Today is a day off (yay!!!!!) so it has been a leisurely morning drinking coffee, watching the snow fall and baking. I'll get yesterday's bento posted and then give you the recipe for the technicolor mini donuts.
For breakfast in the right box: 2 cottage cheese pancakes, scrambled egg beaters, green grapes, cantaloupe and a mini tupperware container of Estee Sugar Free maple syrup. Not a creative box but it has been a long week and I just needed to have food for work.
For lunch...same story, just food. Three chicken cordon bleu bites, cucumber sticks, cantaloupe, a muffin container of edamame and a packet of lite balsamic vinaigrette. Brought along a lite mozz. cheese stick but gave it to a coworker who needed some quick protein. I saved the sugar free chocolate for a treat when I got home from work.
Now....on Shelly's blog she has posted an amazing recipe for chocolate mini donuts which I've made and love. http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2009/01/time-to-make-donuts.html They got me wanting some other types of donuts so I've experimented a little and had a great success this morning. I know it is a long list of ingredients but I had all these on hand and was going for a product that was moist yet had good body to it. These turned out so tasty I didn't even melt any sugar free chocolate for a 'frosting' because they just didn't need it. Although, it would certainly cover up some of the hideous color and they'd have more eye appeal. LOL So here is what I made:
Strawberry-Kiwi Mini Donuts
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup Nectar Strawberry-Kiwi protein powder http://www.amazon.com/Nectar-Whey-Protein-Isolate-Strawberry/dp/B00076MPVY
1/2 cup gluten free pancake mix
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup egg beaters
4 tablespoons DaVinci sugar free strawberry syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
Gently mix together all ingredients, allow to stand a few minutes then gently stir again. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a mini muffin pan with nonstick spray. Fill cavities about half way and bake 8-10 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.
So if you happen to have some of this protein powder and this great mini-muffin pan http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Nonstick-Mini-Donut-Pan/dp/B0000DDVVL/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1238770135&sr=8-1 in your pantry, make some technicolor donuts!