It's much healthier than the deep fried version I think.
errr...who's counting calories, right?!
Anyone owns this Sunbeam donut maker at home?
[ now on sale for $39.99 available here]
Brief History on Donut or Doughnut : It has a disputed history, but certainly an interesting one! Supposedly came to Manhattan N.Y (then, the New Amsterdam) under the Dutch name of "olykoeks" or "oily cakes". In early colonial times, US. Dutch immigrants discovered fried cake. So, the 'story' goes, a cow kicked a pot full of boiling oil over some cake mix, thus inventing the golden brown delight. Around 1847, Elizabeth Gregory, a New England ship captain's mother, made a deep-fried dough that used her son's spice cargo of nutmeg, cinnamon, and lemon rind. She made the deep fried cakes for her son and his crew so they could store the pastry on long voyages...and to help ward off scurvy and colds. Mrs. Gregory put hazel nuts or walnuts in the center, where the dough might not cook through, and called them doughnuts.~[source]