These gluten free gingerbread donuts are a delicious holiday treat. They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside!! Stack them up and eat them one by one...these bite-sized donuts are full of gingerbread flavor!
Drizzle a little icing to make them even better :-). These donuts are also dairy-free so dig in! If you love gingerbread as much as we do, check out these gluten free gingerbread linzer cookies or these gluten free gingerbread biscotti recipes.
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Tis the season for all things gingerbread and these bite-sized (okay maybe two or three bite) gluten free gingerbread donuts. They are a delicious snack everyone will enjoy.
Are you getting ready for the holidays? Here are the BEST gluten free donut recipes to take you through the holidays!
We aren't...although I should preface that with an explanation. I love everything about the holidays, but our schedule has been so busy this year with the kids' school, that I haven't had any time to really think about the holidays.
I need to carve out some time to plan out what I want to make for the holiday season. (Like the plan to make this gluten free chocolate orange donut recipe too!)
While I am doing that, I hope you can enjoy these delicious gingerbread donuts :-). This donut recipe is easy to make so you can have donuts all of the time.
I am a big frosting and drizzle lover. If you don't want the added sugar, these donuts have enough bold flavor to stand on their own. Feel free to eat these gingerbread Christmas donuts plain :-).
One thing I love about making mini donuts is how easy they are to make. I have been using this Babycakes Mini Donut Maker for a couple of years now and it is a huge time saver for me. Mix up a batter, pour it into each section. Close the lid.
Bam! Tasty mini donuts in just 3 minutes!
- Gluten free flour blend (I have used several brands including Bob's Red Mill, Authentic Foods, King Arthur, and Pamela's blends for this donut recipe. Make sure the blend you use has Xanthan gum, otherwise add 1 teaspoon.)
- Almond flour. I like almond flour better than almond meal because it is ground more finely. My favorite brands are Anthony's and Honeyville. Costco often carries a good almond flour, but I haven't seen it in our store lately.
- Gingerbread spices: cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves
- Baking powder, baking soda, salt
- Brown sugar
- Molasses (I like Blackstrap but either will work well.)
- Almond milk
- Coconut oil
Add the dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk to blend.
Add the wet ingredients to a bowl. Whisk to blend. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Not a great picture, but it shows you how the donut batter will look in the donut maker.
Can you use a donut pan?
You can definitely use a donut pan to make this gluten free gingerbread donut maker. You will want to bake your donuts at 350F degrees for 15 minutes. Allow to cool and ice the same as you would using a donut maker. Just spray the pan with coconut oil so the edges get crispy.
Can you make this recipe nut-free?
You can definitely make this recipe nut-free without the almond flour. Just add 1/4 cup additional gluten free flour blend.
Also, use coconut or flaxseed milk instead of almond milk. You can also use regular milk if you can have dairy.
If you want more gingerbread, you will love this easy Gluten Free Gingerbread Bundt Cake!
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Gluten Free Gingerbread Donuts
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- Preheat the Babycakes mini donut maker
- In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- In a small bowl, add all wet ingredients and mix well.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
- Spoon batter into each little donut hole section of the donut maker.
- Do not over fill. I fill until it is just slightly full.
- Close the lid and allow to cook for 3 minutes.
- Open the lid and see if they are done.
- (If not, cook an additional minute.)
- Cool on a cooling rack, then top and eat.
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*Note, this recipe was updated from an 11/16/15 post with more information to help you make the best gluten free gingerbread donuts ever :-).