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Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts (with gluten free and soaking option)

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: whole-grain donuts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 doughnuts
Calories: 178kcal
This Cinnamon Baked Donuts Recipe is one of our family favorites! Say bye bye to Krispy Kreme and make this gluten-free healthier version instead!
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Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

  • 4 1/2 cups whole grain flour (I use a gluten-free blend--see notes for how much to use)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs (or alternative--see notes above)
  • 1 cup granulated sweetener (See Recipe Notes)
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  • 15/16 cup coconut milk (1 cup minus 1 tablespoon; or milk substitute)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)


  • 3 tablespoons granulated sweetener (See Recipe notes)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


For soaking

  • Combine the flour, sweeteners, fats, and liquids together (excluding the eggs.  However, if you are using a powdered egg replacer, you can add the liquid that you would add to the recipe at this point in order to make the dough easier to handle).  Let dough rest for 12-24 hours.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Roll out dough to approximately 1/2" thickness.  Cut with doughnut cutter (this one is really nice). Or alternatively, shape into desired shapes.  Brush tops with melted coconut oil, milk, milk substitute, or water.  Sprinkle with topping.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  • Try not to eat them all in one sitting! :-)


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 23g