Who doesn’t love donuts?! Nothing baked can really replace a gooey, soft Old Fashioned glaze. However, chowing down on fried dough on a regular basis doesn’t usually mesh well with our health and fitness goals. I created a delicious alternative that’s almost like the real thing for those moments where you don’t want to resist but also want to stay on track! Oh snap!
Don’t hug me quite yet. You haven’t even heard the best part! These donuts aren’t just a better alternative to a Dunkin’ Donut run. They’re made with ingredients to aid your fitness progress! Stacked with protein, healthy fats, low in carbs, and sugar-free, you could literally eat these donuts for breakfast every day. Okay, you can hug me now. I got you, babe!
Healthy Protein Donuts with Dark Chocolate Glaze
Makes 6 medium donuts
1 cup all-natural, organic vegan or whey protein powder
1/2 cup egg whites
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup stevia or coconut sugar
Dark Chocolate Glaze
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
You can also make sugar donuts by spraying them with coconut oil spray and dipping into stevia or coconut sugar. Or you can drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Get creative!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine protein powder, cinnamon, and stevia in a small mixing bowl.
- Combine egg whites, almond milk, vanilla extract, and coconut oil in a separate medium to large mixing bowl.
- Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet until completely mixed.
- Pour mixture into a donut pan sprayed with coconut oil cooking spray.
- Place in oven for about 10 minutes or until completely cooked through. You can test with a tooth pick. Stick it into a donut. It should come out clean.
- Melt chocolate chips in a pan on the stove or place in microwave. Stir in almond milk.
- Dip the top of the donuts into the chocolate glaze.
- Grab a cup of coffee or almond milk and enjoy! 🙂
Nutrition per donut: 175 calories, 9 g fat, 6 g carbs, 17 g protein
Health and happiness,