Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts

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Introducing Gluten-Free Apple Cider Donuts – fluffy, soft, and bursting with the cozy flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple cider baked right in.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • These Gluten-Free Apple Cider Donuts are soft, tender, and irresistibly chewy.
  • Whip up a batch in just around 20 minutes – perfect for satisfying those Fall cravings in a flash.
  • Coated in a delightful blend of cinnamon and sugar, these donuts strike the perfect balance of sweetness.
  • Plus, they’re gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free, catering to various dietary preferences.
  • Easily adaptable to use all-purpose flour if you’re not following a gluten-free diet.
  • You can also make them vegan and plant-based by swapping eggs for applesauce.
  • Get ready to fill your home with the comforting aroma of Fall spices.
  • And the best part? These apple cider donuts are baked, not fried, making them a healthier treat option.

Tips And Tricks:

  • Mix your dry and wet ingredients separately before combining them for a perfectly blended batter.
  • If your apple cider is cold, let it come to room temperature before adding melted coconut oil to prevent solidifying.
  • Using a cookie scoop makes it a breeze to portion out the batter into the donut pans.
  • Lightly coat the donuts with oil spray before dusting with cinnamon and sugar for better adhesion.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I use all-purpose flour instead of gluten-free?
    Absolutely! If you’re not following a gluten-free diet, feel free to use all-purpose flour instead.
  • How can I make these donuts vegan?
    Simply swap eggs for applesauce – details are in the notes below.
  • Can I make these into muffins instead of donuts?
    Definitely! Adjust the baking time accordingly and check for doneness with a toothpick.

Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend such as Bob’s Red Mill
  • 1/3 cup organic white sugar or brown/coconut sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 3 Tbsp ground flax
  • 1 1/3 cups room temperature apple cider
  • 1/3 cup applesauce or 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted and cooled coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon + Sugar Coating:

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp apple pie spice


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a donut pan with non-stick spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine gluten-free flour blend, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground flax, and apple pie spice.
  • In another bowl, whisk together room temperature apple cider, eggs/applesauce, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until just combined. Let the mixture rest for 3 minutes.
  • Pour batter into the greased donut pan using a cookie scoop or piping bag, filling cavities to the top.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Allow donuts to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.
  • While cooling, mix sugar, cinnamon, and apple pie spice in a small bowl.
  • Lightly coat donuts with oil spray and dip each side in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Enjoy the warm, fragrant goodness of these Gluten-Free Apple Cider Donuts!

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