Easy Paleo Donuts (No donut pan required)

Easy Paleo Donuts (No donut pan required)

Gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar free blackberry and strawberry glazed easy paleo donuts.

It’s an amazing feeling when you can eat just about any treat you want on a Paleo diet, including Paleo donuts.

These donuts are light, airy, and so easy to make! I used to be intimidated to make donuts, but don’t be! This recipe is easy and uses equipment you probably already have! These easy Paleo donuts have a wonderful cakey texture and the fruit glaze adds the perfect sweetness.

Also, if you don’t have a donut pan, don’t worry! I used a wine cork and tin foil to create little molds to use with a muffin pan to hold the place of the hole (my boyfriend’s brilliant idea).

You can get super creative with this recipe, too! Try adding coconut flakes on top, drizzling with melted chocolate, or dipping in a mix of coconut sugar and cinnamon!


Donut batter around “hole” molds made from tin foil. **I filled it too high- only fill it half way! (If you do fill them too much, once they are baked you can always trim the bottom)


Blending together the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, creamer, and strawberries for the glaze. If you don’t have a blender, you can muddle the berries and mix by hand.


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Two glazes- strawberry and blackberry. Colored naturally with the fruit!


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Donuts once they are baked and out of the oven. You may need to cut around the edges of the tin foil, but it comes out pretty easily.



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Finished product!


Paleo donuts

Easy Paleo Donuts

Natalie Eng | Naturally Natalie Eng

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 43 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine dairy-free, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, paleo
Servings 8 Donuts


  • 2 c. almond flour (you can also use almond meal for a grainier texture)
  • 6 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch Pink Himalayan sea salt

For the Glaze:

  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. almond milk creamer (I use Califia Farms)
  • Strawberries and/or blackberries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients.
  • Grease a donut pan with coconut oil and spoon batter in about 1/2 way. (They will get too tall if you fill them up to the top, but if you do or if they come out too muffin like, you can always trim the bottom half). (Tip: If you don’t have a donut pan, which I didn’t, use a mini muffin pan and just make tin foil molds about the shape of a wine cork and while carefully holding them in place, pour in the batter around it. To keep them hollow, don’t make them hollow.)
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
  • To make the glaze, blend together all of the ingredients until you get your desired color. If you don’t have a blender, you can muddle the berries, too. This part is honestly where you can wing it and have fun with it, playing around with the ingredients until you get a texture/color you like!


*If you want to make more than 1 glaze, make each one in a separate bowl and repeat ingredients for each

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  1. April 21, 2019 / 3:54 am

    This looks and sounds so yummy Natalie! What a brilliant and clever idea to use the cork and a muffin tin :). I have never made donuts but this recip actually sounds doable and I love that I don’t have to run out and buy a donut pan.

    • April 21, 2019 / 8:09 pm

      Aw thank you so much!! I was so suprised at how doable they were!

  2. April 21, 2019 / 12:48 am

    I love the wine cork and foil hack! Now that I know I don’t need a donut pan, I’ll be trying these out!

  3. Natasha Eckelbarger
    April 20, 2019 / 11:46 pm

    I never would have thought of doing this without a donut pan! Such a smart idea! Can’t wait to try these!

    • April 21, 2019 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you do 🙂

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