These homemade Spiced Apple Cider Vegan, Gluten Free Doughnuts are a delicious treat-perfect for a lazy weekend baking session!

Gluten Free spiced apple doughnut stack on a colorful plate.

Hola! Olá! Hello! I’m fresh back from Spain and Portugal and can’t wait to share all my photos and adventures with you, but bear with me a little while longer since I’ve got some major photo editing to do.

In the mean time, I went through a little baked good withdrawal while I was traveling, not for lack of bakery windows filled with gorgeous Spanish pastries, stacks of fresh baked croissants, and loaves of ginormous country baked bread, mind you…

Display window filled with bread and pastries in Spain.

Windows filled with mouth watering bread and pastries are on almost every street in Spain and Portugal.

No. Just for a lack of gluten-free options, outside of the delicious Tarta de Santiago (Almond Cake), which I managed to inhale for breakfast one two mornings along with the, hands down, best coffee in the world, Cafe con Leche.

Amazing stuff that European coffee. Have you tried it?

Cafe con Leche, Fresh Squeezed OJ, and Tarta de Santiago.


I’ve been making up for my 2 weeks of (delicious) low-carb eating these past couple of days, by doing a little baking, and yesterday, before the kids’ soccer and basketball games, we fueled up with our family favorite Pear Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch Baby Pear Pancake in a cast iron pan.

Then today, we moved on to these super yummy Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts which I shared on Instagram and got several requests to share them with you, so here’s the recipe so you can whip up a batch and enjoy them too!

Requests for Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts on Instagram
Spiced gluten free apple doughnut on a colorful plate.

Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts ~ Gluten-Free & Vegan

There’s no better way to spend a lazy fall weekend morning, than baking (and eating!) a batch of Spiced Apple Cinder Doughnuts!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 doughnuts


  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour*
  • 1/2 cup potato starch*
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup Spiced Apple Cider**, i.e. Trader Joes brand
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk, i.e. unsweetened soy milk, coconut milk, rice milk, etc.
  • 3 tablespoons liquid virgin coconut oil, plus extra for greasing doughnut pan
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Optional, granulated cane sugar and ground cinnamon for sprinkling on top of doughnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Grease a 6-count standard doughnut pan with coconut oil and set aside.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl, and stir well with a fork until well combined.
  • Add liquid ingredients to flour mixture, and stir well with a fork or whisk, until all ingredients are well combined. (Batter will be somewhat thick.)
  • Spoon batter in to greased doughnut pan, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until baked through and light golden brown on top. Allow doughnuts to cool for 5 minutes, then carefully remove from pan. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon if desired.


*Feel free to use your favorite gluten-free flour in place of the brown rice flour, or a gluten-free flour blend in place of the brown rice flour AND potato starch, or try using all-purpose or whole wheat flour for a non gluten-free version.
**You may use plain apple cider in place of the spicy apple cider, and add additional ground spices to taste including cloves, allspice, and extra cinnamon.


Serving: 1doughnut | Calories: 204.01kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.42g | Protein: 2.63g | Fat: 8.04g | Saturated Fat: 6.5g | Sodium: 119.94mg | Potassium: 399.82mg | Fiber: 2.49g | Sugar: 7.6g | Vitamin A: 51.53IU | Vitamin C: 1.69mg | Calcium: 111.93mg | Iron: 0.74mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword baked doughnut recipe, gluten free doughnuts
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Spiced Apple gluten free Doughnut on a colorful plate.

These gluten free doughnuts were so delicious and easy to make, I hope you’ll give them a try too!

And, before I go, here’s a sneak peek at one of my favorite photos from the last morning on my mini Pilgramage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Enjoy!

Sunrise on the Camino Frances, not too far from Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Sunrise on the road to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a lazy fall, weekend morning? What’s the last thing you baked? What have you been up to lately? Bake a batch of these doughnuts, pour yourself a cup of coffee (or tea) and let’s chat!!