Drool-worthy gluten free peanut butter donuts are bite-sized goodness you have been waiting for. Whether you eat these gluten free donuts for breakfast, snack, or brunch, they are flavorful and a hit. They are baked and dairy free, so they are even a little healthier than traditional donuts.
Creamy peanut butter icing on top of moist, decadent peanut butter donuts. They are so flavorful that it’s impossible to eat just one. Go ahead and indulge a little!
If you love donuts as much as we do, don’t forget to check out all of my Best Gluten Free Donuts recipes!
The Fearless Dining household is head over heels in love with this amazing gluten free donut recipe. I think that the reason why we are so addicted is because of the peanut butter. We are peanut butter, fanatics and because the donuts also have peanut butter icing it’s a double delicious!
It’s nice to be able to have an easy breakfast that everyone can grab and go too! Plus, they are super simple to make, so I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen.
What do you cook donuts in?
Take a look at some of my other gluten free breakfast recipes. If you love this gluten free peanut butter donuts recipe, you should see these scrumptious peanut butter recipes too!
If you love peanut butter as I do, here are more gluten free peanut butter dessert recipes:
- This Old-Time Simple Peanut Butter Candy is so easy to make. Just two ingredients.
- These Gluten Free Blond Brownies With Peanut Butter Chips are moist and delicious.
- For my cookie fans, this Gluten Free Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie makes a giant cookie!
- My husband’s ultimate favorite recipe, these Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls With A Peanut Butter Glaze are so good.
I am sure you have lots of questions so I will do my best to answer them all so you have the information before you start making this recipe.
How long do homemade donuts last?
On average, these gluten free peanut butter donuts will last 1-2 days. Store them in an airtight container or plastic bag on the counter or in the pantry. If you notice that the donuts have become overly dried out, extra moist or there is mold, then you should throw them away.
Can you freeze gluten free donuts?
Yes, absolutely you can freeze gluten free donuts. The best way to go about freezing the donuts is to flash freeze them. To flash freeze, simply lay them on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours until they are pretty frozen.
Then you can place them in an airtight container or freezer bag. Then just grab out as many as you need for an easy breakfast or snack.
You can defrost them by placing the peanut butter donuts on the counter until they are thawed. If you want them warm, toss them in the microwave for 20 seconds or so until they are hot.
Do donuts have dairy?
While many varieties of donuts do have dairy, these gluten free baked donuts do not have any dairy. So, if you have any allergies or can’t tolerate dairy or gluten, then these are perfect for you!
And, a fun factoid:
Why are there holes in donuts?
Have you ever wondered about this? It’s believed that the reason why donuts have holes in the center is so they cook more evenly. Otherwise, when you fry the donuts, the exterior will be crispy while the center is still doughy.
My donuts are baked instead of fried, so you wouldn’t have this issue. Either way, donuts are fantastic comfort food that’s sold all over the world, and the hole in the center is just normal!
Let’s make donuts!! First, gather the supplies”
How to make peanut butter donuts:
Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and whisk to blend.
I have tested two gluten free flour blends in this recipe. I liked King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. This doesn’t mean other blends won’t work, I just haven’t tested any others. Try to avoid flour blends that are high in starch.
As always, if your blend does not contain Xanthan Gum, you will need to add 1 teaspoon.
Add the wet ingredients to a bowl and whisk. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix.
Add the donut batter to the Babycakes donut maker. You can also use a donut pan to bake the donuts. Note the thickness of the batter, it should not be runny.
This is what your donuts will look like when they are done baking.
Dip each baked gluten free peanut butter donut into the peanut butter icing.
*TIP: if you are going to use sprinkles, add the sprinkles quickly because once the icing dries, the sprinkles will not stick to the icing.
Everything about these amazing peanut butter donuts is perfect, but if you want to add some extra flavors feel free. Here are my favorite ideas:
- Chocolate Icing – Drizzle the gluten free peanut butter donuts with chocolate icing because chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven.
- Candy – Sprinkle any candy that you love on top of the peanut butter icing.
- Nuts – Crush some almonds, peanuts, or cashews and sprinkle on top of the donuts. So yummy!
- Make your own Homemade Peanut Butter!
Looking for more donut recipes? You have to see these:
- Gluten Free Banana Donuts With Chocolate Coconut Walnuts
- Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts With Honey Nectar
- Easy Gluten Free Vanilla Donuts
- Dairy-Free Gluten Free Lemon Donuts
- Egg-Free, Gluten Free, and Dairy-Free Vanilla Donuts
- 2 cups gluten free flour blend
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup powdered peanut butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter (melted)
- 2 eggs
- For Icing:
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Preheat the donut maker (or oven to 350F degrees if using a donut pan.)
- Heat the peanut butter and either coconut oil (or butter) so that they are softened (not too hot that it will cook the eggs though.)
- In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- In a smaller bowl, add the wet ingredients and mix.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
- Open the donut maker and spray lightly with coconut oil.
- Add the batter into each donut cavity and close the lid.
- Cook 7-8 minutes (check it after 5 minutes b/c different brands donut makers cook differently)
- Move the donuts to a cooling rack.
- Mix the icing in a small bowl.
- Dip each donut into the icing.
You can make these donuts in a donut maker or bake in the oven in a donut pan.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g