Gluten and dairy free doughnuts recipe

Of all the photos that I have posted on my Instagram page, I think my doughnuts have been by far the most popular and I have been asked so many times for the recipe – so here goes! There are so many doughnut recipes floating around the internet however, I really recommend trying this recipe! My favourite flavour to make is cinnamon sugar, but I also love making different versions including pink iced with sprinkles, original glazed and chocolate.

These doughnuts are gluten and dairy free! They do use eggs though so unfortunately not vegan however for a vegan option, try using an egg replacer (such as a chia or flax egg). 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)-

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

-1 and 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (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 

-75g dairy free butter (melted) 


  1. Heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Spray your doughnut tray with non stick spray. You could also use cooking oil or melted coconut oil and grease using kitchen paper.
  3. Add your flour, salt, sugar and baking powder to a bowl and mix. 
  4. In a separate bowl whisk your almond milk, eggs, oil and vanilla extract. Add this to your dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add the batter to your doughnut tray making sure that its not completely full as they will rise!
  6. Bake for around 10 minutes or until they are golden brown. 
  7. Cool the doughnuts on a wire tray and bake any additional mixture. (My doughnut tray is only big enough for 6 so I cook the second batch whilst the first batch cool down).
  8. To make the cinnamon sugar coating mix together your granulated sugar and cinnamon. 
  9. Melt your dairy free butter/spread and using a brush, brush your doughnuts with the melted butter, this will allow the sugar to stick. You can then dip it in the cinnamon sugar mix.
  10. Leave them to dry and enjoy! 

Note: 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 pink sprinkled doughnuts, mix together some icing sugar with water and pink food colouring 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.

Alice x



  1. May 16, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    We’re like a bunch of Pavlov’s dogs right now. These look sooooo good!

  2. May 26, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    What brand of flour do you use that’s self rising?

    • May 26, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      I normally just pick up the supermarkets own gluten Free self raising flour but any works. Also use the doves farm one x

  3. Clair
    August 25, 2018 / 9:00 am

    Hi, have you tried cows milk instead of Almond milk and does that work?

      August 27, 2018 / 4:40 pm

      Hi, I haven’t personally tries cows milk in the recipe as I’m intolerant to milk however I Know other people have and they said it’s worked well 🙂 x

  4. Kerry
    December 19, 2018 / 4:35 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I just made them in a muffin tin and used raw sugar instead of castor sugar as that’s all I had. They tasted great. I just had to cook them longer due to being in a muffin tin.

  5. Karen
    December 20, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    Can quick rise yeast be added to regularregular free flour to sub for the self rising flour? How much yeast? Thanks!!

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