By Kari Ellefson, Team Dough Bar

Everyone has sugar cravings from time to time. Sweet treats, after all, are one of life's little pleasures, and what better way to indulge than a delectable, delicious doughnut? Especially, a doughnut that’s packed with protein and low in sugar? Dough Bar DOUGHnuts are a healthy alternative to the average doughnut and a perfect way to feed your protein needs while satisfying your sweet tooth guilt-free. A perfect solution when you're looking for something other than a protein bar!

The Dough Bar Difference

The Dough Bar’s original raised doughnuts are packed with 13 grams of protein in each. Our doughnuts are baked, not fried. This alone eliminates the nasty fats and oils found in your average joe doughnut. They are also free of soy products and contain only 5.5 grams of fat and 2 grams of sugar in each, for a plain doughnut. Adding our custom glaze and topping does increase the sugar content, but if you’re watching your intake you can go easy on those items. 

The average protein bar contains anywhere from 10 to 30 grams of sugar - as much as some candy bars - and can often be high in fat. Many of these bars are also packed with unhealthy additives like artificial preservatives and sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, and maltitol. Made from scratch with natural ingredients, our doughnuts are the perfect substitute for these types of products.

A Post-Workout Doughnut? YES!

Here at The Dough Bar we are always working to expand and improve our menu by creating new, innovative protein-packed treats. In addition to our doughnuts, we now have monkey bread, pastry rolls, and gluten-free cake doughnuts as staple menu items. We also frequently run limited-time test runs on other protein-packed prototypes. Our protein-rich doughnuts and other treats are often implemented as a pre or post-workout fuel-up for athletes and bodybuilders. 

Customize Your Toppings

Complete with homemade toppings and glaze, our doughnuts are made to order and are shipped directly to your doorstep. They arrive plain and individually wrapped, separate from the toppings and glaze. This allows customers to personalize their experience and engage in some DIY fun. If you're short on macros, cut back a bit on the amount of glaze you add to your doughnut. If you have some wiggle room, glaze away! 

This customizable experience is a fun and creative way for kids and adults alike to indulge in dessert. Whether it’s family bonding over doughnut decorating, or a quick, convenient gym time snack, our treats are the perfect go-to. You can enjoy every bite with peace of mind, knowing you’re able to satisfy your craving in a nutritious way. 

About The Dough Bar

From humble beginnings experimenting with recipes in their very own kitchen, The Dough Bar’s founders, Marquez and Ondrea Fernandez, have grown their company in a big way. Eventually, concocting what would be a killer recipe for healthy doughnuts, The Dough Bar was officially born in April of 2015. These unique and creative protein-packed doughnuts were first baked in a rental kitchen in the San Francisco Bay area and sold online for shipping all over the country. Marquez and Ondrea went on to appear on Shark Tank, ABC’s number one show for aspiring entrepreneurs, where they were given an opportunity to present their vision for The Dough Bar to celebrity investors. The Dough Bar continues to be passionate about our customers, products, and promoting an active lifestyle, while proudly delivering protein-packed snacks to customers all across the country. For more information and to stay updated on our ever-changing menu, visit our website, and follow us on social media @doughbardoughnuts.


Looking for a healthy alternative to the average doughnut, and a perfect way to feed your protein needs while satisfying your sweet tooth guilt-free? The Dough Bar is a company founded by health enthusiasts who are sincerely passionate about supporting the health and well-being of others.

Use code DOUGHBAR15 to get 15% off your next order of The Dough Bar doughnuts at www.doughbardoughnuts.com.