Savory Donut

Happy Friday Luvs!! Hour and a half later we have finally edited all the pictures and wrote this post but it was worth it!

Don’t you just love Fridays! We do :)

Yesterday Michelle and I had a little extra time to play in the kitchen. And after browsing tastespotting earlier this week we came across this avocado donut!

Thought to ourselves…WOW what a great idea!

Therefore we decided to make our version of avocado donut. A little sweet and savory donut! :) This kind of reminded us of the savory cupcake trend that is going around our dear friend Lori has done some pretty amazing savory cupcakes.

Therefore, Michelle and I wanted to try creating a Savory Donut!

We looked at our past pumpkin donut and made some tweaks to it. Now you could follow our original pumpkin donut recipe instead of the recipe shown below just sub avocado puree for pumpkin puree! Also, if you do not have gluten free flours, sub in any flour (1 cup for this recipe below).



Savory Avocado Donut (gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, low sugar)


  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot
  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal
  • 1/3 cup xylitol
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 cup mashed avocado (about 1/2 of an avocado)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (liquid)

Place all dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk together. Next add in the avocado, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and end with water.

Stir till well combined. Scoop into donut pan (lightly greased with coconut oil) and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 14-16 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean.

Carefully remove from donut pan and let cool as you make your frosting.

Sweet and Savory Avocado Frosting:

Take the other half of your avocado. Add in 1/4 tsp spirulina (for green color), 2 tbsp lucuma powder (we used this to be our sweetness) and 2-3 tbsp water and mix till well combined.

*You may use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of lucuma and omit the water. Or you can use regular powdered sugar instead of lucuma.

We our topped our savory avocado donuts with a little cacao nibs and pink sea salt!


Take lightly cooled donuts and smear the avocado frosting on top.

*Note: this donuts are a little delicate due to not have xanthan or guar gum in it. So be careful when putting frosting on so they don’t crumble everywhere. Next time we might try increasing the flaxmeal to see if it holds the donuts better.


Seriously we are obsessed with these savory with a dash of sweetness donuts! We love the addition of heat from the cayenne too!

Michelle and I thought these avocado donuts would come out a little more green in color but they did not. So we are going to try adding in spirulina to the batter next time we make these!

Donut photo shoot:

It is okay to be silly with your food, right?

Now go make these savory donuts promise you will love them. I plan on making them again here soon! Expect a few other savory donuts ideas to come :)

Till next time



  1. says

    You two are seriously my favorite people ever. I love how creative and fun you both are! I wish I could come play!

    And Tastespotting and Foodgawker are evil… I get lost in the photos (and drool). Everything looks so incredible! I strive to be that good at food making and photographing!

    Anyway, these donuts look AMAZING!!! I actually (and great minds again) made your avocado pudding last night (for the first time!!) and it was great! I put lucuma in it too! So it’s similar to these but wowza! I’ve gotta try out these donuts soon.


  2. says

    Ooh, this looks great…I love the basic recipe you have out for a donut. I really want to try this sometime…thanks for sharing! (and for visting my blog!)

  3. Ash says

    Umm…can i just say…YUM?!

    Those look fun, haha. I love the photography.

    How many donuts came out of this recipe for you guys?
    Not that it would matter lol…I don’t have a donut pan =(
    I wonder if I could try pipetting circles onto a sheet? LOL

  4. tara says

    These. Look. AWESOME! Are there any other flavor pairings that might work… as in a flavored donut and avo frosting?

    Also… how many servings is this?

    Now to try socca.

  5. Stephanie says

    Hi, Lori and Michelle! I just tried this recipe using applesuace, different flour-combinations (coconut, pumpkin seed protein, and buckwheat), xanthan gum, and some cocoa powder. I also used 1/4 cup of coconut sugar instead of xylitol. The result was muffins far from savory – but still tasty :) Thank you for all your incredible recipes!

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