Luvy chose blueberries for the filling, so I went to work. On Saturdays, I like to workout in the mornings so I knew I wanted to include protein powder into the doughnuts. (Excluding this Saturday when I was completely useless and had a PJ Saturday!)
The protein was just extra ummph this Saturday…even though I didn’t need it!
*If you don’t have a doughnut pan. Don’t fret my pet… just double the recipe and make muffins! 🙂
Protein Blueberry Doughnuts (inspired by MamaPea’s Pumpkin Protein Doughnuts)
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or unbleached all-purpose flour)
- 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder (I used vanilla Sunwarrior Warrior Blend)*
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 packet of stevia
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 3/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)–I used frozen
*If you don’t want to use protein powder just sub 1/2 cup of flour.
Preheat oven to 350.
For the topping, I did a chocolate peanut butter glaze.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze
- 2 Tbsp chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- splash of milk (I used almond)
Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave or a double broiler. Stir in peanut butter and thin out as necessary with milk. Do not get it too thin or it will run off of doughnuts.
These are wonderful, and they are super quick to throw together. I have a feeling my doughnut pan will be busy on the weekends!
These doughnuts also make for a great snack throughout the day, because they are full of whole grains, protein, and fruit! Feel free to leave the topping off and just serve plain, with maple syrup, or with any kind of nut butter.
What is your favorite kind of doughnut?