There are things I miss living a gluten-free lifestyle and donuts is one of them. These gluten free cinnamon sugar baked donuts are super delicious. The glaze is also seriously yummy!
The glaze doesn't have maple syrup in the ingredients list, but tastes very close to a maple bar. One warning though, this glaze needs to be used while it's warm or it will harden and be impossible to work with. Prepare the glaze when you are ready to frost the cinnamon sugar baked donuts. Be sure to use the glaze fairly quickly.
The cinnamon sugar gluten-free donuts can be stored in an air tight container up to a week. Gluten-free donuts are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea and will be on heavy rotation at our house this Fall.
What do baked donuts taste like?
Baked donuts have a cake like texture. Since they aren't deep fried they aren't crispy, but are soft and dense. I like baked donuts best with frosting.
Can I freeze baked donuts?
Yes! You can definitely freeze baked donuts. I would freeze them without frosting and frost them later. Frosting will break apart and fall off the donuts in the freezer.
Need another delicious gluten free recipe? Check out my Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
If you don't have a baked donut pan I like this one: Wilton Donut Baking PanPrint
These gluten-free donuts are delicious and super easy to make!
1 ½ cups Gluten Free Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Xanthan Gum
½ tsp. Sea Salt
2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp. Ground Nutmeg
½ cup Granulated Sugar
⅓ cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
⅓ cup Almond Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 large Eggs
¼ cup Coconut Oil, melted
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Grease donut pans with butter or coconut oil.
Place sugar, apple sauce, almond milk, vanilla, eggs and coconut oil in the bowl of a mixer and blend together.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, xanthum gum, sea salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir together and then slowly add to the wet mixture. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Bake donuts for 18 minutes or until they are golden brown and spring back when you touch them.
Let donuts stand for 10 minutes and then remove from the pans. Let cool completely before glazing.
To make the glaze heat the brown sugar, butter (or coconut oil), and apple juice on medium heat until melted together. Add these melted ingredients to the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Use this glaze immediately! If you let it stand for too long it will harden and you won't be able to get it on the donuts. If this happens you can reheat the glaze over a water bath on the stove top.
For a dairy free version replace the unsalted butter with coconut oil in the glaze.
If the glaze hardens reheat it over a water bath on the stove top until it is spreadable.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Gluten Free
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