Low Carb & Gluten Free Protein Chocolate Donuts with Vanilla Protein Icing

These Protein Chocolate Donuts are made with a vanilla protein icing and are Gluten Free, contain no refined sugar and are low carb. Did I mention that they’re absolutely delicious? The best part is these Chocolate Protein Donuts contain only 65 calories, 2g of fat, 3g of carbs and 5g of protein per donut! You cannot beat that. 

Protein Chocolate Donuts

I try to eat a high protein and low carb diet for the most part. But your girl MISSES donuts. My Mom has always loved Krispy Kreme Donuts – and whenever she would visit me in college we’d have to visit the local Krispy Kreme. It was always our “thing” to do together. Even though I’m living thousands of miles away from my Mom and hundreds of miles away from a Krispy Kreme, I still get the craving for a delicious circle of goodness. 

Low Carb and Gluten Free Chocolate Protein Donuts with Vanilla Protein Icing

Even though I still crave a donut, my lifestyle and diet does not. At least not until I put together this recipe that fits into my macros and is gluten free. 

I’ve seen so many recipes that call for sugar substitutes or bananas. I love bananas and like to save the banana I eat each day for a protein shake or to a smoothie bowl. I used Orgain Protein for this recipe. Orgain is a plant based protein that is naturally sweet. Orgain Chocolate Protein mixed with unsweetened cocoa makes these chocolate donuts taste sweet without any added sugar. 

Low Carb and Gluten Free Chocolate Protein Donuts with Vanilla Protein Icing

These Protein Chocolate Donuts are made by mixing coconut flour, chocolate protein powder, unsweetened almond milk (I used vanilla), 2 egg whites, unsweetened applesauce. Coconut flour is naturally very dense and dry, so your mixture may seem drier than a usual. If your mix is dry, that’s okay! I kind of had to pack the mix into the baking pan, but it bakes perfectly. Since the mix is not oat based, it does not rise, so be generous with your servings. 

Low Carb and Gluten Free Chocolate Protein Donuts with Vanilla Protein Icing

Once the donuts have baked, allow them to cool. While the donuts are cooling mix together your icing. The icing is simple to make and only two ingredients. Use half a scoop of vanilla protein powder and mix unsweetened vanilla almond milk until you’ve reached your desired consistency. 

Low Carb and Gluten Free Chocolate Protein Donuts with Vanilla Protein Icing

Of course, once you ice your donuts, you can add sprinkles! Spinkles don’t count against your macros or sugar because they’re fun. 🙂

If you’re looking for the perfect coffee pairing with these delicious Chocolate Protein Donuts, make sure to check out these 7 Skinny Fall Coffee Recipes! If you’re looking for more fall inspiration, you have got to try these Skinny Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Don’t forget to pin this recipe for later! 

Low Carb and Gluten Free Protein Chocolate Donuts with Protein Icing
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Low Carb & Gluten Free Chocolate Protein Donuts with Vanilla Protein Icing

These delicious chocolate protein donuts are made with a vanilla protein icing and contain only 65 calories per donut!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate donut, chocolate protein donut, clean eating donut, healthy donut, keto donut, paleo donut, vanilla protein icing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 65 kcal
Author Brittany

Ingredients

Donut

  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Protein Powder Orgain Protein
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Flour
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Vanilla Icing

  • 1/2 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder Orgain
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Instructions

Donut

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Mix chocolate protein powder, coconut flour, almond milk, applesauce, egg whites and cocoa powder together and pour into a greased muffin pan. 

  3. Bake for 17-20 minutes

  4. Allow to Cool.

Icing

  1. Mix vanilla protein powder and almond milk together until you've reached the desired consistency. 

  2. Ice onto cooled donuts.

  3. Cover with sprinkles. 

  4. Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

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  1. Lori Geurin | 1st Oct 18

    You had me at low-carb chocolate donuts! I live a keto lifestyle and cannot wait to try your recipe – thanks!

  2. Evelyn Hernandez | 1st Oct 18

    Love protein enriched treats, they are so yummy!

  3. Patricia @ Grab a Plate | 1st Oct 18

    These look like the perfectly protein-filled treats! They look so yummy – totally craving them!

  4. Marina | 2nd Oct 18

    These look so yummy! Pics are amazing x

  5. Cathy | 2nd Oct 18

    You had me at chocolate donuts… I can’t wait to try these! Coffee and donuts have always been my favorite pairing. 🙂

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