Chocolate Protein Doughnuts

Chocolate Protein Doughnuts

This awesome chocolate protein doughnut recipe makes the most mouth-watering, HERMOSA-filled doughnuts for next-level refuelling. Oh, and as an added bonus they’re just 162 calories each (icing and sprinkles included!).

If you’ve got a soft spot for chocolate doughnuts (who doesn’t?!) but they don’t align with your gym goals, these protein doughnuts are for you. We recommend not skipping the icing or sprinkles for a taste of the real thing.

A chocolate protein doughnut being held in front of a bag of HERMOSA protein powder.



We’re obsessed with this chocolate protein doughnut recipe because, well… doughnuts! But these aren’t just any doughnuts. Oh no! They’re packed full of protein and, because they don’t need yeast, they can be ready in minutes.

But the perks don’t end there, peeps. Because these glazed goodies are way more virtuous than you might think at first glance. We’re talking oats that help manage cholesterol levels and support good gut health.

Then you’ve got everyone’s favourite gym bag snack: the humble banana. They’re high in fibre, crammed full of potassium, give a natural boost of energy, and contain tryptophan which converts into mood-boosting serotonin.

Last but not least, the cacao (and even the dark chocolate icing!) is chock-full* of anti-inflammatory antioxidants, heart-healthy flavonols, and essential nutrients, like magnesium, that boost muscle function.

*Pun intended, you’re welcome!

Six chocolate protein doughnuts on a cooling rack.


(Makes 6 small doughnuts)

Doughnut mix:


  • 60g Dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Colourful sugar sprinkle (optional!)


  • Blender
  • Doughnut mould
  • Oven
  • Cooling rack
  • Microwave


FAT 6.7g
SUGAR 9.9g
FIBRE 2.6g
SALT 0.08g

 (Source: Nutracheck Calorie Counter)

Six chocolate protein doughnuts on a white table.


  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl or blender and mix until you’ve got a smooth batter.
  2. Pour the batter into the doughnut mould and bake at 170°C for 10-15 mins (or until a toothpick comes out clean).
  3. Let the doughnuts cool down for a few minutes then take them out of the mould and transfer them onto a cooling rack until they’ve cooled down completely.
  4. To make the chocolate icing, chop the dark chocolate into a microwavable bowl and add a teaspoon of coconut oil. Then microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds (taking it out every 30 secs to stir).
  5. Dip the doughnuts into the chocolate and let them cool down.
  6. Adding some colourful sugar sprinkles at this stage is completely optional… or is it?!
  7. Finally, put your feet up, take a bite and bliss out!


You’ll want to keep these bad boys in an airtight container and out of direct sunlight to stop them going stale. They’re good for around 1-2 days on the counter, a week in the fridge, or up to three months in the freezer.


Whey protein - If you’d rather make this a plant-based recipe, you can swap out the whey protein and add HERMOSA Sculpt Chocolate Vegan Protein instead. It’s just as tasty and packs the same protein punch.

Eggs - Likewise, you can easily substitute the eggs for plenty of alternatives. Some tried and tested vegan baking staples include ground flax or chia seeds, mashed banana, and aquafaba (tinned chickpea liquid - really!).

Six chocolate protein doughnuts on a white table with a bag of HERMOSA protein powder to the left.


Now you know how, it’s over to you! We think you’re really going to enjoy this ​​quick, easy, naughty-but-nice chocolate protein doughnut recipe. We can’t think of many funner (is that a word?!) ways to smash your protein goals.

If you’re looking for a post-workout protein fix that won't derail your fitness goals but is enough of a gooey treat that it’ll make your inner child grin from ear to ear, then this protein doughnut recipe is bound to hit the spot.

This is one protein-packed snack that you dough-nut want to miss (ahem!)... Keep living your best HERMOSA life - you earned it baby!

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