• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 5 mins
  • Serves: 9

Healthy Protein Donuts

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 Ingredients List

  • For the donuts:
  • 9 Tbsp Non-GMO Cornstarch (79g)*
  • 1/4 Cup Vanilla whey protein powder (25g) (or dairy-free protein)
  • 6 Tbsp Coconut sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp Oat flour (15g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 Large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 Egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt (or a thick dairy-free yogurt)
  • 3 Tbsp Unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee, melted (or dairy free butter)
  • For coating:
  • 1/2 Cup Vanilla whey protein powder
  • Cinnamon, to taste


In a medium bowl, stir together the cornstarch, protein, coconut sugar, oat flour, baking powder and salt.

Make a well in the center and crack in the egg, along with the egg yolk, yogurt, ghee and applesauce. Whisk the egg with a fork, and then mix everything together until you have a really sticky dough. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours.

One chilled, heat your oven to 325 degrees and generously rub a donut pan with melted ghee.

Fill a piping bag with the chilled donut mixture and pipe into the donut pan, filling just under 2/3 of the way full. You will need to do this in 2 batches if you only have 1 pan. Keep the remaining dough chilled in the fridge.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 14 minutes. Let stand in the pan 5 minutes.

In a shallow plate, mix together the protein powder and cinnamon, adjusting the amount of cinnamon to taste.

After 5 minutes, gently remove the donuts from the pan and immediately place them into the protein powder mixture, tossing them gently until totally coated.

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