Lemon Coconut Protein Doughnuts

National doughnut day calls for a new doughnut recipe. I thought lemon and coconut sounded pretty good so I created this delicious recipeπŸ‹πŸ©

I use VitaFiber syrup in my recipe but you can substitute any sticky sweetener such as maple syrup or honey. VitaFiber is a high fiber sugar substitute. Check their website out for more info, It’s an amazing product.

For protein I use LeanFit, they have an All-in-One protein that bakes amazing which I used in this recipe. A plant based or whey protein should still work ok if that’s what you have on hand, using whey might lead to a little drier doughnut though.

Here is the recipe πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Lemon Coconut Protein Donuts

Ingredients:
Yield 8-10 donuts

DONUTS:
Β½ cup oat flour
Β½ cup LeanFit All-in-One protein powder
1 tsp baking powder
Β½ tsp cinnamon
ΒΌ cup shredded coconut
ΒΌ cup applesauce
ΒΌ cup VitaFiber syrup or maple syrup
ΒΌ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
Β½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 egg

FROSTING:
125g cream cheese
Β½ scoop LeanFit vanilla whey
1 Tbps VitaFiber syrup or maple syrup
1 tsp lemon juice

Coconut & lemon rind for garnish

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ΒΊF and grease donut pan. Combine all dry ingredients in bowl. Whisk together wet ingredients in separate bowl then fold the wet into dry ingredients. Place batter into a Ziploc or sandwich bag, cut corner and pipe into donut tray. Bake for 10-12 mins. Repeat with remaining batter. Let donuts cool before frosting. Whisk frosting ingredients together until smooth and spread onto donuts, garnish with shredded coconut and lemon rind.

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Pumpkin Protein Donuts

Super easy donuts! High in protein and low  carb too! Recipe below πŸ˜‹

Recipe:

Pumpkin Protein Donuts

Yield: 6

Donuts:
β€’Β½ Cup Vanilla Whey LeanFit Protein
β€’ΒΌ Cup Coconut flour
β€’Β½ tsp Baking powder
β€’Β½ tsp Cinnamon
β€’1/8 tsp each ground nutmeg, ginger, cloves, all spice (or Β½ tsp pumpkin pie spice)
β€’1Tbsp VitaFiber IMO Powder or sweetener of choice/omit
β€’Β½ Cup Pumpkin puree
β€’1/3 Cup Unsweet applesauce
β€’1/3 Cup Liquid egg whites
β€’1 tsp Pure vanilla extract

Icing:
β€’Β½ Brick (125g) fat free cream cheese
β€’2Tbsp VitaFiber IMO powder or sweetener of choice
β€’Β½ Scoop Vanilla Whey LeanFit Protein

Method:
Preheat oven to 350ΒΊF and grease donut pan. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl and mix until well combined. Add wet ingredients and whisk together until well combined.  Transfer batter to medium zip lock bag or piping bag and pipe into prepared donut pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Let cool on wire rack and place in fridge to cool further before icing. Whisk together icing ingredients with hand mixer until smooth. Ice donuts and add sprinkles if desired.

Macros: (Includes toppings)

Calories: 119 | Fat: 2g | Carb: 15g (9g fiber/4g sugar) | Protein: 15g