Arbonne Infused Apple Cider Doughnut Holes

by Joanne on October 28, 2013

Given a recipe in the October issue of, and running with the desire to add a little nutrition to a sinful indulgence, I made these Apple Cider Doughnut Holes with a 1 1/2 oz package of Arbonne Protein Powder.  Both Ted and I use this Vegan Friendly protein powder. It has been our absolute favorite for a couple of years now.

Arbonne shake

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To add a little more nutrition, substitute the all purpose flour with whole wheat.  What a sweet delight and so easy!

Arbonne Infused Apple Cider Donut Holes2

Makes about 2 to 3 dozen doughnut hole

  • 12 oz of Apple Cider
  • 5 TBS unsalted butter
  • 1 TBS yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups plus 2 TBS flour
  • 1 1/2 oz Arbonne Protein Powder (use chocolate or vanilla)
  • 1 cup sugar – divided
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon – divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups canola oil for frying *I used a mix of canola, coconut, and flaxseed oil.

Heat the cider in a small saucepan to a boil over medium heat.  Allow to boil 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add the butter, 1 TBS at a time.  Once melted, allow the mix to cool to luke warm and add the yeast.  Let sit for 5 minutes.

Beat the egg into the cider mixture.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, protein powder, 6 TBS sugar, baking powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and salt. Gently stir in the cider mixture but only until blended.

Allow the dough to sit while you heat the oil in a large, tall sided pot.  Oil needs to reach 340 degrees F for frying successfully.

Line a baking sheet with clean paper towel and have a slotted spoon at the ready.

Add about 6 – 8 (depending on your pot size) of doughnuts to the hot oil (about a Tablespoon each) and allow to cook for 2 minutes. Remove to paper towels.   Add the next batch of dough for cooking to the oil.

While the batches cook, mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.  Toss the cooked doughnuts with the cinnamon – sugar mixture and…. ENJOY!

Arbonne Infused Apple Cider Donut Holes3


Arbonne Infused Apple Cider Donut Holes4

Soft! Sweet! So good!

Now get out there and go for an easy run.  Enjoy the cool, crisp Fall weather.


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  • At 2013.10.28 22:04, Pam said:

    Yum! These look so tasty.
    I really like the Arbonne protein powder, how do they make it taste so good. I might need to order some more now!

    • At 2013.11.01 10:58, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

      My mom just bought Arboone protein powder too – I’ll have to tell her about this recipe. I always thought Arbonne was health/beauty products and didn’t realize all the stuff they offer. Those doughnuts look absolutely wonderful!

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