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Chocolate Donut Fritters from Debbie Cusick

1 cup cooking oil (for frying the donuts)
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp. liquid cyclamates (or other sweetener, but add carb count)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
2 servings (1/2 cup) chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup Splenda

Heat oil in pan at medium heat. Oil should be at least an inch deep. Mix the remaining ingredients except for the Splenda in order given in a medium-sized bowl. Blend thoroughly with a whisk or electric mixer.

Drop by rounded tablespoonsful into the oil. Fry until the edges begin to look cooked, then use a slotted spoon to flip the fritter. Allow to cook for another minute or so. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on plate. Sprinkle Splenda over the fritter, flip it and sprinkle more on the other side.

Recipe makes about 12 fritters. They are especially good when fresh from the pan, crispy on the outside but light and fluffy inside.

Each fritter contains:

Calories : 179
Carbs: 1g
Fiber: 0g
Protein: 4g
Sugar: 0g