Grain Free Apple Cider Donuts

As we continued on our grain free adventure, the kids NEEDED a breakfast treat. Enter the amazing Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour. Everything I have made with it has been A+. We have been making awesome pancakes; actually this batter doubles as a pancake batter and has become a staple around here on the weekends, but donuts were really the request. So off I went to buy a donut pan and create a breakfast treat!

Apple cider donuts are always a favorite in the Fall and I had some cider in my fridge… see what happened there?

The kids LOVED helping with these, especially the sprinkling of the cinnamon sugar on top!

I think we have figured all grains may not be the issue, but we will still make these, that good!


  • 1 Cup Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup grated peeled apple*
  • 1/3 Cup apple cider
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter/coconut oil/ghee (depending on if you are paleo or just grain free!)
  • extra cinnamon and coconut sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees if making donuts, if pancakes preheat your griddle.
  2. Mix together all dried ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Then add in the grated apple and rest of the wet ingredients. Mix well making sure the egg is fully incorporated into the batter.
  4. If making donuts, grease your donut pan, I like to use coconut oil spray. Fill each donut in the pan with about 4 teaspoons of batter. This should make 9-10 donuts.
  5. Optional, mix a bit of coconut sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle about 1/2 a teaspoon on top of each donut.

    Not so pretty… but they will be!
  6. Place in oven and bake until golden brown, 13-15 minutes. Test with an inserted toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.
  7. If making pancakes, ladle out a 1/8 – 1/4 cup of batter on a hot greased (ghee, coconut oil, butter) griddle. Flip when bubbles form in the pancake. Cook a few more minutes and remove to a plate. Continue with the remaining batter, adding more grease as needed.
  8. ENJOY!

*for grated apple, take a peeled and cored apple quarter a rub over a cheese grater (like this one) or alternatively run through the grater disk in your food processor.


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