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.
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.
- 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