February 28, 2021

Vegan Glutenfree Vanilla Donuts Recipe

This Vegan Glutenfree Donuts recipe features a blend of oat and almond flour and results in super moist and fluffy baked vanilla donuts that taste a bit like Snickerdoodle Cookies. Dipped into cinnamon sugar – the perfect sweet afternoon or breakfast treat!

a plate of glutenfree vanilla donuts with coated with cinnamon sugar

a plate of glutenfree vanilla donuts with coated with cinnamon sugar

Meet my favorite Glutenfree Donuts Recipe!

This vegan and gluten-free Vanilla Donuts recipe is going to rock your world and your tastebuds. Trust me, these are one of the best baked gf +v donuts I have ever made and they are super simple to throw together, too. WIN!

I love making donuts on a lazy Saturday Morning and these ones are especially great if you want to get the kids involved! They can help to make the batter, and then dip the donuts into the cinnamon sugar mix.

I recommend you make a double batch and freeze some vanilla donuts for quick snacking whenever those afternoon sugar cravings hit.

side view of a plate with glutenfree vanilla donuts with one donut being cut into half

No Yeast!

The donut batter does not use any yeast for rising. We only use baking powder and baking soda. Therefore it can also be baked into regular size muffins or mini vanilla muffins. Hello, Valentines Day Breakfast! You could also use a mini donuts pan but you would have to reduce the baking time.

The secret to gluten-free and vegan baking is adding air to the batter before it even goes into bake. You can do this several ways such as adding some whipped aquafaba , adding in citric acid in the dry ingredients, Or adding in aerated club soda! I like to use club soda these days because living up Aquafaba just takes too much time. Any freshly open fizzy drink makes these really soft and moist.

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vegan glutenfree vanilla donuts with cinnamon sugar topping on a white plate

vegan glutenfree vanilla donuts with cinnamon sugar topping on a white plate

This gluten-free donuts recipe is especially perfect if you are a fan of all things snickerdoodles as they are dipped into cinnamon-sugar after baking. You can go the extra mile and drizzle some icing on top. I will give you the recipes for both.

Gluten-Free Vanilla Doughnuts Vegan

This Vegan Gluten-free Baked Vanilla Donuts recipe features a blend of oat and almond flour and results in super moist and fluffy baked donuts that taste a bit like Snickerdoodle Cookies. Dipped into cinnamon sugar – the perfect sweet afternoon or breakfast treat! No eggs! #donuts #brunch

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time16 mins

Total Time36 mins

Course: Breakfast, brunch

Cuisine: American

Keyword: glutenfree recipe for donuts, vanilla donuts recipe

Servings: 6

Calories: 170kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (60 g) oat flour use certified Glutenfree if needed.
  • 1/2 cup (56 g) almond flour
  • 1/4 (0.25 g) potato starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (59.15 ml) non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup (59.15 ml) club soda

To Top:

  • Cinnamon and Sugar

Instructions

  • Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.  Almond flour tends to clump, if you run into this problem, just use a fork, spoon or hand to break down Ingredients until finely mixed.

  • Next take wet ingredients and incorporate into dry mixture. Again making sure to break up any lumps to get nice smooth consistency.

  • Let your batter sit for 5-7 minutes, it will grow in size and slightly thicken as well.

  • Spoon the batter into a WELL GREASED doughnut pan. This is a very delicate doughnut and if you have to force them out, they will likely break. Ideally you want them to just ‘pop’ out, so make sure to generously grease the pan!

  • Put into a preheated oven at 375° F for 14-16 minutes.

  • Check at the 14-minute mark, depending on your oven they may cook more quickly.

  • Take out of the oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes before gently removing doughnuts from pan. Make sure they are completely cooled before topping.

For the cinnamon/sugar mixture:

  • Mix 4 tbsp cane sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in shallow bowl then brush tops of doughnuts with a bit of oil and lightly press doughnuts into the sugar mixture, so the top is thoroughly coated. You can use either this topping or the simple sugar icing below

For the simple sugar icing:

Notes

The nutritional values do not include the cinnamon sugar topping   These should keep nicely in an airtight container on the counter for about a day or in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Gluten-Free Vanilla Doughnuts Vegan

Amount Per Serving

Calories 170 Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value*

Fat 10g15%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 93mg4%

Potassium 121mg3%

Carbohydrates 17g6%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 4g8%

Calcium 74mg7%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients for making this Glutenfree Donuts Recipe:

  • almond flour makes these glutenfree donuts super moist and cakey. Don’t make these with almond meal or “natural” almond flour. The texture just won’t be right. You need finely ground, blanched almond flour like Bob’s Red Mill.
  • oat flour makes these more cake-like texture which I love. You don’t need to buy it. Just grind some rolled oats in your spice grinder.
  • potato starch helps to keep them moist and makes the crumb a bit lighter. It is not to be confused with potato flour. Potato flour is the powdered form of whole cooked dehydrated potatoes.
  •  oil for moisture – anything neutral-flavored will do.

  • these would not be vanilla donuts without some vanilla extract. The better the extract, the better the flavor.

  • non-dairy milk is used as a liquid.

  • a combination of baking soda and baking powder gives these the perfect rise.
  • I like adding some club soda to my donut recipes to lighten up the batter and simulate a yeasted batter.

  •  Cinnamon sugar topping – always.

Tips & Substitutions:

  • For this recipe, I recommend a non-stick donut pan to release the donuts effortlessly. So, it’s really important to use a very good non-stick pan, and a hard one works better than silicone.
  • Grease the donut dish really well paying special attention to the sides and edges.  Ideally, you want them to just ‘pop’ out, so make sure to generously grease the pan!
  • Fill the donut pan about 3/4 way. If you fill it too much, the batter will overflow. If you don’t put in enough, you’ll end up with flat donuts.
  • the color of your pan makes a difference in the baking time. The darker the pan, the quicker they will be ready.

ingredients needed for making glutenfree vanilla donuts recipe

ingredients needed for making glutenfree vanilla donuts recipe

How to make this Gluten-free Donuts recipe:

dry mix for making glutenfree vanilla donuts in a white bowl

dry mix for making glutenfree vanilla donuts in a white bowl

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.  Almond flour tends to clump, if you run into this problem, just use a fork or spoon to break down ingredients until finely mixed.

wet ingredients being stirred into dry donut ingredients in a white bowl

wet ingredients being stirred into dry donut ingredients in a white bowl

Next, take wet ingredients and incorporate them into the dry mixture. Again making sure to break up any lumps to get a nice smooth consistency.

glutenfree donuts batter in a white bowl

glutenfree donuts batter in a white bowl

Let your batter sit for 5-7 minutes, it will grow in size and slightly thicken as well.

glutenfree almond flour donuts batter being filled into donuts pan

glutenfree almond flour donuts batter being filled into donuts pan

Spoon the batter into a WELL GREASED doughnut pan. This is a very delicate doughnut and if you have to force them out, they will likely break- Ideally you want them to just ‘pop’ out, so make sure to generously grease the pan!

freshly baked glutenfree donuts in a baking pan

freshly baked glutenfree donuts in a baking pan

Bake the donuts in a preheated oven at 375° F for 14-16 minutes. Check them at the 14-minute mark. Depending on your oven they may cook more quickly.

Take the vanilla donuts out of the oven and let them cool for 10-15 minutes before gently removing doughnuts from pan. Make sure they are completely cooled before topping.

overhead shot of a white plate with glutenfree donuts on a marble kitchen table

overhead shot of a white plate with glutenfree donuts on a marble kitchen table

For the cinnamon/sugar mixture:

Mix 4 tbsp cane sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in a shallow bowl then brush tops of doughnuts with a bit of oil and lightly press doughnuts into sugar mixture, so the top is thoroughly coated.

For the simple sugar icing:

Use 1/2 cup powdered sugar and whisk in the non-dairy milk – the amount will vary depending on your preference. Mix until you have a consistency you enjoy. Then drizzle over top of the doughnuts.

freshly baked glutenfree vanilla donuts on a white plate

freshly baked glutenfree vanilla donuts on a white plate

How to store gluten-free Vanilla Donuts

These should keep nicely in an airtight container on the counter for about a day or in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy

a plate with glutenfree donuts coated in cinnamon sugar

a plate with glutenfree donuts coated in cinnamon sugarSource