Hey friends!

I’m back today with a recipe for one of my favorite things EVER—doughnut holes! I can’t get enough of a good doughnut, and I wanted to find a fall-inspired recipe that was grain-free and good for you. These little guys were the final product!

Processed with Snapseed.Many of you are by this point well-acquainted with my love of coconut flour. Well…these were no exception. This coconut flour batter got an extra punch of apple-filled goodness with the addition of warm apple cider to the batter.

Processed with Snapseed.After the batter was made, I heated up some oil in a pan and started to fry! The consistency of these is a little more tender than flour, so it was kind of tricky getting them in, hence, their “interesting” shape…but hey, fried goodness is fried goodness!

Processed with Snapseed.After the doughnuts were fried, I made the cinnamon sugar topping. But as luck would have it…I ALSO have coconut sugar. Really, really delicious and an amazing sweetener!

Processed with Snapseed.A quick toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture and straight into my mouth.

Processed with Snapseed.So, how did these doughnut holes stack up?

Healthy: While I can’t lie that fried foods are **probably** not the healthiest thing for you, sticking to grain and dairy free versions cut out some of the guilt, right?

Good: Fried food is good. Enough said. The hint of apples in there makes this the perfect fall treat!

Do-able: If you have a doughnut maker or even doughnut baking tins, you might get these to come out a little prettier than mine were. Other than that, this recipe is totally do-able!



Apple Cider Doughnut Holes

from Caveman Diet


  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Coconut oil, for frying
  • ½ cup warm apple cider
  • ½ cup granulated coconut sugar (for cinnamon sugar mix)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (for cinnamon sugar mix)


  1. Melt enough coconut oil to fill a small pot with half an inch of oil.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and the salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, oil and honey. Add the wet mix to the dry and stir until combined.
  4. Once the dough is completely mixed, add the warm apple cider.
  5. Drop doughnut mix by the spoonful into the hot oil, frying for 1/2 minutes on each side. Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  6. Combine coconut sugar and cinnamon until well blended. Toss doughnut holes in cinnamon sugar mix and serve warm!



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