Chocolate Covered Almond Donuts

137 cal, 13C/9F/3P/8S.

So last Saturday was National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day, but instead of filling my donuts with cream I ended up daydreaming about my Crackly Chocolate Covered Almond Donuts. While husband Gav loves desserts that are creamy & smooth I’m more of a crunch gal. Oh well, I’m sure next time I’ll fill his donuts with some sort of cream!

These donuts were my attempt at making something low-carb for a change and the recipe actually ended up being Paleo so if that’s your jam these sugar-free treats are perfect for you!


  • 1 cup mashed bananas or unsweetened applesauce (about 240 g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup fine almond flour (112 g) (adds flavor and moistness but regular flour might work too)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (I also added some almond extract)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • Not optional chocolate coating of 1/2 cup (112 g) semisweet chocolate chips and 2 tsp (10 g) coconut oil (you may need to melt more to be able to dip them)

Makes 12 baked donuts.

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a regular sized donut pan. Blend/mix bananas, egg, extracts. Whisk all other dry ingredients and fold in the wet. Pour into pan and bake for 20 minutes. While that’s baking/cooling, melt the chocolate with the oil (I use microwave in 20 sec increments) Then cover each cooled donut with 2 tsp (10 g) of the mixture. Sprinkle some sea salt and/or sprinkles. Let it set in the fridge and Enjoy! I love the crackly tops! ❤

Author: Elif

Hi I'm Elif! I'm a mama, computer science PhD and Google engineer by day, food blogger by night. I love beautiful desserts that not only taste amazing, but also leave you feeling amazing. I use my math skills and interest in nutrition to carefully optimize my recipes to use simple, good-for-you ingredients and minimal amount of added sugar. I believe that healthy desserts can be simple. Recipes should not send you searching for rare ingredients, untested sweeteners or measuring ridiculous 1/2 tsp of butter. Here we use few ingredients, basic measuring cups, spoons, and simple fruit, veg, little sugar and syrup as sweeteners. Most recipes here use so little added sugar that they're good enough for toddlers. I also believe that you should be able to fit healthy sweets into your daily routine. No matter how much almond flour and coconut oil is in a healthy dessert recipe, there's no way I'm going to ingest a meal's worth of energy and a day's worth of total sugar from dessert alone. And that is the reason all my desserts have less than 200 cal per serving and are low-sugar. So now will you join us?

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