Protein Donuts


Since it is National Donut Day, I thought what a great idea to create a new recipes that has less sugar, less carbohydrates and more nutrition per donut. I mean come on, who doesn’t like a donut? Since I’m preggo and I have been craving these babies, but I will be honest, I have not had one yet because of the nutrition that is in these little donuts are not great and I have to feed my growing baby the best. I have listed below some toppings that you can add to them, and this recipe will make 7 donuts from a muffin pan. To make the holes just use tin foil and make a crunched up ball and add it in the middle (picture shown above). They Don’t look as great, but they are doable when you don’t have a donut pan. 

Topping Ideas: 

1. Pumpkin Spice (cinnamon, stevia + pumpkin pie spice)
2. Apple Pie (apple pie spice + thinly sliced warm apple chunks)
3. Maple Glazed (1 tbsp. PB2 + sugar free maple syrup as frosting) This is what I used for this recipe. 
4. Coconut (dipped in melted coconut oil + unsweetened coconut)
5. Chocolate (unsweetened cocoa powder + Stevia + melted coconut oil )
6. Jelly Topper (add some sugar-free jelly on top) 
7. Pecan (1 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup + finely crushed pecans)

Ingredients

5 tablespoons coconut flour
3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder (I used Vega Plant Based Protein Powder with greens)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pure almond extract
1/2 cup mashed bananas or 1 large banana
2 eggs
3 Tbsp. egg whites
1 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
Tip: pea protein is a better protein to cook with since it is very similar to a flour texture. If you have trouble with protein recipes, switch to a pea protein base.

Preparation

1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and beat together till batter is smooth.
2. Scoop or pipe donuts into a donut pan, or can use muffin pan. (i rolled mine into a pipe and circled it around the tin foil).
3. Bake 350 for about 15-17 minutes, or until tooth pick comes out clean. 
4. Donuts should pop out of pan. Let cool on cooling rack. 
5. Spread on your topping or keep it all natural. 
Enjoy! 

Nutritional Information

Calories: 107 (only donut, not toppings)
Protein: 12.5g.
Fats: 2.8g.
Carbs: 7.4g.
Sugar: 2.3g.

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