Protein Donuts


This easy protein donut recipe is baked, protein packed and a healthy alternative to fried donuts. The best part is these chocolate donuts are only made with a couple ingredients!

protein donuts

These easy baked chocolate protein donuts are quick to make and can be a great option for breakfast or dessert. I used to make donuts from scratch and it would take me forever, let alone they were really unhealthy! These chocolate donuts are an amazing, healthy alternative. They are rich and delicious without the guilt!
This recipe literally takes about 15 minutes to make, including baking time! How amazing is that? The secret is using Kodiak Cakes Chocolate Pancake Mix. This mix is protein-packed and 100% whole grain. I am addicted to all their flapjack mixes because you only have to add water, and the mix can be morphed into so many delicious treats.

What if I can’t find chocolate Kodiak Mix?

If you want to make this recipe and don’t have the chocolate mix you can use any other flavor they offer.  You can also use the buttermilk mix and add some cocoa powder. I would use 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder and then add an additional 2-4 tablespoons water. 

Can you make different protein donuts?

I have messed around with this recipe and have created some other great protein donut options. If you end up liking this recipe, I’ve also got recipes for Gingerbread Baked Protein Donuts and Baked Blueberry Lemon Donuts!

How to make baked chocolate protein donuts:

The amazing thing about this recipe is you only need two ingredients to make the donuts. Kodiak mix and water. You will additionally need powdered sugar, water and sprinkles to make the frosting. 

ingredients for baked chocolate donuts

Along with the ingredients you will need a donut pan if you want to make the donut shape.  If you can’t find a donut pan you can also make this recipe into donut holes by using a mini muffin pan.

Once you make the batter spoon a couple tablespoons into the greased pan and bake. 

Chocolate Donut batter in a metal donut baking tray

Let the donuts cool completely and then ice and decorate how you like. 

Look at some other donuts you can make with this Kodiak Cake Mix! Change up the flavors, toppings, frosting, you name it! It’s the perfect holiday-friendly breakfast or birthday breakfast for the kids.  

Chocolate donuts with sprinkles on top

Protein Donuts

Yield: Makes 6
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Protein-Packed Baked Chocolate Donuts are perfect for breakfast or dessert. I love using this as a base recipe and then switching up the sprinkles or icing for holidays.


  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Cup Kodiak Cake Dark Chocolate Flapjack Mix
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • Multicolored Sprinkles

Frosting Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup + 1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetened Cocoa Powder 
  • 2 Tablespoons Water


    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray your donut pan with cooking spray.

    2. In a small mixing bowl, combine Kodiak Cake Mix and water, then stir to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes.

    3. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the mix into the donut molds and bake for 8 minutes. Let cool completely.

    4. Dip the cooled donut face down into the frosting (recipe follows). Place on a wire rack or serving plate (frosted side up) and top with sprinkles.

    Frosting Directions:

    1. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl.


Chocolate Frosting (the frosting consistency can change due to weather, so if your frosting is thin, add 1-2 Tablespoons extra powdered sugar to make it firmer).

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 1.3ggSaturated Fat: .66gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 93mgmgCarbohydrates: 9.3ggFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 5gg

Nutritional Information is not always accurate.

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