Gluten-Free Maple Bacon Protein Donuts

The Donut Gods must have been listening to my plea for some Gluten-Free donuts the other day because THESE bad boys miraculously made it into my life yesterday! Introducing…Gluten-Free Maple Bacon Protein Donuts.? Thank you to my dear friend, Ashtyn, for making magic in my home and opening my eyes to how delish protein donuts can be.

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Gluten Free Maple Bacon Protein Donuts

Gluten-Free Maple Bacon Protein Donuts


1½ cups Quest Nutrition brown rice powder
½ cup vanilla protein powder
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup xylitol (or 1/8 cup stevia)
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla
¼ cup pure maple syrup
2 eggs
2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk


½ cup powdered xylitol (blend ½ cup xylitol in blender till powdered)
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
½ cup sugar free maple syrup
4 slices of bacon


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, except for the xylitol, and mix well. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients, including the xylitol, til well combined.
3. Fold together the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients til just mixed.
4. Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray, spoon dough into pan, about half full. Bake for 8-10 minutes, til lightly browned and dough bounces back at touch. Set aside to cool.
5. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the frosting, except for the bacon.
6. Once the donuts have cooled, spoon frosting on top til well covered. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top and enjoy!

Makes 12 donuts

Nutritional information: 163 cals; 2g fat; 20g carb; 9g protein (Only 4g sugar!)

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  1. Natasha stabile - August 9, 2016

    If you don’t have a donut pan can you make these as pancakes, waffles or muffins?

  2. adejoke - July 24, 2016

    hi team powell. ive been losing weight and ive lost 36lbs. over the last 3 months ive put back on 15 lbs. my family arent supportive at all they are the cause of me slipping up with all temptaytion around me. ive tried talking to them but they wont give in. do you have any advice ot help me lose the weight

  3. rusty - June 26, 2016

    How can i be notified when casting starts for extreme weight loss

    • Team Powell - June 26, 2016

      The best thing to do would be to keep an eye on the website.

  4. Janine - June 21, 2016

    What are the carb grams for high card cycle days and low card cycle days????

  5. Amanda - June 7, 2016

    Looks Amazing! 163 Calories per donut?

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