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Lemon Meringue Protein Donuts


This week's donut flavour is for the lemon meringue pie lovers! Sweet, sharp, gluten free & only 63 calories per donut.

Servings: Makes 9 donuts

Macros per donut:

63kcal / 7g protein / 4.5g carbs / 1.5g fat / 1.5g fibre

For Donut:

40g coconut flour (I used one by Tiana from Holland & Barratt but this is also available in the baking aisle in large Tesco/Sainsbury/Waitrose stores).

25g vanilla protein powder

60g Apple Sauce (I used Waitrose Essential Bramley Apple Sauce)

80g egg whites

1 whole egg

1/2 tsp lemon extract

1tsp Stevia

1/2 tsp baking powder

50ml semi skimmed milk (or other milk of choice)

To decorate:

1tsp vanilla protein powder

1/2 tsp lemon extract

2 tsp milk

50g Vanilla Quark (I used one by Arla)

1 crushed meringue nest (or 2 tbsp mini meringues - available from the baking/cake decorating aisle in most supermarkets).

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 180c (or preheat donut maker as per instructions if using one).

2. Place all donut ingredients in a blender & mix until thick.

3. Spoon mix into donut maker & cook for 3 minutes. If using a donut mould spray using 1 calorie cooking spray (such as Fry Light Butter Spray) & place in oven for approx 25 minutes.

4. Meanwhile mix vanilla protein powder, milk & lemon extract together to form a "glaze".

5. Allow donuts to cool - Top with vanilla quark, a drizzle of lemon glaze & meringue.

6. Eat! :-)

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