Oreo Cheesecake Protein Donuts with a Regular Glazed Option

Oreo Cheesecake Protein Donuts with a Regular Glazed Option

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These Oreo cheesecake protein donuts are long overdue. For every 10 recipe requests I receive, I feel like 8 of them are for an Oreos-themed recipe. Despite the demand, this is the first recipe I’ve made with Oreos unless you count my giant protein Oreos, which aren’t really Oreos. Why have I put it off for so long?

Because Oreos are a trigger food for me. I can seriously eat an entire container of Oreos in one sitting. We’re not talking one sleeve. No, I mean the entire container. That’s 2,400 calories worth of regular Oreos, in case you’re wondering. Alas, the show must go on. I’m pleased to say that I found a workaround for my Oreo addiction for this recipe, and it’s in the form of Oreo O’s cereal.

All jokes aside, removing trigger foods from your home can be an easy-ish step to greatly improve your nutrition and health. If you think eating an entire box of Oreo O’s is in the realm of possibility, this recipe might not be a good idea for you. In that scenario, going with an option like my double chocolate protein donuts might be the better option.

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Ingredients for Oreo Cheesecake Protein Donuts

A core ingredient for these donuts will be Oreo O’s cereal. If you can’t find the cereal, you can use reduced-fat Oreos gram for gram. If you go this route, you may need to adjust the liquid ingredients slightly.

In my other cereal-based donuts, I used plain fat-free Greek yogurt and sweetened it with stevia or left it plain. I decided to use vanilla flavored Greek yogurt for this recipe and really enjoyed it. You can definitely use plain and sweeten it with your choice of sweetener, but pre-flavored works well with this recipe.

If you have questions about coconut flour substitutions, you can read more about it here in the ingredients section of the Cinnamon Toast Crunch donuts.

As far as kitchen tools go, you’ll need a donut pan and food processor or blender to crush the Oreo O’s and for the powdered sugar replacement to make the donut glaze. Any donut pan will do, but you can get the one I use on Amazon here, and you can get the food processor I use here. Both are more than affordable and great additions to your cooking arsenal.

Lower Calorie and Lower Carb Recipe Modifications

Compared to the rest of the protein donuts on my blog, these are a bit higher in carbs. Oreos are so delicious for good reason, ya know? In the recipe notes, I’ve included the macros for the donuts without the topping and an alternate sugar free glaze topping. Here’s how they stack up:

  • Per Donut with Cheesecake Topping (recipe makes 6): 165 Calories | 10.7P | 26.7C | 1.7F
  • Per Donut without Topping: 130 Calories | 7.7P | 21.3C | 1.5F
  • Per Donut with Sugar Free Glaze: 142 Calories | 9.7P | 22C | 1.7F

The sugar free glaze is the same I used for my Cap’n Crunch Berries and Cinnamon Toast Crunch protein donuts. I’ll include the recipe and instructions below, if you’d like to try a lower carb Oreo glazed protein donut.

A protein donuts recipe made with Cap'n Crunch, real berries, and a healthier powdered sugar-based cereal milk donut glaze. With only 116 calories and nearly 10 grams of protein per donut, you may have found your new breakfast staple.

A HEALTHIER POWDERED SUGAR RECIPE AND A LOW CALORIE DONUT GLAZE

I’ve tried a ton of donut glazes and frostings in my other protein donut recipes. The frosting for my s’mores protein donuts came the closest to a true glazed donut since the real melted chocolate could harden when cooled, but it still lacked one ingredient—powdered sugar.

The problem with powdered sugar, however, is that it’s an ultra-concentrated source of calories that adds up fast. So, I’ve been playing around with a sugar-free powdered sugar alternative, and I think I’ve got it down.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 scoop (16g) vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp (4g) corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp stevia or 0-cal sweetener
  • 2 Tbsp (30mL) unsweetened almond milk or low-cal liquid

To make the donut glaze, blend the dry ingredients for 30-60 seconds. You can hand mix, but I’ve found it doesn’t reach the same level of powedered sugar-ness. Once you’ve got your powdered sugar replacement, simply mix with your choice of milk and stir. Pour or spoon the glaze on top of the donuts and give them 1-2 minutes to set.

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Oreo Cheesecake Protein Donuts

Oreo protein donuts with a cheesecake frosting and more than 10 grams of protein each.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword protein donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 165 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 4 C (120g) Oreo O's Cereal blended finely
  • 2 Tbsp (14g) Coconut Flour
  • 1 scoop (32g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 1/4 C (57g) Fat-Free Greek Yogurt vanilla
  • 3/8 C (92g) Liquid Egg Whites or whites from two whole eggs
  • 1/2 C (122g) Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp (30mL) Walden Farms Pancake Syrup or low-calorie sticky sweetener of your choice

Cheesecake Topping

  • 3/4 C (170g) Fat-Free Greek Yogurt vanilla
  • 2 servings (16g) Sugar-Free Fat-Free Cheesecake Pudding Mix
  • 1/2 C (15g) Oreo O's Cereal crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and spray and donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Blend Oreo O's in a food processor or crush in a Ziploc bag until it reaches a flour-like consistency.

  3. Add remaining dry donut ingredients to a mixing bowl.

  4. Once you've mixed all dry ingredients, add the Greek yogurt, egg whites, apple sauce, and sticky sweetener in gradually. Your batter should be thick but if it's too thick to spread, add a bit more apple sauce or sticky sweetener.

  5. Add the mixture to the donut pan, making sure to remove excess batter from the pan's edges.

  6. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until a donut can pass the toothpick test like cake.

  7. To make the cheesecake topping, mix the Greek yogurt and pudding mix in a small bowl. Use a spoon or knife to spread the topping on your donuts. You can crumble the O's by hand or in a Ziploc bag before sprinkling them on top of the topped donuts. (If you're going to store these in the refrigerator, add the O's when you're going to eat each donut. Otherwise, they'll be stale.) 

Recipe Notes

  • Per Donut with Cheesecake Topping (recipe makes 6): 165 Calories | 10.7P | 26.7C | 1.7F
  • Per Donut without Topping: 130 Calories | 7.7P | 21.3C | 1.5F
  • Per Donut with Sugar Free Glaze: 142 Calories | 9.7P | 22C | 1.7F
  • If you can't find cheesecake pudding mix, you can mix 1/2 scoop of protein, 1/2 Tbsp corn starch, and a bit of stevia or 0-cal sweetener with the Greek yogurt for a similar effect. 
Nutrition Facts
Oreo Cheesecake Protein Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut with cheesecake frosting)
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.7g 3%
Total Carbohydrates 26.7g 9%
Protein 10.7g 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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I’ve mentioned all my cereal-infused protein donuts but if you’re in the market for a lower calorie protein donut, you’ll love my double chocolate protein donuts that I mentioned above. It’s one of the first protein donuts recipes on my blog and is a top-10 reader favorite.

If you make any protein donuts or any of my recipes, I want to see your creation on Instagram. It’s my favorite place to share recipe re-creations with other readers. And seeing recipes in action puts a smile on my face in a major way.

Whew. That’s a lot of talk about donuts. Unfortunately, you can’t eat donuts for every meal. (Or can you?) If you need a few ideas for more savory recipes, check out my free cookbook for pizza lovers. There are 15 recipes inside for healthy pizza alternatives.

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You're going to dig these Oreo cheesecake protein donuts! You can make them with either a cheesecake frosting or lower calorie donut glaze. Each donut has over 10 grams of protein and every bit of the great Oreo flavor.

Recipes for Oreo cheesecake protein donuts with a cheesecake frosting or lower calorie donut glaze. Each donut has over 10 grams of protein and every bit of the great Oreo flavor.


2 thoughts on “Oreo Cheesecake Protein Donuts with a Regular Glazed Option”


  • Holy moly these are amazing! I didn’t change a thing! The topping was absolutely perfect! Easy recipe to create and fit into my macros. My kids loved them too! Love sneaking extra protein in on them so will be making a double batch next time!


  • This was the first of Mason’s recipes I ever made, and let me tel you it was AMAZING. I’ve since made close to a dozen of his other recipes, but felt compelled to leave a review on this one because this is where I first was introduced to his ingenious kitchen skills. They taste JUST AS GOOD as the real deal, and it’s recipes like this that make hitting my fitness and health goals so much easier and realistic. I love that Mason’s recipes are usually so easy and everyone can do them. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed. Literally felt like I was eating a Dunkin’ donu. Thanks man!

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