I was talking with my pal Rachel (a post-op VSGer) the other day and she asked if she could share my mini protein donuts recipe with her family & friends for Chanukah. I did not know that it is a Jewish custom to eat donuts on Chanukah but after chatting with her I read a bit about it. I guess it's not necessary donuts but any fried/oily foods since it is a holiday that commemorates a miracle that occurred with oil... a jug of oil which should have lasted only one night, lasted eight, the eight days of Chanukah. These weight loss surgery friendly donuts are a perfect way to celebrate. The oil/fried part is eliminated but the end product delicious.
All the talk of donuts got me wanting some so I made a batch. I've made plain chocolate, a spice, a berry, and a coffee version. These I'm calling chocolate mocha (coffee & chocolate combo) Yum! So Happy Chanukah (or is it Hanukkah) to all who celebrate.
Shelly's Mini Chocolate Mocha Protein Donuts
1 cup Almond Flour (aka Almond Meal) (Trader Joe's, health food stores, online or make your own)
1/2 cup Chocolate Protein Powder
1/2 cup Multigrain Pancake Mix
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Taster's Choice Instant Coffee Tube
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 Pans 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 (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.
Crushed SF Candy (SF Candy Canes, SF Malted Milk Balls, SF Jordan Almonds)
Toasted or Untoasted Unsweetened Coconut
Crushed Nuts (Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Almonds)
Crushed Sugar Free Cookies
Peanut Butter Flour
SF Cocoa Powder
I always wanted to be Jewish when I was a kid... the whole 8 days of presents thing seemed way cool to me. I had issues with Passover which I covered in a past blog entry 8 gifts I was feeling... human body bits not so much. Oh P.S. If you are needing a weight loss surgery friendly latkes, potato pancake recipe try one of these...
Shelly's Savory Pesto Pancakes
Shelly's Potato-less Potato Pancakes