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Moist Vanilla Protein Donut recipe

Moist Vanilla Protein Donuts

A baked donut recipe made with oats, unbleached flour, and vanilla whey protein powder
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 144kcal
Author Amee


  • For the donuts:
  • ¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour I love King Arthur brand
  • ½ cup whole oats ground
  • 1 large whole egg
  • cup egg whites
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 28 g vanilla whey protein powder I used Quest Vanilla Milkshake flavor
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • ¼ cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • dash salt
  • For the frosting:
  • 28 g vanilla whey protein powder Quest Vanilla Milkshake flavor
  • 3 tbsp 2% Fairlife milk
  • 2 tsp melted Earth balance butter original or regular butter


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grind the oats in a food processor until it reaches the consistency of flour
  • Add all donut ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer and blend until well mixed, scraping down sides a few times while mixing (batter will look fairly thin)
  • Grease a 6 hole donut pan with a baking spray with flour
  • Pour batter evenly into the six molds of the donut pan
  • Bake 14 minutes until cooked through (do not overbake)
  • Whisk the frosting ingredients together, stirring the milk and protein powder together first until smooth, then stirring in the cooled melted butter until a frosting consistency is achieved.
  • Drizzle over donuts after they have cooled a bit.
  • Top with 1 tbsp of your favorite cereal, mini chocolate chips or other tasty topping
  • Enjoy immediately


Serving: 1g | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g