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Quick and Easy Vanilla Protein Donuts with Sprinkles

Quick and Easy Vanilla Protein Donuts with Sprinkles is a high protein packed recipe that uses clean eating ingredients like whey protein powder. You can make your own baked Dough Bar doughnuts from Shark Tank right in your own home!

protein donut with frosting and sprinkles on a white plate

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This post was originally published in 2016 and has since been updated.

The push for protein, protein, and more protein calls for dairy gluten free protein donuts. Everyone is always on a journey to incorporate more protein into their diets. I’m always looking for a quick, yet tasty way to meet my protein goals. These protein donuts are just the trick! These also make a great dessert option.

protein donut mix in a donut maker pan

How to Make High Protein Donuts

  1. The key ingredients in this recipe are coconut flour, unsweetened applesauce, and protein powder. You will also need vanilla extract, unsweetened almond milk, baking powder, salt, stevia, eggs, and egg whites.
  2. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and the wet ingredients in another. 
  5. Combine the mixture and stir. Add the mixture to the donut mold.
  6. Bake for 23-25 minutes.

6 finished protein donuts in a donut pan

How to Make Protein Donuts Moist

You can get really moist donuts by using unsweetened applesauce in this recipe. It’s used as a substitute for butter.

one finished protein donut

How Many Calories are in Protein Donuts?

These donuts have less than 100 calories, with only 87 calories!

dairy gluten free protein donutsHow to Store Protein Donuts

I like to store these donuts in the fridge so that they don’t get soggy immediately. They are best when eaten within a few days because they will eventually become soggy.

More Breakfast Recipes:

Low-Carb Bacon, Egg, Cheese Casserole
Low-Carb Hemp Seed Oatmeal
Low-Carb Blueberry Muffins

dairy gluten free protein donuts

 


4 vanilla protein donuts on a white plate with sprinkles
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Quick and Easy Vanilla Protein Donuts with Sprinkles

Quick and Easy Vanilla Protein Donuts with Sprinkles is a high protein packed recipe that uses clean eating ingredients like whey protein powder. You can make your own baked Dough Bar doughnuts from Shark Tank right in your own home!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword protein donuts, protein packed donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 87kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 scoop protein powder plant based for dairy-free
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons Stevia or low calorie sweetener
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder gluten-free
  • Pinch of salt

Icing

  • ¾ scoop protein powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spray a donut pan with cooking spray.
  • Whisk the egg and egg whites together. Add the almond milk, apple sauce, vanilla extract, and stir.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients, then add to the wet ingredients.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut molds. Bake for 23-25 minutes.

Icing

  • Mix the protein powder and almond milk and stir until the mixture becomes thick. Add more powder or almond milk if needed.
  • Spread the icing over the donuts and top with sprinkles.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g
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Recipe Rating




Rosaura Robles

Thursday 8th of October 2020

I tried it and followed your steps and the dough came out very dry ?? my husband stated it tasted like sand ? any suggestions?? I don’t know what step I missed.

staysnatched

Friday 9th of October 2020

It’s likely the protein brand you used. What did you use?

Wednesday 9th of September 2020

These are honestly the best healthy deserts I have ever made! I highly recommend!!!

staysnatched

Friday 11th of September 2020

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

JL

Wednesday 25th of March 2020

Can you substitute coconut flour with almond flour?

staysnatched

Friday 27th of March 2020

No coconut flour and almond flour do not have a 1:1 substitution ratio.

Dawn

Saturday 16th of November 2019

Just made these and very surprised at how good and satisfying they are!

staysnatched

Thursday 21st of November 2019

I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Jen

Sunday 8th of September 2019

What form of stevia do you use - liquid, powder, in the raw? Thanks!

staysnatched

Sunday 8th of September 2019

Hi there, raw.