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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!

Servings: Makes 12 donuts 

GREEN: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

BLUE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

 

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 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 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

The overall point value is the same with either option.

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 )

Servings: 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 )

 

Servings: Makes 12 donuts 

GREEN: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints if using egg whites or 3 Smartpoints 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

 

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.
  2. If you prefer using regular sugar the point value would be 3 Smartpoints for one donut or 7 Smartpoints for two donuts and if using egg whites not the Green Plan.
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 1/3 cup Kodiak Cakes Protein Pancake Power Cakes, Flapjack and Waffle Baking Mix, Dark Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup zero point white sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Baking Sweetener) 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature or 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
  • 5 mini peppermint candy canes or 2 regular size peppermint candy canes, 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 canes. (I put them in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin )

    Servings: Makes 12 donuts 

    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

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 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder

    The overall point value is the same with either option.

    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.

    If you prefer using regular sugar the point value would be 3 Smartpoints for one donut or 7 Smartpoints for two donuts and if using egg whites not the Green Plan.

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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