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Apple Cider Donut Holes

Prep time 20 min
Cook time 12 min
Total time 32 min

Prep time 20 min
Cook time 12 min
Total time 32 min


Who didn’t grow up loving donut holes? It’s the perfect, naughty little treat.

Well not-so-perfect when you purchase traditional donut holes from the store. Those are filled with gluten, refined sugar, harmful trans fats, preservatives and corn syrup. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with this tasty, wholesome recipe for Apple Cider Donut Holes.

What makes these donut holes better? Let’s see…

  • RHR Donut Holes are baked in a donut hole mold pan (like a muffin pan, but with donut shapes), traditional donuts are fried.
  • RHR Donut Holes are made with wholesome, low carb almond flour, traditional donuts use gluten-filled, white flour.
  • RHR Donut Holes use just a touch of pure grade B maple syrup, traditional donuts use corn syrup and sugar.
  • RHR Donut Holes provide sustainable energy to power your day, traditional donuts set you up for an energy crash.
  • RHR Donut Holes contain real, organic apples, traditional apple donuts are less than 2% apple.

Ok, ok, you’ve heard enough. Go pull out your donut hole baking pan (or cake pop pan!) and make a batch of these delicious treats!

Serves 10
Dry Ingredients

1¼ cups blanched almond flour

¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

¼ teaspoon almond extract

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

2 eggs, at room temperature, whites and yolks separated

Apple Ingredients

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 small, organic apple, finely chopped

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

dash of sea salt


For the Apple Ingredients: In a small skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium. Add the finely chopped apple and cook, stirring often until very soft, about 5 minutes. Add the syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease your 20 donut hole pan with coconut oil.


Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl combine all of the wet ingredients except egg whites.


Mix the wet with dry and set aside.


Beat the egg whites until firm peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Mix in the cooled apple ingredients.


Equally distribute the batter between the 20 donut hole molds. Bake for 8-12 minutes until lightly golden.


Allow the donuts to cool, remove from pan and then chill in the fridge for half an hour. Sprinkle with cinnamon and coconut sugar.


Calories: 164
Fat: 11g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Sodium: 57mg
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 4g
Sugar: 4g

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