Healthy PROTEIN Doughnuts Recipe (Low Sugar)

Healthy Protein Doughnuts Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

Are you ready for some delicious, healthy, and high PROTEIN Doughnuts? This recipe is quick and will knock out any doughnut craving you might have!

Here is the recipe for the Doughnuts:

  • 1/2 Cup (40g) Rolled Oats
  • 4 Tablespoons Sweetener
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Scoop (30g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup (122g) Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 6 Tablespoons (92g) Liquid Egg Whites (or 2 Large Egg Whites)

Here is the recipe for the Frosting:

  • 1/2 Scoop (15g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetener
  • 2 Ounces (56g) Fat Free Cream Cheese
  • 2.65 Ounces (75g) Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt


  • Use different a flavor Protein Powder and Greek Yogurt to change the flavor of your frosting!

Check out my favorite donut pan here:

Calories in the WHOLE Frosting recipe:

  • Calories: 165
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 417mg
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 27g

Calories in the WHOLE Doughnut recipe:

  • Calories: 574
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 386mg
  • Carbs: 45g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Protein: 49g

Combine all of your ingredients for the Doughnut recipe into either a food processor or blender. Process/blend everything together. Take out your Donut pan and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray. Add in your mix to each spot being careful not to cover the center piece (this is what creates the hole). Top with some sugar free chocolate chips or anything else you want. Bake on 350°F/176°C for 10:00-12:00. Make your Frosting by adding all of the Frosting ingredients into a bowl. Mix them together until it looks like Frosting. Add Frosting to the tops of the Doughnuts! Mouthgasm!


  • Add in nuts, sugar free chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, coconut flakes, or anything else on top or inside of your Doughnuts before you bake them!

About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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