Monday, February 18, 2019

Chocolate Protein Donuts (High Protein, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

These donuts do not contain dairy, egg or gluten.

Hope you had a wonderful President's Day!  We had a snow day here so we had fun playing outside in the snow with the kids.  We made our first snowman of the season!  These chocolate protein donuts came in handy for snack time before we headed out to the gym.  Who can say no to chocolate on a snow day, right?  I must say, they go great with an almond latte.  

Here are the details you need to make 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 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp Sunbutter
1 tbsp Vegan Smart 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 6 donuts.  I used 4.5 tbsp of mix per donut.  Flatten the tops with the back of a spoon.  Bake the donuts for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.  Let the donuts cool.

For the glazing:
Microwave 2 tbsp coconut oil until its liquid (about 30 s).  Stir in 2 tbsp Sunbutter and 1 tbsp protein powder.  Dip the donuts in the glazing and allow them to set on a rack.  Store in the fridge in an airtight container.  

How good do these look?  Here are the nutrition facts for the donuts.  I like that they have a good amount of protein in them without too much sugar-  it's healthier that way.  They also have a decent amount of fiber in them to keep you full longer.

I am pretty happy with the way this glazing turned out but I'm still working on ways to make it thicker without adding sugar.  Stay tuned for more versions!

When it comes to donuts, what is your favorite flavor?  Do you like your donuts glazed?  Let me know in the comments below!

Enjoy this super easy and flavorful donuts!  Take a photo and share on Instagram using #peoniesandalatte to show us your creations.

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