Masala Spiced Apple Donuts :: Paleo, GAPS-friendly

Full of sweet exotic flavor and nutrition, these Masala Spiced Apple Donuts are the perfect breakfast for anyone on a grain-free, refined sugar-free lifestyle!

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Masala Spiced Apple DonutsAll about breakfast.

Yes, I know. Breakfast. I talk about it a lot. And why should I not? It’s a wonderful meal! The best meal of the day, in fact. Other than dessert…

While I usually start my day off with a glass of water, freshly pressed juice, or tea, breakfast is not far behind. If you’re a breakfast lover, you really should be! Eating breakfast can help kick-start your metabolismbalance your weight, and help you be more alert, focused, and happier! I know it does those things for me!

Getting in the habit of eating breakfast can also help regulate your blood sugar and keep your cholesterol levels healthy. Plus it tastes delicious, so it’s a win-win.

Masala Spiced Apple DonutsHealthy, grain-free goodness.

I love a good muffin or pancake for breakfast, or bagels. But every now and again, I just really need a donut. Unfortunately, donuts aren’t well known for being the healthiest breakfast food.

So I’ve made it one of my food-blogger goals to make some donuts that are perfect for a healthy breakfast, but still taste like a treat!

I’ve got two options thus far, some coconut flour Strawberry Banana Donuts, and my family’s favorite grain-free Banana Nut Butter Donuts

Masala Spiced Apple DonutsIndian inspired.

And now I have these Masala Spiced Apple Donuts! They’re full of healthy things like applesauce, honey, and eggs, plus they’ve got a special little kick from the garam masala.

Though I’ve always loved Indian food, my first experience using masala was a few months ago. I was reviewing an Indian Instant Pot cookbook for a fellow blogger, and during my remake of her super easy Chicken Biryani in the Instant Pot, I fell in love with garam masala.

Masala Spiced Apple DonutsIf you’re not all up on what’s in garam masala, it’s a mix of peppercorns, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom. Nice an sweet and spicy! And not only does it taste wonderfully warming, it smells DIVINE. Prepare yourself to fall in love.

Deep, deep love.

Since then I’ve been adding it to just about everything. Hot chocolate, muffins, and these delicious Masala Spiced Apple Donuts!

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Masala Spiced Apple Donuts

Free from grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.


  • 1 c. plain applesauce (I usually make my own by pureeing a couple apples in my blender)
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 c. coconut flour
  • 1/2 t. garam masala
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. sea salt


Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9-cavity donut pan (this is the one I use).

Puree all the ingredients in a blender.

Scoop 1/4 cupfuls of batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden browned and slightly springy when touched. Turn out onto rack to cool completely before frosting.


For the frosting, mix together some nut butter, honey, and a little melted coconut oil until you get a frosting consistency. Mix in a few dashes of garam masala, if desired, then drizzle over cooled donuts (or dip the donuts in the frosting).

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Masala Spiced Apple Donuts


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