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Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donut Holes

  • Author: Caitlin Rule
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 donut holes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These paleo apple donut holes are a fun and delicious autumn treat! They are cake on the inside with an irresistible crispy cinnamon sugar coating. Make with all gluten-free, grain-free and nut-free ingredients.



Apple donut holes:

  • 1/4 cup/ 27g coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup/ 125g unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Cinnamon sugar coating:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


    1. Preheat oven to 160C/ 350F and grease a mini muffin tray with coconut oil/ spray.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla.
    3. Mix in the coconut flour, cinnamon and baking powder until smooth.
    4. Fill 16 mini muffin holes with batter (about 3/4 full) then bake in oven for about 15 minutes.
    5. Meanwhile, make the cinnamon sugar glaze by mixing together the coconut sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
    6. Let donuts cool for a few, then dip into the cinnamon sugar. Dust some with coconut flour or powdered sugar if you desire.

      Keywords: gluten-free apple donut holes, paleo apple cinnamon donut holes, healthier apple cinnamon donut holes