Who doesn’t love a chocolate donut!?!! This one is for all my nursing mommas trying to get in shape, get a little extra protein in them, and nurse an infant all at the same speed–as if you didn’t have enough on your plate already! Say it with me Chocolate protein donut recipe. Now say this also…. Ooooh yah!!!
What makes these the Best Chocolate Donuts?
As a momma of two young boys (one 3 year old and one 10 month old) I was trying to get more protein in my diet, slowly get into shape, and still nurse my baby–my youngest was 3 months at this time. I did A LOT of research on proteins– I’m sure you have too, but everything I found was not healthy for Baby OR would dry up my milk supply. And after not being able to nurse my first born due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not about to take any chances losing my milk supply with my second.
I found Milk Dust protein and was in love! It is healthy, safe for Baby, and oh so delicious! And an added bonus, when you add it to baked goods, it doesn’t make your baked good sticky, tasteless, or undesirable. In fact, it does just the opposite!!
I didn’t want to put these fudgy donuts down!
These chocolate donuts are so chocolatey. Plus with the added chocolate glaze, these chocolate protein donuts are irresistible! My 3 year old and husband were terribly disappointed when I told them they couldn’t have them. Ha.
This recipe makes about 7 chocolate donuts! And don’t worry, it only uses 1 scoop of your Milk Dust fudge brownie protein powder.
How to make Chocolate Protein Donuts from Scratch
This is a SUPER simple donut recipe. There is no fancy equipment needed here. Just 2 bowls, a mixing spatula, a whisk, and a donut pan. This is the donut pan I used. If you are using mini donut pans, the baking times will be 3-5 minutes.
I wanted to make this chocolate donut recipe as easy as possible– because let’s face it, who has time to make an extravagant dessert and clean up the mess with a baby strapped to them. And then if you have multiples, forget it! So easy it is!
First start by whisking together all of your dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk the flour, Milk Dust fudge brownie Protein powder, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl.
Once that is whisked, grab your second bowl and whisk the eggs, sugar, and oil together. Whisk until the ingredients are smooth, but be sure not to over mix. Once you see them come together and there are no chunks, it is ready.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold the wet ingredients in just until everything is mixed together. This might take a few minutes so don’t get impatient.
Once everything is mixed together, spoon the batter into the donut pan. Spread the batter evenly around the mold, so the donuts bake evenly. You can use a spoon or a small ice cream scoop for this.
The batter should come just up the the top of the center. Do not cover it, but fill the pan up until that point.
Place the donut pan in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. A knife or toothpick should come out with just barely any batter on it when the chocolate protein donuts are done.
Allow to cool for 3 minutes, add chocolate glaze, sprinkles, and enjoy!
How long do Chocolate Donuts keep?
These chocolate donuts will keep fresh in an airtight container for 3-5 days. I would be surprised if they even lasted that long! If you have glazed or frosted your donuts, place them in a single layer in a tupperware container.
Can I Freeze donuts?
You bet you can freeze chocolate donuts! Freeze these in an airtight container for up to 2-3 weeks! Warm them for a few seconds in the microwave.
Donuts tend to dry out easily, so make sure you put them in an airtight container or ziplock bag immediately after cooling to keep them from drying out.
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Coffee and Brownies,
- 1 C All Purpose Flour
- 1 scoop Milk Dust Fudge Brownie Protein Powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 3 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 2 whole eggs
- ⅓ c sugar
- ¼ c oil
- Optional: 1/2 C Chocolate Chips
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 ½ C powdered sugar
- 3 TBS cocoa Powder
- Sprinkles of choice for topping
- For the Donuts: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray the donut pan with cooking spray.
- Whisk flour, Milk Dust chocolate protein powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl until combined.
- In a medium bowl whisk oil, sugar, and eggs until smooth.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold together until combined.
- Fold in ½ cup chocolate chips for extra chocolatey flavor.
- Fill the donut pan evenly and bake for 8-10 minutes.
- For the Glaze: mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.
- To cover donuts: allow donuts to cool completely . Once cool, dip the donuts face down into the frosting mixture. Twist them back and forth in a circular motion. Place them on a cooling rack or foil. Sprinkle your favorite sprinkles on the frosting, then allow to set for 1-2 minutes.
If you find the donuts dry out quickly, put them in a bag or container immediately after done cooling. If they have frosting on them, place them in a single layer in a tupperware container.