Gluten Free Baked Double Chocolate Donuts dipped in a chocolate glaze and topped with sprinkles, coconut or whatever your heart desires. These gluten free donuts are light, easy and oh-so-good. They can easily be made dairy free too!
Recipe and photos updated January 2018
Watch the video below (right before the recipe) to see how easy it is to make these! Also, check out the video on Facebook!
Today is the LAST day of summer. I’m so sad. I really, really need to move to a place where summer weather is endless. Sunshine, flip-flops and beach weather all day every day. Please tell me where such a place exists. San Diego? Florida is wicked humid. I guess I could live with that if I was near water.
Please tell me where this perfect weather Utopia town exists. I need it. It’s essential to my happiness and well-being.
Also essential to happiness and well-being… donuts. Gluten Free Baked Double Chocolate Donuts to be exact. With sprinkles. You can’t forget the sprinkles. Unless you’re really into coconut like I am because you can totally do toasted or shredded coconut here too.
Donut shop donuts are one food that Adam really truly misses since he’s been eating gluten-free. I’ve tried a couple of gluten-free donut recipes out but we hadn’t found a ‘winner’ gluten free baked double chocolate donut-until now.
The other baked chocolate donut recipes I’ve tried came out too dense for my liking. Yes, it’s a cake donut but I still want a nice, light textured donut. This gluten free donut recipe is soo light, airy and almost have a cupcake type texture. So. Good. Also good? The chocolate glaze on top.
These are a must-try recipe if you’re following a gluten-free diet and feel like you absolutely need a donut in your life (because you absolutely do). By the way, these donuts are super easy to make. It took me less than an hour to mix, bake and top these donuts with the glaze. That’s including clean up too!
Key Ingredients for this Gluten Free Donut Recipe
- All purpose gluten free baking flour (omit xanthan gum if using Bob’s Red Mill 1:1)
- Cocoa powder
- Whole milk OR Coconut Milk (for dairy-free option)
- Avocado OR Canola Oil
- 1 large egg, room temperature
How to make Gluten Free Baked Double Chocolate Donuts (step by step process shots)
Step 1. Combine the dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk together until combined.
Step 2. In another large bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk together until combined.
Step 3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Step 4. Stir together until the wet and dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
Step 5. Transfer the batter into a prepared donut pan (non-stick spray). Bake at 375 for 8 minutes.
Step 6. To make the glaze, add chocolate glaze, add chocolate chips, butter, corn syrup and water to a microwave safe bowl.
Step 7. Heat on high for 20 seconds. Stir well. Microwave for 10 seconds until the chocolate is melted. Stir well.
Step 8. After the donuts have baked and have mostly cooled (they can be slightly warm), dip the donuts into the glaze. Add desired toppings and enjoy!
Recommended flour to use
I suggest using my all-purpose flour blend. It’s a tried and true blend that is my go-to! Don’t forget to add the 1/2 tsp xanthan gum to the flour blend. Also, you can use Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 which works well. For this particular blend, you can omit the xanthan gum since it’s already incorporated into their blend. If you have any other flour blends that you find works well with this recipe, be sure to let me know in the comments!
How to make these gluten free donuts dairy-free
If you need this baked double chocolate gluten free donut recipe made dairy-free, then I would suggest using coconut milk in place of the whole milk. It still tastes the same- I promise! My oldest daughter who is dairy-free absolutely LOVES these donuts. Even my youngest daughter, who is a tough critic, has no idea when coconut milk is used instead. If two tough little critics approve, then I think we’re good to go!
I also had to bake them in two batches because the recipe makes 10 and my donut pan makes 6. AND Kelsey was helping so anyone with toddlers in the kitchen knows how that goes. The bottom line, these are easy and delicious gluten free donuts. You’re welcome! Enjoy!
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If you love baked donuts, here are a few other gluten free donut recipes for you to try: Gluten Free Yellow Cake Donuts, Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts, Gluten Free Peppermint Mocha Donuts, and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Donuts.
- For the donuts:
- 1 C gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
- 1/2 C granulated sugar
- 1/4 C cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg, beaten
- For the glaze:
- 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 tsp light corn syrup
- 2 tsp water
- Sprinkles, coconut, nuts, etc. for topping - optional
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and spray donut pan with non-stick spray.
- Combine milk and vinegar, set aside and let sit for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, sift and mix together flour, xanthan gum, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk egg, oil and vanilla. Whisk in milk/vinegar mixture until combined.
- Pour wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Don't over mix!
- Transfer batter into a ziplock bag. Cut one corner and pipe batter into the prepared donut pan. You can also use a spoon to transfer batter to the pan but piping it from the ziplock bag is easier.
- Bake donuts for 8 minutes. The top of the donut will spring back when touched when done.
- Cool donuts on a wire rack.
- To prepare the chocolate glaze, add chocolate chips, butter, corn syrup and water to a microwave safe bowl.
- Heat on high for 20 seconds. Stir well. Microwave for 10 seconds until the chocolate is melted. Stir well. Do not over-heat.
- Dip cooled (can be slightly warm) donuts 1/3 of the way in the chocolate glaze. Top with sprinkles, coconut or toppings of your choice.
Regular all-purpose flour can be substituted for the gluten-free flour. Use an equal amount and omit the xanthan gum.When following a gluten-free diet be sure to use gluten-free ingredients.Chocolate glaze is from Sally's Baking Addiction.