Vegan Gluten-Free Baked Donuts

Easy baked vegan and gluten-free donuts made without eggs, without yeast, and without refined sugar, but you’d never tell- They are super fluffy, delicious, and topped with a healthy chocolate frosting! These healthy donuts also come with a tested keto and paleo option! This recipe brought to us by The Big Mans World.

Vegan Gluten-Free Baked Donuts

Vegan Gluten-Free Baked Donuts


Original Vegan and Gluten Free Version

2 1/2 cups self-rising flour * See notes1/2 cup agave nectar Can substitute for pure maple syrup1/4 cup coconut oil melted1 cup milk of choice I used coconut milk

Keto and Paleo Option

2 1/4 cups blanched almond flour1/2 cup granulated sweetener of choice4 large eggs1 tsp baking soda1 tsp apple cider vinegar1/4 cup coconut milk

Chocolate Frosting

1.5 cups chocolate chips of choice1 1/3 cups coconut cream 1 cup + 6 tablespoons


Preheat the oven to 175C/350F. Coat a 12-count donut pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, sift your flour into it. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until a thick dough remains. Spoon out dough amongst the donut pan. Lightly wet your hands and shape into the donut cavities. Do not overfill. Bake for 12-17 minutes, or until just done, and a skewer comes out just clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, dip the donuts in the melted chocolate. 

For the keto and paleo option

Preheat the oven to 175C/350F. Coat a 12-count donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.In a large mixing bowl, add your blanched almond flour and sweetener of choice and mix well. Set aside. In a seperate mixing bowl, add the rest of your ingredients and mix until combined. Add to your dry ingredients and mix until combined. Divide the mixture amongst the donut pan, and fill each cavity until 2/3 full. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow cooling in the donut pan for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once set, dip in the melted chocolate. 

For the chocolate frosting

In a large mixing bowl, add your chocolate chips of choice. In a microwave-safe bowl or small saucepan, heat your coconut cream until warm. Pour your coconut milk over the chocolate chips. Mix slowly, so the chocolate melts nicely into it. 


* If you don’t follow a gluten-free diet, any self-rising/raising flour will work.Vegan Gluten Free Baked Donuts (Keto, Paleo Option) should be kept refrigerated and can be stored there for up to 1 week.Baked donuts are freezer friendly and will keep frozen for up to 2 months. Baked Donuts loosely adapted from Coles Magazine, April Issue 48, 2017. 


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.1mg | NET CARBS: 9g

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Rachel Caple

Rachel Caple has more than 18 years of experience in mortgage banking industry. Residing in Castle Rock, CO. Rachel spends her spare time with her husband, Sean and 4 boys. She also enjoys traveling, attending hockey games, and playing golf (or attempting to).

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