Cashew Flour Chocolate Chip Pecan Donuts

Gluten-free. Naturally Sweetened. Delicious.

I am in love with these cashew flour chocolate chip pecan donuts! They are naturally gluten-free, sweetened with coconut sugar, and so moist. Also, I discovered my favorite nut flour—cashew flour! My love for cashew flour is what inspired me to make these donuts.

There are just so many different nut flours to choose from and some are tricky to use like coconut flour. For some reason, every time I use coconut flour to make pancakes, they taste like sawdust 🙁

You are going to love these donuts!

pecan chocolate chip donut batter

The batter is nice and thick. Cashew flour is a great flour substitute not only because it is gluten-free, but for the reason that it has a naturally sweet and nutty flavor due to their nature.

how to make chocolate chip pecan donuts

Different topping to choose:


  • Walnuts
  • cashews
  • chopped or slivered almonds

Dried fruit

  • cranberries
  • dried blueberries
  • chopped apricots
  • diced apples


  • Chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • sesame seeds

The options are endless!

how to make chocolate chip pecan donuts

Are donuts gluten-free?

Unfortunately, traditional donuts are made with flour making it NOT gluten-free.

Are donuts halal?

There has been a rumor whether or not donuts are halal. To save you some time, I have done a little bit of research to verify which donut chains are halal.

Krispy Kreme: Halal. They use certified kosher ingredients in most of their factories. Though kosher is not halal, they clarify that the only animal products they use are eggs. For further information, please visit their website.

Dunkin Donuts: Highly questionable (mashbooh). They use ingredients such as enzymes. Enzymes are a substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction. The source of the enzyme is not specific, therefore if the enzyme is not certified halal, then my friends it is NOT HALAL.

Each donut has like 50,000 ingredients in it so why would you want to eat it anyway?

please visit IFANCA for all your halal food guideline questions.

If you know any halal donut shops in your area please share them in comments!

pecan donut Pinterest Graphic

Cashew flour Chocolate Chip Pecan Donuts

how to make chocolate chip pecan donuts

Gluten-free. Natural Sweet. Delicious.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 donuts 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 overripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup cashew flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tbsp maca powder
  • sprinkle of cinnamon ( as desired)
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F
  2.  In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana with a fork until it is creamy.
  3. Add the two eggs and coconut sugar–whisk to combine.
  4. Add cashew flour, tapioca flour, maca powder, cinnamon (optional), and a pinch of salt. Mix all the ingredients until well-combined.
  5. Add the chocolate chips, and chopped pecans, fold and mix.
  6. Transfer the batter into a Ziploc bag. With scissors, cut off a corner of the bag to create a pipet.
  7. Grease a donut pan with coconut oil or any other desired vegetable oil.
  8. Pipe the batter into each donut shape.
  9. Now is the time to top the batter with any additional pecans and chocolate chips.
  10. Bake at 350 °F for 20-25 minutes.


Allow to cool completely before removing the donuts from the pan. 

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