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High Protein Chocolate Zucchini Donuts

Gluten free high protein chocolate zucchini donuts and you don’t even need a special donut pan. Yup I’m bringing out all the stops for this recipe! How many should I sign you up for?

gluten free high protein chocolate zucchini donuts in a bowl

Honestly, I’ve made these high protein chocolate zucchini donuts 5 times in 1 week. The recipe for the donut actually started as a chocolate zucchini pancake on a Saturday morning after a rather intense workout. I couldn’t stop talking about how fluffy the pancakes were and how I just couldn’t stop thinking about them. Often I will use the same recipe for cookies or muffins as my pancakes but these just had to be a little bit more special. And that’s when I remembered this cool trick I saw on Facebook on how to make donuts without a special pan.

gluten free high protein chocolate zucchini donuts in a bowl

This is the silicon donut pan I used. I highly recommend it!

silicon donut pan

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Dave won’t let me buy any more kitchen gadgets until I go through what I’ve already collected and get rid of some things.

gluten free high protein chocolate zucchini donuts in a bowl

How to make donuts without a donut pan

Cut up strips of parchment paper, roll them into a ball (not super tight) and put them in the middle of a well oiled muffin tin. Then you just add the batter around the parchment paper and viola, you have a donut pan! Just don’t forget to pull out the parchment paper from the center, that could be bad! Oh and REALLY spray your muffin tins. There is nothing worse than donuts sticking to the pan!

gluten free high protein chocolate zucchini donuts in a bowl

Last weekend was my birthday. And I have to say these high protein chocolate zucchini donuts were such an awesome dessert that I snacked on all day! I started the day with my high protein carrot cake pancakes, because who doesn’t start their birthday with carrot cake and pancakes! But having these chocolate zucchini donuts sitting in the fridge really made it easy to say no to going out and getting ice cream or something else. And they were so filling! The perfect post gym treat!

gluten free high protein chocolate zucchini donuts in a bowl

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gluten free high protein chocolate zucchini donuts in a bowl

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High Protein Chocolate Zucchini Donuts

Try these gluten free high protein chocolate zucchini donuts today! Such a delicious healthy treat!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donuts
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Chocoalte Frosting

Instructions

  • For the donuts, mash the bananas, add the egg whites and stir well. Add the protein powder, coconut flour, cacao powder and stir well until all the lumps are removed.
  • Shred the zucchini into the batter and mix well. Stir well and let sit 2 minutes before adding milk of choice.
  • Stir in milk (starrting with 2 tbs) cacao nibs, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well.
  • Create 12 donut holes by tearing off strips of parchament paper and rolling them into balls.
  • Spray muffin tin well with non-stick spray and add the parchament paper balls to the center.
  • Spoon in the donnut mixture and bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
  • Take the donuts out of the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Remove the donuts with a knife and place on a cooling rack. Transfer to fridge and allow to cool completely.
  • Once donuts are cooled, make the chocolate frosting.
  • Melt the coconut oil and coconut butter together. Add the cacao powder and mix well, removing all lumps.
  • Dip the cold donuts into the frosting, immediately placing them on a cooling rack to harden. This will happen quickly. If you want ot coat the other side, you can do that now.
  • Store in the fridge.
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
156
Fat
 
10
g
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
Fiber
 
4
g
Sugar
 
3
g
Protein
 
7
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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Recipe Rating




Theresa

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

Thanks for sharing this at the Inspiration Spotlight. Love the recipes you shared. Pinned & sharing

Annmarie

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Oooh yummy! I don't normally eat donuts but I'd totally have one of these for breakfast!

Judith Graber

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

I love the way you made your donuts (I do have a donut pan). I'm a big collector of kitchen gadgets too. They definitely sound healthy - interesting frosting. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

Nicole

Saturday 2nd of September 2017

I collect cookbooks. It doesn't really drive my husband crazy. It just makes him want me to try more new recipes and switch up the meal plans more often than I do.

I love sugar covered donuts.

Miz Helen

Saturday 2nd of September 2017

We will love your Chocolate Zucchini Donuts! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen