These Fluffy Grain-Free Mini Donuts with Pastel Glaze are the cutest and most delicious. They’re soft and light, AIP, paleo and coconut free, and the perfect bite-sized treats.
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These pastel glazed, fluffy grain-free mini donuts are pretty and delicious and perfect for Spring, Easter or whatever you’re celebrating right now! Made with Bob’s Red Mill cassava flour and tapioca starch, they’re soft, light and almost too cute to eat. Almost… you should definitely eat them.
Here are the main ingredients in these Fluffy Mini Donuts:
- cassava flour – I used Bob’s Red Mill Cassava flour in this recipe
- tapioca starch – My go-to brand for this is always Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Starch
- tigernut flour – I always recommend sifting your tigernut flour for the best texture
- maple syrup
- unsweetened applesauce
- carob powder – this is optional – use only if you want chocolate flavored donuts
- apple cider vinegar
For the (optional) homemade pastel-glaze you’ll also need:
- palm shortening
- beet juice or raspberries, blackberries or blueberries, matcha powder
FAQs for these Baked Grain-free Mini Donuts
Can I make any substitutions?
I don’t recommend any substitutions to the ingredients in this recipe besides maybe avocado instead of olive oil. I have tested the recipe several times and found that this combination of flours and ingredients offers the best texture and can’t guarantee results with any swaps.
Can I divide the recipe into half chocolate, half vanilla donuts?
Yes! To make both, prepare the full recipe (without carob powder), divide the batter into two bowls and then add half the recommended amount of carob powder to one of the bowls. With the addition of carob powder, the batter will be much thicker and so the baking time for the chocolate donuts should be reduced by 1-2 minutes. Test at 8 minutes so they don’t dry out!
How do you store these donuts?
These grain-free mini donuts are best freshly baked from the oven! They can be stored sealed on the countertop for 1-2 days and then in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Are there other ways to make the pastel glaze from scratch?
You can search online or in your local health food stores for freeze dried fruit powders that can easily be added to glaze to create beautiful colors without the labor of making your own food coloring. These are often quite pricey so I prefer to make my own. In addition to berries you could also use beet juice for pink and purple cabbage for lavender/blue.
Can I make the glaze without palm shortening?
Since I tried to make this recipe coconut-free, I opted for shortening here. If you can tolerate coconut can also try out the coconut-butter based glaze shared in this AIP donut recipe.
If you liked these Fluffy Grain-free Mini Donuts you might also enjoy:
Check out these other AIP and Paleo donuts:
- Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Donuts
- Salted Caramel Cinnamon Donuts
- Baked Chocolate Donuts with Raspberries
- Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts
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