Oven Baked Gluten Free Doughnuts!

IMG_20151001_125238Just when I thought I’d created a beautiful Oven Baked Gluten Free Cinnamon Doughnut, I go and create these beauties! My husband says they taste like the real thing!

I’ve coated half in a sugary coating and the other half in a vanilla glaze! But to be honest you could put icing on them and decorate them with gluten free sprinkles…..or how ever you wish!

Gluten Free Oven Baked Doughnuts! (Makes 6)


  • 1 teaspoon of fast action yeast
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 140g Doves Farm gluten free bread flour
  • 140g sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 110mls buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

For the Sugar coating……

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 150g Sugar

For the vanilla glaze….

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 100g Icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  • 6 bun doughnut pan (well greased)
  • Pastry brush
  • Disposable piping bag


  • Preheat oven to 170ºC.
  • Place the yeast in a a small cup, add the warm water and mix well, place to one side.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl, then add the sugar and salt and using a hand held balloon whisk mix together thoroughly (using a balloon whisk keeps the flour mix very light and airy).
  • Place the egg, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla extract into a measuring jug and beat together thoroughly.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the egg mixture and mix well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well with a hand balloon whisk
  • Place in the piping bag and cut off the end by approximately 1 inch.
  • Pipe the mixture into the doughnut pan.


  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes until the doughnuts are firm but still quite pale.
  • One at a time, gently remove from the pan turn upside down (the bottoms should be a lovely golden colour, if not leave them in place and put them back in the oven for another 3-4 minutes) then place them back in the tin and continue to bake for another 8-10 minutes until the doughnuts are golden brown all over.

For the sugar coated doughnuts….

  • Whilst the doughnuts are still hot brush with the melted butter, dunk in the bowl of sugar, coating both sides, place on a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.

For the vanilla glazed doughnuts. …

  • Remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack while you make the glaze.
  • Place the butter, icing sugar, vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon milk in a saucepan and gently heat whisking continuously until the mixture becomes runny, if the mixture is too thick, gradually add the extra milk until the mixture is runny.
  • Remove from the pan from the heat.
  • Carefully one at a time, place one side of the doughnuts into the glaze, turn over and glaze the other side until it’s completely coated in a light layer of the glaze. Place on the cooling wrack to cool completely.
Indulge…….eat & enjoy! 





3 thoughts on “Oven Baked Gluten Free Doughnuts!

  1. These look gorgeous but what can I use instead of buttermilk please. Would soya milk with a bit of lemon do, or thinned sheeps yougurt perhaps? Thanks


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