Chocolate Mini Donuts & Chai Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Mini Donuts & Chai Banana Smoothie

Posted by Nicole Frain on Jun 09, 2016

Donuts, the ultimate deep-fried treat that we want to be able to indulge in more often.

Well, thanks to this recipe you can! We've got an awesome clean donut recipe with three luscious glazes and an endless list of toppings to choose from. It sounds too good to be true, right?

These donuts are refined sugar-free and are cooked without a greasy deep fryer, plus each glazed donut has almost 9g of protein plus making them a healthier choice.

To make for an even better donut splurge, we have a Chai Banana Smoothie that teams with them just perfectly.

It really is a match made in donut heaven. Give them a go today, we know you want to!

Makes: 18 (22g donuts)

Difficulty: Medium


  • 4 Tbsp flour of choice
  • 4 Tbsp hazelnut meal
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk (lite)
  • 2 sachets (or 2 scoops) Protein Hot in Chocolate or Mug Cake in Choc Cherry
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 70g Dark organic chocolate melted
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder


  • 2 sachets (or 2 scoops) Protein Hot in Vanilla Chai (60g)
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 100g Dark Chocolate melted
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil melted
  • 2 sachets (or 2 scoops) Protein Hot in Chocolate (60g)
Peanut Butter
  • 5 Tbsp TheNuttyWhey Original or Caramel *
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 Tbsp water


Cacao nibs, peanut pieces, shredded coconut, goji berries or whatever your heart desires!


For the Donuts

1. Set your oven to 180 degrees.
2. Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl
3. Combine all wet ingredients in another bowl
4. Combine the two by mixing well.
5. The mix should resemble a cake batter and run off the spoon. (If mix is too thick, simply add an additional egg yolk).
6. Spoon a Tbsp of mix into mini cupcake silicon cases or into a donut baking tray (if you are lucky enough to have one!).
7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the centre is set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing from cases and cooling fully on a wire rack. Continue with remaining mix.
8. To make into donuts use a ‘corer’ to remove the centre, or carefully cut with a knife.
9. Store in an airtight container until ready to glaze

For the glazes

10. Combine each mix in bowls. The mixes should be reasonably runny so that they coat the back of a spoon.
11. If too runny they will thicken as they begin to set – place in the fridge for 5 minute intervals to speed this up. If too thick, simply add some additional liquid.
12. Dip each donut into your glaze of choice top side first. Allow to stop dripping before placing onto a wire rack to begin setting. Sprinkle with your choice of toppings.

Nutritional Information

Donuts without glaze

Per serve/per 100g
Energy (kj) 245/1170 | Protein (g) 3.3/15.8 | Fat (g) 3/14.3 | Carbs (g) 4.3/20.3 | Sodium (mg) 15/64

Glaze (20g)

Chai: Kj: 421 | P 4.8g | F 8.6g | C 1g
Chocolate: Kj: 458 | P 4.8g | F 6.7g | C 7.3
Peanut Butter: Kj: 318 | P 5.9g | F 4.7g | C 2.6g

Donuts with glaze*

Per serve/per 100g
Energy (kj) 656/1560 | Protein (g) 8.7/20.7 | Fat (g) 9.7/23 | Carbs (g) 8.1/19.2 | Sugar (g) 6/14.2 | Sodium (mg) 24/56

*Note: The Nutritional Information has been calculated as an average of all three glazes.

Chai Banana Smoothie

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 1


  • 1 packet Protein Hot in Vanilla Chai
  • 1 (80g) banana
  • ½ cup milk of choice (or water) we used almond
  • 2 Tbsp Chobani Greek Yogurt


1. Add everything into a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into your glass and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Per serve/per 100g
Energy (Kj) 998/307 | Protein (g) 26.7/8.2 | Fats (g) 2.7/0.8 | Carbs (g) 23.2/7.1 | Sodium (mg) 160/49

Compare all Bulk Nutrients proteins