How to Make Healthier Protein Cake Donuts

Introduction: How to Make Healthier Protein Cake Donuts

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In this instructable I will show you how you can make healthier donuts. These donuts are healthier because I exclude fat sources like butter and regular sugar and substitute them with healthier options, and I add extra proteins to them. You can eat this donuts as a morning or afternoon snack with tea or coffee, or you can eat them after you have worked out in the gym.

To make the donuts healthier:

  • I use cake flour that doesn’t contain added sugar
  • I substitute the butter for apple sauce
  • I substitute the castor sugar for a mix of ⅔ of coconut sugar and ⅓ of castor sugar. Coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index that will not spike your blood sugar. Which doesn’t result in a sugar high or craving.
  • I add one scoop of protein powder (chocolate flavor)
  • I add chocolate nibs instead of chocolate teardrops that contain Sugar.

Substituting these ingredients doesn’t have a negative effect on taste I can assure you. If you want you can glaze the donuts. Take 1 tablespoon icing sugar and combine with 1 teaspoon of milk and you get a white glaze.

This recipe yields 7 big donuts you can make them into muffins which will yield you 12 in total.

Step 1: Watch One Minute Video

Want to see how to make the healthier protein cake donuts? Then watch the 1-minute food inspiration video.

Step 2: What Do You Need to Make This Recipe

To make 7 donuts you need the following ingredients:

  • 250 gram of cake flour
  • 50 ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 gram of apple sauce (unsweetened if possible)
  • 100 gram of coconut sugar
  • 40 gram of castor sugar
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • ½ cup of chocolate nibs

Step 3: Instructions

  1. Put the apple sauce in a big bowl. Add the castor and coconut sugar to the bowl and stir well.
  2. Add the first egg and stir until totally emerged in the batter before adding the second egg.
  3. Gradually stir the cake flour and milk into the batter. Stir thoroughly to avoid lumps.
  4. Then add the protein powder and stir into the mix.
  5. Lastly add the chocolate nibs.
  6. Pre heat the oven to a 360℉/175℃.
  7. Scoop the batter in a donut mold and bake the donuts 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Leave to cool in the mold for a couple of minutes before removing the donut.
  9. Glaze by whisking 1 tbsp of icing sugar with 1 tsp of milk. Drizzle on top of the donut.

Step 4: Notes

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you tried out this recipe or have some suggestions then let me know via the comments.

More information and a printable recipe can be found on The Tortill Channel.

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    3 Discussions


    2 years ago

    I'm allergic to coconut. any suggestions for a possible replacement to the coconut sugar?


    Reply 2 years ago

    You can replace the coconut suger with also castor Sugar or with granulate Sugar. It will make the donut a little less sweeter but also delicious.


    Reply 2 years ago

    thanks. hope to try these soon :-)