Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

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What’s better than cinnamon sugar donut holes? Cinnamon sugar donut holes dipped in melted chocolate! These cinnamon sugar donut holes are so easy to make and so delicious. They’re gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free and they make the perfect breakfast or dessert!

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes about 35 donut holes, so I would say it makes about 7 servings!

cinnamon sugar donut holes with chocolate dip
What ingredients do I need to make these cinnamon sugar donut holes?

To make these donut holes, you’ll need just a couple simple ingredients. They are:

  • oat flour (I use homemade)
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • unsweetened applesauce
  • pure maple syrup or honey
  • pure vanilla extract
  • coconut oil (or MTC oil)
  • coconut sugar
Help, I don’t have applesauce on hand!

If you don’t have unsweetened applesauce on hand, you can try using pumpkin puree, mashed banana, or dairy free yogurt instead. I haven’t tried any of these substitutions in this recipe, but they are all common substitutes for applesauce in recipes.

cinnamon sugar donut holes close up on a tray
How do I make homemade oat flour?

To make homemade oat flour simply blend gluten free quick, old fashioned, or rolled oats in a high speed blender (or process them in a food processor). Blend/process until a flour consistency is reached. Check out this video if you want to see how I make my own oat flour!

I am allergic to coconut, what else can I use?

If you’re trying to make the recipe coconut free, you can replace the coconut sugar with brown sugar or monk fruit and the coconut oil with melted vegan butter or another neutral oil.

Add some chocolate!

I like to dip these cinnamon sugar donut holes in melted chocolate while eating them. To do so, simply melt some dairy free chocolate in a small dish and then dip away! I highly recommend doing this!

cinnamon sugar donut holes covered in chocolate
How do I store these donuts?

You can store the donuts in a sealed container on the counter for several days, in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Looking for more delicious donut recipes?

Try some of my other donut recipes below!

Ready to make these delicious donuts? The full recipe is below!

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Servings 7
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


For the Donut Holes

  • 2 3/4 cups oat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted (or MCT oil)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or grease well with cooking spray).
  • Add the dry ingredients for the donuts to a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Once combined add in the wet ingredients and mix until a thick dough forms. If the dough is too thin, let it sit for a couple minutes to thicken or add a bit more oat flour.
  • To make the donut holes, scoop the dough with a cookie scoop and roll into balls using the palms of your hands. Place the donut holes on the prepared baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Once baked, allow the donuts to cool.
  • While the donuts are cooling, prepare the cinnamon sugar topping. Add the oil to small dish and set aside. Next, combine the cinnamon and coconut sugar in a separate small bowl, mix well, and set aside.
  • Once the donuts have cooled, dip the donut holes in the oil and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat with each donut.
  • Optional – dip the cinnamon sugar donut holes in melted chocolate before eating!


Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Diet: Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan
Keyword: Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes, Cinnamon Sugar Donuts, Gluten Free Donut Holes, healthy donut holes, Vegan Donut Holes

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  1. I’ve never understood as to why people use coconut oil, and some thing in the chocolate. Because if you do not like the taste of coconut, that’s pretty much what will happen when you use coconut oil with chocolate when melted. I personally would use butter for the donuts. I’m gonna try this anyway because they look amazing.🙂

    1. I use coconut oil as a dairy free option since I can’t have butter! Hope you enjoy!!

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