Apple Cinnamon Donut Pancakes (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Apple Cinnamon Donut Pancakes (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Get ready for a breakfast treat that's a whole lot of fun and perfect for your weekend breakfast menu, a delightful twist from regular pancake.

These Apple Cinnamon Doughnut Pancakes recipe brings the nostalgic flavor of regular donuts with cinnamon and sugar right to your plate, and the best part? They're not just delicious; they're also paleo and gluten-free! Plus, they don't require a ton of time and are ready in just 20 minutes.

It's a great way to enjoy the comforting taste of cinnamon sugar donuts in the form of fluffy, apple-stuffed pancakes. You will look forward to making them again next time – this pancake recipe is sure to be a delightful repeat on your breakfast menu!


  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (unsweetened, not from a can, or almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 apples
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
10 minutes
Total time:
20 minutes
Yield: 10 pancakes | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk (or almond milk), maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
Wet ingredients for apple donut pancakes whisked in a bowl.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, arrowroot starch, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
Dry ingredients for apple donut pancakes in a bowl.
3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients stirring constantly until you have a smooth pancake batter.
Cinnamon-sugar apple pancakes batter in a bowl.
4. Peel the apples and slice them into rounds. Use a knife or circular cutter to remove the cores.
Apple sliced into rings on a cutting board.
5. In a small bowl, mix together coconut sugar and cinnamon to create the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Cinnamon and coconut sugar mixture.
6. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Dip each apple circle into the prepared pancake batter, ensuring it's well-coated.
Apple round dipped into pancake batter.
Place the batter-coated apple slices onto the skillet and cook them over medium-low for 3-4 minutes per side, until they are nicely golden brown. If the batter doesn't stick well to the apples, you can also spoon batter onto the skillet, add an apple round, and then add more batter over it.
Apple donut pancakes frying in a skillet.
Flipped golden brown apple donut pancakes in a skillet.
7. When the pancakes are done cooking, dip them into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.
Apple donut pancakes dipped in cinnamon sugar mixture.
Apple cinnamon-sugar donut pancakes on a serving broad with fresh apples on the background.

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Almond Flour

Almond Flour
Coconut Flour

Coconut Flour
Arrowroot Starch

Arrowroot Starch
Baking Powder

Baking Powder

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk
Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup
Coconut Sugar

Coconut Sugar
Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract


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