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June 21, 2015 by Leanne Vogel October 6, 2018
Keto chocolate cake donuts without sugar or flour – no almond flour or coconut flour either! Boosted with keto Genuine Health fermented vegan protein+ powder, drizzled with dairy-free keto chocolate sauce.
It’s summer (officially!) and you’re thinking, ‘do I really need to turn my oven on for this?’ I think you should, you must! Wait, did I just try to convince you to make (and eat) something chocolatey? Whether you’re waiting for a colder day, or you’re going to crank your oven up to 350F and bake these flourless keto chocolate donuts in your underwear; no judgement, I hope you enjoy them!
If you’re horrible at surprises (like me) than you probably scrolled down to the recipe to see exactly what these keto donuts are made out of – no flour, no nuts, no dairy, no grains… what’s in this keto recipe, Leanne? I’m glad you peeked.
So, I used a base of green plantain for this keto recipe. Why? Because plantains are awesome. And the green ones are really low in sugar. They’re a safe starch, like the ones Michelle and I chatted about in this weeks’ Exercise + High-Fat, Keto video and are great for evenings when you need a little boost in your carbs, if you’re practicing that sort of thing.
To leaven things off, I used keto-approved Genuine Health fermented vegan protein+ powder in place of flour. Just a touch will do you good.
The reason I chose to use Genuine Health fermented vegan protein+ powder in this recipe is because many of you have been asking me for higher protein treats that fit The Keto Beginning program.
What I love about Genuine Health fermented vegan protein+ powder is that it’s silky smooth. I can bake with it without the fibers getting in the way and affecting the end result. And, for those that are sensitive to grains, the ingredients in this powder have been fermented so; in many cases, it won’t affect digestion like other grain-based protein powders out there. Allergic to grains? I have you covered. Check the notes of this keto recipe.
The average cake donut has about 40 grams of carbs and 20 grams of sugar. This donut is about 30% of that. There’s no sugar, no grains, it’s keto, and you’ll actually feel good after you eat them because the ratio of macros is completely flip-turned upside down. Lots of fats, minimum carbs, moderate protein, totally keto, thanks to the fermented protein powder.
This keto recipe is highly adaptable to fit your eating style. I’ve included notes below this keto recipe if you want to swap out certain ingredients for ones that suit you and your eating style better.
Green plantains are woody, very hard. They can be a bit difficult to peel. I like to run a knife along the side and peel sideways.
Blended with a bit of eggs and oil, they get really smooth. They’re fibrous and make the best base for these flourless keto chocolate donuts.
You can see just how creamy the plantain batter gets, almost like mousse!
Add to your donut pan, bake, cool, dip in frosting and great ready for some keto donut action!
Of the protein powders you have at home, which are your favorite to use for baking? Do you like baking with protein powders?
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HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.