High Protein Hot Chocolate Baked Donuts

High Protein Hot Chocolate Baked Donuts

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If this is your first time on my blog, I make a lot of protein donuts. Like, a lot. So when I say these hot chocolate baked donuts are one of my best yet, that’s really saying something.

On flavor alone, they’re in the top three, especially with the marshmallow creme on top. But where these baked donuts shine the brightest is their size.

It’s hard to convey size without a side by side, so just trust me when I say they’re two times the size of most other donuts on my blog.

You'll love these HUGE hot chocolate baked donuts that are covered with marshmallow creme and loaded with protein. The recipe is as easy as mixing and pouring into a donut mold, and it's highly customizable for different dietary needs.

And like Evander Holyfield famously said, “It’s both the size of a donut and the size of its flavor profile that matters.”

Ingredients for Hot Chocolate Baked Donuts

I always like to quickly run through the ingredients in a recipe and answer common questions about substitutions or alternative ingredients ahead of time. That said, don’t hesitate to leave a comment at the bottom of this post with any questions you might have.

high protein hot chocolate baked donuts inside

Coconut Flour, All Purpose Flour, and Substitutes 

The recipe calls for both coconut flour and all purpose flour. I like this combo because coconut flour is a high volume flour that provides a ton of structure for very few calories, and the all purpose flour limits any coconut flavor while providing a lighter texture. Too much of the former can lead to dense donuts.

If you’d like to swap one for the other, I typically recommend a 2:1 or 3:1 coconut to all purpose ratio. Meaning, 3/4 cup total of coconut flour or 1-1.5 cup all purpose flour. The photo below should give you an idea of the consistency you’re after.

chocolate baked donuts batter before mixing the melted chocolate

If you wanted to use something like almond flour to keep these chocolate baked donuts gluten free, I’d start by replacing the all purpose flour gram for gram and add as needed.

The Liquid Ingredients

As you can see above, the recipe will use melted chocolate as part of the liquid ingredients. This is one of my favorite ways to add flavor and moisture to baked goods. The recipe calls for dark chocolate chips but any chocolate will do.

In addition to the chocolate, all you’ll need is an egg and some liquid egg whites. If you’d like extra fluffy donuts, you can swap some of the egg whites for whole eggs.

One large egg is around 70-80 grams. So if you wanted to replace the egg whites entirely, use two eggs. And for half, just one egg.

high protein hot chocolate baked donuts recipe

Protein Powder

I used Bowmar Nutrition’s Protein Hot Chocolate which is a blend of whey concentrate and whey isolate proteins. One scoop has 112 calories, 22 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of fat for comparison. If you’ve never tried this protein powder, it’s one of the best tasting and mixable powders I’ve ever tried.

Disclaimer: I’m a Bowmar Nutrition Sponsored Athlete.

mason woodruff holding chocolate baked donuts and bowmar nutrition protein hot chocolate

Final Hot Chocolate Baked Donuts Notes

For the marshmallow creme, I used the simple store bought stuff. If you’re not planning on saving your donuts for later, I’d hold off on adding the marshmallow until you’re ready to eat them as the marshmallow creme will dissolve into the donut if left overnight.

It will seem a bit thick when you’re first spreading it on the donuts but it smoothes out on its own after you spread it around. (See the photo below – bottom vs top donut.)

Also, the amount in the recipe is for a calorie conscious amount. If you wanted to go all out, I wouldn’t judge you!

baked donuts with marshmallow creme on top

And that’s about it. If you make these hot chocolate baked donuts, I’d love to see ’em. Snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff or join my free Facebook group and share it with the Proton Party.

high protein hot chocolate baked donuts recipe
4.85 from 26 votes

High Protein Hot Chocolate Baked Donuts

A recipe for huge chocolate donuts covered with marshmallow creme. 

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bowmar nutrition, protein donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 210 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 3 scoops (84g) Bowmar Nutrition Hot Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/2 C (56g) Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 C (60g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 large Egg
  • 3/4 C (184g) Liquid Egg Whites or the whites of 4 eggs
  • 1/4 C (56g) Dark Chocolate Chips melted
  • 1/2 C (48g) Marshmallow Creme


  1. Preheat an oven to 350F and spray a 6-donut pan or mold with nonstick cooking spray. 

    baked donuts ingredients mixed in a bowl
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl before gradually stirring in the egg whites and egg. Be sure to get any clumps of coconut flour out before adding the liquid ingredients. 

    chocolate baked donuts batter before mixing the melted chocolate
  3. Microwave the chocolate chips for 60 seconds or until melted. Stir well and add to the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Spoon the donut batter into the donut mold. The batter should be on the thicker side. Spread it into an even layer in each mold.

    donut batter in the donut molds
  5. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until the donuts are cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

    baked donuts after coming out of the oven
  6. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to spread the marshmallow creme over the warm donuts. You can see in the image that the marshmallow creme smoothes itself out while resting. (I recommend adding the marshmallow as you eat the donuts. So store the donuts without the marshmallow and frost before eating.) 

    baked donuts with marshmallow creme on top

Recipe Notes

  • Each donut has 7 Smart Points.
  • If you're prepping donuts for one, you might want to cut the recipe in half and fill just three of six donut slots. They're best when fresh or a day or two after.
  • Modification notes:
    • For flour substitutions, I typically recommend a 2:1 or 3:1 coconut to all purpose ratio. That's 3/4 cup total of coconut flour or 1-1.5 cup all purpose flour for this recipe. 
    • If you wanted to use  almond flour for gluten free baked donuts, I’d start by replacing the all purpose flour gram for gram and add as needed.
    • If you’d like extra fluffy donuts, you can swap some of the egg whites for whole eggs. One large egg is around 70-80 grams. So if you wanted to replace the egg whites entirely, use two eggs. And for half, just one egg.
    • If you'd like a glaze instead of marshmallow creme, check out my pumpkin banana bread protein muffins recipe.
  • For the chocolate drizzle you see in the photos, I melted a bit of extra chocolate and let it run off a rubber spatula. 
Nutrition Facts
High Protein Hot Chocolate Baked Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Protein 17g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More Protein Donuts Recipes You Might Like

One of my perennial favorites is my Cap’n Crunch Berries Protein Donuts recipe. They’re made with crushed Cap’n Crunch and real berries!

cap'n crunch berries protein donuts recipe

If you’d like a lower carb protein donut recipe, check out my 89-Calorie Chocolate Protein Donuts recipe.

24 thoughts on “High Protein Hot Chocolate Baked Donuts”

  • These dreamy, delicious donuts haunted my dreams with their temptation of taste. The recipe was well written out, easy to follow & produced the most scrumptious protein snack I’ve EVER had!

  • 5 stars
    I made this recipe a few times and it’s super easy and a delicious protein treat! I’ve tried it with the fluff and I even made a donut glaze, there’s so many topping options. Plus, I’m a cop so what cop doesn’t like a good donut!

  • 5 stars

    I love the Bowmar Nutrition products already, but this donut recipe just changed the game! They smelled and tasted like a chocolate brownie, and even my kids loved them! My daughter asked for a second one. If you’re concerned with the amount of protein in your kids’ diets, try these! They’ll love them! I think I’ll try crushing some graham cracker on top next time, for a s’mores twist!

  • I’m a HUGE donut lover (blame it from when i was pregnant) so i made these donuts and used pumpkin protein from Bowmar nutrition. I will make them again but i feel like i have to have a drink close by. Like maybe too much flour or maybe it was the flour i used? I’m definitely going to try again soon though!

  • My fam love the PHC from Bowmar fitness so this recipe was a must! It is the bomb! Might try it with the frosted cookie protein!

  • 5 stars
    I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth and I have been searching for recipes where I can get my fix but also not go over my calorie intake. These were the bomb.com! Super easy instructions too so that is a plus. Thanks Mason, can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

  • 5 stars
    I absolutely love Bowmar Nutrition protein and have found this recipe to be simply amazing.. I’m a suckerfor donuts, and this helps keep my goals in reach and tastes delicious. I make half the recipe since just for myself. I also added pbfit to one batch for a chocolate/peanut butter treat, outstanding! Very thankful for this recipe! You need to try it if you havent..

  • 4 stars
    They are good!! Don’t even have to put the marshmallows topping on they are perfect to grab and go. So glad I made time to try this one. Worth you time and so delicious 😋

  • 5 stars
    Ok first off when I saw this recipe I was like “holy goodness, I need this in my life!” And thennn when I actually read it and saw it he’s Bowmar protein this recipe went up like 47 more points. Best donuts ever! Wonderful texture, great macros, perfection!!!

  • Omg, how have I not seen these yet!! Looks and sound incredible!!! Totally need to make these, what a simple recipe! Love that you always have the easiest recipes without a thousand different ingredients. You’re the man!

  • 5 stars
    I tried these with protein powder from Women’s Best and they came out pretty good. I used the mini donut bins and this recipe made 24. I also topped them off with Women’s Best protein crème in chocolate….Delish! They’re great for snacking on throughout the day. Looking forward to making these again.

  • 5 stars
    These are a must in my house! I make a batch every week and use them as my pre workout snack in the morning. They come out with a delicious chocolate flavor and for the icing I topped with LiL buff proteins Natty Nilla Frosting. Perfect match!

  • I do not like the taste of coconut. Is there a coconut flour you recommend that doesn’t taste like coconut or an alternative? Thanks! Just got my first order from Bowmar and can hardly wait to bake these!!

    • I’ll say first that coconut flour, especially when used in chocolate recipes, is hardly noticeable flavor-wise. That said, all coconut flour will taste like coconut. If you wanted to omit here, I’ve included some notes in the post above on how to substitute coconut flour for other flours. Happy baking!

  • 5 stars
    So glad I bought a donut pan for this recipe! I didn’t have coconut flour, so I subbed all-purpose and kept everything else the same, they were delicious.

  • 5 stars
    These were so good. I didn’t have coconut flour so I did the swap and it seemed to work. Swapped the marshmallow fluff for a drizzle of melted peanut butter.

  • 5 stars
    Looooved this recipe. Definitely feeds the chocolate-craving beast. I would be hesitant to try with any other protein powder because I am spoiled with how well Bowmar Nutrition’s protein powder bakes. I subbed chocolate chips for mini peanut butter chips and topped with Bowmar Butter bread of marshmallow. Absolutely to die for. They kept extremely well in the fridge, even seemed to hydrate a bit more… they were “moist-er” when breaking apart with my fingers. Additionally froze a couple and so far, those have been thawing and heating up really well. A huge hit, thank you Mason!

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