Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts with Honey Nectar

If you love donuts, but want a healthier version that doesn’t give up flavor, these paleo apple cinnamon donuts with a honey nectar drizzle are perfect for you.

These Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts with Honey Drizzle stacked on top of each other as honey drips down the stack

Today we are having gluten free apple donuts for breakfast and we have NO guilt!

You heard that correctly.

My kids are so excited we are breaking the rules today. Breakfast needs to be fun, but my biggest rule is that breakfast must have protein and not too much sugar. Nothing is worse than sitting through your first class and your tummy starts to rumble. These easy gluten free apple cinnamon donuts follow all of my rules :-).

I love that these paleo donuts are made with all the healthy stuff….almond flour, cassava flour, egg, almond milk…and they are sweetened with Truviaยฎ Nectar. Use it anywhere you would use honey! This nectar has 50% less calories than sugar!

These Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts with Honey Nectar Drizzle on a cooling rack

Have you tried stevia leaf? Truviaยฎ Nectar is made with stevia leaf extract, the sweetest part of the stevia leaf. This nectar is ideal for use in foods and beverages where honey sweetness is desired with fewer calories. You can use it anywhere honey is used, including hot and cold beverages, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, baked goods, sauces and dressings and more!

And aren’t these gluten free donuts worth it?

These Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts with Honey Nectar Drizzle being poured on

How To Make Paleo Donuts:

truvia next to a bowl of flour

Mix my dry ingredients and wet ingredients up separately.

wet and dry ingredients mixed together in a bowl

The batter should be a little thick, but not too thick.

donut in a donut maker

I make my donuts in my BabyCakes Donut Maker. They taste fried, but these are just as healthy as baked donuts. You can also use a donut pan and bake these, they will taste just as good :-).

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Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts with Honey Nectar
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Easy paleo apple cinnamon donuts

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 mini donuts
Calories: 122 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 chopped apple, peeled first
  • 1/4 cup Truvia Nectar more used if you want a drizzle
  1. Preheat the BabyCakes Donut maker, or your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk all wet ingredients together.
  3. Take a large bowl, add all dry ingredients. Whisk to blend.
  4. Pour the web ingredients into the dry ingredients and add apple.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add to sections of the donut maker or pan and cook 4 minutes in the donut maker, or until done in the oven. (*Please note, I am not listing cook time for using the oven. Many people have a mini donut pan, but most use a large donut pan and the cooking times vary between donut size.)
Nutrition facts per serving (1g)
122kcal | Fat: 10g | Saturated fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g | Monounsaturated fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 10mg | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 3g | Vitamin A: 0.8% | Vitamin C: 0.3% | Calcium: 4.5% | Iron: 4.2%

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  1. I love that these are Paleo and use only ten ingredients!

  2. Mmmmmm, these look soooo good, and have come at a PERFECT time as I was just browsing for some donut recipes this morning. I’ve not heard of Truvia before, but I wonder if these would come out just as good with maple syrup instead. They’re literally making my mouth water-can’t wait to try one. Thanks for sharing! <3

  3. These donuts look so good and I agree with you about breakfast needs to be protein packed. Loving that these are low sugar and gluten free. Pinning ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’ve never eaten a donut in my entire life, I would love to give these a try.

  5. What a delicious donuts! And that honey drizzle. I would eat them quickly!

  6. I love the Truvia Nectar! Your donuts look great as well!

  7. Recipes like this make me with I had a donut mold.. YUM! Or maybe with practice I could make them anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I love that honey drizzle!

  8. These look incredible, I really need to buy a donut pan!

  9. Sandi, seriously….. these look delectable! That drizzle…. wow! I want to eat a few of those!

  10. I don’t know how you keep your babycakes trays so tidy when you make donuts! I love that gadget, but it is a disaster by the time I am finished, though I guess donuts do turn out a bit more cleanly than when I make waffles ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Yummy looking recipe!

  11. I can’t believe how fluff these are! Most paleo baked goods seem quite dense, but these look like a real treat!

  12. These donuts looks sooooo fluffy and delish! I have a baby cakes donut pan so I will make these soon!

  13. They look spectacular!! I cannot believe these are grain free and I can’t wait to try out your recipe!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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