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Peppermint Chocolate Donuts

Deck the halls with boughs of… donuts? Cheesy joke but say hello to the easiest, most delicious holiday breakfast/dessert/snack/dinner/santa treat! You name it, these donuts are the perfect solution 😉 Paleo, gluten free, and ready in 12 minutes. Get in the Christmas spirit by making a batch of these. Peppermint Chocolate Donuts topped with melted dark chocolate and crushed candy canes.

peppermint chocolate donuts with crushed candy canes on top

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If you’re like me and don’t want to get up early on Christmas morning to make a big breakfast- make these the night or day before! That way everyone can open their presents without any hanger setting in. Hanger is probably the only thing that can bring down the joy on Christmas morning haha. The kids have to have energy to tear through the presents!

I always use these silicone donut pans because they make popping the donuts out 100x easier. I never have any donut stick. When I used regular donut pans, it wasn’t uncommon to lose 1/2 a donut in the pan which is just so disappointing.

peppermint chocolate donuts with crushed candy canes on top

Candy Cane Topping:

The star of the show, the candy cane topping, is actually probably the easiest part. I took a jar and smashed two candy canes into smaller pieces. Then after I melted the chocolate for the topping, I sprinkled them on top. It seriously makes the donuts so fun. If you’re strict paleo, omit this part.

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Peppermint Chocolate Donuts

Paleo, gluten free, and perfect for Christmas! These holiday donuts are ready in under 15 minutes making them a quick Christmas morning breakfast or a holiday meal prep breakfast or dessert.

peppermint chocolate donuts with crushed candy canes on top


2 eggs

1 cup almond flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder


1/4 cup chocolate chips 1 tsp coconut oil 2 candy canes


  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl
  3. Then add in almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, maple syrup, peppermint extract, vanilla, and baking powder
  4. Mix well with a hand mixer or immersion blender
  5. Grease a silicone donut pan then add batter in. I just spoon it in about 3/4 of the way
  6. Bake for 12 minutes
  7. Let cool, remove.
  8. For the chocolate topping, melt 1/4 cup of chocolate chips with 1 tsp coconut oil
  9. Dip the top in and add crushed candy canes on top.
  10. Put in the fridge to let the chocolate topping harden


Makes 5-6 donuts

peppermint chocolate donuts with crushed candy canes on top