I call recipes like this swap recipes because I swap all the unhealthy ingredients for healthy ones. I know it’s a good swap when my kids eat it and ask for more.
Enter “the healthy donut” otherwise known as a “donut” in our house. Never, I repeat never, reveal your secrets to your kids. No matter how good the swap may be they will not accept a healthy substitute…unless it’s a secret 😉
For the icing I used a sugar alternative called Swerve. It’s the closest thing to sugar I’ve found and it’s made from plant sugars (linked below). These are seriously so easy to make as long as you have all the ingredients on hand.
1/2 cup chocolate protein powder (I only use this one)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Egg whites from 2 large eggs (about 1/4 cup)
2 tbsp liquid coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup almond yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
for the icing
1/2-1 cup swerve confectioners’ sugar (order here)
2-3 tbsp water
2 drops orange vitality oil (order here)
1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles (optional)
1// Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2// Add all dry ingredients to a medium size bowl and stir to combine.
3// Add all wet ingredients to the dry and stir. Folding in chocolate chips last.
4// Spray a silicone donut (order here) mold with coconut oil spray and scoop batter in each mold. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
5// While the donuts bake combine 1-1/2 cups swerve confectioners’ sugar with 2-3 tbsp water in a bowl adding more until you get an icing consistency. Add two drops orange vitality oil to the icing and mix. Then place 1/2 cup sprinkles on a plate.
6// Once donuts have cooled gently remove from molds. Dip each donut in the icing followed by the sprinkles.
Not a sprinkles person? Try shredded coconut, fruit or skip the icing and use melted peanut butter!