A Delicious Chocolate Paleo Donut

Did you know that I try to mostly eat Paleo? After the elimination diet I did last year, my body does not tolerate wheat or dairy very well. This Paleo Donut Recipe is one of my all-time favorite treats. The donut is made with healthy ingredients, is wheat-free, has no refined sugar and tastes absolutely delicious!

You have to try these! These decadent chocolate glazed donuts don't compromise on taste but they are Paleo, dairy-free, refined sugar free!

You’ll need a donut (doughnut!) pan for these baked donuts. I bought this one a couple of years ago and it has been great.

Donut pan for Donut Recipe

Mix all the wet ingredients together (except for the eggs). Then in a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Add the wet to to the dry. 

Beat your egg whites until they form stiff peaks, then gently fold into the mixture.

Mixing the ingredients for a paleo baked donut recipe
Paleo Baked Donut Recipe - so delicious looking!

Put your mixture into a piping bag and pipe it into the donut mold.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 12 minutes or until golden.

A donut baking pan with 6 baked donut rings

Remove from pan and allow to completely cool (I usually pop them in the freezer for 15 minutes).

Easy to make (and healthy!) baked donut recipe

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and coconut oil until shiny and smooth. Dip the cooled donuts into the chocolate.

Paleo donut recipe - dunked in a chocolate glaze! Yum!

Chill for at least 30 minutes until the glaze hardens. 

A chocolate glazed paleo donut recipe - OMG!

The glaze will soften at room temperature so leave refrigerated until around 5 – 10 minutes before you serve.

I can't believe these donut recipe is healthy! How decadent do these chocolate glazed paleo donuts look?!

This Paleo Donut Recipe is so delicious – it’s moist, chocolately and perfectly sweet. But there’s no junk in it so you can feel good about treating yourself!

Do you think you’ll give this quick recipe a shot? I’d love to know what you think if you do!

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Paleo Donut Recipe

Chocolate glazed paleo donuts - a stack of donuts on a blue mat
A delicious baked paleo donut recipe. Gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.
Jenna Shaughnessy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Serving Size 12


  • 1 ¼ cup blanched almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup Grade A, organic if possible
  • For the Donuts;
  • ¼ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted (organic, if possible)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Whites of 2 large eggs organic, if possible
  • For the Glaze;
  • ½ cup very dark chocolate 73% cocoa – the Enjoy Life brand is completely dairy free
  • ¼ cup unsweetened chocolate 100% cocoa – naturally dairy free
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your 6-mold doughnut pan with coconut oil.
  • Combine all the ingredients except for the egg whites.
  • Beat the egg whites until thick and fluffy. Firm peaks will form.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Do not over-mix.
  • Put batter into a piping bag (or a freezer bag with the corner cut) and pipe into the doughnut molds.
  • Bake 8 – 12 minutes until lightly golden (8 minutes on a convection oven, 12 minutes for a regular oven).
  • Allow the doughnuts to cool, remove from the pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze.
  • Create a double-boiler (bain marie). Fill a saucepan with a few inches of water and place on a medium heat. Put a bowl (or smaller saucepan) on top. It should not be touching the water.
  • Place the ingredients for the glaze in the bowl. Stir gently until fully melted.
  • Dip each chilled doughnut into the chocolate mixture.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes until the glaze hardens.


Adapted from Jenna Shaughnessy

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