Gluten and Dairy Free Mini Baked Lemon Donuts

Hello

While digging around in my baking cupboard I noticed that I hadn’t used my mini donut mould tray for a while.  Feeling inspired I whipped together some mini baked lemon donuts for pudding.  They went down well for dessert and also stayed fresh for a couple of days after so was perfect for packed lunches.

If you aren’t a fan of lemon you could leave it out and just increase the dairy free milk by 20ml for a plain sugar donut.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Mini Baked Lemon Donuts

My Top 8 Gluten & Dairy Free Donut Recipes

top 8 donuts

Hello everyone

One thing I don’t come across often is a gluten and dairy free donut, the last one I had was at the Allergy and Free From show in London.  It was a strawberry and chocolate glazed donut and I loved every bite.

I kind of divide my donut recipes into two categories – cakey and bready.  The cakey ones are yeast free, quicker to make and you make the batter similar to a basic sponge cake.  The bready donut has yeast and therefore takes longer to make as you have to wait for the donuts to rise before frying.  I’ve included both types in this summary of my Top 8 Gluten and Dairy Free Donuts Recipes.

Enjoy!

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1. Gluten, Dairy & Yeast Free Donut Recipe

Sugar donut

2. Gluten, Dairy & Yeast Free Jam Donut Recipe

Jam donut

3.  Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar Recipe 

Chocolate cinnamon donut

4. Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Filled Donuts Recipe

Apple donut

5. Gluten and Dairy Free Baked Chocolate Donuts Recipe

Baked donut

6. Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts Recipe

Peanut donut

7. Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Donut Holes Recipe

Donut holes

8. Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Topped Donuts Recipe

Choc donut

Gluten, Dairy and Yeast Free Jam Donuts

serves / makes 12
5 prep time
5 mins cooking time

Description

There is nothing better than freshly cooked donuts, especially those filled with jam. I wanted to make donuts for lunch today but I didn’t have the time to wait on the yeast activating to make my usual recipe. I know there is a few of you that can’t eat yeast so this recipe will hopefully suit you.

You can refrigerate or freezer the uncooked donuts until you are ready to use them, that way you will always be able to enjoy them fresh.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 80g dairy free spread
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 yolk
  • 180ml dairy free milk
  • 500g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 4 tablespoons jam
  • caster sugar for coating the donuts

Method

  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. Divide the dough into 12 balls
  5. Flatten slightly into donut shapes
  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. Toss in caster sugar
  10. Make a small hole in the side of each donut and pipe in some jam

Gluten, Dairy and Yeast Free Peanut Butter Choc Chip Donuts

serves / makes 12
5 prep time
5 mins cooking time

Description

Quick and easy to make donuts – no waiting around for the yeast to activate. Rather than mix the peanut butter and chocolate chips through the donut I decided to use them as a topping. You can either fry or bake this donut recipe.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 80g dairy free spread
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 yolk
  • 180ml dairy free milk
  • 500g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons dairy free chocolate chips

Method

  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. Top with the peanut butter and sprinkle on some chocolate chips

Gluten, Dairy and Yeast Free Sugar Donuts

serves / makes 5
10 prep time
10 mins cooking time

Description

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.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 80g dairy free spread
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 yolk
  • 180ml dairy free milk
  • 500g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

Method

  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

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar

serves / makes 9
5 prep time
5 mins cooking time

Description

I have a real sweet tooth as you have probably worked out from the amount of cakes I have on the website. I love a donut and decided to have a go at making a gluten and dairy free chocolate donut. You can top them with whatever you like, I went with cinnamon sugar. I had this for a weekend breakfast treat along with my almond milk cappuccino.

I’m working on a baked donut recipe if you are not a fan of frying.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 7g dried fast active yeast
  • 40ml water, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
  • 175ml dairy free milk or soya chocolate milk, warmed in microwave for 30 seconds
  • 315g gluten free bread flour
  • 50g dairy free cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 35g dairy free spread
  • oil for frying
  • sugar for decorating plus 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Add all the ingredients for the donuts 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
  5. Place on a baking sheet, cover and leave to rise for 30 minutes
  6. Mix a little sugar with the cinnamon
  7. Heat a deep pan with about a cup of oil until it is about 180 oC
  8. Fry each donut for about 1 minute on each side
  9. Remove from the oil and toss in the cinnamon sugar

Gluten and Dairy Free Baked Chocolate Donuts

serves / makes 9
20 prep time
20 mins cooking time

Description

i love donuts and they are relatively simple to make. You can prepare the dough in advance and keep it the fridge so you can cook the donuts to order. I usually fry my donuts but I thought I would have a go at making a healthier baked version. They are ever so slightly drier than the fried version but definitely worth trying.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 7g dried fast active yeast
  • 40ml water, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
  • 175ml dairy free milk, warmed in microwave for 30 seconds
  • 315g gluten free bread flour
  • 50g dairy free cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 35g dairy free spread

Method

  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
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  6. Place on a baking sheet, cover and leave to rise for 30 minutes
  7. Bake for 20 minutes
  8. Drizzle with your choice of glaze or toss in sugar

Gluten, Dairy and Yeast Free Sugar Donuts

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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.

Enjoy!

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Gluten, Dairy and Yeast Free Sugar Donuts Recipe

Gluten, Dairy and Yeast Free Jam Donuts

donuts

There is nothing better than freshly cooked donuts, especially those filled with jam. I wanted to make donuts for lunch today but I didn’t have the time to wait on the yeast activating to make my usual recipe. I know there is a few of you that can’t eat yeast so this recipe will hopefully suit you.

You can refrigerate or freezer the uncooked donuts until you are ready to use them, that way you will always be able to enjoy them fresh.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten, Dairy and Yeast Free Jam Donuts Recipe