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Gluten Free Sufganiyot {aka Fried Jelly Donuts!}

Sandi Gaertner
One bite of these amazing gluten free jelly donuts aka gluten free sufganiyot and you will be hooked. Fill these fried donuts with jam, pudding, frosting, or Nutella.
4.58 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 153 kcal


For Donuts

  • 2 ½ cups gluten free flour * see notes
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 package dry yeast roughly 1 tablespoon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cups warm milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar

For filling and coating

  • Powdered sugar
  • Jelly


  • Warm milk to 105º F and add the yeast and 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Allow sitting for 5 minutes until frothy.
  • In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients including the remaining sugar (not the powdered sugar) and whisk to blend.
  • Add the warm milk mixture, butter, and eggs. Mix well.
  • Preheat the oven to 200º F. Turn off the oven.
  • Cover the bowl of dough and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the preheated warm oven and keep the door cracked open. Let the dough rise for 60 minutes.
  • Place a piece of wax paper down on the counter. Dust with gluten free flour blend.
  • Add the dough and sprinkle a little flour over it. Press down a little then top with another piece of wax paper.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to one-inch thickness.
  • Cut out circle shapes with biscuit cutters. Place on a plate
  • Allow the dough to sit 10 minutes. While they are sitting, heat light oil in a cast-iron skillet or fryer. You want the oil to be around 375º F.
  • When the oil is hot, add some of the dough circles.
  • Cook about 4-5 minutes on each side. Let the donuts get golden brown on each side.
  • Remove and place on a paper towel covered plate to absorb extra oil.
  • Optional: roll in powdered sugar to coat each donut.
  • Fill a squirt bottle with jelly or jam. Squeeze jam into each donut.
  • Enjoy!


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF, Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend, and Authentic Foods Multi Blend in this recipe. 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. Make sure the oil you use for frying can handle high heat. I like to use coconut oil or avocado oil for frying.
  4. These gluten free fried jelly donuts will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 83mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 123IUCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free jelly donuts, gluten free sufganiyot
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