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Gluten Free Gingerbread Donuts

Ratings 2 from 1 votes
Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 20 mins
Servings 12
Calories 185
Best Season Winter

These gluten free gingerbread donuts are so easy to make! Filled with ginger, molasses and baked to perfection, then coated in powdered sugar. A festive and delicious way to celebrate Christmas morning.

  • 1 2/3 cups gluten free flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cups molasses
  • 1/2 cups avocado oil
  • 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and spray your donut pan with a non-stick cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl combine your gluten free flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt.  Mix with a whisk.

  3. Add your egg, sugar and molasses  to the bowl, and mix with an electric mixer on low until smooth.

  4. Boil water on the stove in a medium saucepan.  Pour oil and boiling water into batter, and mix with the electric mixer on low, until smooth.

  5. 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’s full.

  6. Bake for 10 to 12  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. 

  7. After removing from the pan, place donuts on a wire rack, and generously sprinkle with powdered sugar using a sifter.  Allow the donuts to cool completely.

Keywords: gluten free, Christmas, Christmas recipe, gingerbread, gingerbread donuts, 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.