Gluten free donuts are easy to make in a donut maker or they can be baked in an oven. With these easy gluten free donut recipes, you can make donuts in every flavor imaginable.
This is a roundup of all of the donut recipes on my blog, in one handy place so you can find exactly what you are craving! If you are new to gluten free baking, you may want to look at my pantry essentials guide for more info on gluten free flours and ingredients.
Are you ready for donut madness here? I am about to spoil you with some of my family's favorite donut recipes. These are the recipes that we make and devour on a regular basis!!
To make things easier to sort through to find your new favorite gluten free donut recipe, I will organize the recipes by types of donuts, according to dietary needs. There are 3 categories:
- gluten free dairy free donuts
- gluten free donuts
- paleo donuts
I will also notate if the recipe is nut-free, making it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need.
Are baked donuts healthier?
All of my donut recipes are baked because baked gluten free donuts are so much lower fat than fried donuts!
Every gf donut recipe on my Fearless Dining blog is made either in a Babycakes Donut Maker or baked in a donut pan in your oven. Both ways to cook these donuts give you a slightly crisp on the outside and moist on the inside donut.
Here are the most common ingredients used to make donuts, so you can have a gluten free shopping list easily accessible. Pick a recipe and get baking :-).
Gluten free flours used to make donuts:
- Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. This flour works in each recipe. It has xanthan gum in the blend, so no need to add any additional. This flour helps make gluten free donuts light and fluffy.
- Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Gluten Free Flour is another great gluten free flour blend. It also contains xanthan gum in the blend for easy use.
- Pamela's Baking Mix is used once in a while for gluten free baking. It also contains xanthan gum. Please note this mix also contains almond meal!
- Almond Flour. I have two favorites. Anthony's Goods makes a very finely ground gluten free almond flour (no cross-contact!) I also like Honeyville Almond Flour as it is also ground finely. It is also certified gluten free.
- Coconut Flour is good to use in paleo donut recipes. Note that it absorbs a crazy amount of liquid so any recipe using coconut flour will have a higher percentage of liquid in the ingredients.
- Namaste Gluten Free Flour is a new one that I have been testing with great results.
Other common ingredients I use in gluten free donuts are:
- Coconut Sugar...I love this lower glycemic sweetener. It helps lower the possibility of sugar-buzzed kids :-).
- Gluten Free Oats, make sure the brand you use is certified gluten free! Oats are naturally gluten free, but they are often grown near wheat so the chance of cross-contamination is high.
- Chia Seeds are fun to add a little extra protein to a donut. You can also use these seeds as an egg replacer by mixing 1 tablespoon chia seeds with 3 tablespoons water.
- You will find Flaxseed Meal in my healthy Breakfast Donuts recipe.
- Cocoa Powder. I like Anthony's Goods cocoa powder a lot. Ghirardelli is also a good cocoa powder to use.
- Sprinkles are one of my favorite ways to decorate donuts. Any grocery store should have these. Just make sure they are gluten free.
Can you make donuts nut-free?
Take out the almond flour and substitute 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend for 1/2 cup almond flour. You may need to tweak moisture a bit in the recipe, but this usually works well.
How long do you bake donuts for?
If you are baking your gf donuts in a Babycakes Donut Maker, it will take 3-4 minutes for your donuts to bake. If you are making one of these donut recipes in a donut pan, your donuts will need to bake for 20-22 minutes at 350F degrees.
Can you use cake mix in a donut pan or donut maker?
Of course, I would love for you to try one of the donut recipes below, but if you are looking to make donuts with a mix, my favorite gluten free donut mix is:
- Stonewall Gluten Free Chocolate Donut Mix (They make other flavors too!)
- Use your favorite Gluten Free Cake Mix! It works beautifully in both a donut maker or donut pan!!
These donuts are paleo, meaning they are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free!
Stay tuned for more donut recipes, which will be added to this post as I create them. If there is a special donut you love, write me a note and let me know. I would love to make it and include it here!