Lil Miss Fitness Freak

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New Obsession…Thanks IG

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Hey Friends!

I have a new toy….

And I’m now obsessed. Thanks Ig’ers for posting all of those donuts and forcing me to go buy a pan to join the fun too. πŸ˜›

Donuts just make everything more fun.

Amirite or amirite?

Anyways, so I put my lil pan to good use right off the hop…as in within 30 minutes of getting back to my house and ripping it out of the package to make my first ever Pronuts!

What’s a pronut you ask?

Well…

It’s a protein doughnut. Simple as that.

So here was my first attempt: Cake Batter Protein Donuts

All iced up and decorated.

All iced up and decorated.

Not too shabby if I do say so myself. πŸ˜€ Toot toot.

They were quite good! But seriously though, you can’t go wrong with a lil cake batter whey in the batter right? The icing is optional and was simply some yogurt, vanilla whey and coconut oil mixed together to form a thick icing. The coconut oil will allow for the icing to harden when placed in the fridge. I then topped it off with some goji berries and cacao nibs. The boyfriend enjoyed his first homemade pronut. πŸ˜€

So without further ado

The recipe:

Cake Batter Protein Donuts (Gluten Free)

Makes 6

Per Donut: Calories: 126 Fat: 4g Protein: 9g Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber:4gΒ  Sugar: 2g

Wet Ingredients:cake batter

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp butter extract

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gluten free oats (grind into a flour)
  • 1 scoop Cellucor Cor-Fetti Whey (can substitute vanilla whey for the cake batter whey if you don’t have any they will just not have the cakey taste)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to get out any clumps. In another bowl, whisk wet together. Combine wet with dry and ensure no dry clumps are left in the batter. Let the batter rest for a few minutes to thicken up a tad before partioning into your donut pan. Pour batter equally in 6 sprayed donut molds and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until firm. You want them to bounce back. Any firmer and they will dry out because of the use of the whey in the batter. Let cool and then you can enjoy as is or top with a homemade icing of sorts.

So here they are pre-oven:

IMG_4078…and when they’re alllll done.

IMG_4083

Close up:IMG_4080Sprinkles!!

Oh and can’t forget…

IMG_4111When they’re half in ma belly. πŸ˜€ Yum.

Have I got you craving donuts yet?

What was your favourite donut as a child…or now? I loved the vanilla dip ones with all the sprinkles until it became apparent that they had lactose in them 😦

-Chelsea

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2 thoughts on “New Obsession…Thanks IG

  1. Guess what I’m buying at Target this weekend… You bet, a doughnut pan! Love that they are still relatively high in protein which makes for a sustaining snack. The size is comparable to Tim Hortons yet there is so much more to offer and I won’t be induced into a sugar coma. Already pinned, can’t wait to try it and for you to post more recipes of your creations (nut free please)!

    • ahaha uh oh, new obsession coming your way too?!? πŸ˜€ Donuts are so much fun! Yes, a good amount of protein makes them perfect for snacking and they are good just not the buttery donuts you would find at timmies obviously as there are only healthy ingredients in them. I will try to think of an alternative to the almond flour and get back to ya! Thanks for the pin-love πŸ™‚

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