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    Baked Paleo Apple Cider Donuts (vegan)

    Baked Paleo Apple Cider Donuts made with all grain-free, gluten-free and vegan ingredients for a delicious homemade low sugar apple donut recipe!

    Baked Paleo Apple Cider Donuts made with all grain-free, gluten-free and vegan ingredients for a delicious homemade low sugar apple donut recipe!

    Baked Paleo Apple Cider Donuts made with all grain-free, gluten-free and vegan ingredients for a delicious homemade low sugar apple donut recipe!

    Every single Fall growing up, my family would go apple picking. It still is a tradition for us, except now I am quite particular on which orchard we go to because I like to make sure no pesticides are used. Organic farms are hard to find since the certification is so pricey, so I personally just want the no pesticides and non-GMO certification if possible.

    We stock up on every single big ass juicy apple and I come home with baskets of them. As a self-proclaimed apple connoisseur, I take the apple picking tradition quite seriously.

    But you know what the other part of the tradition is? Getting some traditional apple cider DONUTS. We always get the powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar and plain. Like to mix things up then my Dad and Jord divide them amongst themselves so we all take home some of each.

    Yes real apple cider donuts are amazing and nothing really compares to them, but I did make us some EPIC Paleo Apple Cider Donuts that even Jord, the king donut eater, is obsessed with. He texted me this morning and said “this donuts are really so good”. That’s how you know they’re good friends.

    These donuts are also gluten-free, vegan and made with no eggs. They’re sweetened with dates and I use unsweetened applesauce instead of cider with a few delicious spices to give it the best flavor. You can also add some chopped up apples inside if you want a little extra something!

    I use a mix of almond flour and Better Body Foods coconut flour for the flour, making these donuts have some extra healthy fats and protein. Plus the top is sprinkled with a delicious cinnamon crumb topping sweetened with Better Body Foods coconut sugar (it is so good!).

    If you don’t have a donut pan, you can denfitely make these into muffins. I personally haven’t tried so please watch the bake time. I’d guess anywhere from 12-15 minutes, but keep me posted!

    If you do make these donuts, don’t forget to share with me on Instagram! I cannot wait to see what you think. And not to worry, more fall recipes coming your way ASAP!

    Baked Paleo Apple Cider Donuts made with all grain-free, gluten-free and vegan ingredients for a delicious homemade low sugar apple donut recipe!Baked Paleo Apple Cider Donuts made with all grain-free, gluten-free and vegan ingredients for a delicious homemade low sugar apple donut recipe!

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    Baked Paleo Apple Cider Donuts (vegan)

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 30 mins
    Total Time 35 mins
    Yields 6 donuts

    Ingredients

    Donuts

    Crumb topping

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a donut pan with coconut oil 
    2. In a food processor, blend together the applesauce, dates, vanilla extract and nut butter together until dates are almost completely broken up and well blended
    3. Add in the baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond flour and coconut flour and blend again until the batter is thick and well combined (scrape the edges of the food processor too!)
    4. Add donut batter to the donut pan and evenly spread with a spoon
    5. Mix together the crumb topping then sprinkle on top
    6. Bake in oven for 20 minutes then cover with foil and bake for another 8-10 minutes
    7. Allow the donuts to cool for about 10 minutes then gently remove

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    Recipe Notes

    Store leftovers on counter for 5 days or in the freezer for a couple of months!

    You can also make these into muffins. I haven't tested this personally but I'd recommend baking for 12 minutes then checking on them until ready!


     

    xx, Rach

    Thank you Better Body Foods for sponsoring this recipe!

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    4 Comments

  • Reply Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite September 12, 2018 at 11:05 am

    So excited to try these! Looks like the perfect recipe for some weekend baking šŸ™‚ Love how dates can provide sweetness and structure without using eggs! šŸ™‚

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  • Reply Marissa September 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Would gluten free flour work here?

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    • Reply Rachel September 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      i haven’t tried. whenever there is a sub option i have tested, i list in recipe šŸ™‚

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  • Reply Lindsey October 3, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Currently have my second batch in the oven! They are SO GOOD. They literally taste like coffee cake, it’s amazing. I don’t have a food processor so I put everything in my Ninja blender and it worked just fine. Just make sure you follow the baking directions completely – I had some trouble getting them out of the pan intact, but when I actually read the instructions and let them coo first, they popped right out. Perfect breakfast or snack with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Thanks, Rachel!

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