Zucchini Spice Donuts

Zucchini Spice Donuts
Zucchini Spice Donuts

Zucchini Spice Donuts

Recipes   Sweets     Gluten Free     Breakfast    

Ingredients

Donuts
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener
  • 1/3 cup whey protein powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Frosting
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp confectioner's Swerve Sweetener
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts (optional)

Instructions

Donuts
  1. Place zucchini in a sieve and sprinkle with salt. Mix to combine and then let drain 1 hour. Press on zucchini to release as much liquid as possible. Preheat oven to 325F and grease a donut pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, Swerve, whey protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Add in zucchini, eggs, melted butter, almond milk and vanilla extract and stir well to combine.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared donut pan to almost full (if you have a single donut pan that only holds 6 donuts, you will need to work in batches). Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove and let cool 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter.
Frosting
  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with confectioner's Swerve until well combined. Beat in cream and vanilla extract. Spread on cooled donuts.
  2. Sprinkle with nuts, if desired.

Makes about 15 donuts, depending on the size of your pan.

Zucchini Spice Donuts

NET CARB COUNT. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting dietary fiber and Swerve used in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 donut

Servings 15

Calories 210
Total Fat 18g
Total Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 130mg
Total Carbs 14g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Swerve 8g
Protein 8g
Net Carbs: 3g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Zucchini Spice Donuts

Comments:

  • Paula

    Do these freeze and reheat well in the microwave?

    • Swerve

      Hi Paula! Carolyn says you can, just not to microwave them with the frosting! Thanks for your question and enjoy!

  • Christine Ervin

    These are absolutely delicious! We made them for the first time this afternoon, and even without frosting, they are yummy.

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