Life is always better with donuts. Donuts have to be one of my favorite sweet indulgences to splurge on every now and again. But can we talk about how OUTRAGEOUS donuts have gotten lately? I feel like we are living in the height of the donut movement and this is one bandwagon i’m all about jumping on. My favorite local donut shop has a Reese’s yeast donut that is absolutely to DIE FOR. Yes, totally worth shouting about. Not only was it the inspiration for these donuts, but it also inspires my daily workouts so I can eat it more often. 😉
I can’t really get into the donuts topped with cereal, potato chips, bacon and gummy worms. I always gravitate towards the old fashioned or cake donuts (looking at you, red velvet cake), traditional chocolate glaze or anything combining chocolate and peanut butter. Hence why these donuts just sing to me.
The glaze is dreamy. So dreamy that my face may have had more chocolate glaze on it than the donuts. #faceplantcity
The goal was to emulate a cake donut and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup all in one little round of love. A round of love that wouldn’t totally break the bank in the calorie department. Unless you eat the whole plate (which takes a LOT more will power than may be expected), these donuts are the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you on track with your health and fitness goals.
One of the golden ingredients to lighten up peanut butter-anything is PB2 (powdered peanut butter). I absolutely love using it in baking, oatmeal and smoothies. It gives you the rich taste of peanut butter for only a fraction of the fat and calories. Bless you, PB2 makers.
Prepare these donuts for breakfast, dessert, a mid-day snack or a Monday treat for your coworkers. Or for anyone you love. They’re dreamtastic and I’m totally hooked.
Lightened Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup Truvia baking blend – sub for granulated sweetener of choice, honey or agave
- 2 tbsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk – sub for milk of choice
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly spray a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients: oat flour, PB2 and baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, combine Truvia and wet ingredients: egg, yogurt, almond milk and oil. Whisk to combine. Pour into large bowl with dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Distribute batter evenly in donut pan. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 10-15 minutes.
- To prepare glaze, mix powdered sugar, cocoa powder and almond milk in a medium-sized bowl. Once donuts cool, dip donuts face-down in the glaze and set on a wire rack to set. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts per Donut
Calories: 187; Total Fat: 7.5 gm; Saturated Fat: 4.5 gm; Cholesterol: 31 mg; Sodium: 92 mg; Carbohydrates: 26 gm; Fiber: 2.5 gm; Sugar: 7 gm; Protein: 7 gm