Double Chocolate Paleo Donuts (low carb & gluten-free)

These delicious chocolate brownie donuts are made paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Even better, they are topped with another layer of chocolate glaze and finished with crunchy cocao nibs. If you are looking for a healthy treat that doesn’t lack in flavor, these paleo donuts are perfect for you!  Go ahead and make yourself a batch!


My favorite routine for blog posts is to write them first thing in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee in hand, my dogs at my feet while blasting “Songs to Sing in the Shower” on Spotify (aka the best station evaaa). Seriously, I just went from listening to Rhianna to Journey and up next is Ben E. King – Stand By Me so if you were wondering if you should check this station out, the answer is YES!!!

Anyway, back to these yummy dense brownie donuts. I mentioned they taste like brownies, right? These paleo donuts are so fudgy and delicious they immediately reminded me of brownies but in round donut form. And just like brownies, you can’t stop at just one. Be cautious…these donuts are addicting!


I am addicted to healthy donuts! I make them at least once a month and if you follow my blog regularly than you definitely know this to be true! Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve made in the past…

  • Bake Lemon Raspberry Donuts – These delicious moist cake donuts are bursting with raspberries and dipped in a naturally colored and sugar-free raspberry glaze. Is there a better way to celebrate the second day of Spring? I think not! These low calorie, gluten-free and refined sugar-free donuts are the perfect spring treat!

  • Healthy Maple Frosted Pumpkin Donuts – Healthy gluten-free pumpkin donuts frosted with a maple glaze. These maple frosted pumpkin donuts are made high in protein and refined sugar-free.


Double Chocolate Paleo Donuts (low carb & gluten-free)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Category: breakfast, dessert, snack

Cuisine: paleo, gluten-free

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 1 donut

Double Chocolate Paleo Donuts (low carb & gluten-free)

Healthy double chocolate paleo donuts made gluten-free, refined sugar-free and diary-free.


  • 1 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • handful cocao nibs


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a standard donut pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together all dry donut ingredients. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Transfer batter to a piping bag. Pipe donut batter into the molds. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Let cool completely.
  • Once cooled, stir together the melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Add in the cocoa powder and continue to stir until smooth. Dip each donut into the frosting. Top with cocao nibs and chill until chocolate is solid. Serve.


*Store donuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


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