gluten free doughnuts

Making gluten-free doughnuts is a delightful way to enjoy this classic treat without gluten. Here’s a simple recipe for gluten-free doughnuts:


For the Doughnuts:

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or non-dairy alternative)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (or melted coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Glaze (Optional):

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk (or non-dairy alternative)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Doughnuts:

  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a doughnut pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter (or coconut oil), and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Fill Doughnut Pan:
    • Spoon the batter into a piping bag or a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off. Pipe the batter into the prepared doughnut pan, filling each mold about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the tops of the doughnuts spring back when touched.
  7. Cool:
    • Allow the doughnuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Glaze (Optional):

  1. Make Glaze:
    • In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk (or non-dairy alternative), and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Dip and Glaze:
    • Once the doughnuts are completely cooled, dip the tops into the glaze, allowing any excess to drip off.
  3. Decorate (Optional):
    • Optionally, you can decorate the glazed doughnuts with sprinkles or other toppings of your choice.
  4. Let Glaze Set:
    • Allow the glaze to set before serving.
  5. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy your delicious gluten-free doughnuts!

These gluten-free doughnuts are soft, flavorful, and can be customized to your liking. Whether you enjoy them plain or with a sweet glaze, they make for a delightful gluten-free treat.

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