If you haven’t heard about The Flexible Baker, you should check him out. He was interviewed by The Barbell Press a few months ago and he shared his philosophy on why desserts should be a part of any diet. He creates a ton of macro-friendly recipes on his site and has an e-book dedicated to doughnuts coming out this July.
This is a modified version of The Flexible Baker’s Fudge Donut recipe. With his help, we substituted some ingredients to create a Paleo-esque version that’s both gluten and dairy free aside from the whey protein. To be as clean as possible, we used Earth Fed Muscle Chocolate Whey protein because it’s GMO free and organic. It only uses three ingredients so it’s easy to digest and much better for you than any of those 20 ingredient, chemical ridden proteins that are on the market. (For 5% off EFM supplements, use the code “BarbellPress”).
It makes 6 delicious chocolate-y doughnuts and the macros for each are: 155 calories/15.8c/4.7f/11.1p. (The original doughnuts by The Flexible Baker have slightly different macros since it calls for slightly different ingredients).
For The Doughnuts:
Step 1:Preheat Oven to 350 and spray doughnut pan with cooking spray.
Step 2: In a bowl place 80g gluten free flour, 30g Earth Fed Muscle Chocolate Protein powder, 10g coco powder, 15g semi-sweet baking chocolate broken into small pieces OR 15g dark chocolate chips, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, and 6g of truvia. Mix well.
Step 3: Add 40g of apple sauce and fold into the batter.
Step 4: Add in 2-3oz of unsweetened plain almond milk and stir (just enough to make sure the batter absorbs the almond milk). Add almond milk slowly so that all of the batter is mixed well.
Step 5: Add in 1 1/4 table spoon of vanilla and an egg that you’ve already whisked in another bowl. Mix everything together.
Step 6: Place batter in doughnut tray and put in oven. Cook for appx 6.5-7 minutes. ***Because we used apple sauce instead of butter, the batter will cook quickly. In my oven, at 6 minutes it was still gooey but at 8 it was overcooked. Be careful with the cooking time.
For The Frosting:
While the doughnuts are cooking, you should make the frosting.
Step 1: In a new bowl, place 25g Earth Fed Muscle Chocolate Protein, 5 g coco powder, 15 g melted chocolate chips, 2 g truvia, and enough water to mix it together. The end result will be a frosting like mixture that will thicken as it sits.
Once The Doughnuts Are Done Baking:
Step 1: Use a toothpick or fork to make sure doughnuts are cooked through.
Step 2. Remove from oven and immediately and place doughnuts on a cooling rack or a plate.
Step 3: Once you are able to pick up the doughnuts, dunk one side in the frosting bowl and place back on plate so the frosting can “dry” onto the doughnut.
Step 4: Sprinkle tops of doughnuts with a pinch of powdered sugar to complete.
Step 5: Enjoy!