If you're like us, then you love donuts.
They hold a special place in our hearts, with so much variety and flavour combinations – donuts are a sweet treat for (almost) any time of day.
But with many shop-bought donuts packing upwards of 450 calories per serving, and the majority of these calories coming from sugar and fat, we wanted to provide a healthier, high-protein donut option that you can make at home!
Each serving of these delicious chocolate protein donuts has 238 calories, made up of 19g of protein, 10g of fat and 19g of carbohydrates, with just 5g of sugar.
High-protein, low-sugar donuts are a great option to curb cravings on the go or at home, providing a balanced hit of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats.
Make them in batches and take them as a snack to school or work, or enjoy a nutritious dessert that helps towards your nutrition goals.
However you choose to eat them, these high-protein donuts are super easy to make.
Scroll down for the ingredients and how to make 'em....
High-Protein Donut Ingredients
The best ingredients are those that are natural. This high-protein donut recipe consists mainly of natural, whole foods – providing a great combination of macro and micronutrients.
3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup chocolate protein powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 large overripe bananas)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
How To Make High-Protein Donuts
Long stints in the kitchen aren't exactly our thing, which is why we love this recipe. Whipping up a batch of the high-protein donuts is super easy, and pop them in an air-tight container for a delicious, nutritious snack or dessert for any time of the day!
For The Donuts:
Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F and grease a 12-cavity donut pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, protein powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In a separate bowl, add the mashed banana, 1/2 cup peanut butter, honey, almond milk and eggs, and whisk together until well combined.
Stir together the wet mixture with the dry ingredients until just combined. The batter will be thick.
Spoon batter into the prepared donut pan and bake for 14-16 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into a donut comes out clean.
Let donuts cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Glaze: Add chocolate chips and remaining peanut butter to a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for two 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Once heated, stir until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Dip the top of each donut into the glaze, let excess drip off and return to the cooling rack. Sprinkle on chopped peanuts.
Store donuts in an air-tight container and enjoy within 6-7 days.
For The Glaze:
Add chocolate chips and remaining peanut butter to a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for two 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Once heated, stir until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
Dip the top of each donut into the glaze, let excess drip off and return to the cooling rack. Sprinkle on chopped peanuts.
Store donuts in an airtight container and enjoy within 6-7 days.
How much protein is in a protein donut?
This protein donut recipe makes 12 servings, with each donut packing a high-protein punch of 19g of protein per serving!
How many calories are in a protein donut?
Each serving in this high-protein donut recipe has 238 calories, consisting of 10g of fat, 19g of protein 19g of carbohydrates with just 5g of sugar.
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RECIPE BY AMY LEE (WWW.AMYLEEACTIVE.COM)
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