Paleo Apple Cider Donuts

Don't miss out on donuts when you're eating Paleo!

Paleo Apple Cider Donuts

If you're following the Paleo lifestyle, you can still enjoy donuts on occasion, and this recipe is top-notch for fall (or anytime) when you're looking for ways to incorporate those delicious apples or apple cider!

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 15 min Rest Time 10 min Total Time 45 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 12 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Step 1

    In a small pot, simmer 1 1/2 c apple juice until it reduces down to 1/2 c or approximately 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease two six-serving donut pans (or 1 donut pan and 1 regular muffin tin - I only have 1 donut pan, so I figured muffins work, too!).

  3. Step 3

    In a small mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Allow the batter to rest for 5 minutes so the flour can absorb the liquid and thicken. 

  4. Step 4

    Pour the batter into a large zip-top bag and cut a small opening in one corner. Squeeze the batter into each donut well, filling about 2/3 full. Do not overfill.

  5. Step 5

    Bake for 15 minutes, checking for doneness with the toothpick test and adding 3-4 more minutes if the donuts are still soft. Remove the pans from the oven and allow the donuts to cool in for 10 minutes before transferring to a cookie rack to finish cooling.


*See Tasty Thin's Paleo flour blend (

*See Delightful Mom Food's Paleo baking powder blend (

Keywords: glutenfree, dairyfree, paleo, soyfree, donuts, apple
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