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It’s DONUT DAY! Last week was my 23rd birthday and Josh got me a mini donut maker as one of my presents. Naturally, I went a little donut crazy making all varieties of “healthified” donuts! 

Using perfect fit, tone it up and some of my own designs, these were the end results! 

Healthy Mini Donuts

For the batter:
1/2 cup Protein Powder (I used perfect fit plant protein) **substitute with spelt flour, quinoa flour, whole wheat, etc. if you don’t want protein donuts**
1 tbsp coconut flour
1/4th cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
vanilla stevia drops (about 3) OR tbsp stevia OR tbsp honey 
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
2 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder (if you want chocolate, and if you do this up the stevia by 2)
1/3rd cup egg whites 

Before you do anything, plug in your mini-donut maker, if you don’t have one…you should go buy one. Otherwise, preheat your oven to about 330 degrees and spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking oil. If you don’t have one of these either, you could try this with a mini-muffin pan, but I haven’t done it that way so I can’t vouch for the results. 

I got mine from Target, fortunately it was on sale for about $15! Here is what mine looks like except it’s red:


Now mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix all your wet ingredients in another small bowl and slowly add to the dry batter. 

 When you’re all ready to go, spray your mini donut maker with non-stick cooking oil. Use a tbsp measure and pour about 1 and 1/4th tbsp in each donut slot and close the lid. Let it sit for 3 mins, flip it and sit for another 3. Then pop each donut out, let them cool in the fridge for 5 - 8, and decorate!  

If you’re using an oven, keep a close eye on them. I have yet to prefect the timing, but for me it was around 7-10 minutes. 

For the Toppings:
As you can see, I made a huge variety of donuts by the toppings, so here they all are.
1. Honey & Chia seeds
2. Honey, Chia seeds & Crushed Walnuts
3. Chocolate! (Cacao powder, stevia, greek yogurt)
4. Chocolate Again! I Have a chocolate problem. (chocolate pb2 and cacao nibs)
5. Chocolate & Sprinkles** (these are regular sprinkles which I made for other people, these ones will contain sugar)
6. Sugar Glazed (Earth Balance, Stevia, Poppyseeds)
7. Lemon Glaze (Vanilla Protein, lemon zest, lemon juice, stevia)
8. Crushed Almond (Earth Balance, 4 tbsp almonds crushed)

And there ya have it! Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free amazing donuts, good for a dessert treat! I had one…maybe two or three or four instead of birthday cake. 

Nutritional Breakdown:

Calories 35 Total Fat 1.35g  Total Carbohydrate 2.4 g Fiber 1g Sugar 0.5g Protein 4g Cholesterol 1.54 mg Calcium 59 mg Iron 0.78 mg Potassium 152 mg Points Plus 1