If you know me well, you know I LOVE doughnuts. My choice is maple bars!! Ok now I'm drooling. The problem is, they are not the greatest thing for you. That's totally ok from time to time but I wanted a way to have them a bit more often. Sadly my deep fried maple-y doughnuts just don't make the cut but these ones are a fantastic substitute. I swapped out the oil for apple sauce to make them lower in fat - hello only 1g fat!! I kept the flour because I wanted the texture of a fluffy baked doughnut. But I did replace some of the flour from protein powder so we get some added protein in there and it helps lower the carbs a bit. Lastly, I replaced cane sugar with stevia to lower the carbs and calories without loosing the flavor and sweetness. These little puppies come in at only 90 calories per doughnut and taste amazing! You'll never guess they are vegan, low calorie, low fat, low everything. I might be making these ever week...might :)
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cups protein powder (I used LivBody Cake Batter - save 20% with code: coachcassandraoc)
2/3 cups baking stevia
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1 cup cashew milk
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 and lightly grease doughnut pans.
In a large bowl, whisk flour, protein powder, stevia, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk cashew milk, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
Using a pastry bag or a large ziplock bag with the tip cut, pipe batter into the prepared doughnut pans. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes before turning. Once they have cooled completely, you can glaze them.
1 cup powdered sugar or powdered stevia
2 tbsp cashew milk
optional sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut, chocolate chips, or anything else you fancy!
Whisk together powdered sugar and milk. Adding more powdered sugar if needed to make a thicker glaze or more milk if wanting a thin glaze.
Dip your completely cooled doughnut into the glaze and twisting as you pull out of the glaze to give it a nice finish. Immediately sprinkle with toppings.