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parchment lined bread pan filled with six mini donuts stuffed with salted caramel filling

Cinnamon Salted Caramel Donuts (AIP, paleo, dairy free)

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These grain free Cinnamon Salted Caramel Donuts are inspired by Italian Bomboloni Donuts. They’re AIP, paleo and dairy free, rolled in maple sugar and stuffed with a decadent salted caramel filling. Did I mention they’re delicious?


  • 3 cups Lovebird Honey cereal 
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour 
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 3 TBSP maple sugar or coconut sugar (plus more for making powdered sugar to dust donuts)
  • 1/4 cup palm shortening 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup full fat, additive free coconut milk 
  • salted caramel sauce


  1. Begin by placing your Lovebird Honey Cereal into a food processor or high powered blender and pulse until a fine powder is created.
  2. To the food processor add sea salt, coconut flour, cassava flour, cinnamon, maple or coconut sugar, palm shortening, vanilla extract, baking soda, apple cider vinegar and full fat coconut milk.
  3. Pulse until all ingredients have combined into a soft, smooth, pliable dough.
  4. Roll the dough into 6-7 round donut balls of even size.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 375F. Place donuts into air fryer basket and fry for 3.5 mins per side.
  6. Toss the donuts with “powdered sugar” and allow to cool before filling.*
  7. To fill donuts, insert a butter knife into the side of each donut and wiggle it to make a small incision through the donut.
  8. Fill a piping bag with the salted caramel and pipe it into the donuts.


*To make powdered sugar, place at least 1 cup maple or coconut sugar into a high powered blender or Vitamix and pulse until it becomes a powdered form. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Desserts