I felt like I couldn’t let fall go bye without posting at least one pumpkin inspired recipe for ya’ll. So in a weekend of extreme donut making, I decided to try my hand at a batch of pumkin protein donuts. After a few attempts, and some over cooked donuts, I finally nailed it. In fact I made two batches to be sure. Needless to say my co-workers were pretty happy when I brought in the second batch!
You may be wondering why add the protein? A few of my crossfitting, paleo insta-friends are always posting their protein creations, and while they’re pictures always look delicious I was a bit hesitant. I didn’t want to add extra supplements into my diet if I didn’t need too. However now that I have been increasing my morning workout routine, the extra protein was more than welcomed.
While there are a number of whey protein powders out there, my go-to is Formulx! While not 100% paleo, it is one of the cleanest whey protein powders on the market. Sourcing only the highest quality natural ingredients, Formulx provides a more natural approach to a healthier style of living. The folks over at Formulx are real athletes who love crossfit! They want to help you reach your fitness goals by creating a product that allows your body recover naturally to ultimately improve your performance and reach your goals.
Plus Formulx tastes great whether its mixed with water or incorporated into your morning baked good!
- 3 large eggs
- 1 large egg white
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup and 2 tbsp blanched almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoons pumpin spice
- 1 scoop Formulx protein powder
- Preheat a doughnut maker
- In a small bowl whisk together eggs, coconut milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract and pumpkin puree
- In separate medium bowl whisk together the coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda and pumpkin spice
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined
- Scoop the batter into a large ziploc bag, seal the top and snip one of the bottom corners
- Pipe the batter into the doughnut maker, filling it all the way
- Cook until the doughnut machine indicator light goes off, or about 5 minutes (note that depending on your machine you make need to flip the donuts and cook for an additional 2 minutes)
- Carefully remove and repeat steps 7 through 9 until all of the batter is used
- Let donuts cool on a wire rack
- Trim and edges of the donut, if needed
*This post was not sponsored, as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.