Gingerdoodle Protein Donuts

Nothin’ says December like gingerdoodle donuts!


  • ¾ cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, or AP flour, 90g
  • ½ cup Vanilla Protein Powder, Whey-casein, 45g
  • ⅓ cup Unflavored Protein Powder, Whey-casein, 30g
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¾  tsp Ground Ginger
  • ⅛ tsp Allspice
  • ⅛ tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¾ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ cup Unsweetened Applesauce, 180g
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk, 120ml
  • 2 Tbsp Molasses, 40ml
  • 1 Tbsp Melted Butter, 14g
  • 1 Egg



  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 12-hole donut pan with cooking spray to grease.
  • In a big bowl, whisk dry ingredients - flour, vanilla and unflavored protein powder, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, baking soda and baking powder.
  • In another bowl whisk wet ingredients - applesauce, milk, molasses, melted butter, egg.
  • Add wet mix to dry and whisk until just combined.
  • Divide mixture evenly among donut pan cavities, filling about ⅔-¾ way up.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the donut comes out clean. 
  • Let cool for 5 minutes and remove from pan. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool.


  • Let donuts cool completely.
  • In a bowl, whisk Gingerdoodle Almond Butter, protein powder and milk (adding little at a time) until smooth.
  • Dunk donuts in glaze, set down, and top with holiday sprinkles.


  • Calories: 106
  • Fat: 3.2g | Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.4g | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 3.4g
  • Protein: 8.3g

Recipe by for American Dream Nut Butter


  • I love donuts so much! I’m so thankful for these recipes so my diet can stay on track! Also I love how versatile american dream butter can be!

    allen luecke on

  • These are definitely the softest and most festive donuts I’ve had!

    Haylee on

  • Thank you for sharing this recipe!
    It combined my two favorite things – donuts and Gingerdoodle almond butter. Gonna have to try these to include at our holiday party as a sweet treat!

    Karelys R on

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