Chef Alex Curtis Presents…


Alex Curtis is a fellow fitness blogger.  I always look forward to his posts, particularly those involving my favorite thing…FOOD!  He recently posted a recipe for protein donuts using one of my favorite go-to breakfast foods, Kodiak Cakes.  He passed along a way to use the pancake mix to make a great treat!  If you like the way the following recipe sounds, I recommend you visit his site for more delicious dishes or fitness/workout info.

Alex’s Pronuts (protein donuts)

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Nothing on the internet needs to go viral more than these Maple Glazed Jelly Pronuts (protein donuts). These sticky, sweet, crispy donuts are made with Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix and filled with organic mixed berry preserves before being lightly fried in coconut oil and then rolled in a sweet maple syrup glaze and sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar. With over 15 grams of protein, these donuts are worth every bite.

Here’s how you can make your own:

1 cup Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix
6 tsp. organic mixed berry preserves
1 whole egg
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
* Makes 6 Pronuts

Prepping Instructions
1) In a large bowl combine the Power Cakes mix with 1 whole egg and 1/4 cup of water and mix until the batter has a cookie dough-like consistency.
2) Mold the mix into patties and make an indent in them with your thumb.
3) Add 1 tsp. of organic berry preserves, jelly, jam or whatever filling you’d like into the indent.
4) Fold the dough over the jelly filling making sure the indents are completely sealed.

Cooking Instructions
1) Heat a large skillet on a medium flame and melt 2 tbsp. of virgin coconut oil.
2) Place each donut on the skillet and fry until both sides and edges of the donut are golden-light brown.
3) Place the donuts on a plate and rub them with maple syrup (dip a spoon in maple syrup and rub it evenly across the donut. Repeat until each donut is fully and evenly glazed).
4) Sprinkle 1 tsp. of powdered sugar and 1 tsp. of cinnamon evenly over each donut.


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3 responses

  1. I started to shake just reading this. I could probably eat 2 dozen of them without even taking a breathe. Lol

    1. I was looking for treats other than chocolate. I’m playing with my diet and temporarily took chocolate off my list of foods to eat. Typically, I have a couple squares of the 90% after dinner but I had to find a substitute.

      Happy Thursday over there!

  2. These sound like they’ll satisfy the sweet tooth and provide a nice amount of protein in the process. Great recipe to share. Thanks.

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