Special Diet - Created Date : 22.8.2019
Kid-Favorite Healthy Gluten Free Breakfast Donuts
Healthy breakfast donuts are delicious baked donuts, and kids love them! This is a gluten free donuts recipe and a vegan donuts recipe that’s easy to make. If you’re just learning how to eat gluten free, go ahead and have these donuts for breakfast – they’re guilt-free!
Donuts for breakfast?? Absolutely not!
Donuts have a bad rap. Sugary, sweet, fried, and unhealthy….but oh so delicious.
After making gluten and dairy free lemon donuts earlier in the week, my kids have been begging me to make more donuts. I decided to attempt a breakfast donut recipe that is so healthy, any mom would feel good giving them to their kids for breakfast.
Will your kids know these are healthy donuts? Not unless you tell them!
How do you cook this gluten free donuts recipe?
My saving grace has been this Babycakes Mini Donut Maker. It makes baked donuts in under 5 minutes, which is perfect for a busy morning.
You can also bake the donuts in a donut pan. If you do this, don’t forget to spray the pan with coconut oil so they are slightly crispy on the outside.
One thing you will notice is this donut batter is thick, much thicker than other donut recipes I have posted. That is because it is jam-packed with nutrition.
As a result, the breakfast donuts take a bit longer to cook in the donut maker, but they are still moist and flavorful.
Check out all of the good stuff in this delicious vegan, gluten free donut recipe! You can visibly see the flaxseed, chia, and raisins in them.
Gluten Free Donuts Recipe – Substitutions and Variations:
Add dried cranberries or blueberries instead of raisins.
Add in some chopped pecans or walnuts for even more protein!
Feel free to add a few chocolate chips if your kids are really picky eaters.
If it is around the holidays, add a teaspoon of pumpkin spice!
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Tools You Need To Make This Recipe:
Babycakes Donut Maker. As I mentioned above, this is fast and easy. Plus an extra bonus, using it won’t heat your house up if you want donuts in the summer!
Donut Pan. If you prefer, you can also bake donuts in this easy non-stick pan.
Certified gluten free oats. Make sure your oats are certified gluten free. Oats are very easily cross-contaminated with wheat so really make sure so you stay safe.
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I made this for my family and it was an instant hit even for my picky teen who is not fond of coconut! I did leave out the raisins though. I don’t have a donut maker but baked the batter in the Babycakes cake pop maker for about 4 minutes and it worked out fine. Thanks for sharing this recipe…it’s a keeper!
I baked my donuts in a half-dozen pan this morning and they came out great! (325 for maybe 20 min?). I had some extra batter so I tossed it in the waffle iron just to compare. It turned out great either way, but the waffles will give you the crisp outside with the soft inside, while the donuts were moist and soft. So it’s personal preference. Either way, a great recipe and everyone loved.
(I did make two substitutions: I was out of applesauce, so I used one of my kids’ blueberry/pair/purple carrot pouches and I used dried blueberries instead of raisins)
These are sooo good! We made them in a finite pan (350 x 15-17 min), added a little cinnamon and vanilla and made a tofutti cream cheese icing (tofutti, maple syrup, and vanilla) because we are dairy free. My 5 year old loved them! Thank you!
Hi Heather, I know several people were going to try this, but I haven’t heard any feedback. If you try it, I would spray the pan with coconut oil so the edges crisp a bit. Please let me know how they turn out.
I used a donut pan this weekend. I made a dozen donuts with this recipe however I could have easily been a little more frugal with the batter and made 18. 350 degrees for 17 minutes. Turned out perfectly.
Hi Tiffany, almond flour behaves very differently from flour. I would recommend you sub 1/4 of additional flour blend to make up for the 1/2 cup almond meal. Please let me know how that turns out. Thank you so much for writing.
Breakfast is key to starting the day in a balanced way. As a vegan I am avoiding meat and fish or any dairy foods. And because of this my imagination was activated and I started cooking different kind of foods without the prerenced of dairy stuff.
These are incredible. I do not have a donut maker or pan so I decided to make them in my Belgium waffle iron. I made 1/2 of recipe exactly as above and the other 1/2 I added cinnamon. I like them either way. Keeping this recipe. Thank you.
That is a great question. Donuts don’t last long enough in our house, but given the ingredients, I would say yes….you may want to put it in a toaster oven for a few minutes so it gets the crispy outside again after you defrost it.
Oh Sandi, there’s just nothing better than a gluten free doughnut is there? These look scrumptious. If you’re interested we would love to have you link the up to Savoring Saturdays! Have a wonderful day ??
I have to admit when I read the title, I laughed. A healthy donut? It seemed funny to me, like jumbo shrimp. But you did it! That is one healthy yet delicious looking donu1. What is the icing though? I assume that isn’t healthy but it looks too good for me to care.
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