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There was a (very dark, sad) time when eating well meant giving up creature comforts like donuts.  Thanks to the amazing flavors of 1st Phorm protein powder, those days are long gone.  Now you can chase your goals with a protein donut in hand.  Who said magic wasn’t real?!

High Protein, Guilt-Free Donuts

One of the secrets of life is starting your day with a healthy breakfast.  It sets you up to make good choices for the rest of the day because you already have some positive momentum going.  It’s one of the easiest, quickest changes you can make to help with motivation and to develop a goal-oriented mindset.

When members ask how to get over the hump and into a positive routine, creating a good breakfast game is the second tip I give them (after cleaning up their beverage choices).  It really is an easy win.

Chocolate protein donuts with white icing

You know what makes it an even EASIER win?  When breakfast is quick, easy, delicious, and fun.

Sure, they could make a big breakfast.  The number of MacroEd peeps who start their days with Key to the Kingdom Casserole is off the charts.  But, what if breakfast could feel like dessert?  I mean, iced donuts are practically cake.

So, to make the transition towards healthier habits a little smoother, I present to you: Protein Donuts.  🙂  They achieve all the goals I have for you: a healthy, protein-rich breakfast to start your day off with positive momentum AND most of your goals: donuts = breakfast.

Glute-Free Donuts

Something else I love about these? They are gluten-free. The protein powder is gluten free and I used coconut flour. They are delicious and fit into your dietary requirements.

How to Make Low Sugar Icing

I used Greek yogurt cream cheese for the frosting and just half a tablespoon of maple syrup. The cream cheese has really high levels of protein, you’ll love this combination.




Yield: 6
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • For the donuts:
  • 2 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 Tbs greek yogurt cream cheese
  • 1/2 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs milk
  • Sprinkles, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease a silicone donut pan.
  3. In one bowl mix protein, coconut flour, and baking soda. In another smaller bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, pumpkin and apple sauce.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until mixed well then pour mixture into a gallon ziploc bag.
  5. Snip the corner of the bag and pipe your donut dough into your mold.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. While donuts are cooling, make your frosting by mixing together everything but the sprinkles. When donuts are cool, dip in frosting then add sprinkles.
  8. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container.


Vegetarian: Yep

Gluten Free: All 1st Phorm flavors EXCEPT the ice cream sandwich varieties are GF, so you're good

Dairy Free: You can make it happen w/ nut milks and a dairy-free alternative for the cream cheese

Be sure to show me your creations by using our hashtag #getmacroed.  It makes my day to see my recipes in your kitchen and you never know when I might feature one of yours!

All the best,

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