HEALTHY PROTEIN DONUTS


Everyday you try so hard to find ways to avoid some of the things you like to eat and for once you can have a donut that is good for you and gives you the protein and calories you need and deserve. Why not enjoy a donut for all the hard work you put into your workout?


I love to make these when I am wanting something sweet to eat but don't want the extra sugar or carbs and fat that goes along with eating a regular donut. Yes, these are amazing and yes they are a little different then a extra soft donut but they are just so good who cares?


I like to make my icing out of coconut cream which you can do as well and I also go to Whole Foods or Sprouts and buy their premade icing to do some extra decorating on my donuts if I feel I want to make them even more special.

Once you finish cooking your donuts the decorating is so much fun the kids will want to join in and help. I will do a few donuts that are plain with nothing on them and bag them and even take them with me on the road when I am between classes. All the decorated donuts I put in the freezer or refrigerator so that the icing I make doesn't melt off the donut because it isn't has heavy as regular icing.


For this recipe I use vanilla whey protein because the donuts come out more fluffy but you can use a vegetable version of protein powder too. I also use bob's red mill pastry flour but you can also use almond flour for more protein or coconut flour as well. All these flours work very well for donut making.


I love adding cinnamon to my mixture but if you rather you can leave that out but it does make it taste amazing. I also add vanilla which again is just something I do but it isn't something you have to do.

You'll need 2 eggs and 2 egg whites or an egg substitute and one of the best ones I found that even target carries is by Bob's Red Mill "Egg Replacer". I enjoy using eggs when I bake but I know we have a few vegetarians and I want to give you the chance to substitute any ingredients that are animal based for something that I know works just as well. Also coconut oil is my oil of choice for this recipe but if you want you can use almond oil, safflower oil or apricot oil.


For your Icing you will use coconut cream and stevia and if you wish to make a lighter version of icing coconut oil and stevia works too.


Now are you ready to get started. READY FOR TO MAKE THAT YUMMY protein treat?


Ingredients

Makes 12 large donuts (4 servings).

  • 1 cup why protein powder

  • 4 tablespoons Bob's Red Mill pastry flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • a dash of ground cinnamon

  • 2 large egg whites at room temperature & 2 large eggs with yoke.

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

COCONUT OIL Glaze:

  • 8 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

  • 2 tablespoon Stevia

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix all dry ingredients until well combined. Next in a separate bowl add 2 egg whites and 2 whole eggs, coconut oil, and mix well. Now combine the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. In either a pastry bag or a ziplock bag with the corner cut to made into a pastry bag put in the batter.


You'll now need a silicone donut pan or a metal donut pan. Squeeze the batter out of the pastry bag into the donut molds and bake for 12 -15 minutes checking every few minutes to make sure they are firm.


Let cool in pan before removing. I like to put the pan in the fridge because I don't like to wait. Remember not to cover to donuts with any glaze or icing while still warm because it will melt right off the donut.


Glaze DIPPING:


With a fork pick up the donut and dip into the glaze and make sure it is covered by turning it over a few times in the glaze. Lift and let the glaze drip off before putting it on parchment paper you have ready on a plate. You can also add a second coat to make it more flavorful. Then place the glazed donuts in the refrigerator to get the glaze to harden and you're done and ready to enjoy.

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