Friday, June 7, 2013

national donut day! banana chocolate protein donuts

It's National Donut Day! Are you kidding me??!?! Why are the schools and businesses and postal offices not closed? This is BIG! 

If you follow me on Instagram {@AmandaMacyHall} you are well aware of my infatuation for baked donuts. To recap- Mom convinced me to buy a donut pan to make baked {read "healthy"} donuts back in March and pretty much every weekend since then I have made a new version of donuts...oreo, chocolate chip, lemon, mexican chocolate, cinnamon sugar, strussel, maple and more. 

Today I bring to you my least favorite {oh I bet you sure do want to keep reading, right!!!}

In addition to being my least favorite they are also the healthiest donut I've made! Ding, ding, ding, there had to be a reason. 

The Banana Chocolate Protein Baked Donut

It's not inedible and I would actually make these again!!! :)
Not to mention protein powder, oats, bananas and zero sugar probably looks cuter in summer shorts and bikinis than oreos, cinnamon sugar and maple syrup. 

-for 6 donuts-
1 ripe banana
2 eggs {whites only}
4 T old fashioned oats
1 scoop protein powder {try this one}
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1 T pure cocoa powder

Set oven to 350 degrees and spray your donut pan {this guy}.
Grind the oats into a flour with a food processor.
Add the rest of your ingredients to the food processor and pulse until well mixed. 
Pour in and bake for 10 minutes! 

{approx!} Nutrition Info*:
9g carbs
3g fat
6g protein

These donuts were a breeze to whip up! I loved getting to use my food processor for this recipe- it made the clean up super quick. 
I made one batch of 6 donuts Sunday night and have been grabbing one each morning for a quick and easy breakfast. They don't even need to be warmed up! 
The taste is primarily the taste of your protein powder plus banana- so adding cinnamon or more cocoa to the recipe would probably help give it a boost. 

Cheers to early morning protein, no-prep breakfast, sugar free & flour free donuts! 

I promise to post a deliciously sugary sweet donut recipe next ;)

*This recipe is slightly adapted from {here}- my version does not include the frosting and adds cocoa powder. Keep in mind that the nutritional content is greatly dependant on the type of protein powder that you use. 

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