Grain-Free Donuts

Being on the SCD can be tough for many, since you inevitably miss a lot of the old foods you used to be able to eat. Luckily, we live in a time where Google exists, so finding a proper substitution for your favorite foods is just a few clicks away! The other week I found a grain-free donut recipe. I wasn’t sure how the consistency of the donuts would be but to my surprise, the donuts turned out very moist and fluffy! They also taste divine! The “frosting,” which is made up of food processed dates, raisins, peanut butter, vanilla,  cinnamon, and coconut oil, is so out-of-this-world delicious. I never knew food processing ingredients like that together could come anywhere close to resembling and tasting like real frosting.

I didn’t have a donut pan, so I had to make a trip to Target to pick one up. It was a small price to pay for how delicious these babies turned out! The original recipe can be found here:

I almost followed the recipe to a tee; the only substitution I made was swapping out the almond butter for peanut butter, since I didn’t have almond butter on hand.

My fear before making these was that they would taste too much like almonds because of the almond flour base. But, I think what really masks the almond flour taste is the addition of cinnamon, coconut oil, and nutmeg! Also, for the frosting ingredients, I would strongly recommend using the coconut oil, though the author of the recipe mentions that she might leave that out next time she makes them. The addition of the coconut oil ensures your frosting is as smooth as possible and easily spreads onto your donuts.

Word to the wise, don’t try to spread your frosting on while your donuts are piping hot or else you’ll ruin your donuts. Wait about 2-3 minutes, so that they’re still a little warm, and then, spread your frosting.


These donuts are so good that words can’t even describe them! Try them for yourself. They definitely make me not miss the traditional sugar-laden donuts.



6 thoughts on “Grain-Free Donuts

  1. Okay, first of all it’s great to know that these donuts are SCD! I don’t know much about SCD so I’ll try to learn some more about it and see if any of my other grain-free recipes count as SCD. Then I can label them and they’ll be easier to find!

    And I’m so happy that the donuts came out well for you! Love that you used peanut butter and they look great. 🙂 Thanks for linking to me!

    • Hi, Erin!

      Yes, the best part of your recipe is that it is, in fact, SCD legal. SCD consists of a diet free of grains, gluten, starch, processed foods, and refined sugars. In looking at your recipe index, many of your recipes would be able to fall under the SCD category. I’m looking forward to them being labeled that way in the future.

      I’m constantly on the hunt for SCD recipes that mirror my favorite treats that I could indulge in during my pre-SCD days, so your donuts were (and are) perfect! I’ll have to try it with almond butter next time just to see if it tastes any different.

      Thank you for stopping by my page! 🙂

    • A yummy AND healthy donut recipe is something you can’t beat! I’ve been taking these to work as snacks. They would also be great for breakfast. They’re filled with lots of healthy fats that will keep you full.

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