I have come up with a solution for Doughnut temptation. My super quick recipe for Easy Protein Doughnuts!
Sometimes I have a weakness for doughnuts. Who doesn’t, seriously? My kids are also big doughnut fans. Even more so than cakes and candy. However, I do not think that a doughnut can beat a really good chocolate chip cookie! That is like the holy grail of kid snacks. I will try and make a healthy version of a chocolate chip cookie when our household is begging for homemade cookies!
For now I give you the new and improved protein doughnut! It is so simple and quick to make you will never want to stop at Krispy Kreme again! Ok, thats probably not sure, but here is a solution for those counting their macros!
All you need:
PE Science Snickerdoodle protein powder (or your favorite type of protein powder)
Almond Milk (vanilla unsweetened)
Almonds (or another type of nut if you do not like almonds)
How to Make them:
preheat your oven to 350f
Measure out 1/3 cup of almonds and chop them into small bits. I like to chop them really small because my two year old is not really great at chewing almonds. So the smaller they are the safer it is for little kids to enjoy.
After chopping the almonds add them into a mixing bowl
Add two eggs to your mixing bowl. (You can use egg whites instead if you like but your consistency may end up a little bit thinner and it works out just fine)
Measure out 1/3 cup of all your remaining ingredients and all them to your mixing bowl.
so add in :
1/3c of oatmeal
1/3c or almond milk
1/3c of coconut flour
1/3c of protein powder**
(side note: We generally use a protein powder that is a snickerdoodle flavor as it is kind of like a snickerdoodle type of doughnut. While it is cooking the house smells like a doughnut shop and my husband is always asking “what are you cooking?” because it smells delicious. Whenever I answer ‘I’m just making protein doughnuts” no one believes me! its better than any Yankee candle!)
**You will have to check your protein powder. There are some nutritional proteins (usually vegan type) that are safe for children. Not all protein powder is to be consumed by kids. If you are making a batch for kids to share be sure to check your label on your product. If you are unsure of what types of powders can be used by children check with your pediatrician or a local supplement store. Whey Protein is the commonly suggested type for children. Look for something that is low in fats and calorie count. Optimum Nutrition has various types that are safe for children and generally recommended by health professionals. **
Mix all your ingredients in a mixing bowl until it is pretty even. Don’t over mix. Mixing should take you just about a minute or two. You can easily hand mix this recipe. No need for electric mixers.
Now for the easy part :
Now that your oven is preheated and you have mixed everything up just simply add it into a silicone doughnut mold. If you do not have one of these you could just use any silicone mold and cut your pieces into any shape you please. We just prefer a silicone mold as I do not have to add any nonstick substance and they are very easy for clean up.
In our doughnut mold it takes from 12-15 minutes in the oven. They will stay pretty pale in color. so just simple check on them throughout the cooking time and do not wait for them to turn dark golden brown. if this happens it will be too late and you may have burned them.
Set the mold on a rack to cool .
You can add toppings like melted dark chocolate if you wish but we just eat ours plain. Plus my kids probably wouldn’t want to wait any longer than they have to to eat them!