Paleo Baked Sour Cream Donuts

Paleo Baked Sour Cream Donuts

Sometimes You Have to Give Into Your Cravings, Right?

I have had a serious craving for sour cream donuts lately! In my area in Michigan, we have a yummy donut company, Quality Dairy. I had been thinking about those donuts for a few weeks, but I was not willing to just go get one, eat it, and then feel crummy. Even though it is more work to figure out a recipe, get the ingredients, and make the treat, I never regret the extra effort.

Healthy Donuts?!?!

And let’s be real here, donuts are still treats. However, with real food ingredients, I am acting eating nutrients and my stomach won’t hate me later.

So, here’s what I did. I found a great sour cream donut recipe on Pinterest. I used this recipe as a start, and then substituted ingredients to make it healthier.

Donut Ingredients:

  • ½ cup organic, grass-fed sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup powdered monk fruit
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 Tbsp milk of choice (i used almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Makes 6-8


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease donut pan with coconut oil or butter.
  2. Mix the sour cream, egg, vanilla, coconut oil, & coconut sugar in a mixing bowl or blender.
  3. Add cassava flour, baking soda, salt, & nutmeg (optional) & stir together.
  4. Fill donut pan with batter & bake for 12-16 minutes. The tops should be soft & the sides should be golden brown. Remove from oven & let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.
  5. For the glaze, melt the butter. In a small bowl, combine the honey, butter, milk and vanilla. The glaze should be thin.
  6. Dip the donuts in the glaze when they are slightly cooled, flipping them over so both sides get covered. Dry on a cooling rack. I placed some parchment paper under the rack to catch the extra glaze.

I love eating the donuts when they are still a little warm and the glaze is fresh, still dripping off of them. 🙂

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