How often have you craved a maple glazed paleo donut? Too many times? When I first started on a paleo diet, donuts were one of the sweet treats I missed the most. I have been on a quest ever since to create the best paleo donut recipe possible. These paleo donuts with almond flour add just a touch of coconut flour to improve consistency and are so easy to make. They are gluten free, refined sugar free and virtually fat free too.
Sound too good to be true? I promise you they’re not. These incredible donuts don’t last long in our house. If I were you, I would consider making a double batch.
Are Maple Glazed Paleo Donuts healthy?
While all sweet treats should be eaten in moderation, these paleo donuts with almond flour are refined sugar free, gluten free and have just a small amount of ghee in the maple donut glaze recipe. So, if you feel in need of a donut fix, then these donuts are about as good for you as you can get.
How To Make Paleo Donuts With Almond Flour
This is a super easy all-in-one paleo donut recipe. To make the donuts, all you need to do is add all the donut ingredients to one large bowl and stir gently.
Depending on the brand of almond flour you use, the mixture may not be perfectly smooth. Don’t worry – it will still turn out a beautiful donut.
However, if at all possible, I highly recommend finely ground blanched almond flour for the best texture.
Once mixed together, pour all the mixture into well-greased donut molds. Don’t leave any part of the mold un-greased, as the mixture will stick and your donuts will not release properly from the molds.
PRO TIP: After many recipe tests, I have discovered I get the best results with silicone molds – they are easy to fill and allow you to press the donut out of the mold when cooled. With hard donut molds, I find it harder to get the donuts out of the molds without breaking them.
PRO TIP: Fill the molds to approximately half full. If you fill them any higher, the mixture will spill over the sides and the donuts will not rise properly and they will lose their beautiful donut shape.
Bake the donuts in a preheated oven at 325 fahrenheit for approximately 10 to 12 minutes. The donuts are ready when they are firm to the touch and a knife point inserted into the donut comes out clean. Allow the donuts to cool completely in the mold before turning them out.
How To Make Maple Donut Glaze
Making the maple donut glaze couldn’t be easier – or result any more delicious. Simply melt the butter and coconut sugar in a pan over a medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. You need to make sure that all the coconut sugar has dissolved, otherwise your glaze may be slightly ‘gritty’ in texture. While the mixture is still hot, stir in the maple syrup and continue to heat gently until the glaze starts to thicken and coats the back of a spoon.
The whole process takes no more than 3 to 5 minutes. When cooled, add the tablespoon of coconut cream to give the glaze a beautiful sheen.
PRO TIP: If you want the donut glaze to have a thicker consistency and to ‘set’ more firmly, add a half teaspoon of arrowroot powder mixed with a little water to the mixture while still warm and stir thoroughly.
Dip and twist the donuts into the glaze mixture and you’re good to go.
How To Store Maple Glazed Paleo Donuts
Your maple glazed donuts can be stored in an airtight container and will keep for up to one week. That’s if you manage to not eat the whole batch before then!
Can You Freeze Paleo Donuts With Almond Flour?
Yes, you can freeze baked paleo donuts. They freeze better if you freeze them before adding the maple glaze.
When you are ready to serve your paleo donuts, simply remove them from the freezer and allow them to defrost completely before dipping them into the donut glaze. Sometimes, I also warm them up gently in the oven at around 300 degrees F.
How Can I Use Leftover Maple Donut Glaze?
The paleo donut recipe above will make slightly more maple glaze than you need for one batch. This glaze is really versatile and stores well in an airtight jar.
If you manage to stop people scooping it right out of the jar, it’s also delicious served with other paleo desserts:
Easy Maple Glazed Paleo Donuts Recipe
This maple glazed paleo donut recipe is so EASY. Find out how to make paleo donuts with almond flour in 30 minutes, including the maple donut glaze! Nobody will ever guess these are paleo!
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Baked Paleo Donuts with Almond Flour
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 cup Blanched almond flour
- 1 tablespoon Coconut flour
- 3 tablespoons Maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla bean powder (you could use 1 teaspoon vanilla extract instead but the vanilla bean powder gives an extra depth of flavor)
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
Maple Donut Glaze
- 2 ounces Ghee
- 1/2 cup Coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup Maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Coconut cream
- 1/2 teaspoon Arrowroot powder (optional, mixed with a little water)
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How To Make Paleo Donuts With Almond Flour
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the eggs, almond flour, coconut flour, maple syrup, vanilla bean powder, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Stir all the ingredients together until fully incorporated.
Spoon your mixture into well-greased donut molds. Your molds should be filled to approximately half full. Don't overfill the molds or the mixture will spill over the sides and your donuts will not bake properly.
Place the donuts in your preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. The donuts are ready when they are golden in color, firm to the touch and a knife point inserted into the donut comes out clean.
Allow donuts to cool completely before flipping the donut mold over and pressing gently to release the donuts.
To Make the Maple Donut Glaze
Add the butter and coconut sugar to a heavy bottomed saucepan and heat over a gentle heat, until the butter has melted and the sugar has completely dissolved.
Add the maple syrup and continue to heat over a gentle heat, until the glaze starts to thicken and the mixture coats the back of a spoon.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Add a tablespoon of coconut cream and stir to incorporate. This will give your glaze a beautiful shine.
If you want to make a slightly thicker glaze or you want your glaze to set harder, simply stir in half a teaspoon of arrowroot powder mixed with a little water, into the warm glaze mixture and stir thoroughly.
Allow the glaze to cool.
To glaze the donuts, dip the donuts into the glaze and twist the donut as you lift it out of the glaze. This prevents the glaze from dripping.
Serving size: 1 large donut
The number of donuts that this paleo donut recipe makes will depend on the size of your donut mold. It could make anywhere from 6-8 donuts. The molds I used above made 6 large donuts, and nutrition info is based on 6.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.