These grain-free donuts with blueberries and a coconut glaze are a delicious snack made with coconut flour instead of grain. Coconut flour donuts are the perfect Paleo snack for any time!
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Today while shopping I found a big box of blueberries at the grocery store. I wanted to create something with them quickly before my son got home from school and devoured the whole box!
This gluten-free blueberry donut recipe is easy to make, and it is popular with my whole family. If you prefer paleo baking, you will also love these Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts and these Paleo Breakfast Muffins.
My son is a blueberry fanatic. I am sure I can convince him to be a fanatic over any of these https://www.fearlessdining.com/the-best-gluten-free-donut-recipes/gluten free donut recipes!"
Fresh, frozen, dried, it just doesn't matter. He will eat blueberries until his mouth is stained dark blue. I buy frozen organic blueberries in bulk at Costco every month, and he eats them all. If I want to bake with blueberries, I have to do it when he is not home, otherwise, it will be too late :-).
Add your dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
Add your wet ingredients to a smaller bowl and whisk to blend. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients. Note that coconut flour absorbs a LOT more moisture than a typical gluten free flour blend.
Allow your donut batter to sit for 10 minutes. If your batter is really dry, add a little more warm water (1 tablespoon at a time) until your batter is a bit less stiff.
*Consider using small blueberries if you are making mini donuts in the Babycakes donut cooker. Larger berries tend to take up a lot of the little donut cooking space, making it harder for the dough to get all the way around the berries.
Low carb baking tips:
This gluten free dairy-free donut recipe is loosely based on the paleo donut recipe that Fenny at Green Bites Cafe had shared with me a few months ago. She uses coconut flour in her gluten free baking and has been an inspiration to me.
Coconut flour is a flour that is low-carb compared to grain-based flours. Making this grain-free donut recipe is great if you are on a low-carb diet. These coconut flour donuts are definitely worth trying!
I added a simple glaze on top to give these donuts a little more sweetness. A light dusting of coconut plays well with the blueberry flavor, making these donuts a favorite with my son.
Grain-free donuts on a cooling rack. The glaze is drying and I sprinkled unsweetened shredded coconut on top.
Can you use frozen blueberries?
You can easily use frozen blueberries but you will want to use small ones because the donuts are small.
You can use a glaze as in the recipe instructions, dust these donuts in powdered sugar, or you can drizzle with white chocolate for more of a dessert donut.
- Babycakes Donut Maker...this is my most used item for making donuts.
- If you don't want a donut maker, this inexpensive donut pan is just as good.
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup small blueberries
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons water
- shredded coconut, I used lightly sweetened
- Preheat Babycakes Mini Doughnut Maker,.
- In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients.
- Whisk to blend.
- Add wet ingredients and stir.
- Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Put a spoonful in each donut cavity in the Babycakes donut cooker.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Open Babycakes donut cooker and use fork to remove donuts.
- Let donuts cool on a rack.
- In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and water.
- Stir until it is a thick liquid.
- Drizzle over the donuts.
- Dust the donuts with the shredded coconut.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: g
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.