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High-Protein Chocolate Doughnuts

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 21, 2018

High-Protein Chocolate Doughnuts
Photo Credit: Ariane Resnick
  1. PREP
  2. 05 m
  • COOK
  • 20 m
  • 25 m

These protein-rich doughnuts are loaded with fiber-filled black beans, protein powder and nearly half a dozen eggs. Choose any heat-stable protein powder you prefer — chocolate, plain or vanilla — and feel free to skip the peanut butter glaze if you’re feeling something simpler.



  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 5 large whole egg
  • 1 cup Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 6 tbsp Oil, avocado
  • 6 tbsp Cocoa Powder, Unsweetend
  • 2 scoop Whey Protein Isolate, Unflavored
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp Table Salt
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2 Add the black beans, eggs, 1 cup sugar, oil, cocoa powder, protein powder, vanilla extract, baking soda and 3/4 tsp salt to a blender or processor and blend until the batter is uniform in texture.
3 Scoop batter into a doughnut pan and bake for 20 minutes.
4 Warm the peanut butter, 2 tbsp sugar and 1/4 tsp salt in a pan over low heat until spreadable. This is the peanut butter glaze.
5 Glaze doughnuts with the peanut butter glaze.
6 Notes:
  If you prefer, feel free to swap out the avocado oil with algae oil or another neutral oil.
  These doughnuts are incredibly tender and, as a result, quite delicate! Exercise caution when removing them from the doughnut pan.