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grain free ginger spice donuts

ginger spice donuts (coconut flour, grain free & dairy free, scd diet)

these ginger spice donuts are grain free, gluten free, scd diet friendly, and topped with cinnamon-flavoured shredded coconut.

Donuts are not an every day occurrence, but they do make life a lot more enjoyable when they’re around. Even if it’s not your fried, sugar-topped donut, there is something about a baked good just being in the donut shape that is exciting and fun not only for the baker but for the eater. 

I don’t have many (if any?) donut recipes just yet, but I want to dive further into the donut possibilities when you’re grain free and gluten free. These donuts are filled with a warm, delicious ginger spice that’s baked by nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom, giving the flavour some depth.

They’re so delicious warmed up in the morning, but of course, a donut can be enjoyed at any time of the day. They look fancy enough with the cinnamon-coconut topping, but the topping is very easy to do (I’m a proponent of easy & quick toppings).

ginger spice donuts

Like many of my baked good recipes, these donuts are made with coconut flour. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (!), I find coconut flour to be the best grain free flour for fluffy, not-to-heavy baked goods, which is what you want from a donut. Almond flour can be a lot more dense, which incidentally makes it a bit heavy and hard to even eat. 

The coconut flour results in the perfect consistency, absorbing the coconut milk along the way. Besides for the ginger-spice mix, you’ll need your usual SCD baking staples: baking soda, eggs, honey, and grapeseed oil. If you don’t have grapeseed oil, you could definitely sub it with melted coconut oil.

I’m not one for a long pre-recipe ramble, so I’ll say less and leave the recipe below. Let me know if you try making it! You can find me on IG @grainfreee.

ginger spice donuts (grain free/scd diet)

ginger spice donuts: ingredients


  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1/3 cup of grape seed oil (sub in coconut oil or ghee butter)
  • 1/3 cup of coconut milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tsp of ginger
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp of allspice

cinnamon coconut topping

  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg

ginger spice donuts: how to


  1. place your coconut flour, all your spices, and baking soda in the food processor, and mix.
  2. add in your wet ingredients, ending with the eggs, and combine well in food processor.
  3. empty out the batter into a donut tray, ensure it’s well-greased with butter or coconut oil so you don’t have any issues removing the donuts after, or else use (my preferred) silicone donut mold.
  4. bake the donuts at 350 for 20 mins. makes approx 8-9 donuts.
  5. remove from oven and allow the donuts to cool before you remove them from the tray. 

cinnamon coconut topping

  1. over medium heat, on a dry cast iron pan, place your coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix around.
  2. continue to stir frequently to avoid burning, for 10 mins or so, until the coconut has turned a golden brown.
  3. warm a few tbsp of honey in a small bowl, and you’ll use this to dip each donut top in the honey, before you dip it into the pan of shredded coconut. be careful if the honey is hot! dip each donut and set aside.
  4. store in fridge or freezer in an airtight container, layered in parchment paper.
grain free ginger spice donuts

grain free ginger spice granola

a brand new granola recipe with ginger undertones and loaded with raisins.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Author: grainfreee.com


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup blanched or unblanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 egg white optional, allows for better clusters!
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup raisins or as desired, you can also omit the raisins entirely if you prefer


  • preheat the oven to 330.
  • chop up all your nuts as finely or as roughly as you desire.
  • toss them in a bowl, and add the unsweetened shredded coconut. mix together.
  • mix in all the spices, peanut butter, honey and egg white, combine until everything is well coated.
  • spread the granola mixture onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and flatten with a spatula, spreading it to the outer edges of the baking sheet.
  • bake in the oven at 330 for 20 mins. remove the oven and allow to cool, before you break it up into pieces and mix with a cup of raisins, if you are adding raisins.
  • store in a mason jar in the fridge or freezer for optimal freshness. eat with your yogurt, homemade nut milk, or snack on it cold!

about grainfreee

The grainfreee journey started as an outlet to explore all the ins and outs of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Along the way, I discovered so much more than just healthy food and delicious recipes; I developed a passionate hobby, found an amazing community, and improved my lifestyle.

Now, I’m fully invested in this healthful-inspired way of eating, free from grains, gluten and refined sugar, with minimal dairy (shout out cheese, though). I’ve created this space to share both my recipes and my experiences when it comes to life on the SCD diet and beyond.

Explore my grain freee creations, and be good to your gut.

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