Healthy Donuts?!? Dreams do come true...
Did you ever think you would see the word healthy and donuts in the same sentence?! Well believe it because it is possible with Protein Donuts!!
These donuts are perfect for those who love a good sweet treat but want to stay healthy. Simple substitutions like protein powder, almond flour and monk fruit sweetener can turn a sugary fried dessert into a healthy option you can enjoy every day! Protein donuts are perfect for before or after your workouts, for breakfast or even a healthy sweet snack on the go.
WHY IS PROTEIN IMPORTANT?
As living beings, protein is a major component of our dietary needs. Proteins are made of amino acids which are the main components of our muscles, bones, skin and organs. It plays an important role in creating and maintaining our cells. Protein powers the body! If you don’t consume enough protein your body will start to slow down and begin to breakdown your muscles.
3 benefits to consuming protein:
- Reduces appetite and hunger levels
- Boost metabolism and increases fat burning
- Helps maintain muscle mass and relieves muscle soreness
Check out this easy to make recipe for Protein Churro Donuts. Yes, you read that right, Churro Donuts!
PROTEIN CHURRO DONUTS
½ cup Almond Flour
¼ cup Vanilla Protein
¼ tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Baking Powder
1 ½ tbsp Monk Fruit Sweetener
Dash of Cinnamon
¼ - ½ cup Almond Milk
Sugar Free Caramel Sauce
Monk Fruit Sweetener
1 scoop Vanilla Protein
1 scoop Healthy Meal French Vanilla
Mix all dry donut dry ingredients together
Add in wet ingredients
Mix together and bake at 350 for 10 minutes
Once out of the oven, let cool
Mix water and sugar free caramel syrup in a bowl. (More water than caramel)
Brush onto donut or dip donut into mixture
Let sit for 1 minute
Dip into monk fruit and cinnamon mixture
Drizzle sugar free caramel syrup on top
Mix the Vanilla Protein and Healthy Meal together
Top with cinnamon
Make sure there are no chunks of protein powder when mixing dry ingredients.
Use the whole egg when adding in wet ingredients. Egg whites can also be substituted here.
If after 10 minutes donuts need a little more time to bake, only put them back in for a few minutes.
Recipe makes 1/2 a dozen donuts.