My last donut creation turned into a fiasco! Since then I have avoided making donuts. But I’ve been searching to make a recipe that would satisfy my sweet tooth all while being healthy! The idea of the protein gluten free, refined sugar free donut came to existents! These Protein Donuts are super easy to make and are actually really tasty so you can enjoy all the goodness of a donut without the guilt!
The protein powder I used is from RainbowLight Vegan-Lean Protein in Creamy Vanilla . This brand is well known for making high quality vitamins. and I love that this protein powder’s formula is 100% vegan and is formulated with digestion and absorption enhancing enzymes. What does this mean? Well it means that this protein powder is made to maximize the vitamins, minerals and proteins that our bodies absorb and certain minerals are heavy for our bodies to digest (gas and bloating) but this formula helps avoid all those issues!
The Protein Donuts Recipe
There are know two gluten free flours alike. And I find with each batch they also vary, this recipe may or may not call for some extra water in your batter. Start with what my recipe called for 1/2 cup and take it from there. I skipped ahead the recipe for protein donuts is fairly simple and is actually based from my banana chocolate chip muffin recipe. I used gluten free flour, steel cut oats flour. Two scoops of my protein powder, chia egg and banana to bind the ingredients. I used raw coconut nectar but you can also use maple syrup. Coconut oil or vegan butter, water and baking powder. I also added some cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. I did this because I love cinnamon! That’s it for the donut.
I also made a refined sugar free icing for the donut, which is also super easy to mKe. You’ll need dates, shredded dried coconut, none dairy milk and coconut oil.
Steel cut oat flour
To make steel cut oat flour is very simple. take the steel cut oats and place it in your high speed blender. Blend until milled to powder form. Easy!
Mix all the wet ingredients and then add them into the dry, beat until well mixed and there are known lumps. I used an icing bag to pipe the batter into the donut tray this way it would cook smooth and pretty! Bake for 35-45 minutes.
Enjoy with the yummy date icing!