Gingerbread Cookie Protein Donuts

Happy early Thanksgiving friends! By now, I’m sure you must be all but ready for your holiday festivities! I’m pretty organized since it’s just the two this year to cook for. To be quite honest, I’m already thinking about the day after and all of the big sales! If you’re planning to skip the Black Friday chaos and stay home in your comfy pj’s, cyber shop and bake(that’s what I’m doing); here’s that Gingerbread Cookie Protein Donuts recipe I promised to share with you from the blog last week.

Healthy Gingerbread Cookie Protein Donuts topped with a gingerbread glaze. These donuts are moist, fluffy, and super easy to make!

Gingerbread anything makes me think of winter and is also a great segway into Christmas flavors! Don’t get me wrong, you may still see a few random pumpkin recipes here and there(since pumpkin all year round) but I’m all about the holiday baking and comfort foods right now.

So let’s get to chatting about this recipe! To bump up the protein content a bit, I added a scoop of Quest Nutrition Vanilla protein powder. The gingerbread flavor comes from nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon. Mix the seasonings into oat flour, protein powder, molasses, and coconut sugar for a healthy yet festive holiday donut. After whipping these up, I think I’m officially addicted to all things gingerbread!

Gingerbread Cookie Protein Donuts, recipe, Blindspot Nut Butters, dessert

What would a donut be without a sweet glaze to go with it?

However, just because the glaze is sweet doesn’t mean its full of sugar. The glaze is simply Blindspot Ginger Bread Cookie nut butter and this Ginger Syrup from NuNaturals. Maple syrup would also make a great substitute; however; I recommend adding 1/4 teaspoon each of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon to give it that “gingerbread” like taste.

Tell me these don’t look absolutely perfect for the holidays? Grab a cup of cocoa and enjoy the recipe!

Gingerbread Cookie Protein Donuts, recipe, Blindspot Nut Butters, dessert

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Gingerbread Cookie Protein Donuts
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Serves: 6 donuts
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 1 scoop Quest Nutrition Vanilla Protein Powder
  • ½ TBS coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk
  • ½ TBS Blindspot Ginger Bread Cookie nut butter(can substitute with peanut or almond butter)
  • Gingerbread Glaze:
  • 3 TBS Blindspot Ginger Bread nut butter
  • 1 TBS NuNaturals Ginger Syrup(or maple syrup with ¼ tsp each cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg)
  1. Prepare the gingerbread glaze first; as this needs to thicken for about 20 minutes or so.
  2. In a small bowl, add the nut butter and ginger syrup.
  3. Mix until well combined and place in the refrigerator.(It might look a little liquidy but this will thicken in the fridge).
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a donut pan with non-stick spray.
  5. To a medium sized bowl, add all of your ingredients and mix until well combined.
  6. You may need to another 1-2 tablespoons of milk if your batter appears to be too thick.
  7. Distribute batter evenly between all 6 donut wells.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  9. Allow the donuts to fully cool before spreading them with the glaze.
  10. Put in fridge for a few minutes to let the glaze set if desired.
  11. Enjoy!

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What are your favorite winter flavors? Are you a fan of Gingerbread cookies, donuts, breads? Please share – I would love to hear from you!

4 Responses to Gingerbread Cookie Protein Donuts

  1. These donuts, that glaze – perfect gingerbread treat! My favorite winter flavors = sugar cookie, gingerbread, cinnamon-sugar. I love the iced gingerbread men cookies. Not a donut gal. I bake breads. How’s that for many terse statements? 😀 HAPPY WEDNESDAY! (Yes, it’s officially Wednesday as I type this comment).

    • Happy Wednesday and early Thanksgiving Liz! Thank you! You and I share similar taste buds when it comes to holiday flavors! I LOVE sugar cookies and am actually baking some up today! Great minds think alike! Hope all of your holiday baking is going well! I can’t wait to hear about it! xo

  2. So creative to use the nut butter as a glaze!! I need to get on the gingerbread bandwagon. Eggnog is my favorite holiday flavor, but also love mint!

    • Thanks Jo! I had the NuNaturals Ginger Syrup on my countertop and I thought why not combine the two! The result was this zingy yet sweet icing! I have to admit, I don’t think I’ve ever done an eggnog inspired holiday recipe. You may just have inspired me! Enjoy your weekend!

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