Nothing says fall like going apple picking and buying some fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts. Of course they are such an amazing treat, but it’s hard to limit yourself to one of the sugary fried dessert. So creating a healthier option was a must for me. These donuts did not disappoint. I have to admit I ate 4 of them before I even put the cinnamon sugar on top because they were so good.
These donuts are paleo and keto friendly. They are not fried. They do contain eggs, I have not tried these with an egg substitution yet. I used Martinelli’s apple cider . You can use a cider from your local farm. I always check ingredients to make sure there are no added sugars!
You’ll notice in this recipe that I used tablespoons for one of the flours. It was the exact amount I used and they came out perfect for me. The amount doesn’t convert to an even number of cups so I would stick to what I used. If you have a scale you may use that, I will add the conversion to ounces in the ingredient list. I also highly recommend doubling the recipe if you are sharing with a significant other or family, they will go quickly!
Makes about 9 donuts. You will need a donut pan for baking.
1 cup almond meal or almond flour
7 tbsp cassava flour (3.5 oz. if you have a scale)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup apple cider
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp arrowroot powder
1 tbsp coconut oil melted
1 tbsp coconut sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon for sugar coating
extra coconut oil for greasing the pan
Preheat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients including the arrowroot powder. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Then combine wet and dry ingredients. Spray or coat your donut pan with extra coconut oil. I like to pour ingredients into a something with a spout for pouring (like a measuring cup), or if your bowl already has one thats great too! It should not be a thick batter. Pour batter into donut pan. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from heat and remove from pan. In a small plate, mix together the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Take each donut and lightly press onto the sugar mixture. Repeat on the other side.
I stored mine in the fridge and they were even delicious cold!!
I hope you guys love this one! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I love to hear your feedback!