Get two new free healthy recipes each week. Sign Up

Almond Butter Donuts

5 from 11 votes

These soft BAKED homemade almond butter donuts are completely vegan and oil free!

almond donuts

I am suddenly so obsessed with donuts.

Chocolate donuts, glazed donuts, or these Blueberry Baked Donuts

Other flavors I’ve tried recently include toasted coconut, chocolate frosted, and cookies & cream!

It’s been a month filled with company – parents, relatives, and friends from out of town—and homemade donuts are one of my go-to easy breakfast recipes to make for company. They’re super fancy and fun, with very little prep work required. 

Also Try These Dairy Free Applesauce Muffins

Above – watch the video how to make almond butter donuts

I’m not sure if anyone has said donuts are the new cupcakes, but seriously, donuts are way better than cupcakes.

If you need a donut pan, they’re easy to find – I like this donut pan on Amazon.

I’ve also seen them available at Target, Walmart, in craft stores like Michaels, in grocery stores, some department stores, or at World Market or Bed Bath Beyond (where I always have a zillion coupons).

Or the almond butter donut recipe can also be made without a donut pan if you’d prefer.

healthy doughnuts recipe
almond butter donuts

I used a mini donut pan for the donuts in the photos and a regular-sized pan for the ones in the video below.

Both ways were delicious!!!

Healthy Oil Free Baked Almond Butter Donut Recipe
Pin it now to save for laterPin Recipe

Almond Butter Donuts

These healthy almond butter donuts are baked instead of fried and can be completely vegan!
Total Time 8 minutes
Yield 6 large or 20 mini donuts
5 from 11 votes


  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1 1/2 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
  • 3 1/2 tbsp almond butter or allergy-friendly sub
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup spelt, white, gf ap, or oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, optional


  • If you want to glaze them with Almond Butter Glaze: Stir together 1/2 cup powdered sugar or sugar free powdered sugar, 1 tbsp almond butter, 2 tbsp milk of choice, 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract, and a tiny pinch salt. Glaze makes enough for all the donuts with a little left over.
    For the donuts: Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a donut pan, mini donut pan, or mini muffin pan. If not easily stir-able, gently heat almond butter until soft. Stir together first five ingredients, being sure to completely break up the nut butter so there are no clumps. Stir in dry to form a batter, spread into pan, and bake 8 minutes. Let sit a few minutes before going around the sides with a knife and popping out. Glaze if desired, refrigerate, then drizzle melted chocolate on top if desired. Store loosely covered out overnight – The flavor is even better the next day! Leftover donuts can also be frozen.
    View Nutrition Facts


For more donut flavors, check out this recipe for Vegan Donuts.

Have you made this recipe?

Tag @chocolatecoveredkatie on Instagram

More Recipes With Almond Butter:

Brownie Fat Bombs

Keto Brownie Bombs

blender muffins

Flourless Blender Muffins

Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe (2 Ingredients)

Easy Chocolate Fudge Bars

5 Ingredient Almond Butter Brownies

Almond Butter Brownies

Published on August 17, 2017

Meet Katie

Chocolate Covered Katie is one of the top 25 food websites in America, and Katie has been 
featured on The 
Today Show, CNN, 
Fox, The 
Huffington Post, and 
ABC's 5 O’Clock News. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating dessert every single day.

Learn more about Katie

Get Free Recipes

Don’t Miss Out On The NEW Free Healthy Recipes

Sign up below to receive exclusive & always free healthy recipes right in your inbox:

Chocolate Covered Katie The Healthy Dessert Blog Recipes

Popular Right Now

Reader Interactions


Leave a comment or reviewLeave a rating
  1. Gail says

    Hi, Katie,
    When you say “store loosely covered out overnight” (after the refrigeration period), do you mean they should not go back in the refrigerator? I need to make a dessert on Friday that will not be eaten until Saturday. 🙂

    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      Oh they are completely fine to make a day in advance 🙂
      I often do that and store loosely covered the first night (just with cling wrap over the top, leaving an opening so the air can escape). After a day, I like to refrigerate leftovers for freshness but would recommend gently warming leftovers that had been in the fridge.

  2. Leslie says

    I love donuts too! I think cupcakes had their reign, now it is time for them to share the light with donuts. Mmm, these look so good! I have a little donut maker but not a a pan, I think I need to invest in one.

  3. Cassie Tran says

    These donuts look absolutely amazing! I would totally love to dig into one of these donuts–actually, make that three. LOL! 😀 All jokes aside, you’ve done amazingly with this recipe once again!

  4. Kitty says

    Hi! Could I replace the almond butter with peanut butter? Would I need to tinker with any of the other ingredients? Thanks so much!

    • Laura says

      I used 1/1 HD flour with peanut butter and honey – I didnt melt them first though so I added extra almond milk to get the consistency that was in the video. I took them out after 9 min. still moist inside – lol ate them anyway ‘ so good! How should they look on the inside – like a cake but a little heavier?

  5. Maureen Matteson says

    Have you ever tried freezing these? I’m wanting to make a bunch of stuff for my kids ahead of time before I have surgery and these look awesome!

  6. Tine says

    I used homemade healthy Nutella instead of the almond butter, and as the glazing. Sprinkled with chopped hazelnuts. Yummm!!

  7. Brenda says

    These are very delicious and easy to make. I had to bake 3-4 minutes longer, my almond butter was runny. I put a picture of them in my new coconut bowl on the front page. Thank you for the recipe. ( I used homemade oat flour)

  8. Tara says

    Just made these. Thank you so so much for A recipe that can match a ‘normal’ recipe. They are amazingly good and moist. I made mine into cupcakes because I haven’t gotten a doughnut pan yet. So happy I stumbled on your site. ❤ ?

  9. Elena says

    I have to double, triple and quadruple the batches because they are gone so quick! Absolutely my favorite baked doughnut recipe ever!!!!

  10. Sara says

    These look amazing! But what is “gf ap”? Sorry if this is stated somewhere else, I just couldn’t find it! Could you use tapioca or arrowroot flour?

    • Jason Sanford says

      It’s gluten free all purpose. I don’t think the ones you mentioned would hold up here but be sure to report back if you experiment!

  11. Christal says

    hello i baked these donuts and they were gone in a day!!!? i want to make them again but i ran out of the flour i used do you think i can use coconut flour or garbanzo bean flour instead??

  12. Judy Johnston says

    I love your recipes and my daughter gave me your dessert cookbook for Christmas! The problem I have when I make your donut recipes is that they don’t rise and are usually pretty dense and fall apart easily. The last time I made the chocolate donut recipe from your book, I ended up making cake pops out of them; which was a delicious option but still wonder what happens.I even bought a donut pan and follow the recipe to a T but they still don’t turn out quite like yours.
    BTW, I use coconut sugar or honey powder for the sweetners in most of the recipes and I make my own oat flour in my wheat grinder and then split it with almond flour. My family absolutely loves to see me open the book and head to the kitchen, I may have to go to Bakers Anyonymous!

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi! It would be the almond flour making it dense, most likely. I would recommend trying Katie’s recipes with one of the flours she’s listed in each recipe, at least the first time you make it, that way you can know how it’s supposed to look/taste/etc. Hope that helps!

  13. Chris Canon says

    These were a big hit with my whole family. We doubled the recipe to make 12 donuts. The normal portion of glaze took care of all 12. Then I melted sugar free dark chocolate with heavy whipping cream to top 6 donuts. I topped the other 6 with homemade whipped cream and blueberries.

  14. Amanda says

    These look amazing! In the nutrition section you say 2 points for mini donuts. The video shows you made 6. I guess that is the size of the 7 point donut? Thanks!

  15. Karen Oliver says

    Hmmm. Something went terribly wrong for me with these. I was so excited– I love all things Chocolate Covered Katie and all things almond butt. I make your black bean muffins just about every week! I followed directions exactly and used oat flour and made the six large donuts. After eight minutes they were nowhere near cooked. I left them in an additional 10 minutes and then check with a toothpick– they were dry, even though they looked quite underdone. I thought maybe they were supposed to be, since the black bean muffins are, but when I tried to get these out of the donut pan they just fell apart and were soggy in some places. I really don’t know what went wrong!

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hmmm, is it an oven issue possibly? She has a bunch of similar donut recipes on her site (strawberry shortcake, blueberry, healthy krispy kreme) and I haven’t seen any commenters mentioning them coming out undercooked on any of the variations, so that would be the only thing I can think of! Unless, did you make any changes to the recipe ingredients? In any case, they’re so quick to make that it might be worth doing a second batch to see if it was just a one time fluke??

  16. Jennifer Malta says

    Can I substitute the almond butter for kefir or yogurt? I would think the consistency would be similar. I am trying to sneak kefir into my 7 year old diet’s since he loves donuts.

5 from 11 votes (11 ratings without comment)

Leave A Reply

Recipe Rating

Get Free Recipes

Don’t Miss Out On The NEW Free Healthy Recipes

Sign up below to receive exclusive & always free healthy recipes right in your inbox:

Chocolate Covered Katie The Healthy Dessert Blog Recipes