Fluffy, soft, and crumbly, a good donut is hard to beat. Here are 33 Paleo donut recipes to prove it!
It’s hard to justify a real donut – fried sugar dough balls that they are – on the Paleo diet. To make it easier, these 33 donut recipes are protein-packed, veggie-filled, and anti-inflammatory. Plus, they’re as easy and quick to whip up as driving to the donut shop to pick up a dozen.
We’ve got superfood-filled donuts, like no-bake sweet potato donuts, spinach matcha donuts, and anti-inflammatory turmeric donuts. If you’re more of a traditionalist, we have maple-glazed donuts, chocolate-glazed donuts and even donut holes. If you’re looking for ultra-indulgent treats, there’s Girl Scout Samoa donuts and even donut sandwiches. Whatever donut craving strikes you, we promise these are better than a baker’s dozen.
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No-Bake Superfood Sweet Potato Donut
A no-bake donut chock-full of superfood sweet potato? Sign us up.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Superfood Sweet Potato Donut
Paleo Almond Butter Cup Donuts
Channel your favorite candy chocolate peanut butter cups with these almond butter cup donuts.
Recipe: Rachl Mansfield | Paleo Almond Butter Cup Donuts
Gingerbread Donut Holes with Almond Flour
Don’t forget about donut holes! These ever-poppable treats are gluten-free and baked, making for a healthier Paleo treat.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Gingerbread Donut Holes with Almond Flour
Chocolate Frosted Cake Donuts
Do you prefer that cakey consistency? Then these dark chocolate frosted cassava donuts are just what the doctor ordered.
Recipe: Jessi’s Kitchen | Chocolate Frosted Cake Donuts
Paleo Donuts with Chocolate Ganache
Go for a classic style of donut – the chocolate-glazed – with this Paleo-friendly recipe.
Recipe: Civilized Caveman Cooking | Paleo Donuts with Chocolate Ganache
No-Bake Turmeric Protein Donuts
These donuts are anti-inflammatory, thanks to the turmeric, and protein-packed with vanilla protein powder. Yeah, they’re down right good for you.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Turmeric Protein Donuts
Paleo Spinach Donuts with Matcha Glaze
That’s right, you can eat your greens in donut form. Trust us: you won’t even know the spinach is there.
Recipe: Joy Food Sunshine | Paleo Spinach Donuts with Matcha Glaze
Chocolate Chip Protein Donuts
A quick, four-ingredient donut that can be whipped up several ways according to what you have on hand.
Recipe: Purely Twins | Chocolate Chip Protein Donuts
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Moist, cakey and a little gooey, these are the perfect autumn bite.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Coconut Lime Paleo Donuts
Enjoy a tropical take on donuts with these coconut lime treats.
Recipe: Parsnips and Pastries | Coconut Lime Paleo Donuts
Chocolate Paleo Donuts
Go for a classic with these chocolate donuts, complete with dairy-free, white chocolate icing.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chocolate Paleo Donuts
Chai Spiced Paleo Donuts
This donut captures all the warm, spicy flavors of a cup of chai tea – yum!
Recipe: Forest and Fauna | Chai Spiced Paleo Donuts
Baked Apple Cider Donuts
Big, fluffy donuts flavored with the warm flavors of apple cider and cinnamon.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Baked Apple Cider Donuts
Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes
Just like the glazed donut holes you can pick up at the donut shop, but Paleo-friendly!
Recipe: Civilized Caveman Cooking | Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes
Carrot Cake Donuts
These carrot cake-based donuts taste like the real deal, even with a super fluffy coconut cream frosting.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Carrot Cake Donuts
Maple Glazed Donuts
If you’re looking to capture the flavor of your favorite cashew maple bar, look no further.
Recipe: Savory Lotus | Maple Glazed Donuts
Blueberry Donuts with Blueberry Lemon Jam
Fruity and oh-so-sweet, these blueberry donuts are balanced by the zingy inclusion of lemon juice and zest.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Blueberry Donuts with Blueberry Lemon Jam
Paleo Maple Bacon Donuts
Two totally Paleo flavors – maple and bacon – coalesce into a decadent Paleo treat.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Maple Bacon Donuts
Apple Cinnamon Baked Donuts
Mix freshly diced apple right into the batter for all that sweet, juicy flavor.
Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Apple Cinnamon Baked Donuts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Sugar Coated Donuts
Yes, these donuts are a (literal) mouthful. You’ll be happy to know there is no actual peanut butter or white sugar in these Paleo-friendly treats.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Sugar Coated Donuts
Banana Bread Donuts Dipped in Dark Chocolate
These cakey banana bread donuts get dipped in luscious dark chocolate, which hardens into an oh-so-satisfying chocolate shell.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Banana Bread Donuts Dipped in Dark Chocolate
Strawberry Donuts with Strawberry Glaze
These deliciously hearty donuts are made with starchy plantains and chopped fresh strawberries baked right into the dough.
Recipe: Purely Twins | Strawberry Donuts with Strawberry Glaze
Chocolate Coffee Banana Donuts
These donuts takes every element of breakfast and combine them into one delicious bite.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Chocolate Coffee Banana Donuts
Strawberry Chocolate Donuts
Like a chocolate-covered strawberry, but in donut form.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Strawberry Chocolate Donuts
Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Donuts
Be sure to use coconut sugar or any other Paleo-friendly sugar when whipping up these pumpkin-spiced beauties!
Recipe: Purely Twins | Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Donuts
Almond Flour Peppermint Mocha Donuts
Who doesn’t love the minty, rich combination of peppermint and dark chocolate? Enjoy both with this donut recipe.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Almond Flour Peppermint Mocha Donuts
Caramel, coconut and chocolate? These are uber-decadent and delicious.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Samoa Donuts
Baked Mini Protein Powdered Sugar Donut Holes
Coated in protein powder instead of actual powdered sugar, these kid-friendly bites are just as good as the real thing, but way better for you!
Recipe: Purely Twins | Baked Mini Protein Powdered Sugar Donut Holes
Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Donuts
While not a traditionally “doughy” donut, these nevertheless make for a satisfyingly sweet and salty bite.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Donuts
3-Ingredient Baked Protein Donuts
These donuts take only three ingredients to whip together, and taste amazing when smeared with a tasty, protein-packed frosting.
Recipe: Purely Twins | 3-Ingredient Baked Protein Donuts
Pumpkin Cream Donut Sandwiches
If you’re craving something ultra-indulgent, try not one, but two donuts sandwiching a cinnamon maple cream.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Pumpkin Cream Donut Sandwiches
Double Chocolate Paleo Donut Holes
These ultra-chocolatey coconut flour donut holes are nut-free, gluten-free and 100% delicious.
Recipe: Healy Eats Real | Double Chocolate Paleo Donut Holes
Caramel Glazed Donuts
Sweet, gooey caramel coats a fluffy Paleo donut – yum!
Recipe: Against All Grain | Caramel Glazed Donuts
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