Before we left town we baked these wonderful soft rich chocolate donuts made with chia seeds and hemp protein. What is it about baking donuts that just makes us so happy?
Our niece loves donuts. Really our whole family loves just about any baked good, especially homemade ones. So we are excited to bake lots of donuts around here while being home. Maybe even some pancakes, as we all love those too! Though can’t go wrong with either one in our opinion.
Baked grain-free vegan chocolate chia seed pumpkin glaze protein donuts.
We took our chocolate mint cake donuts and made them out of chia seeds instead of flax meal. And added in hemp protein powder instead of the brown rice flour. And it worked!
Moist, soft cake-like donuts!
These baked vegan donuts are still a little delicate when first out of the oven. It is best to let them cool for at about 5 minutes before popping them out of donut pan (or whatever pan you are using).
These chocolate protein donuts have a soft crumb to them.
With using the hemp protein and chia seeds does provide a more earthy kind of flavor with a rich chocolate touch. Add in the sweet pumpkin glaze makes the donuts complete.
We use this hemp protein powder.
In our recipes we make our own buttermilk with taking canned coconut milk and adding in about 1 1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Stir and then it’s ready for recipe making. We prefer the canned coconut milks in our recipes as there is less ingredients in them. And we find the texture to be better.
Since these baked donuts are made from chia seeds and hemp protein that makes them packed with nutrition. Feel good ingredients in these donuts. Plus cacao is a great source of antioxidants.
Nothing wrong with having a deliciously soft baked chocolate donut filled with protein and fiber that is free of eggs, gluten and grains.
To make the chia seed flour in the recipe we just took whole chia seeds and ground them into flour using a coffee grinder.
We hope you enjoy our donuts as much as we did.
As they get cold they become very sturdy. Perfect for topping with a simple pumpkin glaze to complete the donut experience.
Perfect for making Thanksgiving morning, right? We think so 🙂
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