What I Ate Wednesday- Pumpkin Spice Protein Donuts

Happy Wednesday friends! Enjoy the flavors of fall and whip up a batch of these delicious Pumpkin Spice Protein Donuts. This donut is soft, flavorful and won’t leave you feeling an ounce of guilt after eating one (or two… or three!).

But first, let’s jump into a recap of some of my favorite eats from last week!



Nothing says fall like pumpkin! I recently purchased Birch Benders Pumpkin Pancake Mix at Target. Such a bargain at $4.99 a bag! I was quite surprised at how fluffy my waffles came out! They did not have a overly pumpkin flavor! I ended up adding a few dashes of pumpkin spice to the batter to pump up the flavor!




Lunch at Whole Foods is always such a fun adventure! They did not have my favorite sushi so I went with the salad bar. Nothing like a $14.00 salad- they don’t call it #WholePaycheck for nothing!


Fall is here and so are are the seasonal pumpkin recipes! Check out this simple recipe for Pumpkin Spice Protein Donuts!

I try my best not to overload on pumpkin and practice restraint but it’s so hard this time of year. The donuts have the perfect cake like texture and the cream cheese icing perfectly compliments these pumpkin spiced donuts. Happy baking! 

Pumpkin Spice Protein Donuts

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Pumpkin Spice Protein Donuts
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Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
Serves: 6 donuts
  • ½ cup Max Muscle Pumpkin Spice protein powder( or vanilla whey protein powder of your choice (
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Cream Cheese Icing
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 TBS vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1-2 tbsp unsweetened almond or cashew milk
  • Cinnamon Sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease donut pan with coconut spray and set aside.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients (protein powder, coconut flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon) together in a large mixing bowl.
  4. In a smaller bowl, combine wet ingredients (pumpkin, applesauce, eggs and vanilla) and whisk together.
  5. Add wet ingredients to the dry and whisk together until well incorporated.
  6. Spoon batter into the donut pan.
  7. Transfer donuts to oven to bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. After the donuts have finished baking, remove from the baking pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  9. While donuts are cooling, prepare the icing.
  10. Combine all ingredients in a small flat bowl which is wide enough to dip an entire donut in.
  11. Carefully pick up each of the donuts and dunk the tops into the icing for a light coating.
  12. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  13. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container, placed in the refrigerator.





I was finally reunited with one of my favorite fish; Chilean Seabass! If you’ve not prepared this fish before, my favorite way to season it is with Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper. Bake for about 15 minutes depending on the thickness. Trader Joe’s Island salsa is the perfect compliment to the Seabass!




Have your cake and get your protein too! Cake Batter pudding from Musclelicious FoodsThis pudding is so rich, thick and delicious! True Cake Batter flavor with tons of sprinkles!

That’s it for this week’s roundup! See you back here on Friday!

Have you tried making donuts before? What’s your favorite flavor? Please share- I would love to hear from you!

4 Responses to What I Ate Wednesday- Pumpkin Spice Protein Donuts

  1. Waffles, donuts, Whole Foods hot bar, seabass… DELISH. Especially love your donut recipe – PERFECT for the autumn season. And the Cake Batter MF pudding is my #3 favorite flavor 🙂 Happy Wednesday, my dear friend! Talk to you soon xo

    • Hi Liz! I really loved the Cake Batter pudding! I would definitely purchase that one again! Definitely expect to see more pumpkin recipes! I’m working on some again today! xo

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