Pronuts: The New Healthy Donut?



  • 1/2 cup Gluten-free All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and generously grease donut pan
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients [flour, protein powder, flaxseed, baking soda, salt] and whisk well
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine liquid ingredients [acai, water, maple syrup or agave, vanilla] and mix well
  4. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until batter is smooth and thick
  5. Evenly spoon batter into prepared donut molds; bake for 8-10 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack for remainder of cooling; top with “Peanut Butter” Protein Glaze [recipe below]

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter OR nut or seed butter of choice
  • 2 tablespoons of Protein Powder of choice
  • 2 tablespoons nut milk of choice

Glaze Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl or food processor; whisk or process until smooth, adding additional teaspoons of milk as needed until desired consistency is reached