AIP 'Chocolate' Donuts (Paleo option)

If you are looking for a fudgy treat, you need to try these AIP ‘Chocolate’ Donuts with a chocolate glaze. It’s a decadent treat made to fit the autoimmune protocol diet.

 aip chocolate donuts in wire rack

Is chocolate allowed on AIP?

Nope. Chocolate, cocoa powder and cacao are considered beans or seeds which are not allowed during the elimination stage of the autoimmune protocol.


Substitutes for Chocolate on AIP

If you’re missing chocolate, don’t worry. Carob powder is a good substitute. We use it frequently in our AIP baking recipes such as our AIP ‘Chocolate’ Mug Cake, AIP ‘Chocolate’ Chip Cookies, 1 Minute Microwave Dairy Free Brownies (Paleo, Egg Free and AIP Option).   

 aip chocolate donuts on wire rack

Can you eat bananas on AIP?

Yes! Although be mindful of the number of bananas and amount of sugar in general as the AIP diet limits it to 20mg a day. [source] We use bananas in this recipe to help give it a cake-like texture and add sweetness. But you don’t taste the bananas.    



  • Beth Blends Grain Free Flour Blend 
  • Carob Powder: Cocoa powder or Cacao powder is a good substitute if you prefer chocolate.
  • Banana: Make sure to mash your bananas otherwise you’ll end up biting into chunks of banana.
  • Honey: Maple syrup is a good substitute.
  • Vanilla Extract: If you prefer, you can use 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Powder.
  • Maple Syrup: Honey is a good substitute.
  • Coconut Butter
  • Coconut Milk: Make sure to read the ingredients and ensure that they are all AIP compliant.

How to make AIP Chocolate Donuts with AIP Chocolate Sauce

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease donut pan then set aside.

2. To make the donuts, combine the flour, carob powder, banana, honey and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

3. Spoon the batter into donut pan or pipe into pan using a plastic bag. Then place in the oven for about 12 minutes.

4. Remove from the oven, place the donuts on a wire rack and let cool.

5. While the donuts are cooling, make the glaze. To make the AIP Chocolate Glaze, combine the maple syrup, coconut butter, coconut milk in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. To make the Paleo Chocolate Glaze, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil then spoon over the donuts.

6. Drizzle the glaze over the donuts and then serve.


Tips to making the Best AIP Chocolate Donuts

    • Cocoa powder is a good substitute for cacao powder.
    • Carob is a good substitute for cacao if you are AIP elimination stage.
    • If you prefer vanilla powder to vanilla extract, you only need 1/2 teaspoon.
    • If you want to make muffins or cupcakes with this recipe, add to 12 muffin tins and bake for about 12-15 minutes.
    • If you would prefer to use a Berry Glaze and topped with Freeze Dried Strawberries, use these instructions. To make the Berry Glaze add 1 cup Powdered Sugar, 2 tablespoons Sweet Prairie Haskap Juice (or other purple juice) and 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract to a bowl and stir to combine. For an AIP/Paleo Berry Glaze, combine 2 tablespoons Coconut Butter, 1 tablespoon Coconut Milk, 1 tablespoon Sweet Prairie Haskap Juice (or other purple juice), 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup and 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract in a small bowl then place in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir until smooth. Then glaze the donuts as per the recipe instructions. Then sprinkle 3/4 cup crushed Freeze Dried Strawberries to the top of each glazed donut. Make sure to do this before the glaze hardens. If you need further explanation, check out this video

 aip chocolate donut with bite missing

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