Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Coffee Donuts

My ultimate favorite. I've made a Chocolate, Spice and a Berry version but HELLO!? Coffee and donuts together... perfection.

Toss a couple in a Ziploc baggie and when the bakery case at Starbuck's or goodies in the break room call to you you'll have something healthier as an option.

These freeze well just don't glaze them till defrosted. They keep several days in the fridge but you won't have them around that long non weight loss surgery peeps love them too (especially the whippersnappers.)

Sugar Free Doughnuts Healthy Dessert RecipesShelly's Mini Coffee Protein Donuts

1 cup Almond Flour (aka Almond Meal) (Trader Joe's, health food stores, online or make your own)
1/2 cup Cookies & Cream Protein Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Taster's Choice Instant Coffee Tubes
1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
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.

Healthy Dessert RecipesFill 1/2 full with batter (batter is the consistency of brownie batter).

Healthy Dessert RecipesBake 8 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Healthy Dessert Recipes Sugar FreeDonut Glaze

4 Mini Sugar Free Chocolate Bars (or milk, dark or white chocolate)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (any flavor will do)

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.

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

Doughnuts Sugar Free Protein Powder Cooking Healthy Dessert Recipes Fitness Weight LossTopping Ideas:

Crushed SF Candy (SF Candy Canes, SF Malted Milk Balls, SF Jordan Almonds)
Toasted or Untoasted Unsweetened Coconut
Crushed Nuts (Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Almonds)
Crushed SF Cookies
Peanut Butter Flour
SF Cocoa Powder

11 comments:

Heather said...

Where can one buy a donut pan?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Heather, The link is in the blog entry or you might check a local kitchen supply store. The link is a really great price though and where I got mine.

amany said...

OMG! I don't usually respond, but I'm just that excited over the prospect of donuts with coffee IN it!! I'm so happy I feel like a cracked out Chihuahua! Now racing to the kitchen to get my own donuts ASAP!

Shikari said...

Those look great! You always come up with the neatest things. <3

Anonymous said...

now why didn't I think of this?!?! I think I'm more of a coffee-holic than you are LOL and OMG....I'm thinking for glaze: caramel :D :D like a caramel macchiato DONUT!! Now THAT is the ultimate!
You rock!

Jen said...

Hi Shelly,

What do you think about the idea of making mini-muffins with this batter? Do you think it would work?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Jen, I am told it works :)

Fredda said...

Shelly, I'm just curious if you have ever tried using soy flour? It has a good protein content but I didn't know if you were familier with it. I will be purchasing almond flour very soon to use. Can't wait to try the doughnuts!

Kristie said...

I love that donut pan, I have never seen those before. It is the perfect way to make donuts healthier, no more need for oil! Thanks for a great post!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Fredda, Yes I actually have used it in the past in some of my dishes... under my before & after pic type in soy flour you should get a few hits BUT I tend not to use it now and have moved to spelt (lower carb, high protein) mostly as it can not replace white flour in a 1:1 ratio. You will get a bitter taste if you use more than 1/4 cup in a recipe I have found so a combo of that & almond or that & spelt but on its own is no good :(

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