It is freezing and I want a Doughnut!!!

Low Carb Doughnuts

Most of the time, the recipes I put together are things I miss eating that have always been verboten high-carb choices. Give me something delicious that we’re told is off-limits, that might cause someone to either hug Little Debbie snack cake stands or chase the pizza car down the street, chewing the steel belted radials, and I’m on it like Newman’s Own on a bag o’ salad.

Then, for my friends like Ron (my donut buddy) and Eric (keeping it real), I want to do something extra special for some of the honeys out there who are trying to stick to this lifestyle without living a total life of despair consisting of licking only strips of bacon or pretending that ricotta cheese is a dessert.

I mean PuhLEASE! Lifestyle alert! If you don’t want to go to rehab (I say No, No, No), tell your way of eating who’s its daddy with this chocolate glaze recipe I put together (goes with everything, including that purse) and an easy donut recipe (which, hellooooo? Donuts on low-carb? For diabetics? For gluten-intolerant?) OH YES!

So, to Ron, Eric, and all of you Krazy Kravin Krispy Kreme Kats out there, get out of bed, throw back those 1950’s curlers, and let me hear you yell, “IT’S TIME TO MAKE THE DONUTS!

Low-Carb, (gluten-free) Donuts (of the oopsie variety)

3 eggs, separated
3 ounces cream cheese
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1 packet Splenda
2 Tbsp Davincis Vanilla Syrup (Sugar Free)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

In a bowl, whip egg whites with cream of tartar until peaks are stiff (about 5 minutes).

In separate bowl, blend cream cheese, yolks, baking powder and davincis sugar free syrup. Adding half of the yolk batter at a time to the whites and using a tall spoon (I use an iced tea spoon), make a lazy sine wave through the batter once. Turn the bowl 90 degrees and repeat. Add second half of the yolk mix and repeat sine wave two more times.

Place in ungreased, nonstick angel food miniature cake pans.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove pans from oven and let cool on a cooling rack.Makes 4 crullers.

Chocolate Glaze

2 Lindt 80% dark chocolate squares (buy in candy bar)
1 Tbsp davincis vanilla sugar free syrup
2 small packets Splenda
2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp butter

In a microwavable bowl, combine ingredients. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well. Dip tops of crullers into mixture. Drizzle any remaining mixture to fill bare spots. Let crullers rest on cooling rack until glaze has set.

Will coat 6-8 crullers, and can be used for other purposes.
This does dry to a shiny glaze.

Keep unused portions and completes recipes in cooler temperatures.

Nutritional information for entire chocolate glaze recipe:
Calories: 349, Carbohydrates: 5, Fiber: 2, Net Carbohydrates: 3, Protein: 3, Fat: 36

Nutritional information without glaze/with glaze (glaze will easily coat 6-8 crullers):
Calories: 218/273, Carbohydrates: 2/1, Fiber: 0/1, Net Carbohydrates: 2/3, Protein: 7.5 grams/ 8 grams, Fat: 18 grams/ 24 grams

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