Chocolate-Dipped Doughnuts (paleo doughnuts)

My daughter received a mini doughnut maker (like a waffle iron) for a recent gift.  Ugh…so I had to find a way to make it work!  If you don’t have one, I’m sure a mini-muffin pan would be perfect!  This recipe was a hit with both of my girls…my youngest is a little pickier, so I have to try really hard to hide any signs of coconut which can be challenging as a Paleo cook!

You may also enjoy these other Cavegirl Cuisine recipes:
BLT Doughnuts
Apple-Spiced Caramel-Dipped Doughnuts
Chocolate-Dipped Doughnuts (paleo doughnuts)

Chocolate-Dipped Doughnuts (paleo doughnuts)


  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5-6 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat donut maker until green light comes on (or until ready).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients until blended.
  3. Fill the bottom half of the doughnut maker until level. Lower top half and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes until firm and slightly browned. Let cool on a cooling rack. Continue to cook until batter is gone. It makes about 20 mini doughnuts.
  4. While the doughnuts are cooling, heat chocolate in a double boiler on low until melted.
  5. Dip the tops of the doughnuts in the chocolate. (OPTIONAL: Next, dip in the crushed walnuts or coconut flakes). Place back on the cooling rack. Repeat.
  6. Enjoy!

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  1. marilynvalencia says:

    Cannot WAIT to try these!!

  2. Made these for breakfast and they were a hit. We played with some spices! my mother in law gave the kids a doughnut maker and there was the pressure to use it, so thank you!

  3. I just have a donut pan. What temp and how long?

    • cavegirlcuisine says:

      Sorry, I don’t have a donut pan, so I’ve never tried it this way. With that said, I would probably set the oven temp at 350 and check them at 15 minutes and then 5 minutes intervals (check the internal doneness with a toothpick to make sure it is cooked inside).

    • Hi Jill! I have just made these in a donut pan. In a toaster oven. They came out perfect! The toaster oven is 350 degrees in toast setting, and I baked them for 15 minutes. Hope this helps. P.S.- fill the donut pan a bit higher than the center stem, and you have mini bundt cakes! Use the chocolate to drizzle on them and serve

  4. Kathy Slocum says:

    Why would you put instant coffee crystals in a child’s food? that sounds disgusting and unhealthy.

    • Well, doughnuts can be for adults also. :-) My children eat coffee ice cream (paleo-style), so I didn't see this as disgusting. The coffee crystals gives it a depth of flavor; however, if this bothers you, then leave them out…it will still be delicious, I'm sure.

  5. Thank you! I have a donut pan but I am going to try them as you suggested. My youngest one hates anything coconut also, so I hope he will like this. They do love their treats and donuts are something they miss…

  6. Thank you for the new donut recipe! We usually make the Paleo apple cider donuts from… …I highly recommend, but we needed a new one! Thank you!

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