Vanilla Protein Doughnut Banana Split

Vanilla Protein Doughnut Banana Split

This fun little protein treat was originally a “whoops” that I made into a “wow” and anyone that cooks knows sometimes those things happen, then you just have to pretend it was done on purpose. ūüôā ¬†This past Wednesday I had a photo shoot for some upcoming content. I was making a new protein doughnut recipe to use a new doughnut hole pan my friend gifted to me. ¬†So before the photographer arrived, I whipped them up so they would be cooled by the time he arrived and I could ice them for the shoot. ¬†Well, I hadn’t used the pan before so I wasnt sure how full to fill them so I filled them full to the top. ¬†When they came out I thought “Hmm…those don’t resemble doughnut holes, but a scoop of ice cream” so then I thought it would be so easy to use my 1stPhorm Level-1 Vanilla Ice Cream, Strawberry Milkshake and Milk Chocolate for icing flavors and colors. ¬†Then I saw some bananas that were on their death-bed in my kitchen and then the idea happened. ūüôā

This would make a great preworkout snack, a fun breakfast for your kids or have no shame like me and just make it for yourself! haha!

These cute little doughnuts freeze wonderfully so go ahead and make them in large batches and toss them in a ziploc and freeze them for a quick snack on the go, or to kill that sweet tooth late at night.

To get the rounded shape to mimic an ice cream scoop, HERE is the pan I used.

I want to let you know that the recipe and directions are for a whole batch of doughnuts. ¬†The nutrition information is for a serving of 3 doughnut “holes”. ¬†The banana is NOT included in the nutrition info below. ¬†I have put the recipe nutrition with the banana as shown here. ¬†I wanted to clarify this for you just incase you wanted to just have the doughnuts as a treat. ūüôā

1 medium banana with 3 doughnut holes:

Calories: 258

Fat: 6g

Carb: 29g

Sugar: 17g

Protein: 13g



1/3C coconut Flour

1/3C calorie-free white sugar substitute

1/3C 1stPhorm Level-1 Vanilla Ice Cream protein (available HERE)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

1/3C and 2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk

2 egg whites

1 whole egg

3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil separated into 1 Tablespoon in each into 3 small microwave bowls

2 Tablespoons 1stPhorm Level-1 Vanilla Ice Cream protein powder

2 Tablespoons 1stPhorm Level-1 Strawberry Milkshake protein powder

3 drops red food coloring (added to the strawberry protein to create a pink color)

2 Tablespoons 1stPhorm Level-1 Chocolate protein powder

TOPPINGS (optional)

sprinkles, nuts, mini chocolate chips, etc


Preheat oven to 325*.  Lightly spray doughnut hole pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small bowl, mix together all dry doughnut ingredients: coconut flour, white sugar substitute, protein powder, salt and baking powder.

In a medium bowl, mix together all wet doughnut ingredients: vanilla extract, applesauce, unsweetened coconut milk, egg whites and egg.

Gently whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well combined.

Spoon batter into doughnut hole pans, fill to the top

Place in oven and bake 15-18 min or until they spring back to the touch.

Remove from oven and allow to cool 2-3 mins then turn over onto a cooling rack and allow doughnuts to cool completly.

To make the glaze:

Place 2Tablespoons of coconut oil into a small bowl.  Microwave for 20-30 seconds until coconut oil is melted.  Then gently stir in the 3 Tablespoons of protein powder (add the red food coloring when you mix the Strawberry up) then spoon that flavor/color over one-third of the doughnut holes and add toppings if you like.  Repeat these steps for the remaining 2 flavors.

Once all doughnuts are glazed, place in the fridge for 10-15 min until glaze firms. ¬†Remove from fridge and enjoy. ¬†These may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, stored in the fridge or also freeze them and seperate the layers with wax paper so they don’t stick or bag them in sandwich bags in individual serving sizes.

Makes 18 doughnut holes


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 doughnut holes with glaze
Calories 138
Fat 6g
Carbohydrate 6g
Sugar 0
Protein 12g

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