Pistachio fig goat cheese egg-free grain-free donut recipe (our favorite one!)

by purelytwins

Gluten-free, egg-free, grain-free fig pistachio goat cheese donut recipe.
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Things are going well over here. Michelle had a follow-up appointment with her allergist to review her patch testing. She plans to share more updates soon but so far no real solid answers yet.  So on to the next doctor. We are all staying hopeful. Today we are busy running around getting my house all clean for the baby shower tomorrow morning. Plus, Michelle and I are baking some goodies for the event!

Now moving on to the main highlight for you to enjoy today… our newest FAVORITE baked egg-free donut!! We are jumping with joy over here as we are so excited to be sharing them with you! We cannot wait for you to make them yourself to discover how amazing this flavor combo is together 🙂

It has been a long time since we’ve shared a donut recipe.

Crazy, how have we been surviving?? 😉

Last week we made these donuts and they were seriously the best thing we ate last week. We cannot stop thinking about them.

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The recipe came about as Michelle is avoiding eggs at the time. We were both beyond thrilled with how well these donuts turned out and we think you will be too!

Egg-free, grain-free pistachio donuts with a fig goat cheese honey frosting

They are extremely soft with a little moistness to them. A soft sponge-like texture that comes from the arrowroot starch.

Now we know we are going to get asked for substitutions and some things might work, but others, coconut flour for example is REALLY hard to replace.

The donut part of this recipe is vegan. But we topped it with a goat cheese fig spread, so you will have to use a non-dairy cheese to keep it vegan friendly.

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Goat cheese.



Everything needed for the perfect donut in our opinion, would you agree?

These donuts are bursting with flavor!

Baked grain-free pistachio donuts made without eggs.

grainfree eggfree fig goat cheese pistachio donut recipe


Pistachio fig goat cheese egg-free grain-free donut recipe

Egg-free grain-free baked donuts made from coconut and pistachios. Fig goat cheese honey pistachio baked donut recipe.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: makes 6 donuts 1x


donut recipe

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour (1/2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot (2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup pistachio meal (2 oz)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (1 1/4 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid (1 1/2 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter (1 1/4oz)
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk

fig goat cheese frosting

  • 1 1/2 oz goat cheese
  • 45 large figs
  • 12 teaspoons coconut milk

additional toppings

  • crushed pistachios
  • drizzle of honey



  1. First make buttermilk. Pour 1/2 cup canned coconut milk (full fat) into a measuring cup. Stir in 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. If you do not have pistachio meal (ground up pistachios) you can make it by grinding up whole pistachios in a coffee grinder until fine – meal like texture.
  4. Place dry ingredients into a large bowl or blender. Mix together.
  5. Add in wet ingredients and continue to stir until dough comes together.
  6. Batter will be sticky.
  7. Lightly grease donut pan with coconut oil.
  8. Spoon donut batter into pan and bake for 15-17 minutes.
  9. Carefully remove donuts from pan onto cooling rack.
  10. While donuts cool make fig goat cheese frosting.

Fig goat cheese frosting

  1. Blend goat cheese and figs in blender with a little coconut milk. Blend until combined.
  2. Top each donut with the frosting using a spoon.
  3. Sprinkle with pistachios and drizzle with honey.

If you cannot eat pistachios you can use any nut or seed meal.

There is no replacement for the coconut flour.

how to make homemade dairy free buttermilk

You can use store bought buttermilk.

We use canned coconut milk that is full fat.

fig goat cheese frosting

If you cannot eat goat cheese use any cheese or non-dairy cheese of your liking.

Soft and chewy grain-free, egg-free donut.

fig pistachio baked egg-free donut recipe grain-free

Happy Friday Friends!

Do you like donuts? Do you like figs and goat cheese together?

Do you like pistachios? What is your favorite donut frosting?

P.S. If you enjoyed this recipe video and post please pass this around to your friends and family. Thank you! We cannot do this without your support.

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kat August 15, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Interesting recipe and flavor combo girls!! I can’t get enough sweet and savory, you both are so creative 😉

purelytwins August 15, 2014 - 6:27 pm

thanks Kat! we really loved this one!!

Kezia @ super naturally healthy August 16, 2014 - 3:54 pm

Ohh I need to get me one of these trays , haven’t eaten a donut like thing for ages – also be good for grain free bagels I think ? Also great buttermilk recipe – what coconut milk do you use?

purelytwins August 16, 2014 - 8:08 pm

Kezia we get the ones from wholefoods 365

Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake August 17, 2014 - 11:53 am

I love the flavour combo, girls.

purelytwins August 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Thank you Nikki

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Yayyy pistachios!! Sounds amazing what a great flavor combination 🙂

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Erika Bryant August 16, 2015 - 9:04 pm

Looks delicious. Is there a reason you are avoiding eggs Michelle? Are you having a flare up or some side effect from eating them? I had to start eating duck eggs. They are pastured raised and only fed organic corn. They do not feed them any soy. I know that all pastured eggs from whole foods and other stores feed all their chickens soy. I don’t know if that would help. I’m still in the air about the duck eggs. I need to take a break from then probably. They are so good and make baked goods and waffles great. So have you stopped making waffles and pancakes? How is your candida doing? I’m still working on mine? Ive heard about your carb cycling for candida. How many carbs do you eat on your low carb days? What does that look like as far as food is concern? And what would a high carb day look like? A periscope or video blog would be good too. Thanks so much. I’m so thankful that you two are willing to share your journey with us. It helps us and motivates us.

purelytwins August 17, 2015 - 9:16 am

Erika this is an old post when I was avoiding eggs, I eat them now with no problems. I think my candida doing good, sorry to hear you are still working on yours. It takes time. My low carbs are normally around 50-60 this is from starches. I don’t count veggies. We have done a few vlogs about what we eat but we will do more.

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