Healthy breakfast donuts are delicious baked donuts, and kids love them! This is a gluten free donuts recipe and a vegan donuts recipe that's easy to make. If you're just learning how to eat gluten free, go ahead and have these donuts for breakfast - they're guilt-free!
Check out all of my donut recipes in The Best Gluten Free Donut Recipes post.
Donuts for breakfast?? Absolutely not! Donuts have a bad rap. Sugary, sweet, fried, and unhealthy....but oh so delicious.
After making gluten and dairy-free lemon donuts earlier in the week, my kids have been begging me to make more donuts. I decided to attempt a breakfast donut recipe that is so healthy, any mom would feel good giving them to their kids for breakfast.
This healthy donuts recipe has all of the good stuff:
- almond flour
- chia seeds
- flaxseed meal
These gluten free donuts are dairy-free and refined sugar-free too. Will your kids know these are healthy donuts? Not unless you tell them!
How do you cook this gluten free donuts recipe? My saving grace has been this Babycakes Mini Donut Maker. It makes baked donuts in under 5 minutes, which is perfect for a busy morning.
In a large bowl, add your 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.
One thing you will notice is this donut batter is thick, much thicker than other donut recipes I have posted. That is because it is jam-packed with nutrition.
Note this photo of the batter in the donut maker is from my pumpkin donuts recipe. I forgot to snap a photo of the breakfast donuts batter cooking but I thought it was important to show you a picture so you can see all of the steps to make these.
If you make them in the donut maker, it will take 5-8 minutes per batch. If you are baking these in a donut pan, you will need to bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees(depending on how high you fill the donut sections in the pan).
You can also bake the donuts in a donut pan. If you do this, don't forget to spray the pan with coconut oil so they are slightly crispy on the outside.
As a result of the thicker batter, these breakfast donuts take a bit longer to cook in the donut maker, but they are still moist and flavorful.
You can make these donuts nut-free by omitting the almond flour and adding 1/3 cup additional gluten free flour blend. Make sure to use a different milk that isn't almond or nut-based.
Check out all of the good stuff in this delicious vegan, gluten free donut recipe! You can visibly see the flaxseed, chia, and raisins in them.
Substitutions and Variations:
- Add dried cranberries or blueberries instead of raisins.
- Add in some chopped pecans or walnuts for even more protein!
- Feel free to add a few chocolate chips if your kids are really picky eaters.
- If it is around the holidays, add a teaspoon of pumpkin spice!
- Babycakes Donut Maker. As I mentioned above, this is fast and easy. Plus an extra bonus, using it won't heat your house up if you want donuts in the summer!
- Donut Pan. If you prefer, you can also bake donuts in this easy non-stick pan.
- Certified gluten free oats. Make sure your oats are certified gluten free. Oats are very easily cross-contaminated with wheat so really make sure so you stay safe.
Gluten Free Healthy Breakfast 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
- 1/4 cup gluten free oats
- 1/2 cup lightly sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup ground flaxmeal
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- dash salt
- 1/2 cup grade B maple syrup
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup raisins
- In a large bowl, add dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- In a medium bowl, add all wet ingredients and mix well.
- Plug in the Babycakes Donut Makerto heat.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well.
- You will notice this dough is thicker than my other donut recipes. That is ok, it will add another minute or two to cooking...but these are still moist and delicious.
- Spray coconut oil into donut sections of donut maker.
- Add a spoon full of dough into each donut section in the donut maker.
- Close the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes until done.
- Move to cooling rack.
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