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Paleo Gingerbread Donuts

Paleo Gingerbread Donuts

Maria Emmerich has shared this incredibly easy paleo gingerbread donuts recipe that she whips up in her own bustling kitchen while sharing with all her surrounding friends. I think you will really enjoy making this recipe and the flavors as well as how darn easy it is. Easy is good and that means quick. These do not take a long time to make. Check out the interview I recently did with Maria. 

I did not try making this with any substitutions like I often will do before posting. Mostly due to my time this week, so sorry. It is just one of those weeks. You should know that Maria uses Just Like Sugar which you can Google to read up on and locate in your area or simply purchase from Amazon. It is a natural table sugar that is derived from Chicory Root.

I hope you like these! Hint: You can add some maple bacon bits to Maria’s frosting recipe! She’d totally approve. She loves bacon just as much as I do.  Isn’t clean eating the best?!

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Gingerbread Donuts

Paleo Gingerbread Donuts

  • Author: Maria Emmerich
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert - Snack


These delicious and nutritious donuts offered by Maria Emmerich are sure to delight everyone.


  • Donuts:
  • 1/2 cup Just Like Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil or butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Brown Butter Sauce:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup Just Like Sugar or Just Like Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the butter and Just Like Brown Sugar together.
  3. Stir in the almond milk, eggs, vanilla, and spices.
  4. Sift in the almond, coconut flour and baking soda.
  5. Mix into the butter mixture until well combined.
  6. Taste the dough and add more Just Like Sugar, if desired.
  7. Grease a mini donut pan with coconut oil spray.
  8. Add your donut batter.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Serve with Brown Butter Sauce.
  11. Brown Butter Sauce:
  12. To make the sauce, heat the butter in a heavy saucepan over high heat until the butter sizzles and turns brown (not black).
  13. Slowly sift in the Just Like Sugar. Stir well.
  14. Add in the almond milk and vanilla.
  15. Serve warm with the donuts.
  16. Enjoy!



Traditional Mini Donuts = 369 calories, 27 carbs, 0 fiber

“Healthified” Mini Donuts = 275 calories, 6.4 carbs, 4.4 g fiber (2 effective carbs)

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Turbin

If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at Tina (at)

About Tina Turbin

I'm a cookbook-collecting, recipe-developing paleo junkie, and I live in the kitchen. I'm hooked on farmers' markets, traveling, eating healthy, and hiking until my legs scream at me. There's nothing better than hanging out with family and good friends. I have fun and sleeping is just plain boring. Read more About Tina Turbin.

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