Gluten-free Baked Apple Cider Donuts

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Delicious apple cider donuts recipe made gluten-free!



For the donuts:

  • 1½ cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup apple cider (to be reduced to ½ cup!)
  • ¼ cup milk (almond milk works great!)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla


For the cinnamon sugar topping:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. In a small saucepan, simmer one cup of apple cider (and if you have it available, a stick of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg) over heat over medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Let simmer to reduce the apple cider down to about ½ cup.
  3. Carefully remove the cinnamon stick and let cool. Set aside.
  4. Next, mix together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and then add in all the wet ingredients until well combined.
  5. Place mixture into a large plastic bag and cut the tip off of one corner to use as a pastry bag.
  6. Grease a mini donut pan very well (or a mini muffin tin) and squeeze batter into each donut hole.
  7. Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove donuts from pan immediately and place into a bag with the cinnamon sugar topping (1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon)
  9. Shake donuts until well coated.
  10. Remove donuts and let cool on a wire rack.
  11. Enjoy!


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