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Over the course of the last couple years, but primarily this past year, I’ve been experimenting with protein recipes. Teaching group fitness classes 3-4x a week, lifting 2x a week, plus chasing after a toddler all day means I need to up my protein intake and sometimes that means I need to get creative because a girl can only eat so much chicken/turkey.
So I’ve tried the cake-in-a-mug, and protein balls, which were meh, at best… but then I tried protein donuts and ever since, I’ve been OBSESSED. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen these in my story time and time again, because I’m in love with this recipe.
I found the original protein donut recipe on Andrea’s Protein Cakery and then I ended up tweaking it to make it fit with ingredients I typically have on hand. So if you’re interested in getting your protein intake while eating something delicious for once, keep reading.
Also, if you find yourself making donuts like crazy like I am now, I recommend investing in a silicone donut pan. I bought mine on Amazon for about $10 and it has definitely been well worth the money. Before the pan, I was trying to shape the dough perfectly, and it just doesn’t work very well. This pan is a must-have!
Best Tasting Protein Donut Recipe
- 2 Bananas (mashed)
- 4 scoops protein (or 2 scoops if yours come with an XL scoop)
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4 Tbsp cacao powder
In a small bowl, mix together 3-4 Tbsp powdered sugar with 1/2 tsp water. Experiment until you reach desired icing consistency.
Protein Donut Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, mix together mashed bananas and honey. Then gradually add in dry ingredients, one by one. Mix all ingredients together until you achieve a little thicker than brownie-like consistency.
Spray silicone donut pan with cooking spray, then pour mixture into molds. Check at 15 minutes, and add 1-2 minutes until donuts are cooked all the way through.
Allow donuts to cool, then drizzle icing.
Serve and enjoy!
Trust me once you make this recipe, you won’t be the same. They’re so good!! Now if you’re looking for protein powder recommendations, I really like the taste of Isagenix’s Dutch Chocolate powder, or also Pro Jym Chocolate Mousse. If you already have a protein powder that you really like, definitely go with that and see how it turns out! The only issue I’ve come across is dealing with the varying scoop size. So play around with that and if it tastes too dry when they’re done, I’d recommend using less protein powder or increasing banana or honey quantities.
If you really enjoy eating healthy and being active, check out my other posts with my Healthy Go-To Snack Ideas and my personal fitness interview with celebrity-trainer, Gunnar Peterson. Those are both great places to start on the site!
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