Gluten, Dairy and Yeast Free Sugar Donuts

serves / makes 5
10 prep time
10 mins cooking time


When I was looking through my recipes I realised I didn’t have a plain sugar donut recipe – I have apple, chocolate, jam and peanut butter but no sugar so here it is. As far as I’m concerned there are two basic types of donut – the bread type and the cake type. The cake time is quicker to make as they don’t contain yeast so there is no proving time.

You can pick whether you want to fry or bake these.





  1. Beat the dairy free spread and caster sugar until light and fluffy
  2. Beat in the eggs and milk
  3. Stir in the flour and xanthan gum
  4. Roll out to a few centimetres thick and cut out 12 circles
  5. Use a smaller cutter to make a hole in the middle
  6. Heat some oil in a high sided pan until it reaches 180 oC
  7. Cook for a couple of minutes on each side
  8. Alternatively you can bake these donuts for 12 minutes at 180 oC
  9. Roll in some caster sugar while still hot