Chocolate Beet Protein Doughnuts

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Protein Doughnut Ingredients:
½ cup Women’s Best vegan protein powder in chocolate
¾ cup oat flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ cup beet puree
2 flax eggs
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil
¾ cup nut milk

Pink Glaze Ingredients:
½ tsp beet juice
1 tbsp cream of coconut
3 Women’s Best vanilla flavor drops

White Glaze Ingredients:
1 tbsp cream of coconut
3 Women’s Best vanilla flavor drops

Recipe:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F
2. Combine dry ingredients (the first five) in a mixing bowl.
3. Stir in wet ingredients (the remaining five).
4. Use a pastry bag to put the batter into your oiled doughnut pan.
5. Bake for 25 mins.
6. Remove from oven and let cool.
7. Mix up the glaze ingredients in small bowls.
8. Dip the top side of each doughnut into a glaze bowl.
9. Post your beautiful creation on Instagram and tag me, @colleenmichellelewis.
10. Enjoy!

Notes:
- Makes 28 mini doughnuts. 4 per serving.
- Most plant based chocolate protein powders will work in this recipe, but Women’s Best is my absolute favorite.
- You can make your own oat flour by pulsing oats in a food processor.
- The beet puree is made by processing one can of sliced beets. Check the ingredients to make sure there are no preservatives or sugar. Salt is okay!
- Flax eggs are made by combining 1 tbsp flax meal with 3 tbsp water and letting sit for ~10 mins. So 2 tbsp flax meal and 6 tbsp water for this recipe.
- Cream of coconut is found with the alcoholic drink mixers in your grocery store. It has a lot of ingredients, but I like it because it’s vegan and has a nice glaze-y quality. Per tbsp, it has slightly less sugar (half a gram) than your typical store bought icing, and a whoooole lot less sugar than actual glaze (which is typically made out of butter and powdered sugar).
- I like to stack the doughnuts in a glass container in my fridge to store them, so I save the glaze mixtures separately and dip the doughnuts in just before I eat them each morning. This would be the best way to transport them to a party or gathering as well!

Thanks for baking with me!
xo,
Colly