I never thought I could enjoy eating a healthy donut. That is, until these Paleo Maple Glazed BAKED Donuts came into my life! You won’t believe these slightly crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside donuts aren’t deep-fried! They taste like they’re full of refined sugar, but they’re completely refined sugar-free, while also being gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and yeast-free!
Ever since I was little, donuts have been one of my favorite treats. That’s why I put a rush order on these Paleo Maple Glazed Baked Donuts! 🍁🍩💃🏻 They’re my second favorite flavor donut of all time—the first being chocolate with rainbow sprinkles. 🍩🌈
My mom used to take my brother and I on her grocery runs after we got out of school, which meant we got to pick some type of after-school snack meal of choice for the way home—that included fast food or some type of food inside the grocery store, like popcorn chicken from the deli. There were also the foods that could tide us over until we got home, like the beloved DONUTS everyone goes wild for. 😍
On the regular, we chose donuts! We couldn’t just pick one either. Why not get a box … or two. I mean, who doesn’t want a donut everyday of their life? 😜
No one. Especially with these sinless Paleo Maple Glazed Baked Donuts. 😋
Nevertheless, when we got stocked with donuts we used to fill the boxes with all kinds—like the regular glazed, ALL the chocolate flavored, maple, long johns, twisted, vanilla, and custard and fruit filled.
Looking back, I really can’t believe my family and I used to eat like that! 😳😆
The custard and fruit filled ones were reserved for my dad—as I’ve told you, he doesn’t like sweet things, but, when he does dig in for dessert, the fruit including ones are his faves.🍇🍉🍊🍋🍌🍍🍓🍎🍑🍐🍒
As for Michael and my mom—the maple glazed were their jam!
That’s a main reason why I chose to make these Paleo Maple Glazed Baked Donuts for my first attempt at donut making! Sorry, Dad, the fruit/custard filled ones just seemed to intimidating for a first attempt. Besides, as I said earlier, maple is my close second favorite flavor as well. 💁🏻
I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting these Paleo Maple Glazed Baked Donuts to amount to the typical bakery ones or the praised Krispy Kremes. Since I’m being honest, I never really liked Krispy Kreme donuts much—they were always way too sweet for me! I just preferred the grocery store bakery ones. Is that weird? I’m sure I’ll get lots of hate for that, but I can’t help what my taste buds like. 😜
Needless to say, after baking these I really felt like a pastry chef. My whole condo smelt like a warm and sugary (unrefined, of course 😉) bakery! When the set timer of the oven went off and I opened the door, a gust of maple aroma perfumed my face.
SO good! 😍
Then, my eyes met with my very first donuts, which puffed up perfectly. 💖 You’d think they got collagen or steroid injections. 😂 Since these Paleo Maple Glazed Baked Donuts are a Triple S creation there isn’t any artificial ingredients in them. 🚫 However, as a disclaimer, I must disclose that I give all my food an injection of love. 💉❤️ For some reason it helped these get donuts extra puffy.
I really couldn’t wait to take my first bite! However, I needed to let them cool a bit so I could drench them in this ridiculously tasty maple glaze! You won’t believe this is Paleo!!
After snapping a few pictures of these golden, maple glazed (over-sized) rings I didn’t hesitate to chew into one. I actually had a hard time, because these donuts are so thick! 😂As soon as I started chewing, my eyes lit up. The maple flavor was an unexpected punch my taste buds became addicted to! 👊🏼🙌🏼 The delicate, crisp exterior pulled me in, but the fluffy, airy insides sold me. 😏
My first bite looked way too weak, so I took another and then one more … all to benefit the photo shoot. 💁🏻It’s usually Michael’s very hard and tedious job, but he was busy at the time. It was his loss. Seriously. These Paleo Maple Glazed Baked Donuts taste like they’re straight out of a bakery and as if they’re full of sugar! 😮 I really don’t know how it happened. They’re one of my favorite creations of all time! 😋
When Michael finally got a chance to try one, after hearing me rave about them, he was blown away at the delicious taste and consistency! He even said they were too sweet for him! He didn’t believe me that they were sinless, but sometimes Kandy and I get crazy in the kitchen and we can’t help what magic we create.
Another amazing quality about these Paleo Maple Glazed Baked Donuts is that they contain few ingredients and they’re unbelievably simple to make!
Start by whisking all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Then, do the same with all the wet ingredients in another bowl.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just incorporated.
Pipe or spoon the dough into a prepared silicone or stainless steel donut pan.
Bake on 350°F for 20-23 minutes or until the donuts become golden and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
After five minutes transfer the donuts to a cooling rack.
Once the donuts are cooled, dip each donut in the maple glaze using a twisting motion to prevent any spillage and set it upright to harden on a cooling rack.
It’s okay if you can’t wait for the glaze to harden to take a bite—I won’t tell anyone you broke the rules. It’ll be our sinless secret. 😉
If you make these Paleo Maple Glazed Baked Donuts please don’t forget to share a picture with me on social media and tag me in the picture so I can see it! 😘 #sabrinassinlesssecrets @sabrinassinlesssecrets #TripleS #sinlesssunday #becausesinlessisdelicous
- 1 cup blanched almond flour (112g)
- ¼ cup coconut flour (adjust the weight according to the brand you use; I always use this Trader Joe's one, which is 35g)
- 1 tablespoon tapioca flour/starch (can sub with arrowroot starch)
- 3 large, organic eggs, room temperature
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup, room temperature
- 3 tablespoons unrefined, organic coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled so it’s still warm (42g)
- ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, warm (you can sub with a dairy-free milk of choice)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional, but recommended)
- Spray a silicone or stainless steel donut pan with non-stick spray and set the oven to 350°F. If using this silicone mold that I used, make sure you set it on a baking sheet so it’s easy to transport.
- In a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients and whisk together.
- Next, in a medium mixing bowl, add all the wet ingredients and whisk together.
- Thereafter, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until fully incorporated. Be careful not to over mix!
- Then, pipe the dough into the donut cavities until they’re about ¾ full. Alternatively you can use a plastic bag cut with a ½” opening or by using a spoon and smoothing it out.
- Tap the pan on the counter to release any air bubbles and bake the donuts for 20-23 minutes or until they’re golden and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
- Let the baked donuts sit in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
- When the donuts are cooled, prepare the glaze.
- Add all the ingredients in a heat-safe bowl and microwave in 20-second increments until fully silky. You can also use a double boiler.
- Then, dip each donut in the glaze using a twisting motion to prevent any spillage and set it upright to harden on a cooling rack.
These donuts are the BEST on the day they're made, but if you have leftovers store them in the fridge for 3-4 days. Enjoy! 🙂