Becca Fox

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Paleo Donuts with Paleo Chocolate Icing

These baked paleo donuts are decadent without putting you into a sugar coma after you eat them. They’re the perfect amount of sweet and flavor. Also, this is a kid-friendly (help you in the kitchen) type recipe; my 3 year old was my sous chef. Both boys enjoyed decorating the donuts with these amazing new Graffiti Sprinkles that you can now buy on Amazon.

We used these adorable shaped donut molds that you can also purchase on Amazon – I was skeptical but they worked beautifully.

Why would I let my young kiddos decorate with large, sugar balls…well, typically, those decorations will BREAK your teeth, yikes! But Graffiti Sprinkles are made with a rice puff, then coated in chocolate – woohoo!!! So not only, are they gorgeous, but they taste DELISH! My boys eat them like M&Ms (and so do my husband & I )!

Paleo Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Donuts

Easy and delicious fresh paleo donuts – makes 12 medium sized donuts.



  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 T coconut flour
  • 3 T maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Mix all ingredients together until fully incorporated.

  3. Spray your donut molds (I used these!) with cooking spray.

  4. Make sure to only fill your molds HALF FULL, as the donuts will rise in baking.

  5. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until the donuts are a little golden brown & a toothpick comes out clean, when inserted.

  6. Let cool almost completely, until flipping donuts out of the molds.

  7. Then using an icing spatula, apply the paleo chocolate donut icing.

  8. Top with your favorite toppings. We used Graffiti Sprinkles.


  1. In a small sauce pan, melt shortening over very low heat until almost melted, then whisk in cocoa powder and maple syrup until a shiny glaze forms.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

  3. As the icing cools, 2/3 of it will become quite thick and is easy to spread on your donuts.

  4. It is a gorgeous glossy chocolate color, tastes fantastic and looks lovely with decorations too!

Recipe Notes

As per the us…I’ve done a mash-up of 2 recipes:

Paleo vanilla donut recipe from

Paleo chocolate icing recipe from:

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