Protein Chocolate Donuts

Each one of these Protein Chocolate Donuts packs 8 grams of protein into 180 calories! I like to make a big batch of these on Monday morning, and the whole family will snack on them for the rest of the week.

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Each one of these Protein Chocolate Donuts packs 8 grams of protein into 180 calories! I like to make a big batch of these on Monday morning, and the whole family will snack on them for the rest of the week.

Ingredients for Protein Chocolate Donuts

  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
  • whole wheat flour
  • truvia can sugar blend
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • eggs
  • low-fat milk
  • unsweetened applesauce
  • vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil
  • mini chocolate chips

Each one of these Protein Chocolate Donuts packs 8 grams of protein into 180 calories! I like to make a big batch of these on Monday morning, and the whole family will snack on them for the rest of the week.

 

Recipe Tips & Notes

★ If you’re anything like me, you don’t mind making ingredient substitutions on the fly. And most of the time, that’s probably ok. But not in this recipe! Be sure to use the exact ingredients called for in the recipe– it makes a big difference, I promise.

For instance, you might be tempted to use all purpose flour in place of the whole wheat (I was!). But you won’t believe the difference it makes in the texture of the muffin to switch up the flour. It’s SO much better with the whole wheat flour!

★ The macros for these protein donuts are: 28g carbs, 6g fat, and 8g protein.

Can you freeze these homemade donuts? Yes! Allow the donuts to cool completely to room temperature, and do not glaze or fill them. Layer them in a freezer bag with pieces of wax paper or parchment in between each one. When you’re ready to eat one, let it thaw at room temperature and reheat in an air fryer or toaster oven for best results.

Each one of these Protein Chocolate Donuts packs 8 grams of protein into 180 calories! I like to make a big batch of these on Monday morning, and the whole family will snack on them for the rest of the week.

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RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Truvia Cane Sugar Blend
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Generously spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the milk, eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and vegetable oil. Mix until batter forms.
  5. Spoon or pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling each about 2/3 of the way full.
  6. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Let cool for a minute or two in the pan before inverting onto a cooling rack.
  7. Glaze or frost however you would like! I highly recommend this Master Chocolate Glaze 🙂 
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Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer. Mia married into the family in 2019 and joined Keat’s Eats shortly afterwards, bringing her INCREDIBLE Italian Macarons with her.