Cakey Chocolate Peppermint Donuts using Almond Flour

Chocolate Peppermint Cake Donuts are perfect for those candy cane lovers in your life! They’re gluten free and have the best chocolate glaze!

Prep: 15 minsCook: 10 minsTotal: 25 mins
Servings: 6 1x



  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • splash vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour (How to Make Almond Flour)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (Cacao v. Cocoa Powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • 1/8 cup refined coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • splash of peppermint
  • 2 candy canes, crushed


  1. Preheat oven 350F.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, melted butter, vanilla, coconut sugar, and peppermint.
  3. Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, and baking powder.
  4. Whisk until smooth and combined.
  5. Transfer the batter to a plastic bag and cut off a 1 inch diagonal on one corner.
  6. Thoroughly grease your donut pan with butter.
  7. Squeeze the batter into the donut pan in a circular motion.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool in the pan for five minutes before transferring to the cooling rack.
  10. In a bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, agave nectar, cocoa powder, and splash of peppermint.
  11. Dip the tops of the donuts into the icing and sprinkle with chopped candy canes.
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