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Zucchini-pesto donuts

Points® value
Total Time
22 min
10 min
12 min
These savory donuts are like little omelets, but far heavier on vegetables than eggs. We use only two eggs with almost three cups of zucchini, just enough to bind the mixture and hold it together. The donuts deliver far more robust flavour than you might expect, so accompaniments can be simple; try a green salad with light balsamic vinaigrette. The donut pan will be very full at first, but the mixture cooks down. Enjoy one donut as a side dish, or try two as a main.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Raw egg

2 large

Grated Parmesan cheese

2 tbsp(s)

Reduced-fat pesto sauce

2 tbsp(s)

Kosher salt

¼ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Fresh zucchini spirals

2¾ oz


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a 6-slot silicone doughnut pan (¼-cup capacity each) with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs until lightly beaten. Whisk in Parmesan, pesto, salt, and black pepper. Add zucchini and toss well to combine. Using tongs, arrange zucchini mixture in prepared pan; drizzle any remaining egg mixture over top. Bake at 400°F until set, about 12 minutes.
  3. Serving size: 1 donut