My girls asked for donuts the other day, which is a rare treat out. I almost acquiesced but a) I'm cheap and b) I thought about how making donuts with my girls would allow for a healthier treat, plus a bit of learning and bonding. So we headed home and created this super easy recipe together.
It's so good plain, but whisk a bit of vegan chocolate protein powder or this super fine creamy vanilla protein powder with water to make a sort of "frosting". Your kids (and you) would not ever know it's good for you! Tip: literally out of the 28 protein powders I have found, this frosting trick really only works with Orgain. If you use a different one, it will usually be gritty or have a weird taste. Let me know if you have a protein powder that makes a good "frosting" because I am convinced this is the best one!
One more thing: get silicone donut "pans". They don't scratch like metal, are easier to remove the donuts from and much, much easier to clean. From a very busy twin mom/worker/student to you, you need these in your life. And true to form, they are cheap!
Did you know? Making food with your kid makes for GREAT learning opportunities and quality bonding! DO it; it's bound to be a new favorite memory with your child.
Back to the recipe, and no more scrolling down necessary:
Super Easy Vanilla Donuts
2 cups gluten-free flour <-- this one is the best texture, so stock up!
1/2 cup organic raw sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 eggs or 2 "flax" eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup avocado oil (if your mixture is too dry you can add up to a few tablespoons of water or more oil).
For the topping:
Vegan protein powder (see above for why this brand is the only one that works)
and water, mixed until creamy
optional: plant-based naturally-colored sprinkles
1. Preheat oven to 425F
2. Whisk the wet and then sift in the dry
3. Spritz donut pans with avocado or coconut oil
4. Fill 1/2 to 3/4 full and bake for 8 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
5. Let cool on a wire rack and eat plain or with the frosting!