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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Dairy Free Protein Chocolate Donuts with Superfood Glaze

These donuts are a healthy alternative to store bought donuts

  I do love a donut once in a while as they do taste so good. The problem is they tend to be fried in oil, making them a not so healthy treat. The other problem is they contain dairy, oh the joys of a dairy allergy! So since I like being able to breathe, (my dairy allergy causes my asthma to flare up), and avoid all that fat, I decided to try making donuts at home. I just bought a donut pan and had to try making donuts again. I made them last year without a donut pan and they resembled a mini cupcake. While my other donut recipe was delicious, it had pumpkin in it and was not vegan. While the pumpkin gave the donuts a good taste, my family knew it was in there and some members would not eat them. I also wanted to make the donuts a bit healthier as my other recipe had more oil and 3 eggs in it. So while I was on the quest to make some healthier and delicious donuts, I decided to use a different protein powder in this recipe. I discovered a vegan superfood protein powder , that has digestive enzymes, MTC oil, and a fruit & veggie antioxidant blend in it, at my last conference. I was excited that this protein powder had veggies in it as that makes getting my daily greens in super easy. This Superfood protein has a delicious chocolate taste so I knew that it would give my donuts a great chocolate taste.

This vegan protein is also great in chocolate pancakes
                                Get the recipe HERE

Use a chia egg to make vegan donuts

Is it a donut if it has no hole?

  If you do not have a donut pan, you can still make these delicious treats. Just use a mini cupcake pan. If you want them to look like donuts then you really need to get a donut pan. I am glad that I bought a donut pan as I really like the donut shape. This pan makes awesome low-fat donuts! I always use a pastry bag to fill the donut pan with the batter. If you do not have a pastry bag, then a zip lock bag comes in handy. Just fill the bag up and snip off a small corner on the bottom.

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To frost or not frost

  Donuts are delicious without frosting but I wanted mine with frosting and since my frosting uses that amazing superfood protein all is good. Now sprinkles are a whole different story. I say treat yourself to some sprinkles as the donut has plenty of nutrition in it to counteract the sugar. I used a chocolate glaze for these delicious donut treats but you could use other flavors of glaze. I decided to play around with different color glazes and made a pretty pink glaze with MacroLife Miracle Reds Superfood powder. This nutritious powder is loaded with red and purple fruits so it gave the glaze a nice fruity taste. If you really want to be adventurous, then you could make a green frosting with the Macro Greens. The Macro Greens gave the icing a delicious taste and a pretty color. I love the power of green in my Dairy-Free Lean Green Pineapple Smoothie when it comes to getting my daily greens. This green drink is so creamy & smooth and has no green chunks in it. The Macro Greens superfood powder contains 5+ servings of fruits and vegetables so there is no need to add any kale or spinach, and it gives me awesome energy! I don't know about how you make a green smoothie but I have found that kale never gets smooth enough in a smoothie and it always clogs up my straw.

                                        The delicious power of green!

                                          I love the color of these donuts!

Vegan Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Superfood Glaze

Makes: 9 doughnuts

Dry Ingredients:
½ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp sea salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 cup all-purpose baking flour

Wet Ingredients:
½ cup chocolate almond milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup Coconut Oil, melted
1 chia egg (1 Tbsp chia seed and 3 Tbsps of water. Let sit for 10 minutes) or 1 egg

1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup chocolate almond milk
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a nonstick donut pan with coconut oil.
Mix together dry ingredients. Then stir in wet ingredients
Place the batter into each cavity in a donut pan(fill 3/4 full) and tap the pan gently.
Bake for 15 minutes and let cool in pan 15 minutes before removing.
To make the glaze: whisk together glaze ingredients.
After donuts have cooled, frost each donut with the glaze.
Top with sprinkles if desired.

To make the green or red glaze just omit the protein powder and use 1 teaspoon of the red or green Macrolife Superfood powders. Use vanilla protein powder and plain almond milk for a vanilla glaze.

Place the pastry bag in a cup for an easy way to fill

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Nabanita said...

Now this is a post which is going to me helpful for all moms. Healthy doughnuts, always!

Alvern said...

I never realised that you can bake donuts. In fact, I never knew that there was such a thing as healthy donuts that is diary free. It is such an interesting concept for me.

Unknown said...

I absolutely love doughnuts and it is great to know that there is doughnuts which falls on the ‘healthy’ category! Will definitely try them

Unknown said...

mmmmm yummy who doesn't like doughnuts, these look so delicious

Healthdosedaily said...

Yummy, it looks so tempting and I can't wait to try this and share my experience with you as well. Thank you for the share!

AiringMyLaundry said...

I would give these a try. I do love my donuts. I'll have to show these to my mom too since she is dairy free.

The Super Mom Life said...

I have never been able to find a healthier donut option that I love. But that won't stop me from trying them all!

Dani said...

These are such a great alternative to the traditional style donut. They would be great for children with egg allergies

Tina Basu said...

This looks so pretty. I need to get a doughnut pan for myself, my toddler likes doughnut.

Mommy Sigrid said...

They look so moist and yummy! Even the chocolate frosting doesn't look cloying. Oh would love to try this. My daughters love doughnuts!

jessi joachim said...

Oh these diary free donuts look amazing! I have never made donuts at home but after seeing this I think that needs to change right now.

pradnya said...

Not a big fan of doughnut as the last one I ate was very oily. This one looks so much better. Should buy a doughnut tray and try them out.

What Corinne Did said...

those donuts look so good and this post made me so hungry! i need to try that recipe!

Sandra said...

This looks so yummy!! I love the fact that is dairyfree ... I like what you used for the frosting!! I never tried that before.

Rachel Laverni said...

good that you found an alternative...I love my dairy product and happy to be restriction free

David Elliott said...

I have never tried making a donut at home. Although these do seem pretty cool. And definitely a lot healthier. Always worth a shot.

Organic Runner Mom said...

I love doughnuts and these look so good. I have never tried vegan donuts before so would be curious to try these!

Traci said...

I must make these! I just recently went gluten free and I haven't baked any donuts yet - thank you for the inspiration!

Bindu Thomas said...

Wow..these donuts looks so delicious! I have never tried donut as my own. i will sure make it tomorrow. Thanks for this recipe.

To be the perfect mother said...

Mmmmmm... these doughnuts looks so yummy. I used to bake some sweet each friday, so next friday will try your recipe

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