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I love donuts. And I love protein powder. But, unfortunately, I can’t enjoy them together because there are no protein-packed donut recipes out there.
That is, until now!
We have already shown you a protein donut recipe before, but we felt you deserved to have another one added to your collection!
This blog post will teach you how to make your own protein donuts so that you can enjoy delicious baked goods without feeling guilty about it—and without having to spend hours in the gym trying to make up for that piece of cake you ate last night (you know what I mean).
So sit back, relax and let me tell you all about my favorite new dessert recipe: The Best Protein Donut Recipe
Donuts Are Delicious but Unhealthy
Donuts are delicious, but they’re also really unhealthy. They are filled with sugar, fat, and empty calories that won’t fill you up and keep you satisfied for long.
This is why people who eat a lot of donuts tend to have weight problems or struggle with their health in other ways.
Eating donuts can also lead to social stigma; if you have friends who follow a healthy diet or have been trying to lose weight themselves then they might judge or criticize your food choices if they see you eating too many donuts.
This protein donut recipe turns regular old donuts into high protein treats that will help keep you full while providing all the nutrients needed for healthy living!
These protein donuts are a great way to start your day. They’re easy to make and will keep you full until lunchtime! Just take a look at the nutrition facts below and see how they stack up against your typical donut:
- One donut has about 150 calories and 7 grams of fat. This recipe has only 130 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving!
- Donuts are made with white flour, which is low in fiber and high in sugar. This recipe uses coconut flour instead, which is much healthier.
Make Donuts Healthy by Making Protein Donuts
Protein donuts are the perfect way to sneak in protein and make your favorite treat a little bit healthier. Protein donuts are easy to make at home with your kids or even by yourself, so you can enjoy them for breakfast or as a snack any time of day.
You can even eat protein donuts for lunch! They’re also a great reward when you reach fitness goals, like losing weight or completing a 5K run.
I love making protein donuts because they’re delicious and they taste amazing with my morning coffee.
Making them at home is so much better than going out for breakfast because it gives me more control over what goes into them (and how much).
Plus, when I’m trying to lose weight, having something that’s high-protein will help keep me feeling full longer than most foods would—and it helps me stay away from junk food cravings until lunchtime rolls around again later in the day.
The best part about making protein donuts is that you can customize them to your liking. You can use any protein powder you want and add different flavors, like chocolate or vanilla.
You can also experiment with different types of flour and add other ingredients like nuts or fruit. The possibilities are endless!
Ingredients for Protein Donut Recipe
- 2 egg whites
- 2 scoops whey protein powder (choose chocolate or vanilla, or even pumpkin spice)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (you could use sour cream if you don’t have greek yogurt on hand)
- 1/2 cup almond milk (you can also use regular milk if you prefer) 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup almond milk
Directions for Making Protein Donut Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix the wet ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Combine both bowls and mix well until no clumps remain.
- Spoon batter into a piping bag or plastic bag, cut off a corner of the bag, and pipe out circular dough onto the prepared baking sheet (you can also pour into muffin pan for various shapes).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden brown around edges but not on top; they will rise up as they bake so don’t let them brown too much! Make sure not to overbake them or they will be dry–they should be soft like cakey cookies once they come out of the oven!
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely before frosting with sugar free vanilla frosting while still warm so that frosting melts into crevices/cracks where you want it when cooled.*
How many servings does this recipe make?
- 2 dozen regular sized donuts OR 4 dozen mini ones (make sure if making mini ones that you reduce cook time by 5 min).
- Calories per regular sized donut: 135 cal; Fat 6g; Protein 8g; Carbs 12g.
- How many calories are there per serving? 240 cal; Fat 9g; Protein 14g; Carbs 21g
Enjoy These Protein Donuts Without Guilt
Protein donuts are delicious, healthy, easy to make and a great way to start the day. They can also be made in advance and frozen for later enjoyment.
You can bake them instead of frying them so that you get more fiber and less fat than traditional donuts. You’ll want whole wheat flour and low-fat milk or buttermilk in place of cream. Add flaxseeds to the batter for extra protein and omega-3s!
You can make these donuts with any type of flour, but whole wheat or coconut flour is a healthier choice. You can also add flaxseeds to the batter for extra protein and omega-3s!
If you prefer your donuts sweetened, try using agave nectar instead of sugar or honey.
Go Get Those Sweet Gains!
As you can see, the best protein donut recipe is a great way to start your day off right. The ingredients are simple and easy to find in any store. The instructions are even simpler than that! All you have to do is follow them as directed and enjoy your delicious treat as soon as possible