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Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 9 min Rest Time: 5 min Total Time: 24 mins
Servings 9
Calories 165
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

These easy, gluten free cinnamon donuts are fun for the whole family.  So versatile, this fluffy cake donut is moist and airy, and the sweetness of the cinnamon sugar coating will keep you coming back for more.  The whole family will crave them!

  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon Sugar Topping
  • 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and spray your donut pan with a non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Combine  gluten free flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder and ground cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix with a whisk.

  3. In a separate bowl combine butter, egg, sour cream and vanilla and mix until smooth.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold in with spatula until well combined.

  4. Place the donut batter in a gallon size baggie, or piping bag.   Cut about ½ inch off one of the corners of the baggie.  Squeeze the batter into the prepared donut pan and fill each cavity until it is about ¾ full.

  5. Bake for 7 to 9  minutes, until the donuts are firm and spring back when touched. Let the pan cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing the donuts from the pan.

  6. Make a cinnamon and sugar topping by combining ¼ cup of sugar and 1 TBSP of cinnamon.

  7. After removing from the pan, roll the donuts in the cinnamon, sugar mixture until evenly coated, and place donuts on a wire rack to cool completely.  

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories 165kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.6g11%
Saturated Fat 3.8g19%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 97mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 24.8g9%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugars 13.5g
Protein 2.4g5%

Calcium 4 mg
Vitamin D 20 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.


Keywords: gluten free, gluten free donuts, gluten free doughnuts, cake donuts, Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
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.