One bowl, a handful of ingredients, plus a donut pan equals these deliciously moist, and tasty Gluten Free Red Velvet Baked Donuts. With a classic red velvet flavor and color they are ideal for Valentine’s Day!
Who doesn’t like a donut? With their light texture, glazed top and hole in the center for easy eating, they are a dessert that will never go out of style. Frying donuts gluten free can be a bit of a challenge. Creating a dough that can stand up to the kneading and frying is not as easy as it sounds to make without gluten.
So when I found a pan that was made for baking donuts, the excitement within me built and the creative juices began to flow!
I began searching for recipes that I could make in my new found toy. Then I began creating flavor combos and for a while it seemed like the only thing I was baking was baked donuts.
Then I made cinnamon sugar donuts and even brownie donuts. But somehow the one that really stood out were these Gluten Free Baked Red Velvet Donuts.
A quick batter, using one bowl made these donuts a real hit. And with Valentine’s Day in full swing, sharing this recipe now seemed like a great choice!
Red Velvet is a Valentine’s Day Classic and one of my favorite cake recipes. With the mild chocolate flavour, red color and cream cheese topping, these donuts are a play on the traditional cake recipe, just baked in a donut pan with a few minor changes.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE GLUTEN FREE BAKED RED VELVET DONUTS
Traditionally red velvet cake has buttermilk, unfortunately it isn’t always easy to find in Trinidad, so we have substituted the buttermilk for evaporated milk with a 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar and the results were delish!
You can also make these dairy free! Simply use your favorite dairy free milk in place of the buttermilk.
We’ve tried this recipe with expeller pressed coconut oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil and vegetable oil. A neutral oil is key, so when using oil in this recipe, make sure it’s one that won’t affect the taste of the batter.
Cream cheese and red velvet go hand in hand, so it was the obvious choice for topping these donuts. But if you want a dairy free option, simply leave out the cream cheese when making the glaze for the donuts. (You might need to increase the powdered sugar slightly to make the glaze drizzle or dipping consistency)
Finally box these up, share them with friends and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!