Apple Cinnamon Donuts with Coconut Almond Glaze, GF, Vegan

Donuts.  Not something I get to have everyday- or anyday if it is from any local store.  This is because there is no such thing as a gluten free donut at the common chains.  It is such a shame because they are ridiculously easy to make and they are many variations.

These beauties barely took 40 minutes from mixing to tasting.  Ok it was more from mixing to divide and conquer.  For being my first attempt, I wasn’t disappointed.  They turned out super sweet like you want your donuts, {but how there is only 1.5g sugar in each donut?}  Well I did a little cheating and used a sugar alcohol called Erythritol.  Sugar alcohols occur naturally in plants and fruits so they are nothing to be afraid of.  Erythritol is similar to commonly seen Xylitol but it doesn’t have the digestion side effects that sometimes come with it.  It has practically no calories and personally I find that it doesn’t actually stimulate my sweet tooth the way splenda can.   It also doesn’t contribute to tooth decay.

These donuts are more dense than your typical donut and feel slightly more like a muffin.  I like this though because it slows you down as you eat it and makes you enjoy it more.  Then the glaze makes it all that much more amazing.  It has a bit of a crystallized bite which makes it really feel bad– I might have just broken down and eaten one…. yummm 🙂

Oh and of course these make a perfectly healthy breakfast.  They are 200 calories a pop with the frosting with only 1.5g sugar- does that even count?  Plus they have a whopping 10g of fiber making quite a filling compact breakfast on the go.   Who would have thought you can lose weight when eating donuts for breakfast? 😉  They also have some protein and iron for those vegetarians and vegans!

Investing the $10 in a donut pan was probably the best decision I have made in awhile.  After making these and loving the result, I don’t think there will come a time when I won’t have donuts on the table!  They are way too easy to make, taste way to good, and don’t come with grief!

Ingredientsrecipe adapted from Pure 2 Raw

2 tbsp coconut flour

1 cup gluten free flour blend (see recipe below)

2.5 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp flax meal

1/3 cup erythritol

1/2 cup apple sauce

2 tsp cinnamon

*optional few sprinkles of allspice

1/2 cup coconut milk mixed with 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar for 10 mins

3 tbsp coconut oil

-Mix dry then add wet.  Place evenly in donut pan (I use 6 hole) and bake on 350 for 15-20 minutes.

Gluten Free Flour Blend:

1 cup sorghum

1 cup tapioca starch

1/2 cup buckwheat flour

1 tsp xanthum gum

Coconut Almond Glaze:

Take 1 tbsp coconut almond butter (or make your own in magic bullet with 1 tbsp coconut flakes with 1/8 cup almonds)  and mix with 2 tbsp (or more needed to make good consistency) almond or coconut milk and 2 tbsp erythritol.  Warm slightly in the microwave to dissolve the sugar.  Pour on donuts once they are cool.


Nutrition Facts & add 18 calories for frosting per donut


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4 thoughts on “Apple Cinnamon Donuts with Coconut Almond Glaze, GF, Vegan

  1. elle May 4, 2012 at 11:32 am Reply

    mmm these look incredible!! -and very cool about the erythritol 🙂

    • heatherscreativeconcoctions May 6, 2012 at 9:12 am Reply

      Yeah it is a great product! I bought the granules and you can just blend it to make “powdered sugar” and it taste just like real sugar!

  2. Gabby @ the veggie nook May 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm Reply

    These look divine 🙂

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