are you ready to elevate your snacking game with a treat that tastes just like a beloved classic?
look no further than our latest addition to the no bake bake donut series: the irresistible No Bake Banana Bread Protein Donuts!!
these gems are not only packed with flavor but also LOADED with nutritional benefits, making them perfect for any time of day.
let’s talk taste and texture. it’s like sinking your teeth into a soft, moist donut bursting with the sweet essence of ripe bananas and warm cinnamon, complemented by the nutty crunch of walnuts.
each bite delivers the taste of freshly baked banana bread, leaving you craving for more.
the best part? these donuts require zero baking, meaning you can enjoy that classic banana bread taste without even turning on the oven.
now, onto the nutritional benefits. these no bake banana bread protein donuts are not your average sweet treat.
thanks to the addition of protein powder, peanut butter, and walnuts, they pack a powerful punch of protein and healthy fats, keeping you satisfied and energized throughout the day.
meanwhile, the natural sweetness of medjool dates and freeze-dried bananas provides a wholesome source of carbs, perfect for refueling after a workout or powering up your morning routine.
looking to customize your donuts? we’ve got you covered!
feel free to experiment with different protein powder flavors or swap out the walnuts for your favorite nuts or seeds.
for a nut-free option, try using sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter.
whether you enjoy them as a post-workout snack, a decadent dessert, or a grab-and-go breakfast, these no bake banana bread protein donuts are sure to satisfy your cravings while fueling your body with wholesome ingredients.
when it comes to toppings, for a tangy twist, consider generously spreading unsweetened vegan cream cheese atop each donut, adding a delicious contrast to the sweetness of the banana bread flavor.
alternatively, try a creamy yogurt frosting, made by blending dairy-free yogurt with a touch of vanilla extract for added richness.
if you’re craving a burst of sweetness, try a vanilla frosting like store-bought Simle Mills.
also, a drizzle of classic glaze made with powdered sugar and a splash of dairy free milk can do wonders.
when it comes to storing your No Bake Banana Bread Protein Donuts, you have a couple of options:
the fridge or the freezer. both methods work well, depending on your preference and how quickly you plan to enjoy them.
if you opt for storing them in the fridge, your donuts will remain soft and ready to eat at a moment’s notice!
simply place them in an airtight container and keep them refrigerated for up to 5-7 days.
this makes them perfect for quick snacking or grabbing on the go throughout the week.
on the other hand, if you want to extend the shelf life of your donuts or prefer a firmer texture, storing them in the freezer is the way to go.
after allowing them to set in the freezer initially, transfer the donuts to a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag.
they can be stored in the freezer for up to a month! when you’re ready to enjoy one, simply thaw it in the fridge for a few hours or at room temperature for a quicker option.
if you love my No Bake Banana Bread Protein Donuts, try these other dessert recipes from my blog!
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No Bake Banana Bread Protein DonutsCourse: Desserts, Donuts, No Bake
1 cup pitted medjool dates
3 scoops plain or vanilla protein powder (about 33g per scoop)
1/2 cup walnuts
2.5 ounces freeze-dried bananas
1/4 cup runny almond or peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup creamy dairy-free yogurt
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
vegan cream cheese (for topping)
- in a food processor, combine the pitted medjool dates, protein powder, walnuts, freeze-dried bananas, peanut butter, vanilla extract, dairy-free yogurt, and cinnamon.
- blend the ingredients until a thick, somewhat grainy dough forms. you may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor occasionally to ensure everything is evenly mixed.
- once the dough is ready, either spoon it into silicone donut molds or shape it into donuts by hand.
- place the filled molds or shaped donuts onto a tray and transfer them to the freezer.
- allow the donuts to set in the freezer for 45 minutes to one hour, or until they are firm.
- once set, remove the donuts from the freezer and top each one with a dollop of vegan cream cheese.
- store the finished no bake banana bread protein donuts in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve. enjoy!