By Wendy Stoltz / Last Modified On February 26, 2023
Healthy, bite sized, and loaded with amazing ingredients, these mini Paleo Almond Joy Donuts are going to rock your world, and your taste-buds. These are the best almond flour donuts and they are super simple to make.
Looking for more Paleo Recipes? You'll want to make my Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins, Paleo Blueberry Muffins, and these scrumptious Paleo Waffles.
You all know that I LOVE making donuts. We enjoy a donut every Friday as a way to end the week. Lately I've been swapping out some of our regular gluten-free baked goods with Paleo versions.
These Paleo Almond Joy Donuts are my latest recipe, and our newest favorite paleo donuts.
My kids went nuts (no pun intended) for these mini Paleo Almond Joy Donuts, and you will too once you see how easy they are to make.
They only use one bowl, a few ingredients, and some chocolate. They are secretly healthy. Everyone that's tried these donuts can't tell the difference in taste or texture.
Paleo Donut Recipe
I made a quick video to show you how easy this paleo donut recipe is to make. If you're not a fan of the addition of sliced almonds and toasted coconut on top, you can always leave them off - then they'll be paleo chocolate donuts.
You're not missing out on anything. They're still scrumptious. I like to add extra sliced almonds and coconut to my mini Paleo Almond Joy Donuts, and my husband likes to eat them plain.
My kids don't care either way - they just like donuts!
If you don't have a mini donut pan, you can always use a regular sized donut pan and increase the time by 4-6 minutes. Just watch them, and check for doneness.
You can also use a mini muffin pan, and bake them for the same amount of time.
These mini Paleo Almond Joy Donuts are perfect for treats, celebrations, and freeze well - in case you were thinking about stashing some away for a rainy day.
Anyone who loves a good paleo donut will loves these donuts.
Measuring Almond Flour
Remember when measuring almond flour to make paleo donuts you need to spoon your flour into your measuring cup, then level it. Do not dip your measuring cup into the flour then level, it will be too much almond flour.
How to make Paleo Donuts
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease 2 mini donut pans; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk almond flour, salt, and baking soda.
Add coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
Spoon or pipe batter into your mini donut pan, careful not to cover the center.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the center is set.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
Dip the tops of each donut into melted chocolate and top with sliced almonds and toasted coconut.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
You can use your oil of choice in this paleo donut recipe. Also, you can sub the maple syrup out with honey or agave syrup. Use a sugar-free syrup for a keto donut.
If you like these Paleo Almond Joy Donuts, you'll probably like my Grain-Free Double Chocolate Muffins. They use similar ingredients and are equally easy to make.
If you enjoy a low carb diet, try these Low Carb Donuts.
Did you make these paleo donuts? Please leave a comment below letting me know what you thought.
Paleo Almond Joy Donuts
Paleo donuts that are super simple to make! Top them with your favortie toppins or melted chocolate.
- 2 cups fine ground almond flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup (or coconut sugar)
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla extract
- ½ cup gluten-free, dairy-free dark chocolate baking morsel's or no sugar added dark chocolate, melted.
- sliced almonds, for topping
- toasted coconut, for topping
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease 2 mini donut pans; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk almond flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Add coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
- Spoon or pipe batter into your mini donut pan, careful not to cover the center.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the center is set.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Dip the tops of each donut into melted chocolate and top with sliced almonds and toasted coconut.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
Serving Size:1 donut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 1gCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 8g
This is the first time I've wanted to make donuts- out of allll of the donut recipes on the internet. So yum! -and Paleo!!! Thank You!
Thank you 🙂
Agness of Run Agness Run
I love healthy treats, Chrystal! This is such a mouthwatering recipe!
Thank you Angess 🙂 I had so much fun creating this recipe and even more fun taste testing it.
Sharon @ What The Fork
This looks like an incredible way to start the day!
Is there any other gluten free flour you could recommend for yummy donuts? We have a tree nut allergy in the family, but the kids love the donuts!
Not for the paleo donuts. I have other donuts on my website that use standard (nut-free) gluten-free flours. Search for Donuts and you should find a whole bunch. I plan on doing a donut round up in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!
Recipe looks interesting and easy!
Can I make these in a donut maker?
I haven't tried them in a donut maker. Just be sure to test one donut for time/doneness before you get started cooking the rest.
Made them!! So dang good. I only have a regular donut pan so it made six and I cooked for 15 min. Roasted my coconut and almonds with a little maple syrup beforehand. Melted 90% chocolate with 1/4 semi sweet chips, dipped and topped with coconut almond mix! These are to die for!
So glad you liked them 🙂 Thank you for letting me know.
Would this work with ghee instead of coconut oil?
I haven't tried it, but it should work 🙂