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Two Point Chocolate Candy Cane Donuts

These protein packed Two Point Chocolate Candy Cane Donuts are sure to be a holiday favorite for both the kids and the adults! A Holiday treat or dessert for all winter long! They are the cutest donuts for Christmas!

I have always been a fan of the chocolate and peppermint combo, especially around the holidays. Candy canes are an especially fun and festive way to dress up a variety of treats!

Makes 12 cake-like donuts 

Are you looking for more delicious donut recipes? Be sure to check these out:

One Point Pumpkin Cinnamon and Sugar Donuts

Two Point Apple Cider Donuts

Two Point Gingerbread Donuts

How are these donuts different from traditional donuts?

These two point chocolate candy cane donuts are much lower in fat and calories than traditional donuts since they are baked and not fried. These donuts are made with with unsweetened applesauce rather than oil or butter, and are topped with sugar free vanilla frosting. Making these the perfect alternative to traditional donuts!  

What ingredients do I need to make these Two Point Chocolate Candy Cane Donuts?

What can I use if I don’t have Kodiak Dark Chocolate Pancake Mix?

For these donuts I use the Kodiak Dark Chocolate Pancake Mix, which is packed with protein, making these donuts a high protein snack or dessert. If you can’t locate the Kodiak Dark Chocolate Pancake Mix- you may substitute the Kodiak Dark Chocolate Pancake Mix with:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or regular Kodiak Pancake Mix
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

How do I make these Chocolate Candy Cane Donuts? 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine the chocolate pancake mix, sugar substitute, salt and baking powder. 

Spray two 6 count donut pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside. 

In a separate mixing bowl combine the unsweetened almond milk or water, egg, unsweetened applesauce, peppermint extract. 

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix just until combined.

Place batter into a ziplock bag. Seal bag making sure all the air is released.

Cut one corner off of the bag to create a piping bag.

Then fill prepared donut pan with batter using the piping bag. 

I use THIS donut pan to make baked donuts.

Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from the oven.

Let the donuts sit for 3-4 minutes before removing donuts from donut pan by turning the donut pans over onto a tray.

Place 4 tbsp of Pillsbury Sugar Free Frosting and 1/8 tsp peppermint extract into a small shallow microwaveable bowl.

Place bowl of frosting in the microwave for 20 seconds. 

Remove frosting from microwave and stir. 

Dip the top of each donut into melted frosting and allow the excess to fall off. 

Place donuts on a tray 

before topping with crushed candy canes. 

(I put them in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin )

Makes 12 donuts 

 

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 6-count donut pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl combine the chocolate pancake mix, sugar substitute, salt and baking powder. 
  3. In a separate mixing bowl combine the unsweetened almond milk or water, egg, unsweetened applesauce, peppermint extract. 
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix just until combined.
  5. Place batter into a ziplock bag. Seal bag making sure all the air is released. Cut one corner off of the bag to create a piping bag.
  6. Pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling each donut hole about 1/2 full.
  7. Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let the donuts sit for 3 minutes before removing donuts from donut pan by turning the donut pans over onto a tray.
  9. Place 4 Tbsp of Pillsbury Sugar Free Frosting and 1/8 tsp peppermint extract into a small shallow microwaveable bowl. Place bowl of frosting in the microwave for 20 seconds. 
  10. Remove frosting from microwave and stir. 
  11. Dip the top of each donut into melted frosting and allow the excess to fall off. 
  12. Place donuts on a tray then top each donut with crushed candy canes. (I put them in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin )

Makes 12 donuts 

2 PersonalPoints™ for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 Personal Points™

 *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Notes: 

  1. The Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener (sugar substitute) that is used in this recipe is zero points. Please keep in mind-the point value can vary depending on the brand of sugar substitute you choose to use.  Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener also has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar. If you use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the equivalent to real sugar that is recommended on back of the sugar substitute package.
Yield: 12

Two Point Chocolate Candy Cane Donuts

Two Point Chocolate Candy Cane Donuts

These protein packed Two Point Chocolate Candy Cane Donuts are sure to be a holiday favorite for both the kids and the adults! A Holiday treat or dessert for all winter long! They are the cutest donuts for Christmas!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Kodiak Cakes Protein Pancake Power Cakes, Flapjack and Waffle Baking Mix, Dark Chocolate
  • 1/3 cup zero point white sugar sweetener I use Lakanto Baking or Classic Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 egg whites, at room temperature 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or water  
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 Tbsp Pillsbury sugar free vanilla or chocolate frosting
  • 1 regular size peppermint candy cane, crushed 
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 6-count donut pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl combine the chocolate pancake mix, sugar substitute, salt and baking powder. 
    3. In a separate mixing bowl combine the unsweeted almond milk or water, egg, unsweetened applesauce, peppermint extract. 
    4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix just until combined.
    5. Place batter into a ziplock bag. Seal bag making sure all the air is released. Cut one corner off of the bag to create a piping bag.
    6. Pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling each donut hole.
    7. Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    8. Let the donuts sit for 3-4 minutes before removing donuts from donut pan by turning the donut pans over onto a tray.
    9. Meanwhile, scoop 4 tbsp of Pillsbury Sugar Free Frosting and 1/8 tsp peppermint extract into a small shallow microwaveable bowl. Place bowl of frosting in the microwave for 20 seconds. 
    10. Remove frosting from microwave and stir. 
    11. Dip the top of each donut into melted frosting and allow the excess to fall off. 
    12. Place donuts on a tray then top each donut with crushed candy cane pieces. (I put the candy cane in a ziploc bag and crush it with a rolling pin )

    Makes 12 donuts 

    2 PersonalPoints™ for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 Personal Points™*

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

    For these donuts I use the Kodiak Dark Chocolate Pancake Mix, which is packed with protein, making these donuts a high protein snack or dessert. If you can't locate the Kodiak Dark Chocolate Pancake Mix- you may substitute the Kodiak Dark Chocolate Pancake Mix with:

    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or regular Kodiak Pancake Mix

    1 Tbsp cocoa powder

    The point value will vary depending on the brand of ingredients..

    The Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener (sugar substitute) that is used in this recipe is zero points. Please keep in mind-the point value can vary depending on the brand of sugar substitute you choose to use. Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener also has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar. If you use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the equivalent to real sugar that is recommended on back of the sugar substitute package.

    Smartpoints: GREEN: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints if using egg whites or 3 Smartpoints per serving if using a whole egg BLUE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 13gNet Carbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

The SmartPoint values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe using the WW app. The SmartPoint values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used. To calculate the Smartpoint value on a recipe you will need to enter the ingredients in the WW app manually by creating a recipe using the recipe builder. The WW app does not recognize the zero point ingredients in recipes and will calculate it based only off the nutritional information; which will not be accurate.

Patti

Thursday 14th of January 2021

So good and so easy. I am working remotely and I pulled these together, got them in the oven, ate my lunch and they were ready for dessert. My husband thought they were great too although he doesn’t like mint. If I wanted to make these for him should I substitute vanilla extract for the mint? I will probably give that a try next and keep everything else the same.

Lindsay Kehl

Friday 15th of January 2021

Hi Patti,

Yes, using vanilla extract vs. mint would be a great substitute for those that don’t prefer mint!

Thanks so much.

Katie

Friday 18th of December 2020

You should try coffee in place of the water. I have a homemade chocolate cake (not ww friendly) that I use coffee in place of water. It's delicious but very high in points. I'm going to try these with coffee!

Catherine Jones

Monday 14th of December 2020

Can I use kodiak brownie mix? I wasn’t able to find the chocolate mix. Thanks!! Have a great holiday!

Lindsay Kehl

Monday 14th of December 2020

Hi Catherine!

Yes, you can use the kodiak brownie mix- I am sure that would work just as well as the pancake mix! The overall point value may vary with that mix-so keep that in mind.

Thanks

Peggy

Sunday 22nd of December 2019

Can I use reg.flour instead of Kodiak powder tks

Lindsay Kehl

Thursday 26th of December 2019

Hi Peggy

You can use all purpose flour with 1/2 tsp baking powder if you wanted in place of the Kodiak Pancake mix.

Thank you!

Shelby

Saturday 21st of December 2019

I can’t seem to find what temp to put the oven at?

Lindsay Kehl

Thursday 26th of December 2019

It's 350 degrees. Thank you!

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