Gluten-Free Baked Doughnuts

Deep-fried doughnuts are delicious, but not the kind of treat you'd make at home regularly. On the other hand, these baked doughnuts are easy as pie — in fact, much easier! Choose your family's favorite add-ins, toppings, or icing, brew some coffee, and you're good to go.

We know you’ll love this gluten-free version of our Baked Doughnuts Three Ways recipe, a long-time favorite here on our site. Substituting Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour for the flour in that original yields delicious cake doughnuts, flavored and topped to taste, that are sure to be a hit with friends and family following a gluten-free diet. Enjoy!

Prep
15 mins
Bake
11 to 12 mins
Total
27 mins
Yield
12 doughnuts
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Gluten-Free Baked Doughnuts - select to zoom
Gluten-Free Baked Doughnuts - select to zoom

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease two standard doughnut pans.

  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars until smooth.

  3. Add the eggs, beating to combine.

  4. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla.

  5. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined. The batter will be fairly thick; when you draw your spatula through the batter, it will leave a furrow.

  6. Spoon the batter into the lightly greased doughnut pans, filling the wells to about 1/4" shy of the rim.

  7. Bake the doughnuts for 11 to 12 minutes. Remove them from the oven, and wait 5 to 7 minutes before turning them out of the pans onto a rack.

  8. For cinnamon doughnuts, shake warm doughnuts in a plastic bag with about 1/4 to 1/3 cup (50g to 68g) cinnamon sugar. For sugar-coated doughnuts, shake doughnuts in a plastic bag with about 1/2 cup (57g) confectioners' sugar.

  9. For frosted doughnuts, see our three easy doughnut glazes. Sprinkle the glazed doughnuts with toasted coconut or chopped nuts, if desired.

  10. Store doughnuts, loosely covered, at room temperature for a couple of days; freeze for longer storage.

Tips from our Bakers

  • For chocolate chip doughnuts, stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips, mini chips preferred. If you make chocolate chip doughnuts, fill each well of the pan right to the rim with batter.