I Made the Impossible Possible – Healthy Donut Recipe!

Who doesn’t love donuts?! Nothing baked can really replace a gooey, soft Old Fashioned glaze. However, chowing down on fried dough on a regular basis doesn’t usually mesh well with our health and fitness goals. I created a delicious alternative that’s almost like the real thing for those moments where you don’t want to resist but also want to stay on track! Oh snap!

Protein Donut Recipe

Don’t hug me quite yet. You haven’t even heard the best part! These donuts aren’t just a better alternative to a Dunkin’ Donut run. They’re made with ingredients to aid your fitness progress! Stacked with protein, healthy fats, low in carbs, and sugar-free, you could literally eat these donuts for breakfast every day. Okay, you can hug me now. I got you, babe!

Healthy Protein Donuts with Dark Chocolate Glaze


Makes 6 medium donuts 


1 cup all-natural, organic vegan or whey protein powder

1/2 cup egg whites

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp vanilla extract

3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup stevia or coconut sugar

Dark Chocolate Glaze

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk

You can also make sugar donuts by spraying them with coconut oil spray and dipping into stevia or coconut sugar. Or you can drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Get creative!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine protein powder, cinnamon, and stevia in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Combine egg whites, almond milk, vanilla extract, and coconut oil in a separate medium to large mixing bowl.
  4. Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet until completely mixed.
  5. Pour mixture into a donut pan sprayed with coconut oil cooking spray.
  6. Place in oven for about 10 minutes or until completely cooked through. You can test with a tooth pick. Stick it into a donut. It should come out clean.
  7. Melt chocolate chips in a pan on the stove or place in microwave. Stir in almond milk.
  8. Dip the top of the donuts into the chocolate glaze.
  9. Grab a cup of coffee or almond milk and enjoy! 🙂

Protein Donut Recipe

Nutrition per donut: 175 calories, 9 g fat, 6 g carbs, 17 g protein

Health and happiness,




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Hi and welcome to Life in Spandex! I'm Emily, a personal trainer who believes there should be no secrets standing in your way to getting fit. I am sharing my knowledge here on this blog in order to help you reach your goals. Fitness should be fun, eating healthy should taste good, and feeling your absolute best is the ultimate goal. Let's get fit together!
  1. The chocolate glaze looks delicious!!!

    1. Oh you have no idea, Julia! 😉

  2. Woah, my eyes popped a little bit when I saw that they didn’t have any flour. I guess protein powder makes a good ‘flour’ish substitute?

    1. It absolutely does! 🙂

  3. Healthy donuts?! Sign me up! OMG, when I was pregnant with my son, I craved donuts almost everyday.

    1. If only you had this recipe then right?!?

  4. I have always wanted to try making my own donuts!

    1. Well here’s your excuse, Bella 😉

  5. I’m impressed! Whoever would have thought a donut could be healthy..!

  6. You had me at healthy donut 🙂

  7. I want to see what they look like. I haven’t had a donut in a while but funny enough about 20 minutes ago my boss walks in and was like, “There are donuts down stairs” lol

    1. Oh no!!! Just make these when you’re home :). Is there no picture showing for you?? 😨

  8. These look delicious and healthy!

    1. Oh and they definitely are Jenny!

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