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

Yes, you read that right-  a recipe to make Gluten-Free Cinnamon and 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.

The secret to these Gluten-Free Cinnamon and Sugar 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.

You can either use a piping bag to pipe the mixture into the doughnut moulds, or you can use a large ziplock bag and just cut a hole in the corner.

You could also use a pancake premix to make these doughnuts, such as this version from Woolworths.

Gluten-Free Cinnamon and 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 and 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!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas donut, christmas recipes, cinnamon and sugar, donut recipes, doughnuts, Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12


  • Doughnut Pan
  • bowls
  • whisk


  • 1 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


Dont feel like Gluten-Free Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts? Make Healthy Spelt Doughnuts 

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