These white chocolate protein donuts (or snonuts as I like to call them) are perfect for an easy (but impressive looking) Christmas baking treat!

As the rest of my healthy Christmas recipe theme or naughty and nice, these are a mixture of a high protein/low carb base…along with the addition of white chocolate!

I discovered that these are best freshly baked (like most traditional donuts), and they’re also amazing without icing too!

Healthy doughnuts recipe


For the donuts:
  • 1 pack muffin mix from the Protein Bread Co
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of your choice (I used almond milk)
  • 120g Cadbury white chocolate chips
  • 5g vanilla bean paste
For the icing:
  • 2/3 cup Anna’s Low Carb Icing Mix
  • 1.5 TBSP milk of your choice (I used almond milk)
  • 2 TBSP protein cream cheese (or normal cream cheese is fine)
  • 80g white chocolate melted
  • snowflakes to decorate (optional but recommended!)

Healthy doughnuts recipe 3

To make

  1. Start by preheating the oven to around 150-160 degrees, then greasing a donut pan (I used a spray coconut oil and also found the pan in the ALDI special buys for this week!)
  2. In one bowl empty the packet of muffin mix and add the white chocolate chips, and in another whisk together the milk and eggs
  3. Pour the wet mix into the dry mix, and gently fold through
  4. Using a teaspoon, slowly spoon the mixture into the donut pan. This was the most fiddly step, but more time consuming than complicated
  5. Once you’ve filled a tray, pop in the oven until lightly golden.
  6. When they’ve cooked, gently sit on a cooling rack to completely cool before icing
  7. To make the icing mixture, simply mix together all of the ingredients. The chocolate will cool and re-set slightly when you add to the rest of the mixture – but this isn’t a huge issue unless you want them to look perfectly smooth! Then top with the snowflakes or any decorations you wish to use! 
    Note: this icing won’t dry completely, so you’ll need to be careful when storing them
  8. Enjoy!

This mix makes around 20 mini donuts. Approx macros: 76 cals (2.5g protein, 4g fat & 7g carbs) per donut.

White Chocolate Protein Christmas Donuts

You can buy the base muffin and icing mixes from The Protein Bread Co website, and also use my code beautifulexistence10 for $10 off your order!

Note: the icing mixture contains Xylitol as part of the ingredients which is super toxic or dogs (more so than chocolate). So while you can enjoy these tasty Christmas treats, remember that they are for humans only.


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Sophie is the owner and creator of The Beautiful Existence. A Melbourne based self proclaimed nerd, gym junkie and lover of all things creative, tasty and well designed!

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