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These gluten-free, refined sugar-free paleo chocoalte zucchini donuts are a healthy but indulgent breakfast, dessert, or snack. Find the recipe at itsybitsykitchen.com

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Donuts

Paleo chocolate zucchini donuts make a delicious guilt-free breakfast or snack!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 14
Author Kelsie


  • Donuts:
  • 1 cup finely grated zucchini
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil measured at room temp, then melted
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate frosting:

  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil measured at room temperature, then melted
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 14-cavity donut pan with coconut oil. Set pan aside.
  2. Gently squeeze some of the liquid out of your zucchini—it doesn’t need to be completely dry. Place the zucchini, eggs, egg yolk, honey, coconut oil, lemon juice, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  3. Combine the remaining donut ingredients in another medium mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the zucchini mixture to the flour mixture and stir until zucchini is just incorporated (don’t over-mix or your donuts will end up oily).
  4. Divide the batter between the prepared donut cups. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pans for 15 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool before glazing.


  1. Combine all ingredients in the top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water. Heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is smooth and has thickened slightly.
  2. Dip the donuts in the frosting or spread the frosting on top. Serve and enjoy.