Coconut Fudge Pronuts

Made with chia seeds, creamy coconut milk, speckled banana, antioxidant dense cacao, and chocolate protein powder, these baked vegan, grain free, and refined sugar free donuts are protein packed and insanely fudgy (happy Friday!). Served with a piping cup of joe or a heaping scoop of banana ‘ice cream’, these are always a win-win-win. Don't forget your Susty star napkins to cleanup the crumbs in style!

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons light coconut milk

5 tablespoons chia seeds

½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar

½ cup chocolate protein powder // I use Vega One all-in-one, chocolate

¼ cup raw cacao powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1teaspoon cinnamon

3 tablespoons coconut sugar

1 medium ripe banana, mashed

¼ cup coconut oil, liquid

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, rack in the middle. Lightly grease donut pan with coconut oil.

In a small bowl whisk together light coconut milk, chia seeds, and apple cider vinegar. Set aside and allow to sit for 10 minutes or until chia gels.

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together chocolate protein powder, cacao, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and coconut sugar until well combined. Using a wooden spoon, mix in banana, coconut oil, and coconut-chia seed gel. Your donut batter should have a mouse-like consistency.

Gently scoop donut batter into lightly greased donut pan. This is easiest done using a smaller spoon to fill in the donut ring shape. Bake for 20 minutes (donuts will seem very soft, but will harden once cooled).

Remove donuts from oven and allow to cool to room temperature before removing from pan. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information (per serving = 1 donut) 230 Calories, 43g Carbohydrates, 13.7g Fat, 8.2g Protein, 5.6g Fiber, 9.3g Sugar

Chocolate Coconut Glaze + toppings (optional)

¼ cup coconut oil, liquid & ¼ cup raw cacao powder

In a small bowl, whisk together coconut oil and raw cacao until well combined. Carefully dunk the top-side of each donut into the chocolate mixture.

Sprinkle with coconut flakes, almonds, chopped goji berries, or whatever speaks to you! Place in fridge for up to 5 minutes to allow chocolate to harden. Enjoy!

About Alexandra: Alexandra Dawson is a Washington, DC based wellness warrior, passionate vegan & anatomy nerd. An American University graduate {2011} with a BA in Neuropsychology and a concentration in Eating Disorders & Obesity, she is currently back in school as a post-baccalaureate student, working towards a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics. Alexandra writes a lifestyle and recipe website InMyBowl.com, promoting plant based nutrition, healthful and positive living, and #GoddessVibes. You can also find her on her beautifully impassioned Instagram, @TallulahAlexandra.