It's National Doughnut (or Donut) Day

Protein Powder Recipe Sugar Free Healthy Doughnuts National Donut Day
It's National Doughnut Day. Let's celebrate!

National Doughnut (or Donut) Day started in 1938 as a fundraiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. Serving hot coffee and donuts to firefighters, rescue workers, and disaster victims is just one of the many ways The Salvation Army helps in times of need. The donut came to symbolize that good work.

I have to say the famous Salvation Army donut recipe is a little scary with loads of SUGAR and LARD. I made a batch of my weight loss surgery friendly donuts this morning to keep the tradition of Donut Day alive. Mmmm Donuts.

Another way to keep the tradition alive is to make a donation to The Salvation Army so that they can continue their good work.

Shelly's Mini Chocolate Protein Doughnuts (or 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
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
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. Fill 1/2 full with batter (batter is the consistency of brownie batter). Bake 8 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Donut Glaze
Melted Sugar Free Chocolate Bar (Amber Lynn makes a great one, white too that can be colored or Hershey's SF Chocolate Chips)
Dip cooled donuts into chocolate and then into optional toppings.

Topping Ideas:
Crushed SF Candy (SF Candy Canes/Starlight Mints, SF Malted Milk Balls)
Toasted Unsweetened Coconut
Crushed Nuts (Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Almonds)
Crushed SF Cookies
Crushed Protein Bar

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Coffee is brewing. Now the dilemma of the day (besides how to spell donut/doughnut) is which pretty one to eat first!?