These paleo baked strawberry donuts are gluten-free, low carb, and very pink! Sweet, soft and slightly crusty from the glaze, these pink treats make perfect snacks for parties and gifts for family and friends.
Baked donuts are very polarizing, I must say. I mean, I have friends and coworkers who would say that baked donuts are actually “cakes” since they haven’t been deep fried in oil. But for those of you who like donuts and healthy living at the same time, I hope you agree: baked donuts are still donuts, and these paleo strawberry donuts are blissful treats that are delicious any time or day of the week.
Here’s what I love about this paleo strawberry donut recipe
- gluten-free & paleo
- it’s baked!
- can easily be keto (just sub sugar*)
- low carb
- made under 7 ingredients
- has no added oil or butter
- it’s easy to make, healthy and unbelievably soft.
Ingredients used to make these Paleo Strawberry Donuts
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- Almond flour – I used blanched almond flour
- Strawberry – I used fresh, but you can also use frozen (defrost before using)
- Egg – I used regular large eggs
- Salt – Pink Himalayan salt is what I have at home, so it’s what I use, but you can use any kind for this recipe. Since I use only a small amount, the conversion (between kosher and fine salt, for example) isn’t necessary.
- Sugar – I like using light-colored sweeteners such as raw cane sugar in this recipe because it doesn’t affect the color of the final product. Coconut, date, and maple sugars are less processed, more natural granulated sugars, but it results in a browner, darker donut so I don’t recommend them here. I usually use honey powder, since it’s light in color as well as less processed. For the low carb option reflected in the nutrition facts, you can use sugar-free substitutes such as monk fruit sweetener or stevia powder (but be sure to convert the amount of stevia according to package directions)
- Confectioner’s or Powdered Sugar – you can also use sugar-free, such as Swerve
More Strawberry Recipes (HERE)
How to Make
How to Make Paleo Strawberry Donuts
Blend strawberries and egg together in a mini blender. You can also just finely mash the strawberries with a fork and add the egg to the rest of the ingredients separately. It’s all right to have some large chunks
Add the strawberries/egg mixture into the rest of the ingredients
Mix all ingredients together until smooth
Grease donut pan (a must!!) with olive oil or coconut oil. I used spray oil.
Pipe or spoon into a donut pan of choice, filling all the way to the top (since these donuts rise very little). I used metal donut pans here but I think the silicone donut pans are better because the donuts are MUCH easier to remove.
Bake 340F for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are dry and very slightly golden. Makes 6-8 donuts depending on donut pan size
Let the donuts cool slightly before flipping the donuts onto a parchment paper lined pan or counter.
Glaze with strawberry-powdered sugar mixture (recipe below). Enjoy!
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- For some texture, feel free to add some nuts, dried fruits or mini chocolate chips. You can also bake it in a muffin pan if you don’t have a donut pan.
- Strawberry and Lemon donuts! Add 1 Tbsp of lemon zest to the batter
- Strawberry and Banana donuts: replace 1/2 cup of the strawberries with 1/2 cup sliced bananas (about 1/2 small banana)
What are some ways you can eat these?
- Plain and warm
- Glazed with the strawberry glaze in the recipe
- With Powdered Sugar sifted on top
How to Store
Store these donuts covered at room temperature for up to 24 hours. If you need to store them longer, you can place them in the fridge for up to a week or freeze up to 4 months. Defrost at room temperature
More Donut Recipes (HERE)
Here are some recipe notes before you proceed:
- Baking time (as well as serving size) will vary based on the size of your donut pan, the material (silicone vs metal) of the pan, and how thick you pipe your donuts! Bake the donuts until the color is golden-brown on the top, or until a toothpick comes out clean/dry when poked into the middle.
Baked Strawberry Paleo Donut (Gluten-Free, made with Almond Flour)
- 2 Tbsp strawberry puree
- 4 Tbsp confectioners / powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 340 degrees F.
- Blend strawberries with egg in a mini blender. Alternatively, finely mash strawberries with a fork and mix with egg.
- Stir together with the rest of the ingredients.
- Pipe or spoon into a donut pan and bake 340F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Mix glaze ingredients together and use a spoon to drizzle strawberry glaze on top of donuts