A too good to be true blender cinnamon roll donut made with oatmeal and Greek yogurt. It is satisfying enough to enjoy each and every morning.


Let’s talk donuts for a moment. Why are those sweet, buttery, sticky goodness rounds so darn delicious? Well at least I think they are amazing because I love all things sweet in the mornings.

I don’t get a chance to eat donuts all that often, but really, that’s probably for the better. While they taste so decadent and comforting, they don’t always make for happy jeans later. Plus sometimes, that sugary sweetness just doesn’t give me the energy that I need in the morning. Until now!

 

The first step to making homemade ‘healthy’ donuts is to find a recipe that is super simple to make – probably the blender cinnamon roll donut recipe I am sharing today will suit your fancy. Then you need to get yourself a donut pan because baked donuts are so much easier to make.

These blender cinnamon roll donuts have protein powder, Greek yogurt, and eggs to up the protein value, and I subbed oatmeal in place of traditional flour. Then I added a layer of sweet, cinnamon deliciousness because this is a donut after all.

Blender Cinnamon Roll Donuts [no flour, added protein]

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Yield: 6 donuts
Calories per donut: 170 calories | 15 g Carbs | 6 g Fat | 14 g Protein | 4 g Sugar

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Skim Milk, or milk alternative
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 scoop Protein Powder, I used this

Cinnamon Sugar Layer:

  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or sugar alternative
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Water
  • Optional Icing** powdered sugar and a splash of water
  • Or protein powder and a splash of water

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease donut pan.
  2. In a blender, mix together yogurt, oats, baking powder, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and protein powder until well blended. Allow resting for a few minutes.
  3. In a small microwavable bowl, melt coconut oil in a microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, and water.
  4. Pour donut batter in donut pan 1/3 the way up, then add 1-2 teaspoons of the cinnamon-sugar mixture, and top with 1/3 more donut batter.
  5. Place in center of the oven and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown and donuts bounce back when touched.
  6. Allow cooling in donut pan for at least 10 minutes.
  7. Mix together your icing – either powdered sugar with a splash of water or protein powder with a splash of water.
  8. Pour over donuts and enjoy!