Triple Chocolate Protein Donuts

4 Donuts158 cals

It’s time to upgrade your breakfast with these Triple Chocolate Protein Donuts made using protein powder! This protein packed recipe is loaded with fiber, absolutely delicious, and only takes around 10 minutes to make with simple ingredients.

Did I mention these chocolate protein donuts are low carb AND low calorie too?

Start by taking out a bowl big enough to put all of your ingredients into and something to mix them with. I like a hand mixer for this recipe but with enough effort, anything should work!

Add into your bowl 1 large whole egg, 3 large egg whites, 1 scoop of a chocolate protein powder, 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 6 tablespoons of coconut flour, 1 ounce of milk substitute, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of melted dark chocolate chips.

You can easily melt your chocolate chips by microwaving them for 20-30 seconds, stirring them around, and repeating until melted. Keep in mind that the more powerful your microwave is, the less time that this process will take.

Mix everything together until smooth.

Take out a donut pan like this one, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and evenly distribute your mix into it. You want to make sure you don’t cover the raised flat portion of each donut slot, this will be your chocolate protein donuts hole.

Top your donuts with whatever you want before the oven!

Chocolate Protein Donuts Topping

  • Crushed up nuts
  • Fresh mint
  • Sugar free chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Baking M&M’s

Bake them on 350F/176C for around 8-10 minutes depending on the size of your chocolate protein donuts. The bigger they are, the longer they’ll take.

Remove them from the oven, let them cool, and get ready to satisfy your donut cravings!

Pro tip? Top them again with some Greek yogurt, nut butter, sugar free syrup, or even one of our Protein Frosting Recipes!

Triple Chocolate Protein Donuts Recipe

Triple Chocolate Protein Donuts

Upgrade your low carb dessert menu with these Triple Chocolate Protein Donuts! This recipe is quick, low calorie, and packed with fiber!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donuts, protein, triple chocolate
Servings: 4 Donuts
Calories: 158kcal
Cost: $2

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  • 1 Large Whole Egg
  • 3 Large Egg Whites
  • 6 Tablespoons Coconut Flour - or Almond Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Chocolate
  • 1 Ounce Milk Substitute - or Milk
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Chocolate - Dark
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder


  • Melt your Dark Chocolate
  • Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl
  • Mix everything together
  • Take out a donut pan, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and evenly distribute your mix into it (make sure not to cover your donut holes)
  • Top your donuts with whatever you want
  • Bake on 350F/176C for 8-10 minutes



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 635
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 612mg
  • Carbs: 51g
  • Fiber: 26g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 56g
Calories in each donut (if you make 4):
  • Calories: 158
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 153mg
  • Carbs: 12.7g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Sugar: 3.7g
  • Protein: 14g


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5.7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 153mg | Fiber: 6.5g | Sugar: 3.7g


  1. lisa on May 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

    if we’re using white whole wheat flour or oat flour, would we still use 6 tbsp? is there a different ratio of coconut flour vs. oat flour?

  2. Wade White on October 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Hey Derek i just got an air fryer and been thinking about using one of your recipes to make some protein doughnuts with it. Any suggestions that you might have!! I also think it’d be cool if you start featuring some air fryer recipes. Thank you

  3. Mj on July 31, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Hey Derek. First of all, your recipes are awesome! It allows a complete novice like me to make amazingly healthy cheesecake! Quick question, instead of coconut flour or almond flour and dark chocolate, would I be able to get away with using a protein pancake mix? Thank you!

    • Derek Howes on August 1, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Hey Mj! Thank you. Hmm, I think this really depends on the mix and what it has in it. I think it’s worth a shot…

  4. Jess on September 10, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Hi Derek,
    Would these work in a doughnut maker or only in the oven?


    • Derek Howes on September 14, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Hi Jess! Having never used a doughnut maker I can’t confirm or deny that it works in one!

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