Chocolate Donut Recipe

Who says National Donut Day can't be every day...I mean, it's a HEALTHY donut...why wouldn't you eat it every day?! This chocolatey, Tone It Up Nutrition Plan approved recipe will blow you away! It tastes like the real deal but without the loads of sugar and fat. Plus, with 7g protein per donut, you'll be able to ward off mid-afternoon munchies and repair your muscles! ;)


10 servings (1 donut per serving)


  • 1/2

    cup Tone It Up Chocolate Protein Powder

  • 1/2

    cup almond meal

  • 1/2

    tsp. baking soda

  • 1/2

    tsp. baking powder

  • 1/4

    cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4

    cup maple syrup

  • 2

    Tbsp. coconut oil

  • 1/4

    cup egg whites

  • 1/4

    cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/4

    cup greek yogurt

  • 1/4

    cup dark chocolate chips (optional)

  • coconut oil spray


STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
STEP 2: In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir to combine.
STEP 3: Add the wet ingredients and optional dark chocolate chips to the bowl and mix until combined.
STEP 4: Spray donut tins with coconut oil and scoop batter into each one. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
STEP 5: Optional to add toppings! We did a peanut butter drizzle! ;)


Serve this up to your friends and family to sneak a little health into your dessert! Check out your Tone It Up Chocolate Protein Powder here.



  1. UM YUM! I am a chocoholic (a lot recently) and I am so excited about all the chocolate recipes lately. I need to buy me some chocolate protein now. Thanks ladies xo!

    1. Hi Jess, Just sub the egg whites for a chia egg or flax egg and use almond, soy or coconut yoghurt instead of the greek. I’d also use cacao nibs for a dairy free choc chip alternative :)

  2. omg this look soooo delish! question- could i sub coconut yogurt for the Greek yogurt and if so, how much?

  3. I always have problems when I bake with PFP, nothing rises. Does anyone else have ever this problem or maybe have an idea if what I could be doing wrong? I cook and bake often so it is frustrating

    1. I have the same issue but I’m vegan and wondered if that was why. I haven’t tried his recipe in particular but I’ve kinda given up on TIU baking recipes ????

      1. I struggled with that as well. I don’t follow their exact recipes, I will usually add a bit more protein powder or almond flour until i get the desired consistency, a little thicker batter, too runny and it won’t rise.

  4. Great timing. Just bought a donut, cupcake, cakepops machine today! It will be mini donut now I can take 2 :-). Will try tomorrow can I swap the almond meal with coconut flower or buckwheat flower?

  5. Ah these look SO yummy! Is there something I could substitute for the coconut oil?

  6. Woohoo thanks for letting me know now I have something to post to Instagram tomorrow that will be easy to do. Also my sister is now gluten free and I’ve told her I will make her all kinds of gluten free treats. Can’t wait to try this out. Thank you. I’ve been craving sweets too so this will be perfect.

  7. Tried it today with my new donuts maker and they turned out great! They are mini donuts and take no more than 5 minutes to bake. Next time will leave them in no longer than 4 minutes to keep them softer on the outside. The first batch of 7 were a little weird shaped as I did not fill them up to the rim. Filled up the second batch a little more and they look perfect. Was able to make 15 and a half donuts.

    Tweaked the receipt a little due to not having all ingredients. Swapped the almond meal for buckwheat flower, used white chocolate protein powder and greek yoghurt for mild quark. As I did not have maple syrup available used a little stevia. They taste super!

  8. These are ridiculously lush. I ended up with a serving of 17 doughnuts instead of 10, so I’m a very happy TIU girl.

  9. OMG these tasted like cake!!! My mix came out incredibly thick so I thinned it out with almond milk and got 6 doughnuts + 6 mini muffins and topped with Wild Friends almond butter. Fiancé had to read the ingredients again because he didn’t believe me that it was healthy. :)

    1. I couldn’t believe how good these tasted. One of the best TIU recipes.

  10. does anyone know what to sub the protein powder with, or if can switch out the protein powder amount with the exact same amount of flour? I like the protein powder for myself, but I’m thinking of using this base as a dessert for the upcoming holidays and I think protein powder in it will be too filling after a large meal/everyone might not want protein powder

  11. These are amazing! My husband is obsessed! Made frosting from a little maple syrup and cocoa powder. Got the idea from instagram :)

  12. The BEST tiu Donut!
    I love it and make it every week! Toddler approved too ;)

    Tip: I put a whole Chobani 2% greek yogurt in the recipe instead of the measurement it calls for. The consistency is way better like that.

    1. Do you warm it up? Do you drizzle with a spoon? Just made these and wondering the best way to decorate!

  13. Second time making these! This time I added a tablespoon of instant coffee to the mix! Holy moly! #perfect #caffeinated #donuts 👌🏼🙌🏼🍩

  14. These are SO great! I used a muffin pan since I don’t have the donut pan. It worked out great. I had to add a few minutes of cooking time but just bake until the toothpick comes out clean. Way to go TIU.

  15. Can you Stevia as a cousin isvdiabeyic. I made them tonight with the maple syrup. I used muffins pans. delicious and they came out delicious.

  16. Hey there, I would love to try them today, was just wondering what the size of the cup is? 1/4 cup egg whites= 2 egg whites?? Thanks for your help. X

  17. This may or may not be a dumb question, so please forgive me if it is, but is this the small/mini donut pan or regular size donuts?

  18. Can’t wait to try out the chocolate doughnuts! Has anyone tried to use coconut flour in this recipe?

  19. I didn’t have a donut pan so I just made these into chocolate muffins and they are amazing!! It made 8 full size muffins, same bake time ;)

  20. Just made these and have added on 8 minutes of bake time as the toothpick will not come out clean. I used two flax meal eggs (1/4 cup) and almond yogurt. Wondering if that might be the problem? They just won’t solidify!

  21. Just wondering if anyone has tried freezing these for later and how they held up. I think they’ll go stale before I can finish them all… will have to half the recipe next time.

  22. I really want to try these but only have the vanilla protein powder right now. Does anyone know what ingredients I’ll need to add to the protein to make it chocolate flavored?

  23. Made these last night and used almond flour instead of almond meal. Is there a difference? They were very pasty and thick and didn’t look like yours do in the photos. I wonder if that made the difference. Anyone know?

  24. These are amazing! I definitely would skip out on the dark chocolate chips :) I didn’t have a donut pan so I made donut holes/mini muffins! They do rise so no need to fill too high. :D

    1. ack, I mean’t keep the chocolate chips! They really add to it’s chocolatey goodness!

  25. Yum! I made these as donut holes. I can feel like I am indulging by eating more than one, but actually eat less than a donut :)
    I added a little flax seed for extra nutrition and used a touch less maple syrup to save a little sugar. I didn’t use any chocolate chips.

  26. Can this recipe be made with something other the Almond meal? As I don’t have it and I haven’t been able to locate it in any stores. Can I just process almonds in a food processor to make almond meal?

    1. Almond meal is almond ground in a food processor. It’s a bit more coarse than almond flour (you can make this too by blanching and grinding as well)

  27. I made these as donut holes last night. I’ve been making them since the recipe was released. Easily one of my favourites. I use agave instead of maple syrup and I use coconut milk instead of almond just to add a hint more oomph. The best.

  28. I don’t have the protein powder yet. Is it ok to make these without that or can I substitute something else for it?

  29. I made these exactly as the recipe. The batter made 8 donuts. They were so good. The best TIU baking recipe I’ve tried so far. Use a piping bag or cut the end of a zip lock bag to put the batter into the pan.

  30. I’ve made these donuts twice now and I love them! The only thing wrong with them is that they disappear so quickly! :)

  31. Made these exactly as recipe but with vanilla Greek yogurt and in a mini muffin pan. So yummy!!

  32. LOVE these! I made Chocolate and substituted vanilla protein powder and almond flour instead of coco power and added chocolate chips for another batch of chocolate chip donuts! YUM! These take a really long time to bake, at least 20 minutes, but def worth the wait!

  33. what can I sub the almond meal for? I have almond FLOUR, coconut flour and oat flour…🤷

    1. Hi babe! We like to store them in a glass container in the fridge. They last for up to a week in the fridge. xxo

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