Mar 04

Grain-Free Chocolate Donuts with Peanut Butter Sprinkles

This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

I’ve always been a cake donut person.  I want density in my donut. 

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The other fluffy, flaky kind of donut is wasted on me.  If a donut is going to be eaten it better be a cake donut with frosting (preferably raspberry or strawberry) and sprinkles and, if we’re getting specific, an iced coffee on the side.  

Let’s all brunch together with that combo.  I keep seeing this donut place on instagram.  Let’s all meet there Friday morning.  That should give everybody plenty of time to arrange flight plans.

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And then there’s this place that I also found on instagram, which looks equally delicious.

Since neither one of those donut locations are anywhere close to me (although I have been wanting to try this place), I’ll be baking my own doughnuts for the foreseeable future.  And since I’ve been overly excited about coconut flour lately…the baking with coconut flour continues. 

I think coconut flour may be my gateway flour for grain-free baking. 

What flour will be next? I don’t know.  Maybe hazelnut flour because hazelnut reminds me of nutella and nutella is NUTELLA. 

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I gave up chocolate for Lent, so all my chocolate baking + tasting has been taking place on Sunday.  A typical Sunday goes…wake up around 7:20, make/test a blog recipe for breakfast, go to church, go to the grocery store, come home and eat lunch, test a second batch of the recipe I tried that morning, and taste test as an afternoon snack. 

Sunday is my favorite day of the week until 4pm rolls around and I realize tomorrow is Monday and there’s nothing I can do about it so I start to get all kinds of moody. 

But until 4pm…my Sunday routine never gets old.  Except when the blog recipe doesn’t turn out and I’m left with nothing to eat for breakfast because we’re ALWAYS out of milk and bananas by that time of the week and I’m helpless in the kitchen without those two.

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So donuts.  (Or is it doughnuts?)

The chocolate + peanut butter combo is the combo no one gets tired of.  No matter how many times I’ve had the combo my taste buds are always down for a spoon dipped in the peanut butter jar and sprinkled with chocolate chips.  And now we’ve donut-ed that spoon covered in peanut butter and chocolate chips idea.

I’ve talked about how donuts make me think of NPR and NPR makes me think of donuts.  When I was in elementary school, about once a month my mom would drive me to school (instead of me getting on the school bus) and we’d stop at a doughnut shop.  Chocolate milk + raspberry cake doughnut with rainbow sprinkles, for me.  There was also a coffee shop we’d occasionally go to and my mom would get coffee and I’d get hot chocolate and I remember feeling just the coolest as I pretended to drink coffee with her.

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Now these peanut butter sprinkles.  I don’t have much patience for rolling a zillion little balls…but if peanut butter is involved, I can find the patience. 

And I’m hoping that you might be able to too.

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Grain-Free Chocolate Donuts with Peanut Butter Sprinkles

The best combo...chocolate & peanut butter! Double chocolate donuts that are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch!

Yield: 18 mini donuts (or 12 mini donuts + 3 regular-sized donuts)

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


Donut Batter

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

3 tablespoons coconut oil

1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Coconut Flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled off

4 eggs

1/3 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Peanut Butter Sprinkles

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1-4 teaspoons coconut flour (depending on how liquidy your peanut butter is)


1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

1 tablespoon coconut oil


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Make you donut batter.  In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil and melt in the microwave.  In a bowl, use an electric mixer to combine coconut flour, eggs, pumpkin, baking soda and melted chocolate + coconut oil.  Scoop into a large sealable bag and cut off a corner.  Pipe donut batter into a greased donut pan (makes 12 mini + 3 regular-sized donuts).  Bake for 10-13 minutes.

Meanwhile, make peanut butter sprinkles.  Add coconut flour to peanut butter one teaspoon at a time until peanut butter is thick enough to roll into small balls.  Roll into 50-ish small balls.  Place in the freezer.

Remove donuts from oven.  Then pop donuts out of the pan and place on a cooling rack. 

Now make your icing.  In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil and melt in the microwave until  smooth.  Dip warm donuts in melted chocolate.  Top with peanut butter sprinkles and serve hot or at room temperature (I liked them best at room temperature...they tasted more like cake donuts!).

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{Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.  Thank you for supporting brands that align with my mission and help make this blog possible. I was compensated for my time.  For more delicious recipes and a coupon for $1.00 off any product, please visit!}


17 comments on “Grain-Free Chocolate Donuts with Peanut Butter Sprinkles”

  1. You Sundays sound a lot like my Sundays aka perfection. Oh, and I NEVER know if it’s donuts or doughnuts–maybe it’s either?? These look delicious!

  2. i read density as “destiny” and immediately thought: these donuts are my destiny this weekend.

  3. Hey Kylie,
    So excited to make these doughnuts!  I JUST got a doughnut pan and I LOVE COCONUT FLOUR!   I had one of your delicious Cheddar Cornbread Scones for breakfast.
    Did I mention that your photographs are great!   Love the stacked doughnuts one…very creative!  I am a former photographer …had a darkroom & the works!  Anyway, I appreciate your photographs!

    I figured out a way to print your recipes larger…I just “copy” and then “paste” to my “notes” on my iPad and voila!  Bigger print!  Yay!
    ❤️ Barbara

  4. I’m totally a cake donut person tooooo! These look beyond delish…like major drool sesh over here. Love that they’re made with coconut flour and doused in chocolate :)

  5. Cake donuts all the way! I went to Union Square Donuts two weekends ago – planned my trip around said donut mission and I have been dreaming of going back ever since!

  6. I am all about coconut and chocolate and love that you used coconut flour in these!

  7. I have an unhealthy obsession with donuts.  If this recipe satisfies my obsession without having to eat the deep fried version, I’d call that a win win.  I’ve never bought coconut flour before but I may have to.  

    Do you think it would work with all-purpose flour? 

  8. mmmmmmmm I too am a cake donut person, except for cinnamon twists…don’t bring me one of those…I will go crazy! Love how you used coconut flour with these. I’ve developed a slight allergy to almonds and coconut flour has been my savior w/ baking :) 

  9. Do you think I could make these in muffin tins and adjust the baking time? It’s been requested I make these for friends! :-) Thank you!

  10. Do you think using an egg replacer would work? I have an egg allergy, but would love to make these. They look sooo good!!!

  11. Kylie,
    I made these!   Sooo yum!   There are very “Cake-y”. And I like that!  love the peanut butter balls idea!  I will make these again….interesting that without regular flour, they turn out so good….and no taste of the pumpkin.  I was thinking they wouldn’t be sweet enough without added sweetener, but they were perfect!  Oh, also I liked the idea of putting the batter in the plastic bag…so much easier to fill doughnut pan …going around the center.
    Thanks for this recipe!   ❤️ 
    and …. I got 6 regular sized doughnuts.

  12. AND… I pinned this recipe! 

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