I feel so honoured to have a guest recipe from Leisha, a fellow health blogger and a sports science student.

When I saw the recipe on her blog for pro-nuts (a.k.a protein doughnuts) I was very excited. I’m not a massive fan of doughnuts because they can be quite oily and heavy- pretty much the opposite of healthy. But these baked pro-nuts sounded healthy and delicious.

The original recipe contained dairy and eggs, but she has specially created a vegan  protein doughnut.

vegan doughnut recipe

Leisha says “I constantly have people saying, wow you eat so healthy and I don’t know how you do it. Well I still eat doughnuts, cakes, cookie dough and pizza that’s how I do it. But there not your typical cakes… they are my own healthified but delicious treats.

This is my first ever Vegan recipe. I’ve never tried to substitute animal products for other more natural ingredients but I was really excited to give it a go. After researching more about vegan cooking in general I was amazed to find so many people living with a varied and delicious diet. I naively thought vegan meant carrots and lettuce. After making these doughnuts I will be sure to incorporate more vegan cooking into my life and get experimenting.


gluten free doughnuts

This recipe makes 6 doughnuts and I have also included a Vegan Cashew Cream icing to go with them, however there are lots of different ways you could top your Pronuts so get creative and tell me what you choose to top yours with.

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Serves 6
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Protein Doughnut Recipe


  • 40g Oats
  • 30g Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 25g of Vegan Protein Powder (I used Nutristength Pea Protein)
  • 100g Soya Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp (15g) Coconut oil
  • 150ml water
  • 100g Applesauce (Peeled,cored and boiled apple)


  1. Make the applesauce first by peeling, coring and then boiling an apple. Drain the water and you’ve made apple sauce.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Put the mixture into a doughnut maker machine or use a doughnut baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes at 180°C
  4. Then make your icing. To ice the 6 doughnuts I used 45g Roasted cashews + 3 TBSP water and blended with a very powerful blender. I then smothered the doughnuts with the icing and licked the bowl, because waste is a crime.” (You can also make a delicious frosting with cashew cream if you follow the recipe here).

Macros per 1 Pronut without icing:

  • Calories: 95
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fats: 4g

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Leisha MulveyLeisha is a health and fitness blogger who creates lots of healthy recipes. Leisha is studying sport science at university and shares  knowledge bombs to dispel nutrition myths. Currently in bikini prep, Leisha is sharing her journey to give others an insight into the Bikini fitness world and how it can affect both your body and mindset. To see more from Leisha visit her blog, instagram, twitter and facebook.


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