This weekend I went to Pictured Rocks in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was absolutely stunning & I highly recommend visiting.
As I knew I would be camping & hiking, I wanted to make some bars & other protein baked goods for the trip. I had received 5 products from Bob’s Red Mill that I had never used before & was eager to try some of them out. I used 3 of those new products & an old staple, Garbanzo Bean Flour of their brand.
- Egg Replacer: Being an egg-free baker I was excited to see how their egg replacer would work. It is similar to making a flax egg, but I like the end result better. I found the egg replacer to be less watery & more thick than a flax egg, enabling it a better binder.
- Date Sugar: I love replacing sugar with dates but the process of boiling the date & chopping it up can be quite a bit of work. It also still usually ends up chunky & not distributed well. I love this date sugar because it is the same texture as sugar so mixes better, is healthy & tastes great! They make their date sugar out of just 2 ingredients, dates & oat flour.
- Chai Protein Powder: I really liked baking with this protein powder. I have made chai bread before where I had to cook chai tea & infuse it into the bread. Baking with this chai powder was much easier & still yielded the same great taste.
So let me share my Chai Pronut recipe with you!
- 3/4 c garbanzo bean flour
- 1/4 c chai protein powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 T date sugar
- 1 T egg replacer + 3 T water
- 1/4 c unsweetened nondairy milk
- 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Spray 4 donut tins with non-stick cooking spray.
- Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl & whisk.
- In a medium sized bowl mix the 1 T egg replacer with 3 T water.
- Add in the nondairy milk & apple sauce to the medium size bowl & whisk.
- Pour the wet ingredients into dry & whisk until well combined.
- Distribute batter among the 4 tins.
- Bake at 350F for 13-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool before removing. I topped mine with plain yogurt, butterfly tea & bee pollen. Enjoy!
And don’t forget your veggie burgers next time you camp 🙂