Gluten-Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts
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Gluten-Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts

Yes, you read that right-  a recipe to make Gluten-Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s possible, because I have used coconut flour instead! ❄

Today’s Christmas recipe is a yummy snack or dessert table idea for your upcoming Christmas party.

What’s the secret to Gluten-Free Doughnuts?

Traditionally, doughnuts are deep-fried and they absorb a lot of cooking oil in the cooking process. In addition, many bakeries cook their doughnuts in shortening, a fat often loaded with trans-fats.

The solution – delicious baked doughnuts that are cooked in the oven with just a little bit of coconut oil and no added dairy.

It is super easy to make baked doughnuts at home and a lot healthier than the deep-fried versions. I purchased a doughnut pan at Home Stuff Hillfox, but you can also look for one online if easier.

Gluten-Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts

What Flour do you use?

For this recipe, I used coconut flour, gluten-free flour made solely from coconuts. Rich in fibre, research has shown it may promote stable blood sugar, good digestion, and heart health.

To make the doughnuts, I also used 6 eggs, vanilla essence, coconut oil, almond milk, sugar and cinnamon.

Gluten-Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts Variations

  • If you don’t have almond milk, you can use cow’s milk, soya milk or coconut milk
  • If you don’t want to use caster sugar, you can also use coconut sugar
  • You could also slice open and sandwich the doughnut with cream and jam

Gluten-Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts

Gluten- Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts

A recipe to make Gluten-Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s possible, because I have used coconut flour instead!

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas donut, christmas recipes, cinnamon and sugar, donut recipes, doughnuts, Gluten Free
Servings: 12


  • Doughnut Pan
  • bowls
  • whisk


  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 6 medium eggs room temperature
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or dairy, coconut, soy
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Sugar Dusting

  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar


  • Preheat oven to 180c
  • Grease your doughnut pan very well
  • Whisk the eggs, almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla together until frothy
  • In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together
  • Now add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring with a wooden spoon. Don't overmix
  • Spoon the thick batter into the pan and only half fill the moulds.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a doughnut comes out clean
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and then roll the warm doughnuts in the mix to coat
  • Store in an airtight container and eat within two days


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