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3 chocolate protein donuts stacked on a cooling rack.

Healthy Baked Chocolate Protein Donuts

These Healthy Chocolate Protein Donuts are extra moist and fluffy. Made with the best, healthiest ingredients, within 20 minutes, this is one clean treat you won't forget!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Snacks
Keyword baked donut, chocolate donut, healthy donut, protein donut
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 208 kcal
Author One Clever Chef


Donut Ingredients

Frosting Ingredients


Donut Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. Grease your donut pans (See recipe notes to know which donut pan I used).

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the 1/2 cup whey protein powder (I used vanilla, chocolate flavor would work too), 3 tbsp almond flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp xantham gum.

  4. Melt 3/4 cup butter in the microwave in a large, microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl. Stir in the coconut sugar, then the cacao. Mix until smooth.

  5. Add in the 3 eggs, one at a time, vigorously stirring until smooth. Stir in the 1/3 cup mashed banana.

  6. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, gently fold in the liquid mixture. Stir until just combined, don't overdo it.

  7. Using a pipping bag or zip lock bag on which you will cut one of the corners (opening should be approx 3/4 inch large), gently and evenly pour the mixture into the molds. You can refer to the picture above for the amount of dough to pour into every donut mold.

  8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost clean. I baked mine for 15 minutes in a convection oven.

  9. Place on a cooling rack to cooldown for a few minutes before manipulating.

  10. Dip each donut in liquid frosting (See frosting instructions below)

  11. Can be kept at room temperature in a paper bag (preferably), or in a sealed container, for up to 2 days or in the fridge for up to 7 days in a sealed container. Can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Frosting Instructions

  1. Melt 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips in a small saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add 1/4 cup greek yogurt and 2-3 tablespoons milk (any type), constantly stirring, until silky smooth.

Recipe Notes

I used the Wilton Donut Pans for this recipe.

This recipe was developed for whey protein powder only. Using any other type of protein is not recommended and is to be done at your own risk. Note that vegan protein powder will not yield the same results as it absorbs much more moisture.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Baked Chocolate Protein Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.