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Easy and Healthy Baked Protein Donuts

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These easy baked protein donuts are soft, fluffy and chocolatey and you only need 4 ingredients! Top with peanut butter or melted chocolate and there you have your new favourite healthy snack! They’re gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free and can be vegan too!

Three Chocolate Baked Protein Donuts stacked on top of each other on a grey plate, there is peanut butter spread on the top on and it's dripping down the side. There is a hand holding the top one.

All You Need For Baked Protein Donuts

Oat Flour – You can buy this from most health foods stores or you can make your own by simply blending oats into a fine powder.

Protein Powder – You can use any flavour you like which is what makes these healthy donuts so fun! You can also use vegan protein powder to make them vegan!

Milk – Use cow’s milk or dairy-free milk to make them vegan!

Baking Powder – Please don’t use baking soda, it will make the donuts taste a bit metallic as there are no acidic ingredients in this recipe to balance the flavours.

To finish them off I like using some smooth peanut butter or hazelnut spread!

Baker’s Tips:

If you want these donuts a bit sweeter you can replace some of the milk with maple syrup or add some sweetener!

Remember to grease your donut holes well, and if you can, use a silicone donut mould! They’re truly life-changing!

How To Store Baked Protein Donuts

Store in an airtight container in a cool spot on your counter for 3 days or in the fridge for up to a week. I recommend adding the peanut butter right before you eat it as it can go a funny texture in the fridge.

You can also freeze these (without peanut butter) for up to 3 months.

Here are some more high protein recipes you need to try:

BAKING IN GRAMS

All of the recipes I create are tried and tested a few times until it has been perfected. My goal is to develop recipes that are simple to make and easy to follow so that anyone can make them – even if you’ve never baked before!

One very important thing that will ensure that you get the best results is to measure your ingredients by weight! I recommend purchasing a kitchen scale, they are very affordable and it will honestly change your baking game for good! Not all measuring cups are made equally – for example, a cup of flour to me weighs 120g, but for you, it may be anywhere between 100g and 200g – that’s a BIG difference!

If you don’t have a kitchen scale yet, you can use this Ingredient Weight Chart as a guideline to convert the ingredients to help you!

Now – dust your apron off and get baking! X

Three Chocolate Baked Protein Donuts stacked on top of each other on a grey plate, there is peanut butter spread on the top on and it's dripping down the side. There is a hand holding the top one.

Baked Protein Donuts

These easy baked protein donuts are soft, fluffy and chocolatey and you only need 4 ingredients! Top with peanut butter or melted chocolate and there you have your new favourite healthy snack! They're gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free and can be vegan too!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 114 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 80 g Oat Flour blended oats
  • 70 g Protein Powder vegan or whey
  • 250 g Milk use dairy-free for vegan
  • 1 + ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • peanut butter or melted chocolate to serve

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C / 350°F fan) and grease a donut tray.
  • Combine oat flour, protein powder and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Add in the milk and mix until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between 6 donut holes, they should be filled right to the rim.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and carefully remove them from the moulds.
  • Put some peanut butter or melted chocolate on a plate and place the donuts on it, one by one, to cover the tops.

Notes

  • Some protein powders soak up more liquid than others, so you may have to adjust the quantities of your ingredients. If the batter is too thick, add a splash more milk and if the batter is too runny add a bit more oat flour. The batter shouldn’t be runny.
These nutritional values are for one donut without any peanut butter or chocolate on top, they are provided as a guide only and may be different depending on your ingredients and measurements.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Baked Protein Donuts
Serving Size
 
1 donut
Amount per Serving
Calories
114
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2.6
g
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
10.9
g
4
%
Protein
 
11.1
g
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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