Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Breakfast of Champions: Chocolate Protein Donuts/Muffins

For the last month or so, I've had the same thing for breakfast: an egg white and sausage sandwich, because it just hasn't gotten old.  However, yesterday I used up the last of my liquid egg whites and didn't have time to go to the store, so this morning I had to get a little creative with breakfast.

After scrolling through Instagram, I happened upon a chocolate protein donut recipe that looked delicious by Sarah Bakian (@sarah_bakian).  I had all of the ingredients but don't have a donut pan, so I turned mine into muffins!

1/8 c almond meal/flour
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1 T unsweetened natural applesauce
1 t baking powder
1 egg white
1 t vanilla extract
Stevia to taste

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Mix batter together.  I just mixed it with a fork, but I would suggest using a small food processor or blender as I still had little chunks of almond meal after baking.  Mixing it with a processor will create a smoother batter.  Also note that this batter will be extremely sticky!

3. If you choose to make donuts, spray a donut pan with cooking spray and pour the batter to make 4 donuts.  If you make it into muffins like I did, spray a muffin tin, and it will make 2-3 muffins.  I would suggest not using paper muffin cups, because the batter is so sticky that once cooked, the paper is very hard to get off.  I'm pretty sure I ate some of it!

4.  Bake for 9 minutes if you are making donuts and 11 minutes for muffins.  Keep a close eye on it though as most ovens are not the same.  Be sure to stick a toothpick in the center to see if it comes out clean.

5.  I frosted my muffins with PB2 that I mixed with water, but Sarah made a mint frosting which I will definitely be trying the next time I make these.  For the frosting, mix 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder and 1 T Duncan Hines Mint Chocolate frosting creating powder or mint extract.

Macros for all of the batter minus the frosting:
241 calories
8.1 grams of fat
13.7 grams of carbs
4.8 grams of dietary fiber
31.6 grams of protein

***Keep in mind your macros will vary based on what type of protein powder and other ingredients you use.  I suggest using a tracker like myfitnesspal.  You can put it in the recipe section with your ingredients to get your exact macros!

I can't wait to get a donut pan to actually make these as donuts, because they were kind of chewy as muffins.  However that could also be because I used chocolate egg protein powder instead of whey protein powder, but I was desperate!  It was all I had!!

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