Chocolate Protein Donuts

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Boost your protein intake even while enjoying a tasty treat! These delicious Chocolate Protein Donuts really hit the spot when you’re looking for a chocolate fix, but want to minimize the impact of excess sugar on your system – and they also work as cupcakes if you don’t happen to have a donut pan!

Protein helps stabilize your blood sugar, makes you feel more full and satisfied, and has the added benefit of supporting muscle tissue.

Increasing your protein intake is important as we age because we absorb less amino acids from the foods we eat. Those aminos are crucial for our immune health, brain function, hormone and enzyme function AND muscle growth. Eating more protein helps ensure you have the building blocks needed to repair and rebuild muscle after your workouts.

I’ve included my I ❤ Chocolate Protein powder, which is a 100% ORGANIC, high protein (21 grams per serving), nutrient-dense whole food protein powder that combines 4 plant-based protein sources into a delicious chocolate protein powder to support your active lifestyle.

Enjoy these awesome donuts and be sure to make some to share!


Chocolate Protein Donuts

Yield: 6 servings (12 donuts)
You will need:  Mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, donut mold, spatula, cooling rack, food processor or blender (optional)
Key: T=Tablespoon; tsp=teaspoon

Ingredients:

  • 4 servings (136 grams) I ❤ Chocolate Protein
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (I made my own grinding oats in a blender – then re-measured to get the right amount)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 T nut butter
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the protein powder, baking powder and oat flour until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, nut butter, greek yogurt and maple syrup together. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix well to form a smooth batter.
  4. Spoon the batter evenly into the donut mold (you will want to spray these with cooking oil if they are not non-stick) and bake for 12 min or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven, wait a few minutes then transfer donuts to a cooling rack to cool.
  6. If adding frosting or toppings, wait until the donuts have cooled completely and try some of the frosting options below.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

For the Frosting (optional):

  • Use greek yogurt and top with pieces of chocolate or some sugar-free sprinkles! Or you could use a flavored greek yogurt, like strawberry and then add chopped fruit or nuts to decorate them.
  • You can even try my healthy nutella recipe for a chocolate frosting option!

*I found it helpful to line a cookie sheet with foil and to place my molds onto that for baking, as it was a lot easier to control the flat pan than it is to handle batter in silicone molds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 donuts

Servings per Recipe: 6

Calories per Serving: 257

Protein: 22 grams

Carbohydrates: 22 grams

Fat: 9 grams

Additional Notes: *These macros are for the unfrosted donuts.

So delicious! Let me know if you make these and how you like them!


If you are following a healthy lifestyle, you’ll love the energy and vitality you get each time you shake it, bake it, or blend it up with I ❤ Chocolate Protein so you can easily boost your total daily protein intake!

 

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