Coffee Cheesecake Protein Pumpkin Donuts

Happy Halloween!

I couldn’t let October go by without giving you a pumpkin recipe! It’s just not in my nature.

These Donuts are baked (hope you have a donut pan!!) & have a simple espresso cheesecake glaze.

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If you’re sick of eggs and scrambles and frittatas, make a batch of these puppies and eat two of them for breakfast with a side of some sausage or bacon. I calculated the nutritional info per donut (subject to change depending on the protein powder you use) so you can see how awesome the breakdown is!

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PER DONUT: 108 calories; Protein: 10.9 g; Carbohydrates: 7.7 g (Fiber: 2 g; Sugars: 4.2 g) Fat: 3.6 g

Protein Pumpkin Donuts with Coffee Cream Cheese Glaze

Makes 6 donuts

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt

Coffee Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese (can use Neufchâtel)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your donut pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, baking sofa, salt, allspice, & cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Add pumpkin purée, eggs, and Greek yogurt, & mix until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into the baking pan and bake donuts for 11-13 minutes.
  4. While donuts are baking, make Glaze- Whisk all Glaze ingredients together until completely combined and smooth. Once donuts are finished let them cool and dip in the Glaze. Let set and then enjoy!

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Be inspired,

Alexa

 

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