Last year, the little chef turned 3 and one of her request was baked donuts decorated like Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse. She loves donuts, and it so happened that I had just gotten myself a donut pan. My first attempt however was not her Minnie and Mickey Donuts, but a Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donut that was a real treat to eat with a cup of tea. Which then turned into the base for her Birthday Donuts.
I love baked donuts, especially since changing to a gluten free diet, because they give me that donut look, they aren’t fried and it’s so much simple than regular fried donuts.
What do you need to make Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donuts?
This was one of the best baking pans that I bought and I use it for so many things, not only donuts. It’s great for baking bagels, Brownie Donuts or Downies as I like to call them, and the perfect pan when I have left over cake batter.
Gluten Free Flour
We used a 1:1 baking blend which gave us the best results and a lighter donut. Some of the heavier flours made the donut dense.
This recipe uses buttermilk, but sometimes that can be hard to fin here in Trinidad so I simply use milk and add 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to the milk and let sit for a couple minutes.
You could also make this recipe dairy free by using rice milk or another dairy free substitute in the batter.
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
I love donuts that are simple and cinnamon sugar happens to be one of my favourites, but you could also top it with chocolate and sprinkles for a traditional donut look.