Macro-friendly, Delicious, Chocolate Protein Doughnuts

I have a thing for doughnuts, and they certainly have a thing for me.  Unfortunately, they like to hang around my thighs; clinging for dear life!  AmIright?  Thankfully, we can make actual GOOD FOR YOU donuts that not only help satisfy that doughnut craving, but also HELP slim those thighs down!!! #winner

Ingredients list:IMG_0186

3 cups of oats (grind to powder consistency)

1 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce

2 cup egg whites

2 scoops chocolate protein powder (I used OmniNutrition)

1 cup fat free cottage cheese (blended to remove chunks)

1 Tbsp baking powder

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 Tbsp Trim Healthy Mama “Sweet Blend” (or sweetener of your choice)*

3 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp cinnamon

Toppings: Whipped Peanut Butter, Lower sugar frosting, cereal, cookies… the options are endless


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine all the above ingredients in a bowl.  Mix until thoroughly blended.  Spray doughnut pan or muffin tin with non-stick spray.  Scoop out just under 1/2 cup of mixture into each spot.  Should make 15.  Bake for 15-20 minutes ** I did not pay close attention to my cooking time, so for the first time you make these, pay close attention that you do not overcook them.  To make sure they are done, stick a tooth pick in the middle and if it pulls out clean, they are done.

IMG_0193Nutrition Facts (muffin or doughnut):

Calories: 67

Carbs: 8.2g

Protein: 6.8g

Fat: <1g


I personally think it’s the toppings that make these the most yummy and the most fun to eat!  You really don’t need much, so don’t get freaked out over thinking “Oreos? Frosting? Sprinkles?”  You aren’t going to get fat!!!  LOL

I added 1 tsp of Betty Crocker’s Whipped Vanilla Frosting and it ONLY added 18 calories, 1g fat, 2.3g carbs, and 0 protein . NO BIGGIE!  The sprinkles ONLY added 10 calories, 0.5g fat, 1.5g carbs and 0 protein!!  So get creative and have fun with it!!!!


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  1. Hey, so I tried these out and they’re yummy! However when I put the ingredients into MFP I came up with 95 calories per muffin? And that’s with making 17 servings. Curious how yours came out so low? The oats added the most calories. How many calories are in your protein powder? Mine (2 scoops) added 140 calories.

  2. Hi Tiffanie,
    I read your IG post about the arthritis and I wanted to share the name of a holistic doctor who treats it. His name is Hart Peterson and he is in Austin. He treated my son for an serious condition which was considered incurable by traditional doctors. My son is fine and healthy now. He has been doing this over 30 years and treats patients long-distance as well. I wish you the best of luck and would hate to see you lose your ability to exercise and inspire the rest of us!