Vegan/Paleo Cinnamon Apple Donuts

These Vegan + Paleo Cinnamon Apple Donuts are WAY too good to be grain free—but they are! Get ready to sink your teeth into these soft baked beauties, bet you can’t eat just one!

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 Hooray for donuts! I wish I could express to you just how incredibly delicious these apple cinnamon treats are–it’s virtually impossible to just have one unless you freeze the rest right away–which of course I have to do–otherwise I’m just like Pacman, I’ll keep chomping and chomping away! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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And this is a happy recipe– you know how some recipes feel like a ton of work and you have to draaaagg yourself into the kitchen to even preheat the oven? Ugh, do I ever know that feeling. These, my friends, are actually a joy to make. I don’t know if it’s the amazing smell of apple and cinnamon or the cute little donut pan–or piping the batter into the wells (so satisfying!!) Whatever it is, you’ll be smiling, I guarantee it.

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You will need a special pan for these, we love  , super easy to use and doesn’t take up much space. You will also need a large ziplock bag or piping bag for the batter. Also, if you love these cinnamon apple donuts, you’ll also love our vegan pumpkin donuts!

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Happy Baking friends, enjoy the recipe!!☺️

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cinnamon apple donuts

Vegan/Paleo Cinnamon Apple Donuts

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  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 1/2 dozen donuts 1x



  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 2/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Coconut Sugar Topping

  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or regular sugar for vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons melted ghee (or Earth Balance for vegan) (in dish to brush on cooled donuts before adding sugar).


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  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min

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    1. Haha, right? There really is nothing like it! Can’t wait for you to try these, thanks so much for your sweet comment. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment and review, it really makes our day that you’re enjoying these donuts and the recipes!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. Youโ€™re a magician, seriously. Youโ€™ve cracked the grain free, vegan baking code. These are wonderful! Making a third batch today! Thank you so much.

    1. Awww thank you!! I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to hear that, so thrilled you’re loving the donuts!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. These were amazing! Turned out perfectly and kids absolutely loved them! Love the texture and how easy they were to make. I used homemade, unsweetened apple sauce and it was a bit chunky still and even that didnโ€™t matter, they tasted wonderful!

    1. Thank you so much, I’m delighted you all are enjoying the donuts! And subbing homemade apple sauce sounds divine! ๐Ÿ˜€

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