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Not only are these delicious gluten-free alternatives to chocolate donuts simple to make, but they also taste so good, you’d never know they were gluten-free.

Donuts are such a delicious treat. But if you are gluten-free, they’re a treat you’re forced to give up. Lucky for you, I have come up with a delicious gluten-free alternative to chocolate donuts.

Not only are these gluten-free chocolate donuts simple to make, but they also taste so good, you’d never know they were gluten-free.

In addition to being gluten-free, these yummy chocolate donuts are also a little healthier than traditional donuts because they are baked.

And, if you love these easy gluten-free donuts then you should be sure and check out our gluten-free Belgian waffles too! They are the perfect recipe for a delicious breakfast or snack.

This Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake is OH-SO-YUM, topped with fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream. There is something so delicious about a shortcake stacked with fresh strawberries. It’s always such a treat!

Now, let me share this yummy recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts with you!

To make these gluten-free chocolate donuts, you will need a donut pan. This pan makes it super simple to make delicious baked donuts, without the oil.

What You Need To Make GF Chocolate Donuts

  • 2 ¼ cup gluten-free baking flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

How To Make Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts

When you’re ready to make some gluten-free chocolate donuts, start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Then, grease the donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. This recipe makes 12 donuts, so you’ll need two donut pans or you’ll have to make bake batches of donuts.

In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten-free baking flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

In a separate bowl, add the melted butter, eggs, milk, and sour cream. The sour cream is a very important part of this recipe. It will make the donuts so soft and moist!

When you have the dry and wet ingredients all mixed up, combine them into one bowl. Beat the ingredients together until they are well combined.

To make sure your donuts are all the same size, I suggest you pipe the batter into the donut pans. Not only does this help you keep the batter even throughout, but it also prevents a big mess as you try to fill the pan.

You can use a piping bag or gallon-size zip-top bag to pipe the filling into the pan. Simply fill the bag with batter and cut off the end. Then squeeze the batter into a circle to fill the donut pan with batter.

Bake the donuts for 12 to 15 minutes. The donuts will be finished cooking when they spring back when touched. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

While the donuts are cooling, you can make the smooth and creamy chocolate glaze.

This glaze is so easy to make and only takes three ingredients and a few seconds of whisking! Combine powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and milk in a bowl and whisk the ingredients together until a smooth glaze forms.

Drizzle the glaze over the top of the donuts or dip each donut into the glaze to cover the top. If you want to add sprinkles to the top of your gluten-free donuts, sprinkle them immediately after putting the glaze on top (before the glaze sets).

These gluten-free chocolate donuts are delicious when eaten right after they’re baked. You can also store them in an airtight container to enjoy for up to two more days.

Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts

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Not only are these delicious gluten-free alternatives to chocolate donuts simple to make, but they also taste so good, you’d never know they were gluten-free.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Donuts
Calories 278 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ¼ cup gluten-free baking flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a donut pan by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together gluten-free baking four, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, eggs, milk, and sour cream.
  • Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients and beat until smooth.
  • Pour batter into a piping bag and pipe into the donut pan, filling each space around 2/3 of the way full.
  • Bake donuts for 12 to 15 minutes or until the donut springs back when touched.
  • Allow the donuts to cool slightly in the pan, then remove them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • While the donuts are cooling, make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and milk in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until smooth then dip each donut in the glaze. Top with sprinkles if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 278kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 255mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Keyword: chocolate, donuts, gluten-free

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Vickie is the creator of A Crazy Family. She is a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. She loves to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus she is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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