Baked Cinnamon Donuts – Gluten Free!

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Who doesn’t love hot, fresh donuts? These Gluten Free Cinnamon Donuts are baked so they’re ready in a flash! With ingredients you likely already have in your pantry, you can have fresh donuts ready for breakfast or a mid-morning snack in less than 30 minutes!

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The donuts have a light, airy texture similar to cake donuts. The cinnamon sugar adds a wonderful crunch to the outside. They are fantastic with in coffee! Or a DIY latte.

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Baked Gluten Free Cinnamon Donuts

Ingredients

2 Cups Gluten Free flour blend (I use Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour but you can easily substitute all purpose flour or your own baking blend)
2/3 cup white sugar
1 Tbs cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk (I regularly use 1/2 cup milk and 1/4 cup yogurt in place of buttermilk and it works great!)
2 large eggs
2 Tbs coconut oil or butter, melted and cooled
Cinnamon Sugar for dusting (make your own! 1/2 sugar, 1/2 cinnamon. You’ll need about 2 Tbs of each for this recipe, maybe more if you’re generous with the topping)
Melted butter or coconut oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 425F.
In medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix well.
In small bowl, combine wet ingredients and mix well.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
Spray donut pans with non stick spray or coat with melted butter or coconut oil.
Sprinkle donut spaces generously with cinnamon sugar mix.
Fill donut spaces 2/3 full. You can either pipe in the mixture or spoon it in and spread it around.
Bake donuts 8-10 minutes. Donuts should spring back when pressed and be barely golden brown on top.
Let donuts cool just slightly, 5-10 minutes, and then brush them with the melted butter or coconut oil. Sprinkle more cinnamon sugar over the top. Allow to cool on a wire rack or eat while still warm. They are wonderful warm or cold.

These keep for 2-3 days at room temperature but the sugar coating will not remain crunchy after the first day. They freeze well and will keep for a couple of months in the freezer. Allow to defrost at room temperature as they get gummy and rubbery in the microwave.

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