Berry Good Donuts - Mini Protein Doughnuts

Was in the mood for donuts yesterday so I thought I would once again tweak my original chocolate donut recipe. These are delicious and will be making a repeat appearance on my Easter table.

So I did make it into a Starbucks on free pastry day I got my SF Cinnamon Dolce Soy Latte and scored a free scone for my Mum who has the metabolism of a 14 year old boy. Those genes did not find there way into my pool instead I got my Pop's short & stubby ones. While in Bux I did notice they have little mini donuts now. Hey Starbucks: You could just as easily have some of these delicious, no sugar added, low carb, high protein, 1/2 the calories, weight loss surgery, diabetic friendly ones. In original chocolate, fall spice, or this yummy spring berry version... for a small fee of course ;)

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Shelly's Mini Berry Protein Donuts

1 cup Almond Flour (aka Almond Meal) (make your own)
1/2 cup Protein Powder
1/2 cup Multigrain Pancake Mix
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Coconut
1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Black Cherry, Raspberry or Strawberry would be great too)
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
1/4 cup Water
Super Groovy Mini Donut Pan

Preheat oven to 325. Mix all ingredients till well combined.

Spray Mini Donut Pan with Pam.

Fill 1/2 full with batter (batter is the consistency of brownie batter).

Bake 8 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Donut Glaze

4 Mini Sugar Free Chocolate Bars (or milk, dark or white chocolate)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Strawberry)

Nuke for 30 seconds or so till melted. Stir to combine. Coats 12 donuts.

For colored/flavored frosting: combine SF white chocolate & 3 drops or so of food coloring, SF Syrup and nuke for 30 seconds or so till melted. Stir to combine.

Dip cooled donuts into chocolate glaze and then into optional toppings.

Healthy Weight Loss Surgery Bariatric Gastric Bypass Sleeve VSG Menus Cooking Food BlogTopping Ideas:

Crushed SF Candy (SF Candy Canes, SF Malted Milk Balls, SF Jordan Almonds)
Toasted or Untoasted Unsweetened Coconut
Crushed Nuts (Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Almonds)
Crushed SF Cookies
Crumbled Protein Bar


Anonymous said...

looks delish!! I think I'm going to try it with chocolate protein powder instead. Any idea on the nutrition stats on these before adding the toppings though? Thanks for the idea!!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I have a chocolate version here:

I don't put nut stats on my recipes because stats will vary given what brand protein, pancake mix, etc you use but mine come in at 60 cals. Hope you enjoy them.

Anonymous said...

Are there any substitutions for the almond flour and coconut? I am allergic to both! These look yummy!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Dana,

Thanks. You could try them with whatever flour you normally use. I would think it would be fine... might have to tweak the water. It should be brownie batter consistency.

Anonymous said...

Do you have a recipe for rice pudding with protein powder? If the protein powder is added to the milk and then cooked for a bit with the rice is that ok or will it make the protein powder taste bad?

I love your site! I'm about to buy an ice cream maker to make some of your delicious looking ice cream. I punched the numbers and came up with about 225 calories, 23 net carbs and 19 grams protein per half batch. That's amazing!

I might make your Bites today, can't wait!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks so much :) I'm sorry I don't have a rice pudding sub... I don't eat rice post-op. No rice, white potatoes, pasta, or bread. My Mum did have a Kozy Shack Rice Pudding the other day and she said it was tasty... they have a SF version.

On the ice cream... those ice cream #'s will be even less depending on your milk choice, protein powder, additions (my batch is less) & 1 batch does me 3-4 times but maybe not for others... this is why I don't publish nutritional stats and let everyone do it themselves ;)

Hope you enjoy all you try.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Oh P.S. I do have some yummy puddings & custards though...

type custard into the <--- search engine under my before & after picture and you'll get a ton.


Girl Bandit said...

You are amazing...yum

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelly,

Could you please let me know where you buy your sugar free white chocolate bars?



Michelle "Shelly" said...

:) Thanks guys hope you enjoy them.

Celeste, I buy my white chocolate through

They often do road shows at Costco... check their web site for dates & times of those or you can order from them direct.

amRy said...

Any ideas on flours with no nuts since I'm allergic? Soy flour, maybe?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

@amRy Try spelt flour to replace the almond... soy can not replace at a 1:1 ratio (only 1/4 cup to 1 cup)

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh. These look amazing! I'll be sure to be making these tomorrow!! You're recipes are so awesome Shelly!

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing as usual!! And your comments about your mom crack me up!! I've seen your pics of her, she's a cute LITTLE thing! :)


Kristie said...

Shelly!!! these look absolutely amazing! my kids and I just made them and the recipe only made 9 you generally get that many donuts, the 2 pans of 12 each? maybe my mini pans are not as small as your mini pans...also mine was not very liquid-y....what would you increase to make it so? I ended up just doing the water! we are so excited to try them11 thanks for being an inspiration. I am 3 weeks post op gastric sleeve done in Mexico!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Yep makes 24. The batter is like brownie batter, thicker. I'm guessing your pans are bigger or... something was omitted?