1 ½ tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk, light vanilla soymilk, or fat-free dairy milk
2 – 3 drops peppermint extract
Dash salt
1 full-sized candy cane (or 3 minis), crushed

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a 6-cavity standard donut pan with nonstick spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine all donut ingredients. Add ¼ cup water, and mix until completely smooth and uniform. Evenly distribute batter into the rings of the donut pan, and smooth out the tops.

3. Bake until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out mostly clean, about 12 minutes.

4. Place a cooling rack over a baking sheet. 

Let donuts cool completely, about 10 minutes in the pan and 15 minutes on the cooling rack.

5. In a medium bowl, combine glaze ingredients except candy cane, and whisk until smooth and uniform.

6. One at a time, dunk the tops of the donuts into the glaze, coating the top halves. Return to the cooling rack, and sprinkle evenly with crushed candy cane.

7. Allow glaze to set, about 10 minutes. (Glaze will run off; that’s why you’ve got the rack over that baking sheet.)

Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus cooling
Cook Time: 15 minutes

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⅙ th of recipe (1 donut): 181 calories, 2g total fat (1g sat fat), 300mg sodium, 39g carbs, 2g fiber, 26g sugars, 3g protein

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Wouldn’t this be less Smart points if you used sugar free cake mix?

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