Chocolate protein donuts

Hi friends! How’s the day going? It was a miracle of happiness when all of the girl slept in until 8am this morning. I woke up and was like, “Where am I? What just happened?!” and it was probably the most beautiful thing ever. Needless to say, I think we were all a little zonked after our whirlwind trip to Disney. I started cleaning up around the house, and since the weather is perfection -the quintessential San Diego day- we skipped the Children’s Museum in favor of the park. It was a wise choice.

The bay

Another wise choice? These chocolate protein donuts.

Chocolate protein donuts 2

A week or so ago, I saw that Flavor God released their chocolate donut flavor, and I knew I wanted to try it.

Flavor god chocolate donut

It was my first time ordering from Flavor God, and their seasonings are low in calories (< 5 per serving) without added sweeteners or funky ingredients. I’ll definitely be ordering again. Also, it really gave these little treats that authentic chocolate donut taste.

Ingredients

When my chocolate donut flavor arrived, I had one mission for it.

Chocolate protein donuts 3

Well, duh.

It’s funny because my mom and nana sent us a fryer -the Pilot was ridiculously happy haha- so I could have REALLY donut-ed up. Instead, because fitness blog and everything, I healthified the Pilot’s all-time favorite food. Surprisingly, he didn’t mind.

Chocolate protein donuts

These donuts are made without refined sugar or flour -just some oat flour and maple syrup- and are absolutely perfect with some dark chocolate ganache and rainbow sprinkles. We’ll definitely be making these again.

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give them a try!

Chocolate Protein Donuts

Makes 6 donuts

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oats, ground into flour

1 1/2 scoops (about 65g) chocolate protein powder (Note: do NOT use egg white protein. I used chocolate vegan shakeology)

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon Flavor God chocolate donut flavoring (if you don’t have it, No worries. Just add 1teaspoon cocoa powder, a pinch of cinnamon, a pinch of coriander and a pinch of nutmeg)

1/4 cup almond milk

1/4 cup maple syrup

For the toppings:

2 tablespoons chocolate chips

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Sprinkles

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a donut pan with olive oil or nonstick spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients (minus the chocolate chips, coconut oil and sprinkles) and mix until smooth. Pour into your donut pan and bake for about 10 minutes, until set.

3. Let the donuts cool for a couple of minutes before removing from the pan to cool completely.

4. In a glass bowl, heat the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and heat again for another 10-20 seconds until melted and easy to stir. Stir until smooth. Pour the ganache onto the donuts and top with sprinkles! (<– do not skip this part. You need these.)
Feast. 🙂 

*Nutrition stats with the chocolate ganache can be found here

Hope you have an amazing day and I’ll see ya in the morning! Don’t forget to check in with today’s workout here.

xoxo

Gina

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Comments

  1. These look really delicious, Gina. Just curious: What would happen if you used egg white protein? I’m vegan, so no worry about actually doing it, but that warning sounded ominous, haha.

  2. Think this can make 6 muffins? I don’t have a donut pan and want to make these ASAP!

  3. Yum-o! I’ve never heard of Flavor God. How did you hear about them? I need to get on that for my baking adventures!

  4. I would totally try these!

  5. Love love love Flavor God! Actually found him on Instagram and have been using all his seasonings for quite some time and haven’t found any I don’t like yet!

  6. Hey Gina! I’ve tried a few of the Flavor God seasonings (thank you Instagram). The pizza one is sooooo good. I put it on egg whites with a little light mozzarella and it is amazing and so pizza-y! Also great on chicken or anything else you can think of. I also love the pumpkin flavor, would be great on oats! Those are my favs so far, but I have yet to be disappointed. (Promise I don’t work for them haha).

  7. Just made these but into timbits (Im Canadian) using a small donut maker….yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm Thanks!!

  8. Excited to try this recipe (although I don’t have a doughnut pan –> muffins)! I just ordered the seasoning when I saw it on your Insta. I actually ordered the dessert pack that included pumpkin pie and gingerbread 🙂 I’m excited to experiment!

  9. If the Pilot loves donuts, you should come up here to Sidecar Doughnuts next time you stop by Disney! (It’s in Costa Mesa, CA.) PHENOM, especially the monthly gluten free flavors! Although I miss living in SD, living in Orange County has its perks – including this amazing doughnut shop.

  10. Workout was a walk with a girlfriend in 68° weather in Oklahoma !!

  11. Everytime you suprise me more and more with your food imagination!Love the recipe and I will try it on Sunday!
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  12. Really good post,

  13. Great recipe. I’ve made the recipe three times now. The 3rd time I let the batter sit for 20 minutes before filling donut pan. Idea borrowed from America’s Test Kitchen recipe for oatmeal muffins (lets the oats absorb moisture before baking). The result was donuts that were more cake-like.

  14. oh boy! I’m gluten free and haven’t had a donut in years!! i must try this…putting on the list.

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