Chocolate Pronuts With A PB2 Glaze


Donuts don’t always have to be a guilty pleasure, I promise! When I first went gluten and dairy free over a year ago, the one treat I missed the most was donuts — they were the food I seldom enjoyed but thoroughly loved. When I came across this recipe from BG Bakes, I HAD to try it.!

Not only are these donuts gluten & dairy free, they’re full of protein. (Protein + Donuts = Pronuts …get it?)  These babies won’t leave your hands dry and crumbly — they’re moist, flavorful and DELICIOUS.

Take a stab at making these! You won’t regret it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup natural cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup vanilla egg white protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
  • Donut or mini donut pan
  • Wire cooling rack

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and grease up the donut pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, protein powder, flaxseed, baking soda and salt) and whisk well!
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the liquid ingredients (warm water, agave nectar, olive oil and vanilla) and mix well (so that the agave nectar has dissolved into the warm water).
  4. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until batter is smooth and thick. Make sure there are only little clumps remaining — the less the better!
  5. Evenly spoon batter into prepared donut molds; bake for 8-10 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and let sit for 10 more minutes. After donuts have cooled, top with PB2 glaze! (ingredients and instructions below!

For the PB2 Glaze:

  • 2 teaspoons confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tablespoons PB2
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla egg white protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Spread over pronuts and enjoy!

Leave a comment (or love note) below and let me know if you like the recipe!


The Busy Bee