Coconut-Vanilla Doughnuts



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered stevia
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil plus 2 Tbsp., melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 6-well doughnut pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, stevia, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a medium saucepan, warm the coconut milk and 1/3 cup coconut oil over low heat until the oil melts (do not allow to boil), mixing gently with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat, stir in the applesauce and vanilla.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients, and mix gently. If clumps develop, use an immersion blender or mixer, and mix until very smooth.
  5. Stir in 1/2 cup of the coconut flakes.
  6. Pour the batter into the doughnut pan, filling about halfway to allow for rising.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 to 30 minutes. Gently scrape the sides of each well and flip the pan to turn doughnuts out. Use a toothpick to help lift them out, if needed.
  9. In a small bowl, mix the rice malt syrup and the 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil together until well combined.
  10. Coat the doughnuts thinly with icing, and press on remaining coconut flakes to coat all over.


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