Wednesday, July 12, 2017

So Much Protein Apple Doughnuts

Flapjacked protein pancake mix might be my favorite of all the protein baking mixes. They do well as waffles, as baked goods, and as pancakes - they are so extremely fluffy.

I saw a recipe on the back on the Cinnamon Apple bag for doughnuts. I recently purchased a doughnut baking pan at Target (along with $129 worth of other things that threw themselves into my cart), and had to give it a whirl.

When I calculated the macros, they were too good to be true! The recipe makes 9 doughnuts. Each doughnut yields 2g fat, 3g sugar, 8g protein and 9g carbs. Amazeballs. This includes the frosting I added and the cereal sprinkles.

You could double this recipe easily to make 18, or use a mini-doughnut pan to make twice as many, but more fun-size!

I created a cream cheese protein frosting and sprinkled them with my favorite cereal: cinnamon Honey Bunches of Oats. They are divine! Store them in the fridge for up to a week. They're delicious cold, or pop them into the toaster oven or microwave to bring that fresh-baked smell back into the kitchen.

1-1/4 c. cinnamon apple mix
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup plain greek non-fat yogurt
1/4 cup applesauce
Dash of vanilla
Sprinkle of nutmeg

2 tbsp whipped cream cheese
2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
Enough almond milk to create a thick but spreadable frosting

1/4 cup Honey Bunches of Oats with Cinnamon 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix ingredients together until blended. The more you mix them, the more cake-like your doughnuts all become. 

Dollop batter into grease doughnut pan. Fill pan to the center but don't cover. 

Bake 13-15 minutes. Let cool completely.

Mix frosting ingredients together vigorously, you want no lumps. Spread evenly over each cooled doughnut. Sprinkle with crushed cereal. 



  1. These looks amazing! Making them tonight!! Just curious if you use unsweetened applesauce ... or just regular applesauce. Thanks!

  2. WOW! This is very interesting receipt and also very useful for that people who try to keep the diet. High protein receipts are real treasures for my healthy food collection. Unfortunately there is not so many of them in rating of and I need to search among personal food blogs to find something new.

  3. Margaret Watkins13 July, 2018 06:54

    Hello. Thanks for the recipe, very tasty. Excellent snack for those who work the head. For example, for students, when they need to do your homework.
    After all, it is proved that the sweet is the hormone of happiness. The main source of energy for our body is carbohydrates.
    Getting into the body, carbohydrates are split in the gastrointestinal tract and absorbed into the blood mainly in the form of glucose, which is the main source of energy for the brain.
    But, the main thing is to know the measure. Negative consequences can arise only in case of abuse of sweet foods, especially refined sugar. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends consuming about 6 teaspoons of sugar per day (25 to 30 grams), which is about 5% of calories consumed. In this case, you need to consider all the sugar contained in the foods that you eat.