Holey Donuts says that their donuts are neither baked nor fried, but cooked in a secret process that produces a perfect donut. As though that weren’t perplexing enough, their donuts are also low in fat, which makes them a donut anomaly in more ways than one.
The fact that they’re not fried is not that surprising, given that the fat content of even the cream-filled variety is less than 4 grams per donut. Baking donuts tends to make them a bit bread-like and much heavier than a fried donut. I’m left wondering how they’re made, if not baked or fried. What other options are there? The FAQ on the site says that it took 5 years to come up with the recipe for the donuts and, presumably, with the cooking method. Any flashes of inspiration as to how these are made? Put them in the comments and I’ll see if I can work out a recipe for something similar that we can try at home.