Gluten Free Baked Donuts


I know I haven't been around for a while, but we made these donuts this morning and I just had to share! They are absolutely wonderful! We are always looking to try new things especially for breakfast. I need QUICK and EASY and GOOD. It is hard to find recipes that meet all 3 criteria especially when you are baking from scratch!  They were truely a hit!  I made one batch just to try them (made 6 donuts) and the kids BEGGED me to double the batch and make more, so we did…..thought we would share 🙂

Here are the ingredients:

1 cup gluten free all purpose flour

3 Tbsp coconut sugar (can use regular sugar)

3 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. buttermilk

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 large egg

1/2-1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

Vanilla Glaze:

1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. milk


Add all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Then add wet ingredients.  Stir until combined well.  Pour batter into a donut pan filling 2/3 the way.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.  Let cool.

Once cooled, mix together ingredients for vanilla glaze.  Dip top of donut in glaze and allow to set.  Repeat.


This gluten free recipe was inspired by:  Sally's Baking Addiction

Gluten Free Donut Holes

This picture doesn’t do these little holes any justice!  These are so delicious!  You must try!  They are very easy to make and will be sure to please your kids and big kids too!  If you are from one of those families whose kids or husband or wife won’t eat gluten free, just slip them one of these and don’t tell them they are gluten free, they’ll never know!

My gluten free all purpose flour mix is here.

Gluten Free Donut Holes
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Recipe type: breakfast, dessert
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 cup gluten free flour mix
  • ½ cup Kinnikinnick pancake/waffle mix
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  1. Sift all dry ingredients together (this is very important, I tried them without sifting and the donuts don't turn out the same).
  2. Add milk and eggs, mix well. You can refrigerate to make the dough a little more stiff, but I am always in a hurry and just move to the next step
  3. Drop teaspoonful amount into hot oil and cook for about 2-3 min. on each side. You don't want them to cook too quickly otherwise the dough will not cook in the center. The donuts flip all by themselves when they are finished.
  4. Immediately roll in powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar if you prefer. I think the powdered sugar sticks better to the donuts.
  5. Enjoy!
These are great leftover as well. Just refrigerate. Remove when ready and warm on microwave safe plate 30 seconds and enjoy!


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