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Monday, August 13, 2018

Salted Chocolate Protein Donut Holes

Check out this healthier donut recipe


        I only eat donuts a couple times a year as they are a fried food item and I feel fried foods are not good for healthy eating. So when I discovered that I could make a healthier version of donuts that were baked and not fried, I just had to try them. I do love the taste of a chocolate glazed cake donut and these bite-sized donut holes are a wonderful guilt-free treat. These chocolate donut holes have the taste texture as a cake donut and the flavor is so amazing. Trust me you can't taste the pumpkin. These chocolate gems have protein and vitamin A. Can your fried donut say that? I like that these donuts are dairy-free and gluten-free. I am sure you can probably make them vegan by using an egg substitute but they may not have the same texture. If you have a donut pan than you can make these into donuts instead of donut holes. I do not have a donut pan so I made donut holes and the smaller size means that I will eat less. Since I have been eating a healthier diet, I find that I am satisfied with smaller portions of sweets. You have to make these!

So rich and so much chocolate flavor!


I made two different sizes of the donut holes



  I used a mini muffin pan and a brownie bite pan so I could see which one worked best. I loved the size of the mini muffin pan best. If you have a donut pan, you could use that too. If all you have is a muffin pan, then go ahead and use that pan, you may need to add extra cooking time. Whatever pan you use, make sure to fill the sections up to the top as these donuts do not rise.

Bite-size and guilt-free!


I used my favorite vegan protein powder in this recipe so it was dairy-free. This delicious chocolate protein powder is also fermented also that means my family is getting so probiotics too. I also love this brand because it is a lead-free plant-based protein powder, unlike many other brands.



After my family and I enjoyed these delightful treats, I had plenty for later. The batter filled up both of the pans that I used.

Plenty to share!





Salted Chocolate Protein Donut Holes

1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup oat flour (rolled oats ground into flour)
3/4 cup sugar
3 scoops Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins, chocolate
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon pink salt (extra for sprinkling some on top before baking)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Glaze:
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2  tablespoons sugar
2  tablespoon cashew or almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. In a bowl, combine your wet ingredients and whisk thoroughly.
3. Add in your dry ingredients and combine.
4. Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, add batter into your greased mini muffin pan and then sprinkle pink salt on top. Salt always brings out an amazing flavor to chocolate.
5. Bake at 350° F for 10 to 15 minutes or until they  spring back when lightly touched
6. Let cool, and the donuts will lower to a normal size before you pop them out!
7. After cooled, drizzle your glaze on top and store in the fridge. For more flavor sprinkle with more salt and sugar crystals.
Glaze directions:
Combine all ingredients thoroughly and let sit to thicken.
Drizzle on donuts after they have cooled as the coconut oil will want to melt right into the warm donut.


13 comments:

  1. Oh Tara!! This is like dessert from HEAVEN!! Healthy AND delicious! And so pretty too! I use pumpkin puree for my spice muffins and I can never keep them in stock in my kitchen - the kids gobble them up so quickly! I can't wait to make these Salted Chocolate Protein Donut Holes with them! YUM!

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  2. Wow, this is definitely different and something I might have to try. Have you tried it without Sugar?

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    1. I should try it with 1/2 Monk Fruit and 1/2 sugar.

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  3. The way you explained this dish, seems very simple and doable. Going to try this very soon.

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  4. They look very heavy. Are they? I love light, airy donuts.

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  5. You had me at donuts. I would love to give them a try.

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  6. I love donuts! this Salted Chocolate Protein Donut Holes is perfect for breakfast so yummy!

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  7. Wow, Lead-free, dairy-free full of probiotics and proteins, I should make it my staple. It has everything I want to include in my diet

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  8. PassportofawanderwomanAugust 15, 2018 at 8:39 AM

    Lovely recipe, would be trying it on Friday so I can have some delicious breakfast on Saturday

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  10. Those donut holes sound delicious! The perfect fall recipe - I'll be sure to pin this later! xo, Suzanne

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  11. Wow..It looks really yummy. I love anything that contain chocolate. Lovely recipe, would be trying it soon.

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