Chocolate Protein Donuts

Chocolate Protein Donuts

Who doesn’t love a donut for breakfast? These chocolaty delicacies won’t leave you with a sugar hangover mid-morning and are full of protein to keep you satisfied until lunch. This recipe uses chocolate protein powder. I like the Orgain brand of protein powder (found at Costco) as it is organic and plant based, but feel free to use whatever brand you like best. This recipe makes 6 donuts, but if I were you, I would double the recipe and freeze the leftovers (if there are any). My kids love these, and you will too. If you must put a glaze on them, try this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie for a banana-coconut oil glaze.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 204 calories, 8 g protein
2 scoops chocolate flavored protein powder 150 calories, 21 g protein
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 TB cocoa powder 10 cal
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP milk of choice (I used cow milk for extra protein) 15 calories, .5 g protein, 1.5 g sugar
4 oz. applesauce (1 individual snack cup) 50 calories, 12 g sugar
1 egg, 70 calories, 7 g protein
1 TBSP honey 60 cal, 0 g protein, 16 g sugar

 Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl whisk flour, protein powder, cocoa powder and baking powder together. In a smaller bowl mix vanilla, milk, applesauce, egg and honey. Add to flour mixture and stir until combined.
Grease a 6 count donut pan. Spoon batter into a zip top bag. Snip one corner of the bag off, and squeeze the batter into the pan in a circular motion.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition per donut: 93 calories, 6 g protein, 5 g sugar