Protein Donuts



These little protein donuts are a lovely little post work out treat!

This mix makes 14 donuts

Macros per donut is:

Calories 152, Fat 9.8g, Carbs 4.8g, Fiber 0.6g and Protein 11.1g


  • 300g Bagged Butternut Squash
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 4 Scoops Whey Protein Powder (I use Cellucor cookies and cream or peanut butter marshmallow)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g Ground Almonds
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

You will need:

  • Pre heated Oven 170C Conventional / 150C Fan
  • 3 x 6 donut ring baking trays (or like me you bake 6 at a time)
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Large Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Scales and Measuring spoons
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • 2 Dessert Spoons
  • Baking Tray
  • Greaseproof paper


  • Steam your butternut squash

    If like me you don’t have a steamer, prick bag and pop in microwave for 4 minutes

  • Once cooked, blend the butternut squash until smooth

  • Crack your 4 eggs into the large mixing bowl and whisk

  • Add your 4 scoops of protein powder and whisk

  • Add your pureed butternut squash and whisk

  • Add your ground almonds and whisk

  • Split your vanilla pod with a sharp knife

  • Scoop out the seeds and add to your donut mix

  • Measure out your baking powder and bicarbonate of soda, add to mix and whisk until well combined

  • Grease your donut ring tray (I like Dr Oetker Cake release spray)

  • Add your mix to tin with dessert spoons. ¬†Each donut ring should be about two thirds full

    Pop in Oven and bake for 12 minutes

  • Until golden and risen

  • Turn them out onto cooling rack to cool

  • Break up your dark chocolate and place in a bain marie

    (A bain marie is a saucepan with warm water in, place a glass bowl into this)

  • Melt all the chocolate

    Prepare a baking tray by placing greaseproof paper on it

  • Dip your donuts into dark chocolate then place on your prepared baking tray.

    Pop in fridge for 10 minutes until chocolate solidifies.

    These keep well in an air tight container in the fridge.

    Can also be frozen.



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