Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Cake Donuts


Made with grain-free flours, rich chocolatey ingredients and festive peppermint, these better-for-you baked donuts are the perfect way to indulge this holiday season.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Cake Donuts |

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Cake Donuts |
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Cake Donuts

Servings 6
Calories 453 kcal


Chocolate glaze

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dairy or non-dairy milk of choice
  • Crushed peppermint candy or candy canes optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly coat donut pan with oil.
  2. In large mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, tapioca flour, sugar, cocoa, baking, soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In separate large mixing bowl, combine peppermint extract, olive oil and eggs. Whisk until smooth and ribbon-like.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Use large mixing spoon to stir until just combined.
  5. Divide batter evenly among donut pan wells. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Donuts are finished when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Let donuts cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes. Use toothpick to help release donuts from pan. Transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.
  7. Once donuts cool, prepare glaze. In small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk chocolate and milk until chocolate melts.
  8. Dip donut tops into glaze and sprinkle on crushed peppermint if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Cake Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 453 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 217mg9%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 234IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

After 15 years of working as a registered nurse, Loren now focuses on her true passion, food photography and creating recipes that comfort the soul. Loren creates recipes that fit a gluten-free, paleo or vegan lifestyle. Loren believes that you should eat the foods you crave as long as you make them yourself with real food ingredients! She specializes in comfort food dishes and food photography. Loren is also a yoga instructor, mom of three and loves being outdoors. For more of Loren’s gluten-free recipes, visit or follow Loren on Instagram (@sweetrusticbakes).