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Protein Doughnuts

7-ingredient Chocolate Protein Doughnuts, with a 3-ingredient frosting

You'll love these cake-style doughnuts and they won't wreck your macros!

Equipment needed: Doughnut pans (this recipe makes 12 doughnuts), several large mixing bowls and spoons, gallon size ziploc bag, scissors, and an oven

Macros per doughnut: 168cal, 8g Protein, 21g carb, 5g fat, 1.2g fiber

Macros for frosting on one doughnut: 20cal, 3g protein, 1.7g carb, 0g fat


120g Protein powder of choice (I used Legion Vanilla)

25g Hershey's Natural Unsweetened Cocoa (might want to sift it to avoid chunks but you don't have to)

125g Monk Fruit sweetener blend (I used Better Body Foods)

1 cup self-rising flour (if you don't have this, just add 0.5 tsp salt and 0.5 Tbsp baking powder to 1 cup regular all purpose flower and mix it up)

60g Extra Virgin Avocado Oil

1 cup almond milk or water (I used 365 unsweetened almond milk, 40 cal per cup)

170g Fat free greek yogurt (I used Chobani)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all the dry ingredients together first, and once well blended, add in the wet ingredients and mix until it looks like a big vat of brownie batter. Scrape it all into a gallon size Ziploc bag (helps to have an assistant hold the bag open). Use the scissors to cut off a small bottom corner of the bag and squirt the batter through the hole you cut into the doughnut pan. You can fill them at least 3/4 full and still get 12 doughnuts. I did not add any spray or grease to the doughnut pan.

Bake 10-12 minutes, probably check then starting at 10 minutes. They should look a little moist with little tiny bubbles on the surface. Careful not to overcook because they will continue to cook on the inside after you take them out from the oven. Let them cool inside their pans for about 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Make sure they are completely cool before you frost otherwise the frosting will drip everywhere.


170g Fat free greek yogurt

12g Protein Powder (I used Legion Vanilla)

30g Protein Cookie Butter Cookies and Cream (order from

Mix everything up really well and frost your doughnuts! I used a little spatula which worked fine.

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