Grain Free Chocolate Donuts


Who doesn’t love a good chocolate donut!  These donuts are gluten, grain and dairy free!  I had to do a bit of trial and error with this recipe, but they came out tasting a lot like the glutenous donuts I remember eating long ago.  I made these in an electric donut maker that my daughter has had for years. It only took 6 minutes to bake each batch!  That little machine worked  perfectly!  You could also make these in a donut pan and bake them in the oven.

This recipe is really simple to put together, you don’t even need a mixer.  Just two bowls, one for the dry ingredients and one for the wet.  Mix them separately and then combine the two together.  The only trick to this recipe is to add the  small amount of vinegar to the batter last!  Add it after all the other ingredients are mixed thoroughly.


There are endless topping variations that you can put on these donuts. There is not a lot of sugar in the donuts, so you can feel free to top them without too much guilt!  I rolled some in organic powdered sugar, and I also made a chocolate glaze  to put on some of them. (We are a family of chocolate lovers!) The chocolate glaze is made by melting your favorite gluten free chocolate chips with a little bit of coconut oil.   You  could also make a vanilla or lemon glaze if you like.  Maple would also be tasty, just mix organic powdered sugar with a touch of maple syrup!

Grain Free Chocolate Donuts

Course Breakfast
Servings 30 mini donuts


  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed or organic canola oil
  • 1/2 cup organic almond milk
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Preheat donut maker or if preheat oven to 350 degrees,

  2. Combine the first seven dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

  3. Combine the eggs, oil, almond milk applesauce and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet, mixing  well until all ingredients are well blended.

  5. Add the vinegar last, mixing to combine with the batter.

  6. Pour batter 3/4 full into greased preheated mini donut maker.  Bake 5 to 6 minutes until thoroughly cooked through.  If using a regular size donut pan in the oven, fill greased molds 3/4 full and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges.  Cool on a wire rack before glazing or rolling in sugar.

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