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Gluten Free Donuts

These Chocolate Gluten Free Donuts are baked in the oven, but as delicious as the classic fried donut. They're paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Sweets
Method: Baking
Servings: 8
Author: Lexi


Dry Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened pure organic applesauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil melted
  • Optional: Sprinkle with unsweetened dried coconut

Strawberry Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon dried strawberry powder


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees °F. Grease a donut pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine dry ingredients. Add in wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Pour batter into greased donut pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.When donuts are done, let cool on a baking rack.
  • In two small mixing bowls, mix the chocolate and strawberry glaze ingredients separately and set aside until the donuts have cooled.
  • Once cooled, drizzle glaze over donuts and devour!


  • This recipe was updated on January 26th, 2017.
  • You can place the donuts in the refrigerator to help cool faster while you make the chocolate and/or strawberry glaze.
  • Calories: 143


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 65mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 22g