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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: baked doughnut recipe, gluten free doughnuts
Servings: 6 doughnuts
Calories: 204.01kcal
Author: EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


  • 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