Ah, the never-ending search for a tasty donut. This one is one that I like to have on the weekends when I have more time.
To get a better fry, you may want to let the donuts chill or freeze before frying them up. I was impatient, which made a softer donut (almost like a cake consistency) but still yummy! Try it out, let me know what you think. <3
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup egg white protein powder (or whey protein powder) You can use vanilla protein powder, but I don’t like the aftertaste so I use unflavored
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- ¼ cup Swerve (or your favorite granulated sweetener)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla or vanilla extract
- ½ cup unsweetened cashew milk (or almond milk, or use the blend of the two)
13.5 oz can of whole coconut milk
1/4 cup Swerve (or granulated sweetener of your choice)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
1) Pre-heat the oven to 350°.
2) Separate 2 eggs. Set aside the egg yolks. Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks in a standing mixer and set aside.
Make sure they look like this!
3) In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (almond flour, egg white protein powder, coconut flour, Swerve, salt, softened cream cheese and baking powder).
4) Add wet ingredients (egg yolks, vanilla, and unsweetened cashew/almond milk). Stir until mixed very well.
5) Gently fold stiff egg whites with the mixture. Combine until mixture is all one color.
6) Spray two donut pans with coconut spray and fill each mold about 2/3 of the way.
I have these and they work great!
7) Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let donuts cool in pan for 5 minutes, and then take them out of their molds and set on a paper towel.
8.) Next, place 1/4 cup coconut oil in a frying pan on medium-high setting. Fry donuts on either side until they are slightly browned and then place them back on the paper towel. Let the donuts rest for 5 minutes.
8) In a large skillet/frying pan, combine coconut milk and granulated sweetener. Bring to a boil, and turn down heat to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced by about half.
Remove glaze from heat. If you want a thicker glaze, wait at least 45 minutes to apply glaze. If you prefer a thinner glaze, dip each donut once in the frying pan, applying glaze to both sides. If thicker, wait a few moments between dipping and then dip a second time for a thicker coat.
Recipe notes: If you replace any ingredients with others, keep in mind that the flavor will change. If you use a protein powder, vs. egg powder the texture will also change so just keep this in mind!