Mmmmm…doughnuts. Who doesn't love those little glazed rings of doughy perfection? You certainly do, if the popularity of our small army of doughnut recipes is any indication! While protein doughnut shops have become a real thing in recent years, many of us prefer to have a healthy, high-protein recipe on hand for when those cravings strike.
We get it! From light and airy to cakey and decadent, here are a few of our favorite protein doughnut recipes you can use to create delicious sweet treats that won't derail your goals.
The secret ingredient of this recipe is apple cider vinegar, which reacts with baking powder to create the lighter, fluffier batter that makes these doughnuts truly special. Signature Oatmeal Cookie Whey Protein Powder helps balance out the macros, and a quick and easy natural peanut butter glaze keeps this recipe low in sugar, but still deliciously decadent.
Any good cheat day features a maple bar (or two) for breakfast. If you're craving this traditional favorite on a day when you have to stick to your macros, try these instead. This recipe uses oat flour and vanilla protein powder to keep these doughnuts low in carbs but high in protein, while ground flaxseeds provide healthy fats and nutrients to help you get your healthy day off to a yummy start!
The spicy fall flavors of apple and cinnamon make this a warm breakfast treat that's delicious all year round. Made with cinnamon bun protein powder, Greek yogurt, and real chopped apples, this tasty recipe has all the protein, vitamins, and nutrients you need to power through your workday—or your workout!
If you've been on the fence about purchasing a doughnut baking pan, this recipe makes it totally worth it. It delivers chocolatey flavors, pumpkin puree for moist texture, and a gooey peanut butter glaze to top it all off. It's also a gluten-free recipe with zero added sugar and plenty of protein to help you meet your macro goals. Talk about a guilt-free treat!
Easy Keto Pancakes? Yes, Please!
It's hard to find breakfast treats that fit into a keto meal plan. This keto-friendly pancake mix from The Muscle Donut is low carb and zero sugar, and with 9 grams of protein per serving, you can enjoy delicious breakfast favorites right before you hit the gym.
If some chocolate is good, then double chocolate is even better! Meet your new favorite morning snack, a fluffy, protein-packed baked doughnut topped with a decadent dark chocolate glaze. Made from whole-wheat flour, dark cocoa powder, and dark chocolate chips, chances are good if you love chocolate you already have everything you need to make these irresistible doughnuts today!
Yep, you read that right. Ice cream. Donuts. Made from gluten-free almond flour, coconut flour, and real ice cream, this decadent breakfast treat will make the kid in you jump for joy while the calorie-counting adult shrieks in terror. Not to worry, though, because with 10 grams of protein and only 8 grams of carbs, the macros justify the tasty splurge.
With a gooey maple glaze, moist pumpkin cake, and all your favorite spices, it's truly deceiving how unhealthy these doughnuts taste! Maple, apple, caramel, and pumpkin spice—these doughnuts have everything nice!
Signature protein powders feature delicious, one-of-a-kind flavors to give your favorite recipes that extra something while keeping you on track to hit your fitness goals!
Our birthday cake doughnuts are high protein, gluten free, and totally delicious. Made with almond and coconut flours and sweetened with a sugar substitute, you can indulge in these lower-carb, high-protein doughnuts without sabotaging your goals.
It's peanut butter jelly time! If you're craving a little PB and J to go with your morning cup of joe, look no further than these indulgent healthy treats. The nostalgic childhood flavor is spot-on, and the texture is just, well, wow! These macro-friendly doughnuts will blow your mind without blowing your daily calories.
Made with gluten-free coconut flour and dairy-free cashew milk, these surprisingly cakey treats are the perfect consistency—not overly dense or dry. Get creative and add bright, flavorful toppings for a decadent start to your day or a truly yummy post-workout snack. Remember—you eat with your eyes first!
If you're tired of your bowl of plain oatmeal or protein pancakes every morning, this recipe is for you! Banana cake doughnuts might sound like a major sugar bomb, but this is actually a gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, and grain-free recipe. With so many healthy ingredients, you can enjoy these protein-rich doughnuts, guilt-free, anytime!
Chocolate and coconut—what's not to love? With heaping helpings of chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, and coconut extract, these little beauties are loaded with protein and chocolatey goodness and are likely to be the best-tasting treat you've had in a while. They may take a little longer to make, but the extra time spent is well worth it.
Few flavors are more quintessentially breakfast than blueberry and banana, which is why this recipe is such a delightful way to start the day. Made with real bananas and blueberries, these doughnuts are a great alternative to the same-old morning muffin, plus they pack an impressive 11 grams of protein per serving!
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