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.
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.
Spray Mini Donut Pan with Pam. Fill 1/2 full with batter (batter is the consistency of brownie batter).
Bake 8 minutes.
Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
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.
Toasted Unsweetened Coconut
Crushed Nuts (Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Almonds)
Crushed SF Cookies
Crushed SF Candy (SF Candy Canes, SF Malted Milk Balls)
Speaking 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.