Thursday, January 3, 2019

Double Vanilla Protein Donuts (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

These donuts are high in protein and do not contain wheat, dairy or egg.

We've been feeling like donuts around here all week so I baked a batch and added a little something extra to them.  These cuties have a chocolate protein drizzle on them!  Glazing donuts is an uncharted territory for me that I'm willing to explore in the New Year.  I think it's only going to add an extra zing to my recipes!  I know my kiddos will appreciate it too.

I like to use garbanzo flour in my donuts because I feel it gives them better consistency when they are gluten-free.  I'm also drawn to its nutritional content, specially when my toddler is super picky at meal times.  Here are the details you need to bake these donuts at home:


1 cup Bob's Red Mill chickpea flour
1 scoop Vegan Smart chocolate fudge pea protein powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup Vega vanilla cashew milk yogurt
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp Enjoy Life chocolate chips
1 tbsp Vegan Smart chocolate fudge pea protein powder


Preheat the oven to 325 F and spray the bottom of a donut tray with oil.  Mix the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls.  Combine them.  Add the baking soda and the apple cider vinegar.  This mix is enough for 5 donuts.  I used 4.5 tbsp of mix per donut.  Flatten the tops with the back of a spoon.  Bake the donuts for 18 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.  Let the donuts cool.

For the glazing:

Microwave 2 tbsp coconut oil with 2 tbsp Enjoy Life chips for about 2 rounds of 20 s each.  Stir together to get the chocolate chips to melt.  Add the pea protein powder and stir to make sure everything is well incorporated.  Drizzle over the donuts with the help of a big spoon.

How do these look?  I loved the smell of vanilla as they were baking.  They have a firm consistency but are not dry or crumbly.  They have a good calorie amount per donut but are still low in sugar and have a good amount of protein.  Does it get better than this?

I like the convenience of donuts for breakfast.  With my youngest, we pack breakfast to go a lot of days because it's just hard to get him to move and we are always running behind.  I wonder if these donuts will make my Friday morning a breeze...A girl can dream, right?

I hope you enjoy these donuts.  Thank you for reading!

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