Quick & Easy Baked Cake Mix Donuts Recipe

Since this easy donut recipe starts with a cake mix, you can make them in any flavor you can find a cake mix in: chocolate, strawberry, lemon, white, etc.! We found a spice cake mix last week and the donuts made from it were absolutely delicious, especially when topped with a simple glaze.

Now, before I give you the recipe I will say this: cake mix donuts don’t taste exactly like donuts you’d buy at the store. Since they are baked instead of fried the consistency is a little different, although they are quite similar to “cake donuts”. The taste varies depending on the cake mix you choose.

Ok, ready to make cake mix donuts? All you do is mix one dry cake mix with 1 egg, 1/4 cup of vegetable oil, and 1 cup of water. Whisk the ingredients together until well combined – a few lumps will remain. I like to dump the batter into a large resealable plastic bag, then snip off one corner and use that to “pipe” the batter into the Mini Donut Maker, filling the bottom well as shown below.

Once all 6 wells are full, close the donut maker and wait 3 minutes. Open it back up and use the included fork to remove the donuts from the maker and allow them to cool.

Now, for the glaze! Melt 1 tablespoon butter, then whisk in 1.5 cups of powdered sugar and about 2 tablespoons of milk (start with less milk and add a little more as needed). The glaze should be somewhat runny, as you see below. Dip the donut halfway into the glaze, then turn the donut sideways to allow extra glaze to run off. Let it firm up on a cooling rack, adding sprinkles immediately if desired. After a few hours, the glaze gets firm enough to stack donuts on a plate without smooshing.

4 Ingredient Fudge Protein Brownies

Quick and easy to make 4 ingredient healthy protein brownies are moist and fudgy and contain NO SUGAR, NO EGGS, NO OIL, AND NO FLOUR! They are naturally Vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. Enjoy they for breakfast or anytime of the day.

Ever since I started making these healthy protein brownies for my paleo obsessed boyfriend, We’ve never looked back. They are fudgy and delicious and because they are made with all wholesome ingredients, eating them couldn’t be easier. There’s no better feeling out there than enjoying brownies guilt free!

These brownies are great if you are on a low-carb or paleo diet or if you are a weight trainer. They are packed with protein powder, nut butter, and bananas. Since they are mostly banana and nut butter, they make a great breakfast on the go.

For best results:

  1. I suggest using casein, Vega, or any plant-based protein powder in chocolate flavor.
  2. For the nut butter, almond, cashew or peanut butter all work really well.
  3. For the bananas, the one and only rule is the riper the better!

 

Ingredients

2 cups mashed banana (about 6 medium, overripe bananas)
1 cup smooth peanut butter (use almond or cashew butter for paleo/low-carb)
½ cup protein powder
¼ cup cocoa powder

Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a small 8×8 baking dish or 8” skillet with parchment paper or grease well. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, peanut butter, whisk until fully combined. Stir in protein powder and cocoa powder with a wooden spoon. Pour batter into a greased pan. Bake for 12-20 minutes or until cooked through.

Cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting. Cover the leftovers and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy cold or at room temp!

Hopefully you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as I did! You can also add some icecream on top for an extra kick of flavor!

These are the features you should be looking for when getting a dive watch

Getting a luxury watch does not mean that you are going to spend money on any luxury watch just because they are made by an important brand or manufacturer. You need to be aware of the fact that you should be looking for some special and key features before you even think about getting a luxury watch.  Now, in this article, I want to specifically focus on the features you should be looking for if you are ever considering getting a dive watch. These watches are different from your regular luxury watches so, these are the characteristics you should look for when getting dive watches.

Now what should a dive watch should be equipped with?

 

There are some basic things luxury swiss dive watches should have to make then fit into the category of dive watches. A must have for these type of watches is there should have some sort of device that lets you pre select time periods which should be up to 60 minutes in most dive watches. Now, the watch’s bezel should have a 60 minute scale showing on the watch and this scale should have a mark every five minutes. I bet you just told yourself, dang, I think I remember owning a dive watch at one point in my life and I did not even realize I had one. I know I did!

Another key and obvious feature for this kind of watches is that they should be water proof since you are also going to be very involved with the water as you dive. Now, how can I know if my watch truly is water resistant? They should be able to be under 12 inches of water with no problem for at least 50 hours. Crazy right? Also, they should be able to resist temperatures that range from 64 degrees up to 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now, also another key factor that should be considered is that these watches should be able to somewhat resist falling on hard ground. This is called the shock resistance standard.