Healthy fats & spices
Who doesn’t want some healthy, spiced, carrot cake pronuts (protein donuts)? I even have these for breakfast!
You can easily get pea protein in the shops/online the same goes for the donut moulds, I got mine on Amazon for just a couple of pounds so don’t be put off by this.
If you want to make good use of the donut mould then try my other donut recipe for blueberry lemon donuts
Secrets to staying on track
I love taking traditional recipes and making them healthy through using nourishing, wholefoods, meaning they’re crap free but still tasty, plus, I’m like a child who gets excited about dipping them in frosting, it makes me feel like I’m getting something fun.
Cooking recipes like this is one of my secrets to keeping me on track, which can be difficult for anyone with dietary restrictions. If I just eat the same stuff on repeat I’d feel like I was missing out and never getting the fun stuff that other people could indulge in like being able to buy baked goods from the shops etc so I cook food like this so that I can enjoy them too, all guilt free and without inducing stomach churning symptoms.
Carrot cake protein donuts (makes 6-8)
-120/125g applesauce (I use a babyfood jar/pouch)
-45g runny almond butter
-2 medium carrots
-50g vanilla pea protein*
-1 tsp cinnamon+1/4 tsp ground all spice+1 tsp ginger
-70g oats (small ones)
-1 tsp baking powder
Optional: 2 Tbsp collagen powder/shredded coconut
Note: These aren’t super sweet, I personally didn’t need any extra sweetness but feel free to adjust to your tastes if you’ve a sweet tooth e.g. add 1-2 Tbsp coconut sugar or alternative e.g. honey
*If you use a plant protein that isn’t flavoured or sweetened then you’ll need to account for this by adding your own sweetness
coconut yogurt +1 Tbsp protein +1/4 tsp mixed spice
Pre-heat the oven to 160c fan
Add the wet ingredients into a large bowl (heat the water and nut butter together if your almond butter is too thick) then grate in the carrots and stir. Next add in the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
If you’re using a metal donut pan then grease this first, if you use a silicone/rubber mould like I did then just start filling the mould up until the mix is all used up
Bake at 160c for 22-25mins then remove and allow to cool
Mix together the frosting ingredients then dip the donuts in and smooth out the frosting as needed
Store leftovers in the fridge in an air tight container