Protein-Packed Baked Doughnuts for National Doughnut Week

Protein-Packed Baked Doughnuts for National Doughnut Week

Moderation is a cornerstone of a balanced and sustainable approach to nutrition and wellness. While it's essential to nourish our bodies with wholesome foods, it's equally important to enjoy indulgent treats in moderation. To celebrate National Doughnut Week, we’re sharing a mouth-watering recipe for protein-packed doughnuts that offer a delicious example of how we can satisfy our cravings for something sweet while still supporting our health and fitness goals.

 By incorporating nutrient-dense ingredients like oat flour and protein powder, these doughnuts provide a satisfying treat that can help fuel our bodies and support muscle recovery. Embracing moderation means we can enjoy the pleasure of indulgent foods without guilt, allowing us to find joy in our eating experiences while maintaining a healthy lifestyle!


  • For the Doughnuts:
  • 1 cup oat flour (blend rolled oats until fine)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (whey or plant-based)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of choice)
  • 1 egg (or flax egg for vegan option)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Glaze (Optional):

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven and prepare the doughnut pan: Preheat your oven to 175°C. Lightly grease a doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray or coconut oil.
  2. Prepare the doughnut batter: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oat flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the applesauce, honey, almond milk, egg (or flax egg), and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  3. Fill the doughnut pan: Spoon the doughnut batter into a piping bag or a large zip-top bag. If using a zip-top bag, snip off one corner to create a makeshift piping bag. Pipe the batter into the prepared doughnut pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake the doughnuts: Place the filled doughnut pan in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the doughnuts are lightly golden and spring back when touched. Remove from the oven and let the doughnuts cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Prepare the glaze (optional): In a small bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  6. Glaze the doughnuts: Once the doughnuts are completely cooled, dip the tops of each doughnut into the glaze. Place the glazed doughnuts back on the wire rack to allow any excess glaze to drip off.
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