Pancake Mix Protein Donuts – Easy 5 Ingredient Recipe

6 donuts
25 min

Super easy and fluffy Pancake Mix Protein Donuts with just add water pancake mix, protein powder and Greek yogurt too. Baked high protein Kodiak pancake mix donuts are great for a healthy dessert, breakfast and post workout treat.

Okay not going to lie, I was actually really surprised with how fluffy these pancake doughnuts turned out to be.

These might actually even be fluffier than my normal protein donuts from scratch; I guess pancake mix does do wonders!

Ingredients for Pancake Mix Protein Muffins

These pancake mix protein donuts are made with just 5 ingredients and are perfect for a quick hacky high protein breakfast recipe!

  • Protein Pancake Mix – I used the Kodiak Cakes Protein Pancake Mix for these donuts – both in the Buttermilk and Dark Chocolate flavors.
  • I’ve also tried the plant based red velvet protein pancake mix from ProteinWorld for this recipe, and it came out fust as fluffy. They have other flavors too and a Vegan Pancake Mix which would work perfectly here as well. HAYLSKITCHEN gets you a discount on ProteinWorld.
  • You can also make these donuts with any other just add water pancake mix.
  • Vanilla Protein Powder for extra high protein donuts, and also replace the sweetener.
  • I recommend Protein World Slender Blend or ProteinWorld Whey for this recipe to keep it sugar free; Use the code HAYLSKITCHEN for a discount.
  • Another option would be Quest.
  • Non-fat Greek Yogurt another protein-packed ingredient
  • Almond Milk to add moisture to the donuts – the protein powder absorbs a lot.
  • Egg
Pancake Mix Protein Donuts – Easy 5 Ingredient Recipe
Recipe details
  • 6  donuts
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 1 cup Protein Pancake Mix, weighed 100g
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder, 30g, ⅓ cup
  • ⅓ cup Almond Milk, 80ml
  • ¼ cup Non fat Greek Yogurt, 56g
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tbsp Chocolate Chips, Sugar-free recommended, 42g
  • ¼ tsp Coconut Oil

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 6-cavity donut pan with cooking spray to grease.
In a large bowl, whisk together milk, Greek yogurt and egg.
Add in protein pancake mix and protein powder and fold to combine.Don’t over-mix or donuts will be dense.Batter should be fairly thick; Add 1-2 Tbsp water if it’s too thick, or 1 Tbsp more pancake mix if it’s too runny.
Divide the batter among donut pan cavities, about ⅔ way to the top.
Bake for 13-15 minutes. A toothpick inserted into center should come out dry.Cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pan. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Place chopped chocolate chips and coconut oil in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave about 45 seconds, stirring halfway, until completely melted.Allow to cool slightly.
Use spoon to spread chocolate on top (rounded) side of donut.
  • Nutrition value, alternate ingredients, tips and storage options are available on my website:
Haylee Jane Monteiro
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  • Thomas McLean Thomas McLean on Jul 11, 2021

    I will be making these because they look good and seem that they will be fairly easy to put together. Thanks for posting this recipe.

    • Haylee Jane Monteiro Haylee Jane Monteiro on Jul 12, 2021

      You're most welcome Thomas! I can't wait to know what you think!

      I'd really appreciate if you leave a comment on my website with what you think :)

  • Georgi Georgi on Jul 18, 2021

    Thank you for sharing. I'll be giving these a try🏅

    • Haylee Jane Monteiro Haylee Jane Monteiro on Jul 18, 2021

      Of course Georgi! I can't wait to know what you think!

      It would mean a lot if you left a comment on my website with your thoughts :)