Gluten Free Baked Doughnuts Recipe


This donut recipe is one of the most requested recipes from the B&B kitchen, and with good reason. They’re super easy to make, take only 7 minutes to bake, and are a crowd pleaser every time! We tend to make these on Sunday’s as a special treat and they’re often almost gone before half our guests even wake up for brekky.

We always do our best to cater to food allergies and dietary restrictions, and gluten free/celiac is by far the most common one. Knowing that, we try to find unique recipes that taste amazing that everyone can eat, and this is the one that celiac/GF people lose their minds over. They tell us they never are able to eat donuts very often and the fact that we made them specifically because we knew they were gluten sensitive makes their morning.


1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 2/3 cup GF flour
1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your GF Flour has xanthan gum)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk

5 tbsp salted butter, melted
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray pan with nonstick spray.

  2. In a small bowl, cream together butter, oil, & sugars with electric mixer until smooth.

  3. In another small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt.

  4. Alternate adding the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour.

  5. Mix on low just until everything is combined.

  6. Scoop batter into a gallon sized ziploc bag & seal tightly.

  7. Use scissors to snip off a bottom corner. Squeeze batter into donut pan, filling to the top.

  8. Bake at 425 degrees for 7 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 2-3 minutes.

Topping: melt butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, whisk cinnamon and sugar. Take each cooled donut and dunk in butter, then in cinnamon sugar mix.

A couple quick notes:

The flour we use at the B&B is from Costco, and the brand is “Namaste” Gluten Free Flour. It is by far the easiest GF flour to work with, as sometimes baking with GF flour can be difficult to get just right. We highly recommend Namaste and always     tell our guests about it when they ask about our GF pastries.

You can use any topping you wish- the recipe just gives the topping for cinnamon sugar topping, but we love doing frosting with sprinkles, Cocoa Puffs, Nutella, and other unique things to change it up a bit every time. Have fun with it!

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