You can make tender gluten free apple cider donuts with a sweet glaze with a few simple ingredients. This gluten free apple cider donut recipe is easy to make and quick to bake. No need to buy gluten free donuts at the store.
For more ideas check out my Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes section.
Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts
I’m super excited to finally share my gluten free apple cider donuts with you. This recipe was first included in my gluten free donut ebook and so many readers are loving it. I decided to share it with you here, so you can make them too.
A quick, but funny story about when I first was working on developing this gluten free apple cider donuts recipe. Instead of reducing apple cider, I accidentally reduced apple cider vinegar. Oh my gosh, my eyes were watering and my house smelled like a vinegar distillery.
Lesson learned, make sure you know what ingredients you are reaching for and NEVER use apple cider vinegar to make these gluten free apple cider donuts.
Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts Recipe
When making this gluten free apple cider donuts recipe please make sure to make it as-is first. If you substitute ingredients, you are doing so at your own risk. I have used dairy-free milk in this recipe, but I have not tried it with an egg replacer.
When I make egg-free versions of my recipes I typically use flaxegg. If you use flaxegg in this donut recipe please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below. The next time I make these donuts, I’ll try to remember to use flaxegg and update this post.
This gluten free apple donut recipe calls for milk in the donuts and in the glaze. You can easily swap the milk with a dairy-free milk. I like to use plain or vanilla almond milk when I bake.
How to make gluten free apple cider donuts
- Stirring occasionally, simmer apple cider in a small saucepan over low heat until it reduces to a 1/2 cup – approximately 20 minutes. Once simmered down remove from heat and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.
- In a separate large mixing bowl whisk oil, egg, brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients and reduced apple cider to the wet ingredients.
- Mix until combine.
- Optional: Spoon batter into a large zip lock bag and cut a half-inch off one corner.
- Squeeze batter into each donut well, filling 2/3rds full. Don’t overfill.
- Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until set.
For the ingredients please see the gluten free apple cider donut recipe card below.
Working with gluten free flours
I’ve tested this recipe with my gluten free flour and with Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour (not the gluten free all purpose flour, it doesn’t work in this recipe). When working with or measuring gluten-free flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level. Do not scoop your measuring cup into the gluten-free flour.
If you love donuts you’re going to swoon over these Gluten Free Cookies and Cream Donuts from What the Fork Food Blog. If you are looking for more apple treats you’ll want to make these Healthy Applesauce Muffins.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 237mg Carbohydrates: 49g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 28g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g