Protein donuts are my new favorite thing. And these Low Carb Protein Donuts are part of the reason! The recipe is easy, and the donuts are so delicious!
The combination of flavors here really hits the spot when you're craving donuts. You'll notice this donut recipe calls for a dash of ground nutmeg, and it must not be omitted for the real donut taste. Trust me on this!
I have a similar recipe for larger baked glazed protein donuts. They are also very delicious!
The protein I originally used in this recipe has been discontinued, but this vanilla whey would be great. It's my go-to vanilla whey for baking.
In the glaze, I've used confectioner's style erythritol, a substitute for traditional confectioner's (powdered) sugar.
Protein donut ingredients:
- vanilla whey protein powder
- coconut flour
- baking powder
- ground nutmeg - this gives it the donut taste. do not omit!
- egg whites
- coconut oil
Low carb donut glaze ingredients:
The recipe card below has the full recipe details, including the ingredient amounts.
I always suggest using an oven thermometer for best results, especially when you're baking such small donuts that would dry out if overbaked.
You'll need silicone mini donut pans, and these are easy to use and clean.
How to make low carb protein donuts
After preheating the oven to 325F, you'll mix the dry ingredients for the donut, then add in the wet ingredients.
Pipe the donut batter into mini donut pans, and bake for about 8 minutes (less for a metal pan).
Let the donuts cool and remove them from the pan. Put them in the freezer while you mix the glaze. (This will make the glaze harden nicely on them when dipped.)
Use a fork to dip each donut into the glaze, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes to help set the glaze.
🥶 Keep these glazed protein donuts in the fridge!
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- Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
- Mix protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, and nutmeg until well combined.
- Add egg whites and coconut oil, and mix well.
- Spoon the batter into a ziplock bag, and cut off a corner.
- Pipe batter into a silicone mini donut pan.
- Bake for 8 minutes, and see if the donuts are firm. If not, check every 1-2 minutes and remove from oven as soon as they are firm.
- Let cool slightly, and remove donuts from pan. (Feel free to pop the pan in the fridge or freezer to speed this up!)
- Set the donuts in the freezer while you mix the glaze ingredients. (The cooler the donuts are, the better they will take the glaze.)
- Using a fork, dip each donut in the glaze, and make sure it is covered by turning it over in the glaze. Lift the fork and let excess glaze drip off the donut.
- Place glazed donuts on a parchment-lined dish or tray.
- Once donuts are glazed, set the tray in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes to help set the glaze.
- If you have extra glaze, give the donuts a second coating.
- Once the glaze is cool and set, serve and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator.
For more delicious ways to use vanilla protein powder, check out this post on the best vanilla protein powder recipes. And for more low carb/keto protein powder recipes, have a look at this post on high protein keto recipes.