Protein Donuts

For those of you who remember, I hadn’t had a real donut in over 13 years.

And for the grammar/spelling police out there, I realize it is actually “doughnuts”, but I am succumbing to societal norms of calling it “donuts” for blog search purposes here. 

After my shows, Tony reintroduced me to this wonderful treat.


Things were never the same…

However, there are healthier ways to go about this! That’s where I come in 😉


I’ve made donuts before, but sometimes they come out too dry or dense because of using only protein powder as the base. With a few minor tweaks, these turned out great!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 75 g of protein powder (approx. 2 & 1/3 scoops)
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 6 packets of Stevia in the Raw

Makes 6 donuts


  • 1 Tablespoon special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 packet of Stevia in the Raw
  • 1 teaspoon of water

Frosting is for ONE donut. 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all the donut ingredients together until smooth. Spray your donut pan with a little coconut oil spray and place the mixture in the pan. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.


Let the pan completely cool and remove the donuts. If you choose to do the frosting my tip is to frost as you eat them. They keep better this way. The hint to the frosting is to add a few drops of water to the cocoa and stevia nd mix until clumps form. They WILL form, don’t be fooled. Then slowly add more water drop by drop until you reach a fudge consistency. If you want a thinner, smoother frosting add a few more drops of water.

Add sprinkles as you wish 😉



Macros per donut: 73.3 cals, 1.5 g fat, 3.7 g carbs, 11.3 g protein

Macros per donut with frosting: 83.3 cals, 2 g fat, 6.7 g carbs, 12 g protein


Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Lauren

    Yum! I love donuts but protein ones tend to be too small or dense. These look big and yummy.

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  4. Rae

    Oh my gosh these look absolutely amazing!! I have a blog of my own at and was wondering what tips you might have to help me get my name out there? Any advice would be awesome 🙂

    1. Katie

      Pinterest! It really helped get people to my blog.

  5. Sheila

    These look great!!! I’m wondering how I could adapt this to make pumpkin protein donuts.

    1. Katie

      I hate pumpkin so unfortunately I can’t help you there… but I imagine it would work like applesauce. I would cut back on some of the milk and egg white and add in the pumpkin!

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