We all have those times when we just need a donut… no matter what. So before you break down and head to your corner bakery for a sure-to-be sugar crash, try this grain-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free coconut delight you can make (much more healthily) in the comfort of your own home.


3 cups Blanched Almond or Hazelnut Flour

½ cup Coconut Yogurt

½ teaspoon Baking Soda

¼ teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt

⅓ cup Maple Syrup

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

¼ cup Coconut Oil, melted

2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar

4 Eggs, at room temperature, whites and yolks separated

Coconut Butter Icing: 

¼ cup Coconut Butter

2 teaspoons Maple Syrup or Honey

½ teaspoon Lemon Juice

¼ teaspoon Vanilla

¼ cup Coconut Milk


1 | Preheat oven to 350 degrees and generously grease the donut pan with coconut oil.

2 | Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl, and in another medium bowl combine all the wet ingredients, except for the egg whites. Mix the wet with the dry and set aside.

3 | Beat the egg whites until firm peaks form, then gently fold egg whites into the batter.

4 | Equally distribute the batter between the donut molds, smoothing out the tops of each donut.

5 | Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden.

6 | Allow the donuts to cool, remove from pan, and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Coconut Butter Icing:

1 | Mix ingredients over very low heat.

2 | Allow to cool. (If too thick, add a bit more coconut milk.)

3 | Dip donuts into icing.

*Yields 12 large or 18 small donuts.

Laurel Gallucci is the baking master and co-founder of Sweet Laurel, LA’s grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free bakery. When she was diagnosed with an aggressive autoimmune disorder, Laurel turned to healing through food. After seeing a dramatic change in her health after removing grains, legumes, refined sugar, and dairy, she began to bake treats for friends and family using ingredients she could eat. Sweet Laurel’s offerings and recipes are a result of this. Today, customers can order Sweet Laurel’s cakes online, visit their brick-and-mortar location in Los Angeles, or bake from the Sweet Laurel Cookbook or blog.

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