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Protein Donuts Recipe

Protein Donuts Recipe

Light, fluffy, and packed with protein, these donuts are a perfect treat for those looking for a healthier option without sacrificing flavor. Infused with the zest of lemon and vanilla, these donuts make for a delightful breakfast or snack. Suitable for fitness enthusiasts and anyone with a sweet tooth, this recipe offers a guilt-free way to enjoy a baked delight. 

The use of stevia and almond flour lowers the carbohydrate content, making it a great option for those on a low-carb diet. 

Protein Donuts

Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes


  • 2 scoops of Shifted vanilla-flavored whey protein powder
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or preferred milk)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted ghee or coconut oil (use coconut oil for vegan option)
  • 3 teaspoons stevia extract

For the Topping:

  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated stevia


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a donut pan with non-stick spray or a dab of ghee/coconut oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients until smooth. Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients, mixing for 2-3 minutes until the batter is smooth.
  4. Distribute the batter evenly, filling each donut cavity in the pan about ¼ cup each.
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into a donut.
  6. Cool donuts on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.
  7. Mix cinnamon and granulated stevia on a plate and dip each donut to coat.

Nutrition Information (approximate per serving):

  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fats: 8g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fiber: 2g

Nutrition values can vary based on the specific brands of ingredients used. For accurate details, calculate using the brands you choose. Adjust the stevia to suit your taste, and feel free to experiment with different protein powder flavors to diversify your donut experience!

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