Low-Protein RecipesHomemade Donuts

Homemade Donuts recipe ingredients

Homemade Donuts

Rise and shine with pillowy deliciousness. Infused with cinnamon and vanilla, this simple donut recipe is the perfect way to start your day.

  • Serving size: 1 donut
  • PROTEIN per serving: 0.2 g*
  • CALORIES per serving: 287
  • Total FAT per serving: 10 g
  • Total CARBS per serving: 50 g
  • # of servings: 6
  • Time to prepare: 30 min

The frying process will add additional calories and fat that are difficult to calculate.

*Protein amount may differ depending on the brands that are used.



  • 3 cups plus 1 tbsp low-protein baking mix
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup non-dairy creamer
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 3 drops of yellow food coloring
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • 1Stir together low-protein baking mix, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and sugar in a medium bowl.
  • 2Combine non-dairy creamer, water, oil, vanilla, and yellow food coloring in a small bowl.
  • 3Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing until smooth.
  • 4Sprinkle small amount of baking mix on dough to prevent sticking; then gather dough in your hands and form a ball. Pat or roll dough to a thickness of about ¾ of an inch on a surface dusted with baking mix.
  • 5Cut with greased 2½-inch donut cutter to prevent sticking.
  • 6Reroll dough as needed, to get 6 donuts and 6 holes.
  • 7Fry in a pan or deep fryer with a minimum of 1 inch of oil.
  • 8Fry donuts several at a time for 1 minute on each side, using a candy thermometer to keep the oil temperature at 375°F.
  • 9Lay donuts and holes on a paper towel to drain and then roll in confectionrs' sugar.

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