ll these posts about treats just make me want more! Here’s another favorite of mine that ended up being a daily affair, and a staple in my diet. Two good things at once? It almost seems too good to be true – but it’s not 🙂

These donuts seriously pack a punch in taste, nutrition, and the guilt. Made from protein powder, you’d expect a consistency to that of a piece of cardboard but it’s the secret of egg whites that really take it to a whole new level. Each bite you take will actually make you cringe from THINKING you are cheating, but in reality you’re definitely not!

THE PREPARATION 

  • 1/2 Cup of Ground Almonds
  • 3 Eggs, separated
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp Pure cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Cup of Splenda
  • 2 Tbsp Melted butter
  • 2 Scoops 100% Casein Protein Powder (I prefer chocolate, but you can use any flavoryou fancy)
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream (or Almond Milk)

THE EXECUTION

  • Preheat over to 350° F
  • Whip egg whites until they have stiff peaks (this is the most important part, and will ensure you get a great fluffy consistency)
  • Combine the egg yolks, Splenda, butter in a bowl and whisk until well mixed.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients and mix them well.
  • Gently (I mean REALLY gently) fold the wet ingredients into the whipped egg whites.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients, while mixing.
  • Fill the donut pan 3/4 of the way full on each mold.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • In separate bowl, combine casein powder and heavy cream until it is thick.
  • Pour the mixture over the donuts when they have cooled down a bit.
  • Nom nom, enjoy the guilt-free panic attack!

chocolatedonutsI prefer to wait until they have cooled until I start to ice them, but if you really dug yourself into the hole of temptation – use the icing as a dipping sauce on those warm donuts!  They’re great warm or cold, iced or not. If you don’t have a donut pan, you can always use a cupcake tin or even a bread pan. If you use that, then they won’t exactly be donuts (rather they’ll be cake) but it’s still one hell of a treat. Just make sure you are rationing them out because they’re seriously addictive. The recipe will yield about 8 donuts, and they each have 4.5g net carbs. Breakfast, afternoon snack, it even stacks enough protein to be a post workout meal – it can be anything you want. It’s versatile, and if you’re thinking what I’m thinking, it can be made into an evil-ly tasty bacon and cheese donut sandwich.