Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

The perfect donut for your coffee! Delicious gluten free and dairy free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts that are so simple to make but feel really indulgent to eat!

The other day I took my son out to donuts. There’s this donut shop by us that always has a line out the door. But on that day… we got there early. 

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Ok, there was still a line, but it was only 7 people or so and it definitely wasn’t out the door, so I felt like we were ahead of the game. I got a cinnamon sugar donut that was out of this world delicious. 

It was cakey and fluffy and had that sugary crunch on the outside. I waited minutes between each bite so that I could fully savor it. And, if you know my affinity for eating everything immediately, you will know this must have been a particularly special donut. 

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

I decided that my own version of those cinnamon sugar donuts need to happen again. I tried a few variations of this donut recipe. The first variation turned out to be donuts but with a muffin top which was fun… we called them donuffins. The second try were dry and crumbly and inedible. And, on the third try… as many third tries have before… the third try was a charm. Today I present to youuuu Cinnamon Sugar Donuts. 

Simple. Sugary. Moist. Fluffy. Fantabulous. 

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

I’m using coconut sugar. My fam loves coconut sugar because it’s low glycemic so it doesn’t spike Jaryd’s blood sugars. Buuut if you don’t like coconut sugar, or you aren’t particularly concerned about diabetic blood sugar spikes, feel free to sub in brown sugar. 

Whisk together the eggs, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla. Once smooth, add the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until it’s combined. 

Transfer the batter to a plastic baggie, seal it, and cut off one corner. 

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Place the silicone donut pan on a baking sheet. I switched to a silicone donut pan because I found the donuts were easier to remove after the cooked. Spray your donut pans with your favorite cooking spray. I like a coconut oil spray, but any spray works. 

Squeeze the batter out of the bag in a circular motion around the donut shape. Tap the pan to get the batter to flatten a bit and all the air bubbles to pop. 

Bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes to make sure they’re set before transferring them to a cooling rack. 

Want that cinnamon sugar topping? In a shallow dish, mix together 1 tablespoon coconut sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Dampen your hands and slightly wet the top of the donut. Place the dampened top upside down into the cinnamon sugar and twist to coat it. Continue this until the donuts are coated as you like. 

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Print

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut

Description

The perfect donut for your coffee! Delicious gluten free and dairy free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts that are so simple to make but feel really indulgent to eat!


Scale

Ingredients

Donuts:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons refined coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla.
  3. Once smooth, add the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Whisk until it’s combined. 
  5. Transfer the batter to a plastic baggie, seal it, and cut off one corner.
  6. Spray your donut tins with your favorite cooking spray. I like a coconut oil spray, but any spray works. 
  7. Place the silicone donut pan on a baking sheet. I switched to a silicone donut pan because I found the donuts were easier to remove after the cooked.
  8. Squeeze the batter out of the bag in a circular motion around the donut shape.
  9. Tap the pan to get the batter to flatten a bit and all the air bubbles to pop. 
  10. Bake for 15 minutes.
  11. After 15 minutes, allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes to make sure they’re set before transferring them to a cooling rack. 
  12. Want that cinnamon sugar topping? In a shallow dish, mix together 1 tablespoon coconut sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Dampen your hands and slightly wet the top of the donut.
  13. Place the dampened top upside down into the cinnamon sugar and twist to coat it. Continue this until the donuts are coated as you like. 

Enjoy!! xo

This post contains affiliate links which means if you purchase a product I linked to, I’ll receive a small portion of the sale. I only share products that I use and love and can’t thank you enough for supporting The Toasted Pine Nut!!

The perfect donut for your coffee! Delicious gluten free and dairy free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts that are so simple to make but feel really indulgent to eat! thetoastedpinenut.com #thetoastedpinenut #lowcarb #glutenfree #dairyfree #donuts #cinnamonsugar #healthydonut #doughnuts #paleo