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Paleo Apple Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (AIP)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-7 donut holes 1x


These paleo & AIP apple donut holes are a simple and delicious fall treat! They’re paleo, egg free, AIP, and are made in the oven.



For the cinnamon sugar coating

  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the donut holes

  • 1/3 cup tigernut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp gelatin (I use Vital Proteins. Do not sub collagen)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup palm shortening
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Prepare the coating by combining the coconut sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine the flours, gelatin, cinnamon, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Stir in the palm shortening, applesauce, and maple syrup.
  5. Roll the dough into donut holes (you’ll have 6-7) and place on the parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes or until browned.
  6. While the donut holes are still warm, sprinkle them with the cinnamon sugar and carefully coat them. Serve and enjoy!


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 donut hole
  • Calories: 203
  • Fat: 9.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 2.6g