Baked Paleo Spinach Donuts with Matcha Glaze are a healthy breakfast full of sneaky veggies! No food coloring needed to make these green donuts! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & refined sugar free!

My kids gave me a donut pan for Christmas. Every day from December 25th until I made my first batch, my oldest daughter asked, “Mom, when are you going to use the present we got you to make us some donuts?” Can someone say #stringsattached and #agiftforwho? 😉

Well sweet Bethany knows her momma well because I had been wanting a donut pan for forever. Plus, she got her wish and we’ve enjoyed making some delicious donutty creations together!  However, these baked Paleo Spinach Donuts with Matcha Glaze are definitely her favorite, and mine too! I totally love making them for my family because they’re paleo, which means there’s no gluten, dairy or refined sugar! Plus, the beautiful green color is imparted naturally by the addition of spinach, not artificial food coloring or dyes!

Baked Paleo Spinach Donuts with Matcha Glaze are a healthy breakfast full of sneaky veggies! No food coloring needed to make these green donuts! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & refined sugar free!

Another reason to LOVE these Paleo Spinach Donuts is that the batter is made in the Vitamix, which always makes this momma happy. 😉 Seriously if you aren’t a veggie lover or you live with someone who isn’t, you need a Vitamix.

I sneak veggies into just about everything we eat and my family has no idea. Even my husband doesn’t figure it out most of the time…and there’s no need to reveal my ninja mom secrets…ever.

Baked Paleo Spinach Donuts with Matcha Glaze are a healthy breakfast full of sneaky veggies! No food coloring needed to make these green donuts! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & refined sugar free!

Paleo Spinach Donuts: Method 

These donuts are super easy to make {like every recipe I will be sharing with you from now until well after this baby girl arrives}! Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside, then blend the wet ingredients in the Vitamix. I really can only recommend a super high-powered blender like the Vitamix here to ensure that your mixture becomes totally homogenous and silky-smooth. I don’t recommend using a food processor.

Next, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix until completely combined. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes to ensure that the coconut flour has absorbed all the moisture, then bake. This recipe makes 12 regular-sized donuts. Since I only have one donut pan with 6 cavities, I had to bake two batches but I totally didn’t mind! 😉

Baked Paleo Spinach Donuts with Matcha Glaze are a healthy breakfast full of sneaky veggies! No food coloring needed to make these green donuts! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & refined sugar free!

Paleo Spinach Donuts: Substitutions

Since paleo baking is like a fine science, I do not recommend making any substations in this recipe. Please absolutely do not change the type or ratio of flours in this recipe! There are only a few substitutions that I haven’t tried, but could potentially work:

Coconut sugar: You can substitute any granulated sugar here, as long as it complies with your dietary needs.

Almond Milk: Coconut milk can be substituted for almond milk.

Coconut oil: You may substitute grass-fed butter for the coconut oil if you do not need to stick to a dairy-free lifestyle!

Baked Paleo Spinach Donuts with Matcha Glaze are a healthy breakfast full of sneaky veggies! No food coloring needed to make these green donuts! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & refined sugar free!

The Glaze

In my opinion these baked Paleo Spinach Donuts stand alone on their own and do not need a glaze. I made one because…..hello, frosting. I used my recipe for Paleo Powdered Sugar to make this glaze. However you can let your imagination run wild and glaze these guys with whatever you like! I wanted to keep the green color natural, so I used just a touch of Matcha powder so that the flavor wouldn’t be overpowering!

Baked Paleo Spinach Donuts with Matcha Glaze are a healthy breakfast full of sneaky veggies! No food coloring needed to make these green donuts! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & refined sugar free!

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Paleo Spinach Donuts

Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 donuts

Ingredients

Donuts:

Glaze:

Instructions

Make the Donuts:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a donut pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. Set aside.
  3. In your Vitamix, add almond milk, coconut oil, honey and spinach. Blend, starting on low and increasing to medium speed, until mixture is completely smooth and green.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and pulse to combine.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into the large bowl with your dry ingredients and gently mix until combined. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Evenly divide the batter into your prepared donut pan, filling each “well” about ¾ of the way full.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Let sit in the pan for 3 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack. Cool completely.

Make the glaze:

  1. While the donuts are cooling, make the glaze.
  2. Whisk all glaze ingredients together in a small bowl. If you would like a thinner glaze, add more almond milk. If you would like a thicker glaze, add more powdered sugar.

Assembly:

  1. When donuts are completely cooled, drizzle them with glaze.
  2. Let sit at room temperature or in the refrigerator until the glaze is hardened!
  3. Eat immediately.

Storage:

  1. Store the donuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  2. Note: If you glaze them the donuts could become a a little soggy if not eaten the day they are made.

Baked Paleo Spinach Donuts with Matcha Glaze are a healthy breakfast full of sneaky veggies! No food coloring needed to make these green donuts! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & refined sugar free!

Since St. Patty’s Day is on the horizon, I have green food on the brain…so the next few recipes coming your way are perfect for the little leprechauns in your life….or yourself if you’re just feeling festive! 😉

Are you planning on making something green for St. Patty’s Day? 

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Baked Paleo Spinach Donuts with Matcha Glaze are a healthy breakfast full of sneaky veggies! No food coloring needed to make these green donuts! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & refined sugar free!