Two sweet potato protein donuts on a rectangular plate with more donuts in the background
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Sweet Potato Donuts

Sweet potato donuts are rich and fudgy and secretly healthy! Packed with protein, these donuts are vegan, gluten free, dairy free and so easy to make! Ready in about 30 minutes, these baked sweet potato chocolate donuts are going to become your new favorite snack or dessert!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy donut, protein donut, sweet potato donut, vegan donut
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Samantha Rowland



  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • Mash the sweet potato in a large bowl. 
  • Add the ground flax and unsweetened applesauce to the mashed sweet potatoes and stir well
  • Add the almond butter and maple syrup to the mashed sweet potato mixture
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir well. The batter will be very thick and it might take a minute to all come together
  • Once the batter is done, spoon it out between 16 mini donuts. Use a spoon or use a ziplock bag with the corner cut off like a piping bag
  • Once the dough is divided, be sure to shape the donuts, making sure there is a clear hole in the center (or they will become muffins)
  • Bake at 400F for 25 minutes. 
  • Take out of the oven, cool slightly. Move to a parchment paper or wax paper coated baking sheet. 
  • Melt unsweetened bakers chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the donuts using a spoon. Refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened. 



Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6725IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.7mg