Recipe: Cinnamon Donuts

Written by Endeavour College of Natural Health | 15 February, 2022

cinnamon donuts

Endeavour College's recent Virtual Cook-Off saw current Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetic Medicine) students compete for a spot in the top-three selected recipes, which were evaluated by guest judge Georgia Barnes.

Francesca McVay's cinnamon donut recipe may have placed second, but these delicious treats are second-to-none. "These are not your typical donuts, but they are the most delicious treat," said Francesca. "Plus, they are sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free, and are perfect as a snack or dessert."

Now in her final year of studies as a Clinical Nutritionist at Endeavour's Sydney Campus, Francesca is bound to have more lip-smacking recipes to share soon. Keep an eye out on Instagram @chessmcvaynutrition

Cinnamon Donuts

Serves 6



  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup monk fruit and erithyrol sweetener (available at most supermarkets)
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup tinned coconut milk
  • 2 eggs

Cinnamon coating:

  • 2 tbsp monk fruit and erithyrol sweetener
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease donut pan using coconut oil.

In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and coconut milk to combine. Mix the wet mixture into the dry mixture until well combined. 

Pour mixture into the donut tray ensuring that the mixture is spread evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool until donuts are easily removed from the tray.

Melt 1 tbsp coconut oil into a bowl. In a separate bowl combine 2 tbsp monk fruit and 1 tbsp cinnamon. Brush donuts lightly with coconut oil and dip into the monk fruit and cinnamon mixture. 

Serve & Enjoy!

Be sure to try Francesca's amazing recipe, as well as our third place winner's recipe, and keep an eye out for our first place winner!

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Endeavour College of Natural Health

Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia's largest Higher Education provider of natural medicine courses.

The College is known as the centre of excellence for natural medicine and is respected for its internationally recognised academic teams and high calibre graduates. Endeavour offers Bachelor of Health Science degrees in Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Acupuncture Therapies and Chinese Medicine, Undergraduate Certificates, a Diploma of Health Science and massage courses.

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