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Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

These Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are soft, fluffy with a delicious cinnamon sugar coating. This baked donut recipe is easy to make in one bowl and the perfect breakfast or afternoon treat! Grain-free, paleo-friendly, gluten-free with low carb / keto sweetener options. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 134 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg or preferred egg substitute
  • ¼ cup creamy cashew butter or preferred nut / seed butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or preferred sticky liquid sweetener. For low carb / keto, you can use Lakanto SF maple syrup or 4-5 drops of pure liquid monk fruit extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk , you can sub any milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fine blanched almond flour , fluffed with a fork or sifted to make sure there are no lumps
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour or arrowroot flour, fluffed with a fork or sifted to make sure there are no lumps
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour , fluffed with a fork or sifted to make sure there are no lumps
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Cinnamon sugar coating

  • 4 Tbsp melted vegan butter , refined coconut oil or ghee
  • 1/3 cup granulated pure maple sugar . or preferred granulated sweetener
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a donut pan with non-stick spray or place a silicone donut pan on a baking pan. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, cashew butter, maple syrup, milk and vanilla until smooth. Slowly add the almond flour, tapioca flour and coconut flour and mix until combined.

    Cinnamon sugar donut batter in a clear mixing bowl with a whisk
  3. Transfer the batter to a large piping bag or a large zip-top bag with a corner snipped off and pipe into the prepared donut pan, filling each cavity evenly. Alternatively, use a spoon to fill the donut pan.
    Unbaked donut batter in a donut ban
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 19-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven and let the donuts cool for 10-15 minutes, or until cool enough to handle.

  5. Meanwhile, make the cinnamon sugar topping by mixing the ingredients in a small shallow bowl. Once the donuts are cool enough to handle, brush each donut with some melted vegan butter then generously dunk into the bowl with the cinnamon sugar topping, making sure to coat well on all sides.

    Serve and enjoy.

    Top shot of 6 scatter baked cinnamon sugar donuts on a white background

Recipe Notes

How to store

Let your donuts cool completely then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

How to Freeze

Allow the baked donuts to cool completely then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes. Transfer to resealable freezer-safe bag or airtight container and freeze for up to three months.

To Reheat

Thaw them on the counter for 2-3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator, then bring the donuts to room temperature or warm them up in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 7g14%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.