Healthy Paleo Pumpkin Pie Donuts
Easy paleo pumpkin spice glazed donuts made with white sweet potato instead of flour. A healthy donut recipe that tastes like the real deal! Perfect donut recipe for fall celebrations!
The ones we have all been waiting for: paleo pumpkin donuts made with white sweet potatoes instead of flour- drop. the. mic.
These easy donuts are like the healthy best friend of every Krispy Kreme.
The flavor is there.
The texture is outta this world.
And that glaze is lick-off-the-spoon-worthy.
These baked donuts are a healthier way to celebrate fall gatherings!
This is the donut pan I use- I just got it off amazon.
Baking donuts has now become a routine fall tradition and I’m not mad about it.
Healthy sweet potato Donuts!
Don’t be scared by the amount of veggie packed into this recipe- trust me, it’s every bit of delicious and donut-y that you want.
If eating healthy looks like this, I’m so in…
And I think a few of you would agree with me, right?
We all love pumpkin spice, but pumpkin spice in a sweet potato donut and I’m never going back!
- 1 small white sweet potato raw (or regular sweet potato)
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons water optional: to thin the batter, if your is too thick
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup coconut butter coconut manna
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2-3 tablespoons boiling water
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- dash of pumpkin pie spice
- pinch of sea salt
|Cook Time||30 minutes|
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
- Preheat oven to 350F. Generously grease a donut pan with coconut oil.
- Dice sweet potato into chunks and mince in a food processor. Add rest of ingredients for donuts and blend until smooth.
- Scoop batter into a piping bag or plastic bag and fill donut pan with batter. Bake on 350F for 30 minutes then cool before gently scooping donuts out with a spoon.
- Bring coconut butter to room temp, until it's drizzly and liquidy- you can do this by putting the jar into a bowl of hot water until it melts. In a bowl blend ingredients together with a spatula until smooth.
- Set donuts on a cooling rack and pour glaze over.
Healthy Paleo Pumpkin Pie Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 232mg 10%
Potassium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 84%
Vitamin C 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This recipe looks and sounds so good! can’t wait to make these. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Theresa!
So I want to make these. Do I need to cook the sweet potatoes before minced in a food processor. Can’t wait to make these!!
Hi Marie, nope- the sweet potato goes into the food processor raw and is cooked with the rest of the ingredients. 🙂 Enjoy!
Can I make this with almond flour or any other gluten free flour?
Hi Emily, coconut flour is best because it absorbs liquid, which is needed in this recipe. I’m not sure what the conversions wold be with another flour unless I tried it. Sorry!
Is the sweet potato baked or unbaked?
Hi Annika, the sweet potato goes in raw.
These look absolutely amazing😍 I love anything pumpkin!! Will they come out the same if we replace the egg with flax?
Thanks so much Rachel! I’m not sure if it will turn out the same, I think it would be gummy.
I wonder could you not use pumpkin in place of sweet potato to make them truly pumpkin-y? Just a thought 😁
Hi Kacey, I thought of that, but it would be too liquidy, you would have to change up the flour ratio.
I made these donuts. And they were delicious. That is all.
Thank you Natalee!
Could you just put in a muffin tin if you don’t have a donut pan?
Totally Jen, that sounds like a great idea! Enjoy 🙂
My batter wouldn’t go smooth, even in my Vitamix, and I blended it for 10 min! Still chunky lol, not enough liquid to blend smooth it seems… Does yours actually go smooth?
Hi Laura, I blend it in a food processor and it turns out great!
I just popped these donuts in the oven and I noticed in the video you mention to add 2 TBS of cold water to the batter but in the written recipe you didn’t mention it! I did add it however I found the batter to be pretty water-y.
Hi there! Can I use Kerrygold butter in place of the coconut butter?
Hi Michelle, I haven’t used it before, but it should work.
How small of a sweet potato? I mean, they really vary in size and maybe my small is not your small. So could you give an idea of how many cups when chopped, or size in ounces or something? I would really like to try your recipe, but I need a little more clarification please. (and thanks)
Hi Linda, the video in this recipe will give you a good visual on the size of the sweet potato. Sorry- I will try and measure that more precisely next time!
I’m excited to try this recipe. Can you use any color sweet potato or does it have to be white?
Hi Tina, yes you can, but the white ones have a higher starch content, so they are better for baking.
Sounds great what you don’t explain it the potato is to be cooked or if it’s raw…….. it seems quite hard to mince a Rob potato?…… not yeah and the ingredients just says “potato”.
Hi Renee, it’s a raw sweet potato-it can easily be minced in a food processor! 🙂
Just like somebody else asked- in your video it says adding 2 Tbsp of water but not in written directions — add the water or leave out? Sound amazing Thanks.
Hi Abbe, I updated it with more clarity- hope that helps. The water is really optional depending on what size sweet potato you used. If your dough it too thick then you can add the water and if it’s just right, then go ahead and bake. 🙂
Do you think I can make these in to donut holes? I noticed you’ve made donut holes in the past. Is there a pan you recommend for that too? Thanks
Yes! Donut holes totally work- I use this pan: https://amzn.to/2ULGqIA
I made this yesterday for breakfast, and they were AMAZING!!
Thank you Alice!
These are amazing! I loveeee this recipe! Do the nutrition facts include the glaze?
Thank you, yes- it does. 🙂
I’m allergic to eggs….any ideas for substitute ??
Hi Pam, not sure if flax eggs would work well in this recipe for a sub, but it might be worth a try. 🙂 I haven’t tried it myself to say for sure, sorry.
Where can I buy coconut butter
Hi Becky, I get it on amazon here- https://amzn.to/2XlWQd6
Made this today and it was beyond delicious!!
So great to hear! Thank you Michelle!