Protein Pumpkin Donuts with Cashew Frosting
 
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Serves: 12 donuts
Ingredients
For the donuts:
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp almond milk (or whichever milk you prefer)
  • 1 cup pumpkin (or pumpkin puree)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
For the frosting:
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked for an hour
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and grease a donut pan.
  2. Combine the flour, brown sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, and protein powder in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Add in eggs, almond milk, and pumpkin. Stir to combine.
  4. Add in cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and coconut oil, and stir to combine.
  5. Add batter to a greased donut pan. Make sure each hole is filled to the top.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. While donuts are baking, assemble the cashew frosting.
  8. Combine soaked cashews, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a blender. Blend until completely smooth.
  9. Let donuts cool for 10 minutes before handling. Frost each donut evenly and top with cinnamon.
Recipe by the blissful balance at http://theblissfulbalance.com/protein-pumpkin-donuts-cashew-frosting/