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When Raisins Get Kicked To the Curb…


…This ones for you Deanster

Hey Friends! Quick lil recipe for ya after these babies were requested numerous times by the aforementioned professional spotter, Dean, after I had brought them into the gym for everyone for the first time about a month ago. Now, that may not mean much to you guys, but it was a shocker for me…


Let me tell you a quick lil story

You see there once was a man who would do anything for an oatmeal raisin cookie

While everyone else is all like…

Dean was all like…

The man just adored his raisins. They were his thing. His indulgence. His crack.

So, every 2 weeks or so when I brought in a batch of my health-ified homemade goodies to the gym for everyone, I catered to his addiction half the time by making him some version of oatmeal raisin something. Whether that was muffins, pronuts or those skillet cookies everyone loved so much, he always started off his gym session with a belly full of raisins.

Rule Breaker Alert! No eating the gym Dean…Pshh and you work there. 😛

That was up until I got my new Cellucor Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Whey and made a batch of these to bring to the gym…

20140823-214530-78330122.jpgThen he was all like

What’s a Raisin?

It’s okay Mr. Raisin, he will come back….

Or maybe he won’t

Story Time Done.

Now onto that recipe!

20140823-214530-78330845.jpgYou have seen my pronuts before so these shouldn’t be a shocker to you but there were just too damn good to not share. The 1/2 batch I brought in (as I also brought in another recipe which I will post up later) disappeared in about 30 minutes and this is at 7:30am…Toot toot. 😀

20140823-214532-78332783.jpgTo be honest though, I think I have to give Cellucor the credit for the amazing taste of these completely healthy, protein packed doughnuts because that flavour of whey is actually mouthgasmic.

Yes. Mouthgasmic!

You would understand if you try it!

20140823-214533-78333152.jpgBig and fluffy, these pronuts were packed with raspberry flavour not only from the whey but also from the fresh raspberries that burst in them while they were baking up in the oven.

Nice and tangy…Or you could even go as far as saying zingy.

Zingy. A nice switch up from your normal sweet treats.


Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Pronuts.

Makes 6 large doughnuts.

Macros: Calories: 129, Carbohydrates:16g Fat:3g Protein:9g Sugar:2g Fiber:5g

In a large bowl combine the following dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rolled oats that have been blended into a flour
  • 1 scoop Cellucor Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Whey (or chocolate protein powder)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 3 packets of Stevia (more of less to your tastes)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Crack of pink Himalayan salt
  • Fresh raspberries (I used about 85 grams worth)

In a smaller bowl, combine the following wet ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of plain 0% greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites (or 1 whole egg, macros will change slightly)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp raw coconut butter (I used Artisana, you can use another nut butter if you like or sub for a tbsp of coconut oil)
  • 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small cup, combine you almond milk and vinegar and set aside to ‘curdle.’ This is like using buttermilk (helps with rise) in normal baked goods. In your larger bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients to combine. Fold in raspberries to coat ensuring they are coated in the dry ingredients.

You place the raspberries in the dry to coat so that they don’t just sink to the bottom of your combined mixture.

In your smaller bowl combine all of the wet, including your faux buttermilk mixture until there are no clumps. Fold your wet into your dry and add a few tbsp of water or milk if your batter is too dry. It should be thick but not overly dry to the point where you’re having a tough time stirring. Portion out your batter into 6 well sprayed doughnut molds (or you can just make muffins) and place into the oven. Bake until the tops are golden and they are just barely firm to the touch.

Remember when baking with whey you want them to still bounce when apply pressure to the tops of them with your finger or they will dry out as they will continue to bake a wee bit when removed from the oven.

Let them completely cool before removing and refrigerate those that aren’t eaten that day.

So Dean has a new love. A love stronger than that of him and raisins.

Who would have thunk it?

Okay I will stop with the corny raisin jokes now.

Have a great Saturday night peeps.


40 thoughts on “When Raisins Get Kicked To the Curb…


  2. I have been looking for new gluten-free recipes so this is perfect, can’t wait to try it!

  3. I’ve never herd of Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Whey. It sounds right up my alley though.

  4. Holy yum! This looks and sounds amazing!! I definitely will be making these! My gluten-free kitchen is happy! I’m a new reader and so so so happy I found this blog!

  5. hey beautiful chica!!
    wow these look fabulous!! thank you soooo much for posting the recipe…as a Celiac I am always on the lookout for delicious alternatives! I will definitely give you a shout out if I find time to give these a try!! I hope youre having a great weekend girlie!

  6. These look AMAZING! I’m definitely going to have to try them, thanks for the recipe!!

  7. Those look delish! My boyfriend would be so happy if I woke him up with those.

  8. These look amazing!! Can’t wait to try them 🙂 How long can you store them for in the Refrigerator

    • Thank you! Let me know how they go and as far as time line I wouldn’t keep them for longer than a week because they have no preservatives in them really. They are freezable, I have tried that they they thaw just fine 🙂

  9. Can these be made in cupcake pan? I don’t have a donut pan. Thanks 🙂

  10. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I searched this weekend for a recipe with raspberries. I’m so happy you came up with this…making it tomorrow morning!!! I don’t have that whey powder but plan on just using my vanilla powder and adding extra berries and chocolate powder. SO EXCITED

  11. Thanks for this great-looking recipe! I am currently on a juice/smoothie detox for another week and a half, but I’m thinking these would make a great and healthier dessert option to take to a family reunion the end of August! 🙂

  12. Yum, yum and yum! I didn’t have a doughnut pan so I used a muffin top pan instead. Worked awesome, they are smaller though, so I got a dozen out of the recipe (and halved the baking time) I also just used chocolate whey. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    • THANK YOU for letting me know how you liked them. It makes me so happy when others can enjoy my recipes. I always worry they are ‘too healthy’ tasting for peoples tastes hahaha. I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

  13. Oh my word these were so yummy! My house mates and I made them last night when you first posted this with plain vanilla whey and we’re loving them. The only thing we found was that the batter was so thick it didn’t pour into the donut pan and so while one side was smooth the other side was lumpy. Didn’t affect the taste at all but it didn’t look quite as nice.

    • YAY I’m so glad to hear you liked them. Yeah, different whey powders can absorb more or less liquid so just adjust your liquids a bit if they get too thick so that you can a thick but still spoonable (yes mine is spoonable as well, it doesn’t really pour well. Some people pipe their batter into their pans).

  14. Hi Chelsea, I’ve been meaning to ask this question for a while but I’ve been a little embarrassed. However, I’ve been reading your blog long enough to know you’ll provide a sweet and non judgemental answer. What do you recommend for someone who knows what to do- someone who knows what to eat, loves reading about fitness and nutrition, knows what to do at the gym, who works out regularly and eats healthily, then falls off track> I can eat well all day and workout then night time comes and I either spend my night eating or binge. I also emotionally eat and it’s ruining my progress. Thanks.

    • Never be embarrassed to ask anything!! 🙂 I want this to be a safe space to ask whatever if on your mind. I’m sorry this took so long to answer, I’m not ignoring you I promise!! School stuff. Anyways, emotional eating is tough because there is a trigger there for you that you have to figure out before you can ever really make it stop fully. You can help yourself out a lil bit by not having anything you tend to binge on in the house. If the binge food is nothing really specific, than you really have to ponder what makes you feel the need to binge.

      Are you restricting your foods throughout the day? If so, you need to shift your way of eating so you don’t feel deprived. Are you eating enough throughout the day? If you are starving at night, again re think how much you are eating during the day to make sure you don’t let yourself feel that starvation feeling.

      Some people find that brushing their teeth when the urge to eat comes along (that urge being when they aren’t hungry or the binge urge) as you typically won’t want to eat anything after that. Or drink some tea at night before that feeling even starts to form. The liquids will fill up your belly so that perhaps the fullness feeling will keep those feelings away. Plus, tea is calming and may help you to just relax and want to sleep instead.

      I hope that helps!! Feel free to ask anything you want! ❤ PS. DO NOT put yourself down for these events. It happened. Let it go and move onto your new day. Instead of mentally punishing yourself really try to think about the events that led to the event so that maybe you can figure out your trigger and prevent another event.

  15. This sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try!

  16. Hi, do you know if its possible to lose fat and gain muslce at the same time? If so, how does one do so?

    • Simplest answer is no. For the most part, you have to be in a calories surplus (eating more than your body needs to maintain your weight) in order to gain muscle, while loosing fat requires a deficit of calories to loose weight in general. So unfortunately, it’s near impossible to do both. I can’t say that it can’t happen because some people (very few) can do it. It just takes a long time, good genetics and really making it a top priority in your life.

  17. This was delicious and so easy to put together….the family loved it in the morning 🙂

  18. Absolutely delicious and husband-approved! Definitely needs some sort of nut for texture, I used almonds and they were perfect. Can’t wait to try your next recipe!

  19. What are your thoughts on juice/smoothie cleanses, or just cleanses in general? I was thinking about going on one since they seem like all the range nowadays, plus I do got a few lbs to lose (okay 20lbs), and ate so poorly all summer. I’d be doing it more for health reasons.

    • Juices and smoothies are fine if you find it hard to eat when you get up. They are also a great way to jam a ton of nutrients into one glass. Cleanses I don’t agree with as often they are simply starving the body (as you are often neglecting fats and protein and getting a drastic reduction of calories over this cleanse) and although you may loose some weight during the cleanse (often it’s just water weight from eating less carbs which naturally hold onto more water), people will often gain it all back plus more when they are done.

      Best way to loose weight? Clean up your eating, maintain balance, drink lots of water and ensure you are getting what your body needs (enough nutrition, good sleep and lower stress)

  20. This looks so delicious and I can’t wait to try. I really struggle with sugar cravings and this seems like the perfect solution. Cannot wait to try this recipe. Oh BTW: do you have any suggestions for ending a sweet tooth. I use mostly stevia all day in my teas and coffee and try baking with it as often as I can, but sometimes I just cave and can easily down an entire box of Mr. Christie cookies!

    • I’m so glad you are looking to try them! Let me know if you do 🙂 Sugar is a problem for most as it’s a highly addictive substance that releases ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters in our brain PLUS we are innately drawn to sweet things. Of course, over the years, our instinctual sweet tooth has changed from craving fruits to craving just plain ol’ sugar which is not a good thing. It’s great that you use Stevia but perhaps try to reduce your use of any form of sweetener as your tastebuds will adjust over time to need less and less. When you are feeling like you need something sweet, turn to fruit or sweeter veggies (beets, sweet potato, etc) to try to kick that need. You could also try adding lemon or limes to your water and that can often help. If anything, I always say that if something is outta sight it’s outta mind. Don’t keep those cookies in your house at all.

  21. This Dean guy and your fellow gym friends are lucky people. I wish I could have you come over and bake and cook and talk to me !!!! Until then I’ll just creep your blog and get up and make these myself. They look amazing and I love raspberries.

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