Hawt Chocolate Protein Donuts

by Melanie McCloy

Hawt Chocolate Protein Donuts

These days everyone is always looking to incorporate fun and interesting ways to add more protein to their diets. This healthy recipe for Chocolate Protein Donuts will do the trick. These are baked not fried and are generously glazed.

Making baked donuts is so simple! All you need is one bowl, one wooden spoon, and a donut pan! Well, it definitely makes it easier if you have two. 😊 The hardest part was the mixing, but it was worth it.

Donut Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce (or one 3.9 ounce single serve container)
  • 1/2 cup of any nut/seed butter (I’ve tried these with almond, peanut, and sunflower seed butters)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 scoop of BeautyWhey Hawt Chocolate Protein Powder (You can also replace this with 1/8 cup of coconut flour)
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

Icing Ingredients (Optional)

  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of vegan butter
  • Optional: sprinkles for topping

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease your donut pan or pans.
  3. Make the donut batter by combining the applesauce, nut/seed butter, honey, vanilla, salt, baking soda, protein powder, and cocoa in a medium bowl.
  4. Stir until it is thoroughly combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into a piping bag or small plastic baggie (with a hole cut in the corner).
  6. Pipe the batter into the pan evenly. You’ll end up with 5 donuts.
  7. Bake for 8-13 minutes.
  8. After 8 minutes, take the pan out of the oven and test to see if the donuts are done. The donuts are done when the toothpick comes out clean. The bake time depends largely on the kind of nut/seed butter that you use.
  9. Once done let cool completely before icing.
  10. Make icing by melting chocolate and stirring in the butter and cocoa powder.
  11. Ice each donut evenly and top with a few fun sprinkles. The icing will harden quite a bit.

ENJOY!

Until next time!

With love and beauty,
Xoxo,

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Melanie McCloy
Melanie McCloy

AFAA Certified, Yoga Instructor, Fitness Model

My name is Melanie McCloy and I’ve been teaching and training for 26 years. I’m AFAA group exercise certified. PIYO certified and a Yoga instructor. Various other formats. I have a fitness blog myself and a fitness page I’m passionate about. It is strongfitandinspire.

Nutrition and exercise are a part of my everyday life. I’m a mother of three and a licensed Paralegal.


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