Savory Donut

by purelytwins

Don’t you just love Fridays! We do 🙂

Yesterday Michelle and I had a little extra time to play in the kitchen.

Why not make donuts with avocado? 

 A little sweet and savory donut!  This kind of reminded us of the savory cupcake trend going around.

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

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


  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot
  • 1/2 cup rice flour or any flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal
  • 1/3 cup xylitol or any sugar
  • 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: these 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!

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


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Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 8, 2011 - 8:56 am

There is a 100% chance I’ll be making these STAT.

You are geniuses. < 3

Pure2 April 8, 2011 - 9:18 am

Thanks Katie! We hope you enjoy them! We were very pleased with the result of these donuts!

Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 8, 2011 - 9:21 am

wow that looks fantastic and avocado frosting is so clever! 🙂

Pure2 April 8, 2011 - 9:25 am

thanks Jenny we love avocados in many ways 😉

Meagan April 8, 2011 - 9:43 am

Love this!

Such a healthy, delicious take on a classic doughnut.

Thanks so much for this recipe – I can’t wait to try it!!

Pure2 April 8, 2011 - 9:52 am

thanks Meagan for the inspiration! your donuts looked amazing!!!

(what runs) Lori April 8, 2011 - 9:48 am

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.


Pure2 April 8, 2011 - 9:53 am

aww thanks Lori we wish you could come and play with us too!!!! xoxo

sasha@blyssfulhealth April 8, 2011 - 10:17 am

These look great. I am so loving the green avocado icing. Love it.

Lisa @ Thrive Style April 8, 2011 - 10:40 am

Awesome! great pics too 🙂

Anything with avocados is a winner in my book!

Pure2 April 8, 2011 - 11:57 am

same here Lisa!

Christine (The Raw Project) April 8, 2011 - 10:59 am

Happy Friday indeed! These look simply amazing, you two are amazing! I can’t wait to try these, thanks!

Pure2 April 8, 2011 - 11:59 am

thanks Christine! I

Charissa April 8, 2011 - 1:48 pm

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!)

Pure2 April 8, 2011 - 2:25 pm

thanks you Charissa, your blog is great!

wendi April 8, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Can not wait to try this!!! MMMM. If only I have a donut pan… I think I can figure something out 🙂

Pure2 April 8, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Wendi they might works as muffins/cupcakes, or squares or something. Since they are baked they can be altered some!

Katie April 8, 2011 - 2:43 pm

I don’t even know what to say but these look FABULOUS!! No. For real.

Pure2 April 8, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Thanks katie and they tasted fabulous too, LOL

Ilana April 8, 2011 - 4:13 pm

Love this! You two are SO creative. These look AMAZING!!!

Jojo April 8, 2011 - 9:13 pm

You two are too cute! Love the photos. The donuts look gorgeous!

Pure2 April 9, 2011 - 4:56 am

thanks Jojo!!

Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 9, 2011 - 5:01 am

That’s such a creative idea!! I feel like food is just more fun when it’s in donut form, whether it’s sweet or savory. And I love how pretty it is!

Pure2 April 9, 2011 - 5:26 am

I agree Gabriela, donuts just make everything fun 🙂 xoxo

Nicole @ Making Good Choices April 9, 2011 - 5:51 am

I love the idea of these donuts! And being silly with your food is almost a requirement 🙂

Pure2 April 9, 2011 - 6:56 am

thanks Nicole and yes playing with food is the best part!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete April 9, 2011 - 11:14 am

With all of these great donut recipes in the blogging world, I need a donut pan!!

Pure2 April 9, 2011 - 11:25 am

hahaha yes Nicole you do, LOL.

katie April 9, 2011 - 11:49 am

YALL ARE SO FREAKING CUTE!!!! ahhhhhhhh the donuts look amazing!

Pure2 April 9, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Thanks Katie!!! xoxo

Ash April 9, 2011 - 12:12 pm

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

Pure2 April 9, 2011 - 12:39 pm

Ash we got 6 donuts out of this recipe!

wendi April 9, 2011 - 8:30 pm

You think I could use something like sweet potato or squash instead of avocado?

Pure2 April 10, 2011 - 5:01 am

Yes Wendi you could!

wendi April 13, 2011 - 7:52 pm

I did sweet potato instead of avocado and no cheyenne and these were SOOOOO good! I will be making these alot! My 1 year old ate 2 right out of the oven 🙂

Pure2 April 14, 2011 - 6:57 am

Wendi that is awesome! Yay so happy to hear this and sweet potato was another flavor idea we were thinking of, glad to hear that it still comes out 🙂

hihorosie April 11, 2011 - 12:26 pm

love the pics! So fun! Makes me want to eat one of those avo donuts right now. 😉

Leora April 13, 2011 - 8:27 am Reply
Pure2 April 13, 2011 - 8:50 am

Thanks Leora for letting us know!

tara April 28, 2011 - 11:33 am

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.

Aleksis May 4, 2011 - 8:30 pm

Saw you on bodyrock…LOVE your recipes…this looks amaaaazing!

Pure2 May 5, 2011 - 4:41 am

thanks Aleksis!

Stephanie December 11, 2011 - 3:15 pm

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!

Lori and Michelle December 11, 2011 - 5:40 pm

that version sounds amazing as well, glad you liked it.

Sarah July 1, 2013 - 7:01 am

What a wonderful looking doughnut! I am such a fan of savory doughnuts. I will be making these (I’ve got some coconut in the freezer). So excited! I had featured u in the post of 7 New Ways To Make Fresh Mini Donuts At Home on AllFreshRecipes. Except ur MORE recipes!

Yang February 13, 2019 - 6:55 pm

Innovative! These avocado donuts are brilliant! The color looks beautiful, and no doubt the taste as well. I’m happy you chose avocado because this superfood has so much health benefits to offer, plus it’s really delicious.


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