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Cinnamon Baked Protein Donuts - This gluten free Healthy Protein Donuts Recipe is soft, fluffy and secretly protein packed! A perfect treat to curb your sweet tooth, and a dairy-free option is included! Great for kids and adults! | #Glutenfree #Dairyfree #Healthy #Donuts #Dessert

Healthy Protein Donuts Recipe

This gluten free, healthy protein donuts recipe is so soft, fluffy and secretly protein packed! A perfect treat to curb your sweet tooth, and an dairy-free option is included!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 Donuts
Calories 152kcal


For the donuts:

  • 9 Tbsp Non-GMO Cornstarch (79g)*
  • 1/4 Cup Vanilla whey protein powder (25g) (or dairy-free protein)
  • 6 Tbsp Coconut sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp Oat flour (15g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 Large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 Egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt (or a thick dairy-free yogurt)
  • 3 Tbsp Unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee, melted (or dairy free butter)

For coating:


  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cornstarch, protein, coconut sugar, oat flour, baking powder and salt. 
  • Make a well in the center and crack in the egg, along with the egg yolk, yogurt, ghee and applesauce. Whisk the egg with a fork, and then mix everything together until you have a really sticky dough. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours.
  • One chilled, heat your oven to 325 degrees and generously rub a donut pan with melted ghee. 
  • Fill a piping bag with the chilled donut mixture and pipe into the donut pan, filling just under 2/3 of the way full. You will need to do this in 2 batches if you only have 1 pan. Keep the remaining dough chilled in the fridge.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 14 minutes. Let stand in the pan 5 minutes. 
  • In a shallow plate, mix together the protein powder and cinnamon, adjusting the amount of cinnamon to taste.
  • After 5 minutes, gently remove the donuts from the pan and immediately place them into the protein powder mixture, tossing them gently until totally coated. 
  • DEVOUR. **


*As with all GF baking, please weigh your flour to ensure results
**These donuts do firm up a lot as they cool, so store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.1g | Protein: 6.6g | Fat: 4.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 10.3g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 299mg | Iron: 0.3mg