Paleo Carrot Cake Donuts with Coconut Cream Frosting

These gluten free carrot cake donuts are made in one bowl, are naturally sweetened with GOLDEN BLOSSOM Honey, and are a Paleo-friendly, healthy treat. They're also sugar free, and baked with almond meal and sifted coconut flour! Coconut cream frosting completes them as the perfect addition to your Easter Table. </br></br> This recipe was developed, photographed, and can be viewed along with dozens of original healthy, delicious recipes by Taylor at <a href=


For the donuts:

3 Tbsp Coconut oil, melted


1 Large egg

1 Large egg yolk

¼ tsp Vanilla extract

½ Cup Almond Meal (54g)*

¼ Cup Coconut flour, sifted (22g)*

⅛ tsp Salt

¼ tsp Baking powder

¼ tsp Baking soda

½ Tbsp Cinnamon

¼ tsp Ground nutmeg

½ Cup Finely grated carrots (about 2 medium carrots)

For the frosting:

1 13 oz Can of Full-fat coconut milk, chilled over-night **

2 – 2 ½ Tbsp GOLDEN BLOSSOM Honey, to taste

Unsweetened coconut flakes, for garnish

Honey Tips

How Honey Is Created

Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.


Bake until golden brown and a tooth pick inserted in a donut comes out clean, about 10 minutes. Run a butter knife around the edge of each donut to loosen it, and then let cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting:
Flip the can of refrigerator coconut milk upside down and drain out the liquid that rises to the top, leaving the thick layer of coconut cream. Scoop the cream into a medium bowl (you should have about ¾ cup of cream) and mix with the honey until smooth.
Spoon on top of the donuts, spreading out evenly. ***
Garnish with a sprinkle of coconut flakes and serve.
Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 10 mins Yield: 6 donuts, or 1 donut pan.
*Gluten free baking really required perfect measurements, so weighing out your flours is highly recommended.
**Making sure to chill the coconut milk for 24 hours is essential, or else liquid and the coconut cream do not separate properly.
*** The honey in the frosting can cause the coconut cream to slightly yellow, so the donuts are best frosted right before serving.