Prot: 9 g, Carbs: 6 g, Fat: 1 g, Cal: 70 (per 3 mini donuts)


I was making myself some Protein Whoopie Pie cookies recently, and I had a donut pan on the counter. I wondered, how would this batter turn out as a donut? The answer, wonderfully! And these Iced Chocolate Protein Donuts were born!


I used the Vitamin Shoppe‘s True Athlete all-natural whey protein here, as I do for the whoopie pies. It is so chocolatey and delicious! Perfect for recipes like this, where there aren’t many other ingredients. The flavor of the protein powder really shines in these Iced Chocolate Protein Donuts!


For the icing I used Swerve confectioners style erythritol, a no-calorie natural sweetener. It has the fine powder feel of powdered (confectioners) sugar, and makes a great replacement for it!

Give these Iced Chocolate Protein Donuts a try! Simple and delicious!

Iced Chocolate Protein Donuts
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 12 mini donuts (4 servings)
  • Serving size: 3 mini donuts
  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 9g
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Makes 12 mini donuts (4 servings).
Chocolate donut:
  1. Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
  2. Mix donut ingredients until well combined.
  3. Pipe batter into silicone donut pan by spooning the batter into a quart freezer ziplock bag, and cutting one corner off.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes, or just until firm (check after 10 minutes so you don't overbake them!).
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.
  6. Remove donuts from pan, and mix icing ingredients. Start with 2 teaspoons of water, and add by the teaspoon until you get icing consistency.
  7. Drizzle the icing onto donuts with a spoon, or put into a ziplock (with a piping tip) to pipe icing swirls.
  8. Enjoy! Store in the refrigerator.
A note about substitutions: because each type of protein powder has a distinct flavor and texture when baked, I would not try substituting different types of protein powders in this recipe. (See my Recipe Basics video for examples of what goes wrong when you use the wrong protein powder.)