Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Filled or Chocolate Topped Breakfast Donuts

serves / makes 9
5 prep time
5 mins cooking time


For the last day of breakfast week I decided to add a recipe that I would consider a special treat. These homemade donuts are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee. I’ve added two serving suggestions, one donut filled with apple sauce and the other a ring donut topped with dairy free chocolate spread. As always use this recipe as a basic and add whatever topping or filling you would like.




For the donuts:

  • 7g dried fast active yeast
  • 40ml water, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
  • 175ml dairy free milk, warmed in microwave for 30 seconds
  • 365g gluten free bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 35g dairy free spread
  • oil for frying
  • sugar for decorating

For the the filling/topping:

  • apple sauce
  • dairy free chocolate spread


apple donut

  1. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and beat for 5 minutes to activate the yeast
  2. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave to rise in a draft free warm place for 60 minutes
  3. Roll out to about 1/2″ thick on a piece of baking paper
  4. Cut out 9 circles, then stamp out a small hole in the middle if you want to make ring donuts
  5. Place on a baking sheet, cover and leave to rise for 30 minutes
  6. Heat a deep pan with about a cup of oil until it is about 180 oC
  7. Fry each donut for about 1 minute on each side
  8. Dust the filled donuts with caster sugar while hot
  9. Allow the donuts to cool slightly
  10. Spread the ring donuts with the dairy free chocolate spread
  11. For the filled donuts, make a small hole in the side and squeeze in the apple sauce using a small piping bag

chocolate donut

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