Gluten and dairy free cinnamon sugar doughnuts – probably one of my all time favourite recipes that I’ve created, which have also featured in Gluten Free Heaven magazine! They are super easy to make and take a matter of minutes. My favourite flavour to make is the classic cinnamon sugar, but they can also be made in so many other flavours – iced with sprinkles, original glazed, chocolate and more!
These doughnuts are gluten and dairy free! They do use eggs though so unfortunately not vegan however for a vegan option, using a flax egg makes a great alternative. For the doughnuts I use a tray that I brought on amazon for around £8.00 so nothing too expensive. The recipe is also super simple so perfect for people (like me) that have a tendency to be rather clumsy in the kitchen!
Ingredients (Makes 12 doughnuts, half the quantities to make 6)-
For the Doughnuts:
–150g gluten free self raising flour
-1/4 tsp gluten free baking powder
-1/4 tsp pink himalayan salt
-110g caster sugar
-120ml almond milk
-2 medium eggs (for a vegan alternative you can substitute the eggs for flax eggs. To make 2 flax eggs combine 2 tbsp ground flaxseed with 5 tbsp water, mix well and leave to set in the fridge for 15 minutes before adding to your mixture)
-1 and 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ( you can also use vegetable oil or melted coconut oil)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-Non stick spray (Could also use cooking oil or melted coconut oil)
For the cinnamon sugar:
– 1 cup granulated sugar
-1 tsp cinnamon
-50g dairy free butter (melted)
Note: This recipe is best eaten on the day of baking however they will last a couple of days in an air tight container.
-If you’d prefer to make chocolate doughnuts, use chocolate almond milk instead of normal almond milk and an extra spoonful of cacao in the mixture, they can then be topped with melted dairy free chocolate.
-For sprinkled doughnuts, mix together some icing sugar with water and food colouring of your choice and dip your doughnuts in this, top with sprinkles.
-For original glazed, mix together icing sugar and water, dip the doughnuts in this and leave to dry.