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 donuts are a delicious way to celebrate National Donut Day!
Today we are having gluten free apple donuts for breakfast and we have NO guilt!
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.
(This post was sponsored by Truvia, but all opinions are my own.)
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 Truvia® Nectar. Use it anywhere you would use honey! This nectar has 50% less calories than sugar!
Have you tried stevia leaf? Truvia® 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?
How To Make Paleo Donuts:
Mix my dry ingredients and wet ingredients up separately.
The batter should be a little thick, but not too thick. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes. See all of the delicious apple chunks? they are the highlight of this donut recipe!
What kinds of apples do you use in baking?
I like to use apples that are on the tart side for baking. Here are some of my favorites:
- Granny Smith
- Pink Lady
Can you use a donut pan to bake these donuts?
TIP: If you use a donut pan, spray coconut oil in the pan and it will help give a little crispness to your donuts.
How long do donuts take to bake?
If you are using a donut maker, the donuts are ready in 5-7 minutes. If you are baking your paleo donuts in a donut pan, it will take 22 minutes.
More Delicious Paleo Donut Recipes To Try:
- Gluten Free Lemon Donuts
- Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts
- Gluten Free Banana Donuts (aka Chunky Monkey!)
- Gluten Free Breakfast Donuts
- 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
- Preheat the BabyCakes Donut maker, or your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, whisk all wet ingredients together.
- Take a large bowl, add all dry ingredients. Whisk to blend.
- Pour the web ingredients into the dry ingredients and add apple.
- Mix well.
- 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.)
1. Let the donut batter sit for 10 minutes before adding to the donut maker. This will help the consistency of the donuts.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g