Unicorn Protein Donuts… these healthy little donuts not only taste delicious but how fun do they look! These donuts are packed with ‘superfoods’ and the recipe includes both vegan and gluten free subs.
Ok, so these donuts for me were a bit of fun! Making the frosting was so fun and I love how bright and colourful they are… a perfect summer snack. Not only do they look good but they also taste good- I used a caramel flavour protein to add lots of flavour to the donuts as well as of course the flavours that come with the frosting.
The pink frosting is berry flavoured (blueberry, cranberry and strawberry) while the blue one is watermelon flavoured. I did cheat to achieve these flavours and colours by using superfood powders from ‘Unicorn Superfoods’. You could however use whatever natural powder you like or simply add colouring to the frosting.
In my donuts I used Skyr Yoghurt and one egg but you could sub this for extra almond milk and coconut or a vegan yoghurt of your choice and they would work just as well. I also added white and wholemeal flour but again these would work with a gluten free flavour of your choice.
Each donut is only 75 calories and contains 4g Protein.
Heres the recipe…
- 35g White Flour
- 40g Wholemeal Flour
- 25g Protein (I used vegan caramel protein)
- Tsp Baking Powder
- 40g Sugar (I used zero calorie sugar)
- 1 egg (or ½ cup almond milk)
- 30g Yoghurt (vegan or greek)
- ½ cup almond milk or an extra ¼ cup if not using an egg
- 20g melted butter or cacao butter beans
- 1 cup of powdered sugar (I blended up zero calorie sugar)
- Tsp pink berry superfood power
- Tsp superfood blue powder
- Almond Milk as required
- Preheat the oven to 180oc.
- Add milk & yoghurt and whisk together before adding melted cooled butter, and whisk again.
- Sift in Flour, protein and baking powder and mix until just combined ( a few lumps are ok)
- Place in a silicone or greased non stick donut pan. Bake for approx 14 mins.
- Take them out of the oven and let cool before removing.
- Mix together ½ cup powdered sugar and one tsp of powder in two separate bowls to get the two colours. Gradually add almond milk until you get the desired consistency of frosting.
- Once cooled dip the donut in the frosting and then leave for at least 10 minutes to set
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Hi, I’m Vicky and I created this blog to hopefully pass on my passion for baking up yummy healthy creations. Eating healthy and exercising is a big part of my lifestyle and something that is very important to me. Thanks for reading!