Turmeric Cake Donuts

I love powdered donuts. I love the way the powdered sugar clings onto my tongue as I take a bite. It takes me back to childhood. Nearly every grocery trip I asked for a package of powdered donuts. Thankfully my request was denied more than half of the time.

These donuts were meant to bring back those nostalgic feelings but with health in mind. No these donuts aren't "healthy", but if you're going to eat a donut anyway, these are a good option!

These donuts are soft and cakey. They don't form much of a crust due to the low amount of fat in the batter. I know that everyone has a different preference when it comes to donuts, so feel free to tinker the recipe to your desire! You can add a little more oil, or use pumpkin puree instead of apple sauce. The options are always endless!



  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour *
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric
  • a tiny pinch of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • powdered sugar for coating


  • Preheat your oven to 350F°
  • Grease donut pan liberally, set aside
  • Combine flour, coconut flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, turmeric, and black pepper in a bowl—whisk together until combined and any clumps are gone.
  • add in apple sauce, coconut oil, and milk, stir until fully incorporated
  • Spoon or pipe batter into each donut cavity, filling about 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Place the baked donuts onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely before tossing in powdered sugar.

  • You can use all-purpose flour instead of coconut flour—however, this will change the texture of the donut. The coconut flour makes the batter thicker and the donuts lusher to bite into. 
  • I find that these donuts are best on the same day. If stored in a container for the next day, the powdered sugar absorbs into the donut.
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