Prot: 18g, Carbs: 9g, Fat: 2g, Cal: 126 (3 donuts)
Donuts for breakfast? Yes, please! These Iced Mocha Protein Donuts are made with cold brew coffee concentrate to give you a boost of flavor and caffeine! And no, you don’t have to make your own cold brew. Get your hands on some Bizzy cold brew, and you’ll be good to go!
When protein powder recipes have minimal ingredient lists, it is important to use a protein powder that bakes well. I made these Iced Mocha Protein Donuts with True Athlete chocolate whey protein from the Vitamin Shoppe. It has a great chocolate flavor, and it works well in recipes.
And our friends at Bizzy Coffee were kind enough to send over some of their delicious organic cold brew concentrate. It’s shelf-stable, and so every time I would open my cabinet I’d have to remind myself “Don’t drink it; it’s for recipes. Don’t drink it; it’s for recipes.” And that’s kind of silly, because I could get some more here in a flash with Amazon Prime and Amazon Fresh.
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These Iced Mocha Protein Donuts are a delicious coffee and chocolate treat. Give them a try!
**Note about the icing here: I suggest icing the donuts just before eating, or getting them in the fridge (in a sealed container) quickly. I left mine out for a while (several hours, actually), and the icing got a bit plasticky.
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- Serving size: 3 mini donuts
- Calories: 126
- Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Sugar: 3g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 18g
- ½ medium banana, mashed (59g)
- 2 tablespoons cold brew coffee concentrate (30ml)
- ½ cup natural chocolate whey protein powder (52g)
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder (11g)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder (2.5ml)
- a pinch of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
- Start the donut batter by mixing the banana and cold brew.
- Add dry ingredients and mix well.
- Pipe or spoon into mini donut pan (see this video on how to pipe batter using a ziplock bag).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until firm (do not overbake!).
- Remove from oven, and let cool.
- Remove donuts from pan, and set aside.
- Mix whey and cold brew for icing.
- Dip each donut in the icing to cover the tops.
- Enjoy! Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Because different types of protein powders bake very differently, I would not recommend using anything other than whey protein in this recipe.