doughnuts, GAPS Friendly    Recipe credit: Jenny, Nourished Kitchen, taken with permission from her Grain-Free Baking book

These Cinnamon Apple Doughnuts are sweetened with apple juice and a dab of honey. They’re delicious, my kids were so excited that we were making doughnuts!

They are delicious with something warm to drink and some sliced fruit. These are made in a nonstick pan; I will occasionally use nonstick bakeware for things I don’t make often (my waffle iron is nonstick as well) but for daily use I use stoneware, cast iron, glass, or stainless steel.

Cinnamon Apple Doughnut Recipe

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: GAPS
Keyword: GAPS donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 donuts
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Cara

These donuts are a fun morning treat.  The donut muffin pans allows us to make donut shapes out of grain-free batter and without the mess of deep frying. 




  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a doughnut pan.
  2. Whisk coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks with honey, coconut oil, and apple juice.  Then pour them into the dry ingredients, and beat until smooth.
  4. Beat egg whites until light and fluffy.  The, fold them into the batter.
  5. Pour batter into doughnut pan. {Cara's note: I dropped the batter with a spoon around the circle in the doughnut pan, also, if it's not spreading when you drop it in, add another egg to the batter- grain free baked goods depend a lot on eggs, and if the flour is a different coarseness or the eggs are a little on the small side, they'll need another}
  6. Bake about 20 minutes. Allow them to cool until comfortable enough to handle, then gently remove them from the pan and set them on a cooling rack. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Apple Doughnut Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 231mg10%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This wraps up our Grain Free Baking Week! See the other recipes we made here: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Apricot Almond Bars, Spiced Apple Crisp, and Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts. And read more about what the GAPS book says about sweets here.