Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Coffee & Donuts - Sugar Free Desserts

Happy National Coffee Day! Seriously it is... Google it. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood too *cue Mister Rogers theme* It actually feels like Fall. 80°F high, 59°F low. I took full advantage of the cooler temps and baked. What goes better with coffee than donuts? Just ask Homer Simpson.

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Shelly's Mini Fall Spice Protein Donuts

1 cup Almond Flour (aka Almond Meal) (Trader Joe's, health food stores, online or make your own)
1/2 cup Protein Powder (I used a Cookies & Cream Whey Isolate)
1/2 cup Multigrain Pancake Mix
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Coconut
1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
3 Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree (not pie filling)
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
1/4 cup Water
Super Groovy Mini Donut Pan

Preheat oven to 325. Mix all ingredients till well combined.

WLS RNY VSG RecipesSpray Mini Donut Pan with Pam. Fill 1/2 full with batter (batter is the consistency of brownie batter).

Diabetic Weight Loss Surgery Low Carb CookingBake 8 minutes.

Sugarfree Healthy DessertsRemove from pan and cool on wire rack.

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4 Mini Sugar Free Chocolate Bars (or milk, dark or white chocolate)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)

Nuke for 30 seconds or so till melted. Stir to combine. Coats 12 donuts.

For colored/flavored frosting: combine SF white chocolate & 3 drops or so of food coloring, SF Syrup and nuke for 30 seconds or so till melted. Stir to combine. This time I mixed a little pumpkin puree in the white chocolate too and coated a few with that.

Dip cooled donuts into chocolate glaze and then into optional toppings.

Topping Ideas:

Toasted Unsweetened Coconut
Crushed Nuts (Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Almonds)
Crushed SF Cookies
Crushed SF Candy (SF Candy Canes, SF Malted Milk Balls)

Weight Loss Surgery Bariatric VSG RNY WLS Food MenusSpeaking of Coffee. I bought one of those Keurig K Cup Coffee Machines the other day. I've been having fun taste testing the different varieties.

My current favorite is the Pumpkin coffee which I used to make my Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte. Soooo good. The teas are yummy too. My evening ritual is a cup of the African Rooibos.

Chocolate Donuts more your style. Here's my original version.


lisa fearis said...

Where can I find pumpkin puree??? I looked at the grocery store in baking isle and it was no where to be found! I would love to make these and your pumpkin cake recipe!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Lisa,

I hear there is a shortage this year (rain in the East caused something called Black Rot in pumpkins) but that the shortage is almost over. You should start seeing it in the stores (baking aisle) again soon. I haven't had trouble finding in the west.

It's in a can. I use Farmer's Market brand Organic Pumpkin but Libby's makes it too. You want 100% Pure Pumpkin (not Pie Filling which has seasonings and sugar in it)

You can also make your own by roasting sugar pumpkins (the small ones) Google it. It's pretty easy but err messy. I like cans.


Diane said...

Sipping my wake-up protein coffee, nibbling on mini protein muffins and enjoying your blog....again! lol (Since I work nights, my wake-up coffee is usually consumed around 2:30pm). I've been reading from the beginning....oh my! Last night I covered the plastics phase...ouch!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I feel like my blog should come with free Tylenol if you read that far back ;) reading all my ramblings deserves something LOL. Thank you.

Yeah and I need more. I guess its like child birth when I forget the plastics pain maybe I'll consider doing it again. Haven't forgotten yet though ;)


Diane said...

LOL....I've often thought about having the girls taken care of...but then the stomach would need to be done....then the thighs....sigh.

Molly said...

Oh Shelly...I LOVE YOU! Wish I'd read your blog earlier in the day. Now it is bedtime and I will have to wait till tomorrow for my donut fix. Bless you, bless you, bless you! All the coffee shops around here are starting to taunt me, I mean announce their spice donuts and pumpkin pie lattes. You have come to my rescue once again.

Joe said...

An easy way to cook a small pumpkin is to puncture it a few times and just microwave it for 25 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the pumpkin. Then just cut it open and scoop out the seeds then scoop out the pumpkin "meat."

I love my Keurig pot. You can get 5-pack samples of the the different types of coffee on the Keurig website.


SuzFinnerty said...

Hey there! Let me tell you what, you are amazing! You need to put all your recipes into a cookbook.. I can help if you want... do not ever go away.. I will be LOST!! Many of the recipes I cannot try as of yet, I am only 6 weeks out - but cannot wait!! Thank you soooo much!! Suzie

kareninflorida said...

Oh, you beat me to it! LOL I was going to try and adapt your chocolate protein donut recipe to make pumpkin donuts, but (once again) you've already done all the hard work for me. Thank you for that! :)
One thing I thought I'd try is to make a cream cheese frosting for the pumpkin spice donuts. I understand that Splenda can be turned into powdered "sugar" in the blender (w/a little cornstarch.) I'll let you know how it comes out. Or have you already tried it?

You are da BOMB, as the young folks say! LOL

Lesa said...

Hi, Thank you so much for your website and recipes. Do you have a place to let us know the nutritional value?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you guys enjoy them!


I don't put the nut info on my recipes because nutrition facts can vary so widely... on my plan I use full fat cheese, full fat mayo, butter, olive oil, others may use low fat cheese or horrors that non fat toxic waste, what percentage % fat of beef, etc. What brand of protein powder you use... you get the idea.

Oh and then serving size... what I eat as an almost 3 year post-op is a very different amount than a 3 month, 6 month, or 4 year post-op. The numbers would swing like a pendulum.

What I do when I need to find the nut info is go to fitday.com type in each individual ingredient, add those totals and divide by the # of servings I get from the dish.

I understand sparkpeople and some other sites will give you nut info too but I've not used them.

Hope this helps,

Claudia S said...

You have to try the holiday variety pack. It includes Spicy Eggnog and it's to die for. I put a splenda and non fat dry milk, top it with whipped cream and cinnammon... OMG!

Kim Markley + Tim Sinz said...

I am a natural figure competitor obsessed with fitness. I love your recipes, right now we are trying to perfect your icecream recipes using almond milk, its a challenge getting the consistancy with low fat substances...thank you for all the great recipes, I was wondering maybe you can come up with a sugar free version of snickerdoodles? :-) Congrats on the weight loss, very commendable.

MoLawEd said...

Hi Shelly! This looks awesome. Do you think the recipe would work okay if I replaced all of the almond flour and pancake mix with flax meal? Thank you!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Wow Kim & Mark, Awesome. Yeah anything below 2% and you get something more like ice milk. Good Luck with the tasty experiments.


MoLawEd, Thanks :) I don't believe it would work. Maybe for the Almond Meal but definitely not for the pancake mix... the fats, leavening agents, etc. of the mix are important to the outcome. I think you would get little hockey pucks with all flax.


Anonymous said...

I'm speechless....the donut recipe is delish! Coffee and donuts for breakfast, I'm in heaven. My husband inhales them...Thx. so much for sharing your creativity again. Big hugs, Diamond xo.