Monday, October 23, 2017

Mini Spiced Pumpkin Protein Donuts

"Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!"  My thought when I bit into one of these spiced pumpkin protein donuts.  There are times when I sit down to create a new recipe, put a lot of love and work into it, and then hope against hope that it will turn out...most of the time it works.  About a 1/5 of the time I need to rework it.  This time I was flabbergasted.  I could not believe that these little donuts were made from the same ingredients I had just put together.  These taste SO good.  My boyfriend even said "wait, that's healthy?"  And coming from Mr. Chipotle-Snickers-Anti-Quinoa that's a huge testament.  I promise you can make these for anyone and they wont put up a fight.  Also, they're pretty frickin adorable right?  The recipe for these is below and can easily be adapted to vegan.  You are also welcome to skip the chocolate glaze, but why would you do that to yourself?  Scroll down for more pictures and the easy directions.  

Makes 5 servings, one serving is 4 mini donuts!

  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder of your choice** 
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree + 1 tbs
  • 1 tbs coconut sugar
  • 5 tbs almond milk
  • 3 tbs liquid egg whites (or one flax egg)
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs coconut oil (melted)

  • 1¼ tsp coconut oil
  •  3 tbs chocolate chips

For donuts:­

Preheat oven to 350 and grease mini donut pan.*

Combine all dry ingredients and whisk to eliminate any clumps, set aside.  In another bowl whisk wet ingredients together.  Fold dry ingredients into wet. 

Transfer the batter to a piping bag and pipe into donut pan.  This is the easiest way to evenly fill the pan.  If you don’t have a piping bag just cut the tip of one corner off of a plastic sandwich bag. 

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.  Cool slightly then dip in chocolate glaze, top with sprinkles, lick your fingers, and enjoy!

For glaze:

While the donuts are baking put the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave save bowl.  Heat for 10 seconds and stir to combine.  Repeat heating and stirring in 10 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth. 

*If you are using a standard, larger donut pan you may need to increase the baking time by 2-5 minutes.  

**I like Perfect Fit Protein, it's naturally sweetened, vegan, organic, and non-GMO.

Without Glaze
Calories: 129g  Fat: 6g  Protein: 9g  Fiber: 2g  Carbohydrates: 6g  Sugar: 4g

With Glaze
Calories: 163g  Fat: 8g  Protein: 9g  Fiber: 2g  Carbohydrates: 10g  Sugar: 7g

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  1. So adorable! Especially with that yummy glaze!

    1. Thank you, they were so much fun to make!

  2. These look delicious, and I couldn't be happier to see you blogging again!

    1. Thank you! I've missed blogging and it feels so great to be back!