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  1. Hmm are these supposed to taste more like muffins? I have seen a few hot cross bun recipes made from coconut flour that look like muffins in their pictures. I did use honey instead of sugar, perhaps this changes it. Still they were nice muffins.

  2. This is a paleo recipe? You show a photo of Kirkland vanilla extract, it is made with corn syrup. No corn allowed in paleo diets.

    • Hi Denny, I buy the Kirkland Pure Vanilla Extract – the only ingredients are Vanilla Bean Extratives, Alcohol and Sugar. We don’t eat corn syrup in our house. With that being said, if someone wants to eat corn – that is none of my business to judge.

  3. I used this recipe and substituted organic butter for coconut oil (ran out of oil) and it was delicious. I also did coconut cream with powdered sugar (not as Palo, but baby steps!) fr the icing. The trick for fluffy cake was not over cooking in the mini donut maker. My kids actually ate something I made that’s paleoish! 🙂 thanks!

  4. These were delicious! I subbed flax seed for the eggs and they worked out perfectly. Even my 66 year old father in law enjoyed them!

  5. I made this but used palm shortening instead of coconut oil and they were amazing!!!!! Hubby loved them!! Anyone tried subbing in honey instead of sugar?

  6. Okay. So these were DELISH. So good and so easy to make, too. The hardest part was greasing the pan and getting the batter in there – which wasn’t hard at all. The only reason I didn’t looove them (and give them the 5th star) is because I was expecting donuts and these tasted more like chocolate cake or, as my boyfriend and his friends called them (when asking for seconds), “those healthy chocolatey brownie things.” That said, if the guys give paleo desserts rave reviews, then they must be good! Thanks for a great recipe!

  7. Amazing donuts! My girls ate two each and wanted more. They said they were the best donuts they’ve ever eaten. I must agree. They are divine. Are they really 12 points each though for WW? I was very surprised to hear that seeing that this recipe uses so many natural ingredients.

    • Love it Jennifer! Nothing better than pleasing kids with “healthy” treats. And, yes, they are Point heavy because they are so nutriment dense (eggs, coconut flour, coconut oil, etc.). Natural doesn’t always mean low-fat or light but I think it’s worth it because the fats and protein are all high quality.

  8. they WERE dense and lovely…but how most coconut flour recipes I use come out…pleasantly so!
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  9. I made these donuts last night! Amazing chocolaty taste without being too sweet. This was the first recipe I tried in my new heart shaped donut pan! 🙂

  10. Hi! This recipe looks awesome, but I was wondering if you think it would work in a donut maker instead of a donut pan? I want to make them for Christmas morning, but don’t have time to buy a pan before then.

  11. Did you only use the fat from the top of the coconut milk or did you shake up the can and use the whole mixture? I’m going to make these a seasonal thing for us by replacing the chocolate glaze with a peppermint coconut cream glaze. These sound so good can’t wait to make!

    • Hi Cat,
      I shook the can and used the coconut milk that has the fat included in it. The peppermint coconut cream glaze sounds divine!

  12. I made these last night and they came out great! I made two different chocolate donut recipes – this one with coconut flour and another that uses almond flour. This one was the winner. It is thick and moist and delicious. I did two toppings, a chocolate topping (chocolate chips with coconut milk and vanilla) and a vanilla coconut cream with lemon (coconut concentrate, honey, lemon, zest, water). The lemon cream was so good and a nice compliment to the chocolate. Great recipe – thank you for sharing!

    • That Lemon Cream sounds fantastic Liz! So glad you loved the doughnuts – thanks for letting me know 🙂

    • Hi Julie!
      My husband was an early reader so it might just be genetic. We did do a lot of fun learning games with him when he was a baby but nothing outside the norm.

  13. Your son is impressive! He probably reads better than I do! 😉 Although I’ll bet I could eat more of these doughnuts! Really good recipe, fun post – thanks.
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  14. Alyssa,
    I think it’s terrific that you’ve got such an exceptional son, and how smart of him to choose doughnuts! I can see he gets it from his mom, because it’s brilliant of you to make a tasty-looking doughnut from ingredients you choose.
    Chocolate on chocolate action is my favorite.

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    • Oh my gosh Norma – he already does!! So many, “Why?” and “How does it work?”s a day – it’s crazy!

    • They are such a treat Hannah – I have been thinking about getting a second doughnut pan and making two batches at a time to freeze some – that is probably overkill but my boys love these!

  15. These look incredible! I am excited to try them, and also to play with the recipe, because I am a tinker-er. Can you tell me what, if any, other ways you tried this recipe before you were happy with it?

    • Hi Nicole!
      I tried less palm sugar, more palm sugar and different levels of vanilla with each – this is my favorite version. Try them this way first and then fiddle 😉

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