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delicious tigernut donuts [grain free & egg free]

Happy Monday my loves.

I must admit Monday’s are not my favorite day, but sometimes the little things can make this day a little bit more manageable [and marvelous].

Like donuts. Yes I think donuts make Monday’s a bit better.

Especially when they require few ingredients, are grain free, egg free and incredibly easy to make.

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I am very excited to finally share this recipe with you. I posted a few teaser pictures on Instagram and many of you were very curious to know the recipe, maybe because there is a very unique ingredient.

Remember the tigernuts I reviewed in my last post? Well there is also tigernut flour, and I was so excited to experiment with it as just as the tigernuts are a great nut free snack, the flour is great for nut free gluten free baking.

So when I went to start thinking about what I wanted to experiment with first, I remembered a post I had recently seen by the lovely ladies over at Purely Twins.  They are to blame thank for my obsession with plantains and I had seen a recipe they posted using my beloved plantains and tigernut flour. How lucky.

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I did tweak the recipe a little bit, but not much considering there are so very few ingredients, but I tend to like my baked goods a little sweeter so I added in some sweetener and of course had to use my absolute favorite pea protein for the protein frosting.

Seriously guys. Growing Naturals vanilla blast pea protein makes the best protein frosting.


 Plantain Tigernut Donuts

Serves 1-2

Ingredients for Donuts:

– 6-7oz peeled plantain

– 5 tablespoons tigernut flour

– 2 tablespoons coconut oil – semi solid

– 1 teaspoon baking powder

– 2 tablespoons maple syrup (may sub honey)

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Ingredients for Protein Frosting:

– 3 tablespoons protein powder (I used Growing Naturals vanilla blast pea protein)

– 4-5 tablespoons water

– a few drops of stevia if desired

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Directions for Donuts:

– Peel plantain and measure 6-7oz – chop plantain into approximately 1″ chunks and place in blender with coconut oil – puree until a smooth batter.

– Add in tigernut flour and baking power and continue to blend until smooth. You may need to add water to make smooth – add 1 tablespoon at a time. Scrap down sides as needed.

– Lightly grease your donut pan and place batter into molds. I have a mini donut pan and got 3 donuts out of the batter.

– Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes.

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While the donuts are cooling, make your protein frosting.

Directions for Protein Frosting:

– Mix together protein powder, water and stevia if using. May need to add more water until desired consistency is reached.

Once the donuts are cooled top with your protein frosting.

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You may also sprinkle with any additional toppings that strikes your fancy. Granola, chocolate chips, coconut shreds are all great options.

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These can be enjoyed warm straight from the oven, warmed up in the microwave or toaster oven or even cold from the refrigerator.  They last about 3-4 days in a tightly sealed container.

I was so pleased with how these donuts turned out. I love baking with plantains and love the flavor they give to baked goods, but as mentioned above if you do want a more sweeter donut it is so easy to add and adjust the flavor.

Speaking of adjusting the flavor, I do believe a chocolate version is in my near future. Because when I decided to top my last donut with a drizzle of a cocoa drizzle, I knew a chocolate donut would be just divine.

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Maybe with a peanut butter frosting?

I’m already drooling over the idea.

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Notes*:

– Can’t find tigernut flour? Check out Organic Gemini and TigerNuts USA to purchase online.

– If you want to add a protein boost to this recipe feel free to substitute 1:1 ratio of flour with a protein powder of your choice.

everlast nutrition vegan protein [free shipping]

Oh friends. Do you ever look back on your accounts and remember the times.

The times when I actually had time.

Like to bake delicious treats?  I feel those times are long gone. Not even on my weekends do I have time to really dedicate to baking. These are the times I am grateful for easy recipes that I can whip up in no time.

Perfect timing for this little delivery.

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When does it become a problem when you selfie with protein?

But I seriously love my protein powders, especially pea, I may be a bit obsessed. But I am also a bit obsessed with simple protein frosting and pea seems to work the best for that.

I also love when protein powders taste great simply mixed with almond milk. Everlast Nutrition vanilla pea protein definitely fits that requirement.

You know what this protein frosting goes great on?

My simple plantain donuts.

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This is seriously a great little protein treat when you need a little burst of energy and nutrition through out your day.

And what else is great is Extend Nutrition has a great deal going on right now.

And who doesn’t love a good sale?

If you purchase a bag of their vegan protein you also receive a FREE box of Everlast FUEL and free shipping. And seriously, free shipping pretty much makes it worth it.

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Also if you use the coupon code ACCIDENTLYDELISH you receive 5% off on top of any promotional sale.

So let’s think about this. A free box of Everlast FUEL, free shipping and 5% off.

Seems like a no brainer.

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What is your favorite type of protein?

free gifts for you!

 Hey friends!

Wednesday kind of snuck up on me, but that is probably due to having Monday off. I’m not really complaining though because it was reeeaaallly nice having two days off in a row. I will never complain about that.

I must admit that my eats have either been take out/dine out or really lazy.

Lately I’ve been obsessed with some classics as well. An age old classic.

Peanut Butter and Jelly.

But not just any peanut butter.

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Have you guys heard of My Oatmeal?

It is this awesome site that basically lets you build your own oatmeal and peanut butter flour blends. It’s pretty amazing.

I of course opted for the peanut butter flour blends, because let’s be real, I love peanut butter. And I figured I could bake with it as well.

Head over to the site to check out all the oatmeal creation options though, it’s pretty intense. You get to choose your base like rolled oats, steel cut oats or a blended mix. You can add chia seeds, flax seeds, dried fruit and flavor it with almost any flavor combination imaginable.

For my peanut flour I made a carrot cake flavor sweetened with brown cane sugar.

And it was just as good as it sounds.

Another flavor I created was with a glazed donut flavoring sweetened with brown cane sugar.

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Another fun thing is you can name your blends whatever you choose! Fresh Out Of The Oven sounded cute for a donut right?

I thought so.

I used this one to help save my plantain waffle fail.

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It worked. I have yet to master a plantain waffle, but I think I just need to give in, stop making it so complicated and go the whole plantain+egg route and keep it simple. But even as a visual textural fail, with the addition of my peanut butter, it was still delish.

To continue the waffle talk though, I did manage to make a protein waffle success.

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Topped with banana slices, cocoa paradise mix (from my Graze box – use my code R4WFVPTWP and you get your first box for FREE!) and my favorite protein frosting using Growing Naturals Vanilla Pea Protein.

I love waffles.

Well loves that’s all that’s happening over here, have a wonderful rest of your week.

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What are you favorite add in’s for oatmeal?

Do you have a perfect waffle recipe?

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link love

Hi loves!

I know what you’re thinking. A post that isn’t a Marvelous In My Monday, What I Ate Wednesday or #strangebutgood related.  I haven’t been the best blogger I know that, but I actually want to dedicate more time to my blog and give you guys more useful information as opposed to just snap shots of my boring eats. I’ve come to the realization that I want this blog to turn into more of an informative blog because as I am learning how to live a healthy balanced life, I personally am looking for reliable information and I’m sure you are all too. So why not share it?

This is why I love sharing products I am using and loving with you guys, because I think if I am enjoying something you may all enjoy it as well.

With that being said check out a few of these awesome products I am loving lately.

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1. Click Caramel Protein

2. Crunchies Dried Fruit and Veggies
3. The Great Low Carb Bread Company Squares (so sad I am out of these – ordering more ASAP)
4. Growing Naturals Protein (the pea protein makes the best protein frosting – it was so good I went through my canister in no time, but I am still loving using the brown rice protein in baking – like these Carob Pumpkin Donuts)

Now for some link love. Here are a few things I’ve found interesting recently.

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Health and Fitness:

Giant Collection of Upper Body Workouts

Upper Body Workout Collection – Peanut Butter Fingers

5 ways I improved my metabolism – Weed ‘Em & Reap

Calories – Happy Wife Healthy Life

5 Exercise Fads – Their Pros and Cons – Wall Street Cheat Sheet

Rev your Metabolism – KathEats – Guest Post by The Real Life RD

The ABCs of Mindfulness – Energy We Bring

Get More Sleep – Chris Kresser

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Food: Vegetarian

Buffalo chickpea quinoa burgers

Buffalo Chickpea Quinoa Burgers – Once Upon A Cutting Board

[Baked] Chicken Fried Tofu – Peas & Crayons

Portobello Mushroom Cashew Cheese Burgers – This Rawsome Vegan Life

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos – Two Peas & Their Pod

Green Goddess Pasta – Healthy Delicious

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Current Obsessions:

How To Brew Kombucha – Carla Birnburg – Guest post from Lindsay Cotter

I recently started brewing my own kombucha and am obsessed with it. I followed Lindsay’s tutorial on how to begin brewing which was so helpful.  I also bugged her personally with tons of questions – this girl was so sweet to put up with me, but now that I have the hang of the process, I am obsessed with making my own brew and creating new flavors each time!  This is a great article not only explaining how to brew your own, but also all the health benefits!

How To Make Raw Sauerkraut – The Detoxinista

With the success of brewing my own kombucha, I wanted to explore more into fermenting and growing my own probiotics.  I found this great guide and found out how easy it was to make my own sauerkraut. I’m excited to start fermenting other vegetables as well.

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That’s it for now loves. I hope you all have a wonderful relaxing weekend.