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With this Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Donuts recipe you don’t need to choose between a cinnamon roll and a donut for breakfast or a delicious treat! This recipe combines the flavors of cinnamon rolls that everyone loves, made into the classic donut shape!

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 12


These gluten-free cinnamon roll donuts are so easy and SO GOOD. They are made with a yellow gluten-free cake mix, with a cinnamon sugar caramel, drizzled with cream cheese frosting and topped with chopped walnuts. You will be so happy you made these!



Cinnamon Sugar Glaze

Cream Cheese Drizzle



  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit and grease donut pan. 

  2. Make cake mix according to directions on box and place batter in piping bag or large baggy.

  3. In a small sauce pan melt butter on medium heat, then add brown sugar, cinnamon, cream cheese and vanilla, stirring until it starts to boil, take off heat and add 1 tsp to bottom of eat cavity in donut pan.

  4. Cut small whole in corner of bag holding batter and fill each donut cavity about 2/3 full.

  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes and place donuts on wire rack to cool.

  6. While donuts are cooking prepare cream cheese drizzle by adding all of the ingredients in a medium and mix until combine, then place in a small baggy, cut corner and drizzle over each donut.

  7. Optional- add chopped walnuts to the top of each donut.

  8. ENJOY!!!!!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 321kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.9g25%
Saturated Fat 5.1g26%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 498mg21%
Potassium 25mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 42.8g15%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugars 25.5g
Protein 1.6g4%

Calcium 3 mg
Iron 3 mg
Vitamin D 36 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Liz Satkowski

Gluten Free Mom Colorado

I am married to the most amazing man, Tommy. I am the mother of three beautiful children Landon, Finn, and Daisy. For years I have been helping friends, family and others navigate the life of gluten-free living. I grew up in a gluten-free house, my mom and both brothers were diagnosed with Celiac Disease when I was young. My mom did an amazing job making everything from scratch in a gluten free kitchen. When I had my first child Landon my world was changed. He was born at 24 weeks because I have a short cervix. The doctor told us that he had a slim chance of survival and that his life would be plagued with severe complications. He survived and has minimal complications due to his prematurity, but when Landon was two he started getting rashes all over his body and he would constantly be sick. My mom advised me to get Landon tested for Celiac Disease. This was the beginning of my true GF journey. Shortly after he was diagnosed, I decided to go off gluten as well. Although I do not have Celiac Disease, I have found that I feel 100% better eliminating gluten from my diet. Recently Finn was having some issues with his legs and knees hurting. The doctor told me to take Finn off gluten to see if it was causing the inflammation and pain. Sure enough once we changed his diet the symptoms went away. We have Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance on both sides of the family. My sister-in-law and niece were recently diagnosed and my Grandma recently took gluten out of her diet due to an autoimmune disease. We are in a fortunate position that both of our families understand the purpose of living a gluten-free lifestyle. I am on a mission to help people create amazing gluten-free recipes and to see that this diagnosis is not a curse, but can actually be delicious.

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