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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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Gluten-free cinnamon sugar donuts are perfect for getting in the fall mood, or anytime of year. Perfect for those who avoid gluten and enjoy homemade donuts.

gluten free cinnamon sugar donuts

Making homemade donuts is really easy with the help of a donut baking pan. The ingredients are all mixed into one bowl, then baked to perfection in the baking pan. Topped off with a little cinnamon and sugar and they will be hard to resist.

When I made these cinnamon sugar donuts for my family, they were all gobbled up so quickly. If you’re looking to make a special treat for your family, friends, or neighbors you’ll want to give this recipe a try.

gluten free cinnamon sugar donuts

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Perfect for those who avoid gluten
  • A fun homemade recipe the whole family will enjoy
  • Makes a great gift for friends and family
  • Hard to resist cinnamon and sugar topping
gluten free cinnamon sugar donuts

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Gluten-free flour
  • Granulated brown sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
gluten free cinnamon sugar donuts

How to make this recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 – In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

3 – To the same bowl, add the almond milk, applesauce, butter, and vanilla and combine together well.

4 – Add donut mixture to a large piping bag, and pipe mixture into donut baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

gluten free cinnamon sugar donuts

5 – In a small shallow bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar. Add the melted butter to a separate dish.

6 – Lightly dip the top and sides of the donuts in the melted butter, then lightly dunk into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Serve immediately.

gluten free cinnamon sugar donuts

How do I store my homemade donuts?

Homemade donuts are best served fresh, or within one day for best results. Cover donuts and leave at room temperature for 2 days at most.

gluten free cinnamon sugar donuts

Calories per serving (1 donut): 217

Yield: 6 Servings

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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Gluten-free cinnamon sugar donuts are perfect for getting in the fall mood, or anytime of year. Perfect for those who avoid gluten and enjoy homemade donuts.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

For Batter

  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, PLUS
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Topping

  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

For Batter

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. 
  2. To the same bowl, add the almond milk, applesauce, butter, and vanilla and combine together well.
  3. Add donut mixture to a large piping bag, and pipe mixture into donut baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

For Topping

  1. In a small shallow bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar. Add the melted butter to a separate dish. 
  2. Lightly dip the top and sides of the donuts in the melted butter, then lightly dunk into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Serve immediately. 

Notes

I use Bob's Red Mill gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Nart at Cooking with Nart

Friday 2nd of October 2020

These donuts look so amazing! Sugar and cinnamon are such a great combo...and I can't believe they are gluten free. Also, they remind me of Cinnabon!

simplylowcal

Sunday 4th of October 2020

Thanks, Nart! :)

Sharon

Thursday 1st of October 2020

These are fabulous! I used coconut sugar for the granulated sweetener and it turned out great. Yum!

simplylowcal

Sunday 4th of October 2020

Great idea! I'm glad you enjoyed these! :)

Ramona

Thursday 1st of October 2020

REally nice recipe. I have made these today with my daughter and we almost have none left. Delicious and I loved the fact that they are GF too. Thanks for the recipe - will be making these again.

simplylowcal

Sunday 4th of October 2020

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed them! :)

Anita

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

These donuts are delicious and great with a cup of black coffee. :)

simplylowcal

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Thanks, Anita! :)

Anjali

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

I love that this recipe is healthier than a traditional donut recipe, but tastes just as good!! My kids had fun making this with me today!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

That's great to hear, Anjali. :)

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