A healthier Gluten Free Donuts recipe, made with almond flour and coconut flour. These easy to make baked donuts are made special with a dark chocolate or white chocolate glazed, and lots of delicious and fun toppings.
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How to Make Gluten Free Donuts
I just love walking into donut shops and seeing all the pretty colors and fun toppings. For a while, I’ve been wanting to make a healthier version at home.
This fun donut recipe is made with almond and coconut flours to keep them grain free, and the best part — the delicious (and beautiful toppings!). I’ve used toasted coconut, chopped pecans, and delicious organic dried fruit from Fruit Bliss.
Instead of powdered sugar glazes, I used chocolate “fudge” glazes – melted chocolate chips, along with coconut oil and nut butter to make the chocolate fudgy and chewy, rather than hard. Such a good idea!
Ingredients in Gluten Free Donuts
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Maple syrup (honey works too!)
- Coconut oil
- Vanilla, baking soda and salt
Ingredients in Dark Chocolate or White Chocolate Glaze
- Dark chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips (not paleo)
- Coconut oil
- Nut butter (I use sunflower seed butter or almond)
Gluten Free Baked Donuts Recipe
Baking donuts are easy to make at home. No hot oil or greasy mess to clean up when you’re done!
I’ve also made the recipe a “one bowl” method — meaning few dishes also!
- Add the coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla and almond milk to a bowl, and whisk. Add the coconut oil, and whisk until no lumps remain.
- Add the almond flour, and mix until there is no almond flour dry.
- Put the thick batter into a plastic bag or piping bag, and pipe into a donut pan.
- Bake the donuts for 16 minutes, until light golden brown.
- While the donuts are baking, make the glaze by melting chocolate, and stirring in coconut oil and nut butter.
- After the donuts have cooled, dip the top of each donut into the glaze.
- While the glaze is still soft, press Fruit Bliss Organic Dried Tart Cherries, Fruit Bliss Dried Figs, toasted coconut, and pecans into the glaze.
I love making treats like these donuts at home, because I know they are made with quality ingredients.
Instead of sprinkles or powdered sugar, I chose to use Fruit Bliss Organic Dried Fruit, nuts and coconut to decorate the tops.
They are beautiful, and they add nutrition to the treats as well.
Fruit Bliss is a company who’s products I can’t say enough good things about. Their mission is simple – to provide pure fruit for snacking and baking. All of their dried fruit products are 100% pure fruit and water, no added sugar or preservatives.
The organic and non-GMO dried fruit is great for snacking, for using in baking, and I am even using them as stocking stuffers this year.
Gluten Free Donuts
Dark or White Chocolate Glaze
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or white chocolate
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon nut butter almond, sunflower, or cashew
- Fruit Bliss Organic Tart Cherries
- Fruit Bliss Organic Dried Figs
- nuts chopped
- toasted coconut
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- Warming the coconut oil helps to keep the batter smooth. In a large mixing bowl, add coconut oil, maple syrup, almond milk, and eggs, and whisk until well combined. Add coconut flour, baking soda, and salt, and continue whisking until there are no clumps left from the coconut flour.
- Add the almond flour, and mix in until just combined.
- Spray a donut pan with coconut or avocado oil spray.
- Add the donut batter to a large plastic bag, and snip a 3/4 in hole in the corner to use a piping bag. Pipe the batter into the donut pan. This can be done with a spoon but I think it's easier to pipe it in since the batter will be thick.
- Bake donuts for 16 minutes. Allow to cool before glazing and decorating.
- Melt either dark chocolate or white chocolate chips in the microwave or on the stovetop using a double boiler. Stir in 1 tablespoons of melted coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of nut butter. If the mixture is too thin, add an extra 1 tablespoon of nut butter. If the mixture is too thick, add an additional 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Dip each donut top side down into the glaze, and then pull out and set on a rack.
- Before the glaze sets, decorate with toasted coconut, chopped nuts, and Fruit Bliss organic dried fruits.