I recently got a request from a follower to make gluten free donuts with icing, and here they are! I wasn’t sure how they would turn out, but I am actually obsessed with them. They are soft and yummy and adorable.
These donuts are not just good for being gluten free, they are just good! Everyone that tried them didn’t even know they were gluten free, which feels like a big victory. Plus they are vegan! Yay!
If you are not celiac or do not have gluten free flour, you can substitute with all-purpose flour! Same measurement.
what is in gluten free donuts with icing?
- gluten free flour
- baking powder
- apple sauce
- brown sugar
- milk (i use almond, but any will work)
- oil (olive oil or vegetable oil)
- maple syrup
Also, here is a key to these donuts — don’t over mix the batter! When you add the dry ingredients, mix until they’re just combined and there are no more clumps. And if you don’t have a piping bag, a Ziploc bag works perfectly! Just cut a hole in the corner and you are good to go, plus it makes for easy clean up!
products i use for this recipe
- mini donut pan — I not only use one for this recipe, but for all my donut recipes!
- king arthur gf flour — Even though this is the “wheat flour,” it tastes great in these donuts!
gluten free donuts with icing
- 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour (i use King Arthur gf wheat flour)
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup milk (i use almond)
- 1/3 cup oil olive or vegetable
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp milk (i use almond)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 375. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. In a larger bowl, combine the apple sauce, brown sugar, milk, oil, and maple syrup. Mix until it is well combined.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined, until there are no clumps remaining. Don't over mix here!
- Pour the batter into a large ziplock bag (or piping bag) and cut a hole in the corner. Pipe the batter into a greased mini donut pan.
- Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes, until you poke the top and it doesn’t jiggle. (i used a mini donut pan, so if your pan is regular sized, they will need a longer cook time)
- While the donuts are baking, make the icing. Combine all three ingredients in a bowl and whisk until the icing is smooth, with no clumps. Dip the donuts in and enjoy!