Getting the right amount of protein is essential. It is the building block for muscle gain, can help reduce muscle soreness and boost glycogen storage. It will also repair cells, helping your body heal. So if you are using a protein powder to supplement protein intake you don’t need to be stuck with the same old boring protein shake. You’ll be able to get plenty of protein from delicious donuts using this delectable protein donut recipe that you can try today.
Healthy Nut Butter Protein Donut Recipe
Step One: Gather all ingredients and preheat the oven
The amazing benefit of protein donuts is they are baked, not fried like traditional donut shop donuts. To begin making your own at home gather all the ingredients and preheat your oven. Set it to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (162 degrees Celsius). You might also want to apply coconut oil to the donut pan. If you don’t have a donut pan it will be difficult to get the rounded donut shape. It’s recommended that you get a high-quality metal pan so that it will last a long time. If you need help choosing the right one for you, check out this list of pans for donuts.
Step Two: Combine The Ingredients
Once the pan and oven are ready, we can begin preparing the mixture.
Protein Donut recipe
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1 tsp. baking poweder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup protein powder – Vanilla whey is recommended for taste and consistency.
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp honey
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup almond milk
Add all of the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Then, you’ll need to add the wet ingredients. Once everything is in the bowl, stir the ingredients together. In some cases, the ingredients might not be combined properly and the mixture appears dry. If this happens, simply add a little more milk.
Step Three: Pipe the Donuts
Once you’ve finished making the mixture, it’s time to put it into the donut pan. The best way to do this is often by piping it in. If you don’t have a piping bag, you’ll be able to cut off a section at the bottom of a Ziploc bag.
Step Four: Cook for 10 to 15 Minutes
Once the mixture is in the donut pan, put it into the oven. You’ll need to cook it for 10 to 15 minutes. You’ll know when it’s finished because it will turn a golden brown color. Then, remove the donuts from the oven and give them some time to cool down.
Step Five: Add the Icing
Lastly, it’s time to add the icing to the donuts. You can use nut butter as a frosting. If you want to include some treats, you might want to put some sprinkles or fruit over the top of the donuts. Once your happy with the toppings, serve and enjoy.
A protein donut is one of the best ways to increase your protein load while having a delicious treat. Though this recipe is a good place to start, don’t be afraid to experiment. Add some chocolate chips or change the flavor of the protein powder or sprinkle some almonds for an extra protein punch. So, spend a few minutes making these delicious protein donuts today.