Chocolate Protein Doughnuts *Dairy free *Gluten free
I don't always eat doughnuts, but when I do it's going to be a double chocolate doughnut. And its rare. Why? Because they are jammed pack with calories and not the good kind. I stay trying to figure out ways I can enjoy the baked goods/ desserts I love to eat without feeling the guilt. So, I came up with this recipe.
Fun fact: My husband is not a huge fan of doughnuts, but my siblings are.
My husband wants healthier snacks that will keep him fuller longer and to get him through his long work days. These are it! This recipe is packed with protein, almond flour, and buckwheat flour, which makes them gluten free. These can be a morning on the go breakfast bite, post workout snack, midday snack, or dessert. There really are no rules.
Chocolate Protein Donuts *dairy free *gluten free
1 cup almond flour
1 cup buckwheat flour
¾ cup chocolate protein powder
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp kosher salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
¾ cup monkfruit sweetener or grade A maple syrup
Chocolate topping with nuts
1 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp coconut oil
1 ⅓ cup chopped peanuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Coat 2 doughnut pans (12 total doughnuts) with coconut oil or nonstick baking spray.
Using a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
In a medium size bowl whisk together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until fully combined. Should be a semi- thick batter.
Spoon the batter evenly into the baking pan, bake for 18 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the donuts to completely cool before topping.
For the topping, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave for about 30 seconds, mixing half way through. If chocolate is too thick, add ½ tsp of coconut oil.
Dip the doughnuts half way on top and sprinkle on the peanuts.
Note: Feel free to change up the toppings! You can top with peanut butter, almond butter, sprinkles, crushed oreos, chocolate chips, crushed almonds, etc.
In addition, for the dry mixture, you can add chia seeds or ground flaxseed for added fiber.
These two doughnuts are topped with organic chunky peanut butter and dairy free mini chocolate chips