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It’s nearly February, so I had to share this Red Velvet Protein Donuts that I’ve been loving since the year started. They have that mild chocolate flavour and vanilla characteristic of the red velvet without leaving out the tang of the cream cheese frosting.
If you are a not fan of chocolate cake these Red Velvet Protein Donuts are perfect for you, with a touch of chocolate flavour that won’t overwhelm you.
I think by now you know I love donuts, and I have lots of them to share in the near future. But for now, I hope you enjoy these Mini Red Velvet Protein Donuts, which are so easy and quick to make.
These Red Velvet Protein Donuts are baked as my Pumpkin Protein Donuts are. They are moist and soft, even though they are packed with protein. These donuts can be eaten as a snack, breakfast, brunch, and dessert.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THESE MINI RED VELVET PROTEIN DONUTS?
You will need a good protein powder, I use my trustee Whey Isolate Zero sugar, lactose-free, gluten-free from Biotech USA. Good source of cacao powder even though is a small amount we’ll be using for. Gluten-free flour and your favourite sweetener, I use erythritol/stevia. Along with egg whites, apple sauce unsweetened, baking powder and white vinegar to give that distinctive flavour that red velvet cake has and vanilla extract.
For the frosting no more than fat-free Greek yogurt, fat-free or the lightest cream cheese, protein powder, powdered erythritol, vanilla extract and for me the best flavouring ever Cheesecake Drops from My Protein, this is optional but enhance the frosting flavour to another level. If you don’t want the frosting, omit it.
FAQS FOR THESE RED VELVET PROTEIN DONUTS
HOW MANY DAYS DO THESE DONUTS LAST?
Kept at room temperature they last up to a week. But between my husband and I, they don’t last more than 3 days.
HOW CAN I STORE THE PROTEIN DONUTS?
The best way to store them is in an airtight container at the countertop for up to a week. Or airtight in the freezer for up to a month. But if you have any leftovers try making these Red Velvet Protein Truffles, they are so cute for Valentine’s Day.
CAN I MAKE SUBSTITUTE ANY INGREDIENT IN THESE MINI PROTEIN DONUTS?
Yes, sure you can. For the flour, I suggest, buckwheat, oat flour, millet, sorghum, and white rice. If you would like to use coconut flour you need to increase the liquids otherwise the donut will be dry and hard. If you don’t have apple sauce you can use mashed bananas, pumpkin puree, or Greek yogurt instead, but the flavour might change a little with the 2 former ones.
In regards to protein powder, I suggest using whey Isolate, although I have tried with pea protein you might need to increase a little the liquids, not all the pea proteins are created the same.
If you don’t want to use egg whites or are allergic, you can substitute the amount for apple sauce 1:1.
TIPS FOR BAKING THESE RED VELVET DONUTS
We all know that baking with protein powder is a challenge but if you follow the instructions, it will be easy.
- Make sure your ingredients are at room temperature not cold from the fridge.
- Preheat your oven at the recommended temperature.
- Do not over bake the donuts. Each oven is different, sometimes decreasing the baking time a minute will make your donuts moist and less dry. Always check with a tooth pick or a skewer.
- Remember after you take the donuts out of the oven, they will keep cooking with the residual heat.
- Allow to cool before removing from the mould and decorating with the frosting.
- Store in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
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RED VELVET PROTEIN DONUTSCourse: Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes, SnackCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
These red velvet protein mini donuts have the traditional flavour of red velvet but are packed with protein, great for an anabolic diet
- Protein Donuts:
20g Iso Whey Zero – Vanilla or White Chocolate
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
66g Egg Whites, Raw
25g Buckwheat Flour or Oat flour
30g Fat-Free Greek Yogurt/unsweetened apple sauce
1/8 tsp Vinegar, distilled
Red food colouring (as need it) I used Velvet Red and Christmas Red from sugar flair
- Protein Cream Cheese Frosting:
20g Iso Whey Zero, Vanilla Protein
20g Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
20g Fat-Free Cream cheese
20g Fat-Free Quark
½ tsp vanilla paste
20-30 drops Cheesecake Flavouring from my protein
- Pre-heat oven to 180 C fan assisted or 200 C non-fan assisted.
- Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, and set aside.
- Now add the red food colouring to the Greek yogurt or apple sauce, mix well until you reach a rich deep red.
- Add the Greek yogurt/applesauce coloured, egg white, vanilla extract, and vinegar, over the dry ingredients and mix until no dry pockets left. Add more food colouring if need it.
- Prepare your mini donuts mold spray with coconut, avocado, or olive oil and brush thoroughly.
- Now you can add the batter to the mini donut pan with a spoon or my preferred method with a piping bag.
- Place the silicone mold over a baking sheet and bake for 8 min. Insert a toothpick if comes out clean is done.
- Leave it cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to fully cool down. Meanwhile, prepare the cream cheese frosting.
- Place the fat-free cream cheese/fat-free quark and fat-free Greek yogurt in a small bowl, along with the rest of the ingredients, and whisk until fully incorporated.
- Decorate donuts as you wish.
8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories29
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Sodium 55.8mg 3%
- Potassium 14.8mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
- Sugars 0.2g
- Protein 3.9g 8%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.