Pumpkin Protein Donuts Recipe

Are you ready to indulge in a delicious fall treat without the guilt? Look no further than this amazing pumpkin protein donuts recipe! These donuts are not only packed with protein but also low in carbs and high in fiber, making them the perfect guilt-free indulgence for any time of the day. And the best part?

pumpkin protein donuts

You don’t even need protein powder to make them! So let’s dive into the recipe and get started on creating these delectable pumpkin protein donuts.

Ingredients for Pumpkin Protein Donuts

Before we jump into the recipe, let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need to make these mouthwatering pumpkin protein donuts.

  • Large Whole Egg 1
  • Large Egg Whites 3
  • Vanilla Protein Powder (optional) 1
  • scoop Coconut Flour 6 tablespoons
  • Light Brown Sugar 3 teaspoons
  • Ground Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
  • Pumpkin Puree 1/4 cup
  • Melted Coconut Oil 1/2 tablespoon
  • Baking Powder 1 teaspoon

If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, don’t worry. You can easily make your own by combining 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves.

Instructions for Making Pumpkin Protein Donuts

Now that we have all the ingredients ready, let’s dive into the step-by-step instructions for making these delicious pumpkin protein donuts.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F/176C and prepare a donut pan by coating it with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole egg, egg whites, vanilla protein powder (if using), coconut flour, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, melted coconut oil, and baking powder. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is smooth.
  3. If you’re not using protein powder, you may need to add a bit more flour to thicken the mixture. Adjust as needed until you achieve the desired consistency.
  4. Take the prepared donut pan and evenly distribute the mixture into each donut spot, making sure not to cover the flat portion of each spot (this will be the “hole” in your donut).
  5. Now it’s time to add your favorite toppings! Get creative and top your donuts with crushed nuts, sprinkles, sugar-free chips, or even mini marshmallows. The choice is yours!
  6. Place the donut pan in the preheated oven and bake for around 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them and remove them from the oven when they are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean.
  7. Once baked, remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool. While they are cooling, you can prepare a delicious frosting to take your pumpkin protein donuts to the next level.

Optional Cream Cheese Maple Glaze

To add a touch of sweetness to your pumpkin protein donuts, you can prepare a simple cream cheese maple glaze. Here’s how:


  • Cream Cheese1 tablespoon
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon
  • Low-fat Coconut Milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1-2 tablespoons
  1. In a small flat bowl, combine the cream cheese, pure maple syrup, and low-fat coconut milk. Mix until well combined and smooth.
  2. Carefully pick up each donut and dip the tops into the glaze for a light coating. Be mindful that a little goes a long way, especially since there are only six donuts per batch.
  3. Serve your pumpkin protein donuts immediately or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for later enjoyment.

Nutritional Information

Now that you know how to make these delectable pumpkin protein donuts, let’s take a look at the nutritional information to help you stay on track with your balanced diet.

Nutrition FactsPer DonutCalories152 kcalCarbohydrates12.7 gProtein13.5 gFat5.2 gSaturated Fat5 gSodium119.7 mgFiber5.7 gSugar4.5 g

Enjoy the Guilt-Free Delight of Pumpkin Protein Donuts

Now that you have the perfect recipe for pumpkin protein donuts, you can enjoy a guilt-free delight that satisfies your sweet tooth while providing a healthy dose of protein and fiber. These donuts are perfect for fall, but you can enjoy them any time of the year. So grab your donut pan, gather the ingredients, and get ready to indulge in these delightful treats. Your taste buds and your body will thank you!

“Life is too short to say no to donuts. But with these guilt-free pumpkin protein donuts, you can say yes without any regrets.” – [Anonymous]

Additional Information:

  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Bake Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Servings: 4 donuts

Remember to adjust the quantities of the ingredients if you want to make more or fewer donuts. Simply scale the recipe using the provided measurements.

So why wait? Start your fall off right with this delicious pumpkin protein donuts recipe and treat yourself to a guilt-free delight that will satisfy your cravings and keep you on track with your health goals.