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Gluten Free Peppermint Mocha Donuts

Your favorite holiday drink transformed into a delicious breakfast treat, Gluten Free Peppermint Mocha Donuts.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

Peppermint Mocha is a familiar holiday flavor. Peppermint mocha lattes and coffees galore. They’re practically spilling out of every coffee-house, Starbucks or Dunks (Dunkin Donuts) you pass. But I’m not complaining, it’s such a fabulous flavor! I’ve been seeing so many recipes for peppermint mocha this and peppermint mocha that that I was starting to feel like I’m not being festive enough.

I’ve got some peppermint mocha coffee creamer, that’s good enough, no? No! So I gave it a little thought, like 3 seconds, before knowing what I wanted to make. Gluten Free Peppermint Mocha Donuts. Coffee and donuts, match made in heaven.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

So here’s a little insight on my long, drawn out thought process. Thought process starts here –> I always put coffee in my chocolate cake, why not put it in my baked chocolate donuts? Speaking of coffee, where did I put mine… Ooo, I’ll top it with some peppermint glaze and the peppermint pieces I bought but haven’t used! <– End thought.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

 Yep, totally labored over that one. I did find my coffee, by the way. Next to the dog treats and playdoh in the dining room, naturally.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

The chocolate pairs so well with the peppermint glaze. I go a little heavy on the peppermint extract because I really love peppermint. If you want it a little less strong, use 1/2 a teaspoon. Enjoy these gluten free peppermint mocha donuts!

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Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Gluten Free Peppermint Mocha Donuts

4.93 from 14 ratings
Your favorite holiday drink transformed into a delicious breakfast treat, Peppermint Mocha Donuts.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 6 donuts
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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
  • 1/2 C brewed coffee

For the Peppermint Glaze:

  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp peppermint extract depending on preference
  • peppermint pieces I used King Leo brand


  • 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, coffee 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!
  • Bake donuts for 8-10 minutes. The top of the donut will spring back when touched when done. Mine were done after 9 minutes.
  • Cool donuts on a wire rack.
  • To prepare the peppermint glaze, add powdered sugar, peppermint extract and milk in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Dip cooled (can be slightly warm) donuts 1/3 of the way in the peppermint glaze. Top with peppermint pieces.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg


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  1. Wow! saw these featured at GFW and was blown away. What a perfect holiday dessert and looks so pretty too.

  2. Sydney A says:

    These look delicious! I have been loving everything peppermint this year.

  3. Miz Helen says:

    5 stars
    Your Peppermint Mocha Donuts look like they are perfect for the season. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Oh my goodness! I need one of these right away! They sound wonderful and they are gorgeous! I would love if you would share this at Celebrate it! It is all about celebrating the little and big events of our everyday lives.

  5. Oh my gosh, this is totally my kind of doughnut! And we definitely have the same kind of thought process ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. These are being featured tonight!

  7. Lisa says:

    Yum these look delicious! Great idea!

  8. Woah. I’m loving these donuts. They would be perfect in my coffee!!

  9. Margot C says:

    4 stars
    By all means (and why not) just skip a step and put the coffee IN the doughnut.

  10. Such gorgeous looking donuts, Sharon! Almost too pretty to eat. ALMOST.

  11. Susan says:

    Sounds so good…someone needs to make and send me some, so I can eat them in the closet, so my hubs can’t see

  12. TidyMom says:

    coffee IN my donuts? I LOVE it!!

  13. CAN NOT wait to try out this recipe. Looks gorgeous. Sharing now.

  14. vegetarianmamma says:

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see what you share next time!

  15. Sharon, I like your thought process a whole lot ๐Ÿ™‚ These donuts look amazing! And I love that they are baked. It makes them healthy, right?

  16. Oh wow! This looks incredibly good!
    Give me some ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  17. I am cursing you right now! Drooling over these donuts or is it doughnuts? Anyway, I need a doughnut pan NOW!!!! xo, laura I love my peppermint mocha creamer. I think I add more creamer than coffee!!! laura

  18. Paola Fuentes says:

    Oh wow. Now I’m craving for some donuts. Yum!

  19. These donuts look so so pretty! I am a sucker for donuts and love the peppermint and mocha combo! They’re perfect for the holidays!

  20. Heather @ My Overflowing Cup says:

    I love all things candy cane this time of year, especially when chocolate is involved. I also love making homemade donuts. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. These look incredible!

  21. Your recipes always make my mouth water ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not normally a huge peppermint fan, but these look so good…..and with a mocha flavor they have to be good! It would be a great recipe to serve on Christmas morning.

  22. Sarah Beer says:

    Ohhhh my husband is gonna love me for these!

  23. Gosh these are pretty! And I’m always in the mood for a good donut!

  24. 5 stars
    These are drool worthy! Can’t wait to try them! and my hubby doesn’t like peppermint so darn if I will have to eat his too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. I’m dying here! These look and sound soooo good!

  26. What a great addition to a holiday breakfast!

  27. you can never go wrong with coffee and doughnuts – and peppermint mocha is a must for this time of year

  28. Sharon says:

    Thanks Annmarie! The peppermint is actually in the icing and the donut is chocolate mocha ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Annmarie says:

    I have never had a peppermint donut! Yours looks absolutely amazing!!!