Mini Protein Donuts
Have you ever tried protein donuts? I’ve made a few in the past and, like most recipes with protein powder, they’ve ended up sort of dry or dense or not quite right. Sometimes they’re heavy on the egg and the texture just doesn’t work but this protein donut recipe… this one is different.
Protein Pancake Mix
I generally try not to post recipes that require a specific ingredient but this one does require Kodiak cakes power cakes mix. This isn’t a sponsored post or anything, they just make the perfect mix for this protein donuts recipe! Plus it’s easy to find (Target, Amazon, etc.) and it’s great for regular pancakes or waffles!
The Best Donut Pan for Protein Donuts
Look for a large, non-stick pan with room for at least 6 donuts, like this one.
If you prefer mini donuts, look for a large non-stick pan with room for 20 donuts, like this one.
I actually have a mini donut maker which is great if I don’t feel like heating up the oven! My recipe made about 18 mini protein donuts. Somehow by the end of the day, there were only 4 left. That should give you a good idea of how tasty these were. They’re light and fluffy just like a pancake or a muffin!
More Protein Packed Recipes
If you’re looking for more tasty snacks that can help you add more protein to your plate, there are plenty of ways to do it! Try my brownie batter protein shake for a treat or try this protein fluff recipe for something easy but filling!Print
Mini Protein Donuts
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 16–18 mini donuts 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
This mini protein donut recipe is the perfect on the go snack! You’d never guess that these little donuts are a healthy, protein packed breakfast!
- 1 cup Kodiak Cakes Protein Pancake Mix
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Cinnamon & sugar for dusting (optional)
- Optional mix-ins: Mini chocolate chips, walnuts, peanut butter, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the pancake mix, coconut sugar, and cinnamon.
- Stir in the egg until just mixed.
- Add in the coconut oil, almond milk, and vanilla.
- In a mini donut pan or mini muffin pan, add in about a tablespoon of batter for each donut.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges.
- If you’re making these in a regular sized donut pan, bake for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned.
- As soon as you take them out of the oven, sprinkle a little extra cinnamon and sugar on top!
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 50 calories
Keywords: Protein Donuts
My plan was to take them to work and have a few as a snack during the 10:30am stomach growling time, but they all got eaten before I could take them in! These little donuts have less than 50 calories each.
Looking for more protein packed snacks? Try these banana bread protein muffins!
There is no way that recipe is for the donuts in the picture! I followed the ingredients and instructions and they look nothing like that at all.
Do not make these. Please do not waste your ingredients on this garbage recipe. I just made these and followed the instructions to a T and the turnout was awful. This is not a recipe for donuts it’s for pancakes
What about it didn’t work for you? What was your final product like?
Just bashing a recipe doesn’t help, information does, so others can adjust.
Very good recipe. I made these in a mini muffin tin and they seem more like muffins than donut holes because they are only very lightly sweet. They are delicious, and a snack I feel good about eating.
Yay! I’m so glad you like them!
Just made these for breakfast today. Used a mini muffin pan. Got 21 of them. Followed the recipe except subbed 3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar for the coconut sugar. Wow!! Really good. I have *a lot* of Kodiak mix that I’ve been wanting to use up. I’m not really a fan of using the mix for pancakes or waffles (despite trying to spruce them up). I think I could use the rest of the mix with this recipe alone for these little gems. Thanks so much for sharing.
Kodiak has a oat cinnamon flavor which tastes amazing for this! I’d like them to have even more protein per serving though, so do you think if I add a plant based vanilla protein powder too, would I just have to add more almond milk? Thanks!
Made these this morning and what a treat! Had to add more almond milk because my batter came out too thick to move. But 14 minutes later, wow! Thanks!
Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed them Patricia!
Just made these and they’re great! Only thing I did differently was use Kodiak’s Pumpkin Flax mix instead. So tasty!! I definitely see these being addictive! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
can you use Regular cows milk and regular sugar?
Yep, you could!
Do you macros?
Do you happen to have the macros on these? Thanks so much!