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Gluten Free Lemon Donuts

Sandi Gaertner
One bite and you will be hooked on these delicious gluten free lemon donuts! They are full of fresh lemon flavor.
4.77 from 34 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 18 donuts
Calories 167 kcal


  • 1 ¼ cup gluten free flour blend * see note
  • ¾ cup almond meal * see note
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk together to blend.
  • In a medium bowl, add all wet ingredients and whisk.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Preheat the Babycakes Mini Donut Maker.
  • Put a little dough into each section of the donut maker.
  • Cook for 5 minutes until done.
  • Remove and put onto cooling rack.
  • Ice, frost, or eat plain.

Oven Baking:

  • Preheat your oven to 350º F. Add your donut batter to a donut pan. Bake 20-22 minutes until the donuts are baked.


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. I highly suggest using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is more coarse and will make your donuts grainy.
  4. I used almond milk but other dairy-free kinds of milk will work but I do not recommend canned coconut milk.
  5. These will donuts keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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