Apple Pie Baked Protein Donuts

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Is apple pie your jam and have you tried my Rustic Apple Tart? It’s gorgeous to take to a party and you’re guaranteed to get some compliments on it. Maybe donuts are more your style. Well you can actually have apple pie and donuts together in apple pie donuts.

It’s been a while since I’ve made protein donuts and I had a craving for them the other night. Since they’re so easy to throw together and bake, I couldn’t resist. This time I had some leftover applesauce from The Kid’s lunch so I decided to make apple pie donuts. Using oat flour along with the protein powder gives these donuts more of a cake texture instead of the puffy protein donuts that happen if you don’t have flour of some sort.

These were really good on their own but even better dipped in my coffee. I drizzled them with sugar free caramel syrup to make them more of a caramel apple pie donut. Can you tell I’m addicted to my donuts? And to think I hesitated getting the donut pan because I wasn’t sure I’d ever end up using it. It probably gets more use than my cookie sheets at this point.

Apple Pie Donuts Apple Pie Donuts

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 scoop (17g) vanilla protein
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 cup applesauce

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a donut pan with non-stick spray. I spray my pan even though it’s non-stick because my donuts always seem to stick if I don’t. Measure the oats and then grind them into oat flour using your Magic Bullet or food processor.

Mix the ingredients in a small bowl. Fill each donut well 1/2 full with the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Makes approximately 6 donuts. I was too lazy to do the macros for these but adding in my head, the entire recipe comes to approximately 250 calories. Not bad for a half dozen donuts. Slurp!


  • If you don’t have a donut pan, um you should get one. Seriously though, you can make these in muffin form instead or even mix the batter in a mug and make an apple pie mugcake. Don’t be constrained to the donut shape. 😉
  • I use oat flour a lot so I measure out a batch at a time and grind it up. It keeps just as well as whole oats and it makes it easier to grind a lot at once and just use it as I need it instead of grinding each time.

If you’re looking for additional baked donut recipes, I’ve got one for dark chocolate baked donuts and pumpkin baked donuts. If you do a search for donuts, you’ll also find a few more. Sigh, I’m Adrianne and apparently I have a donut addiction. Sorry, not sorry. 😉

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