Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts w/ White Chocolate Glaze

How to make fabulous Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts that are spongy and delicious! Made with almond flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, and a white chocolate glaze. They’re easy to make and decorate and are high in style!

How to make Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts inspired by the Barbie Movie. Made with almond flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and a white chocolate glaze. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup without any refined sugar or white flour.

If you’ve never tried baking donuts at home, this recipe is for you! All you need is an inexpensive donut mold and some basic baking ingredients to make these fabulous gluten-free chocolate donuts that are high in nutrition and style. They’re gluten-free with almond and tapioca flour and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. They have half the sugar of traditional donuts and are made with healthy, nutrient-dense coconut oil without refined sugar, corn syrup, or artificial food coloring.

You are going to feel so proud of yourself and bring a huge smile to anyone’s face you serve these donuts, too, regardless of whether they eat gluten. And they make the perfect dessert for a Barbie-themed birthday party, special occasion, or ‘just because.’ Everyone will love these chocolate donuts!

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Why You’ll Love My Gluten-Free Chocolate Donut Recipe

  • It is super quick and easy to make.
  • The flavor-rich ingredients make it taste amazing!
  • It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup without any processed white sugar.
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.

Ingredients & Substitutions

2 eggs: If you are vegan or allergic to eggs, you can substitute a flax egg or chia egg.*

Maple syrup: Maple syrup is a natural sweetener that adds sweetness and flavor to the donuts. If you do not have maple syrup, substitute another liquid sweetener, such as honey, agave nectar, or brown rice syrup.

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a healthy fat that adds moisture and richness to the donuts. It also helps to keep the donuts moist after they are baked. If you do not have coconut oil, you can substitute another oil, such as canola, vegetable, or grapeseed.*

Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract is a flavoring agent that adds a delicious vanilla flavor to the donuts. If you do not have vanilla extract, you can substitute another extract, such as almond, lemon, or orange.

Almond extract: Almond extract is a flavoring agent that adds a delicious almond flavor to the donuts. If you do not have almond extract, you can substitute another extract, such as vanilla, lemon, or orange.

Almond flour: Almond flour is a gluten-free flour made from ground almonds. It adds a nutty flavor and texture to the donuts. If you do not have almond flour, you can substitute another gluten-free flour, such as tapioca, rice, or quinoa flour.*

Tapioca flour: Tapioca flour is a gluten-free flour made from ground tapioca pearls. It helps to bind the ingredients together and gives the donuts a chewy texture. If you do not have tapioca flour, you can substitute another gluten-free flour, such as rice flour, quinoa flour, or potato starch.*

Cocoa powder: If you do not have cocoa powder, substitute another chocolate powder, such as Dutch-processed or unsweetened.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a spice that adds a warm and flavorful note to the donuts. If you do not have cinnamon, substitute another spice, such as nutmeg, ginger, or cardamom.*

White chocolate melting wafers: If you do not have white chocolate melting wafers, you can substitute another type of chocolate, such as semisweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips.

Natural pink food coloring: Natural pink food coloring is used to color the glaze for the donuts. If you do not have natural pink food coloring, you can substitute another natural food coloring, such as beetroot powder or spirulina powder.

Sprinkles: If you do not have sprinkles, you can omit them or use another decoration, such as chopped nuts or chocolate chips.

*I have not tested this substitution.

How to Make My Baked Chocolate Donuts Recipe

Step 1: Blend the Wet Ingredients

Add the eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Whisk until well blended.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 2: Add the Dry Ingredients

Add the almond flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to the mixing bowl. Whisk until well blended.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 3: Pour into the Donut Pan

Generously spray your donut pan with non-stick spray. These are my favorite pans. Fill each donut cavity with batter 1/8″ below the top.

Bake at 350°F for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow the donuts to cool in the pan on your counter for 10-15 minutes before removing them from the mold.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 4: Prep the Chocolate Glaze

Pour white chocolate melting wafers into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second intervals stirring in between until melted and smooth. Stir in coconut oil and natural food coloring powder. Stir until well combined.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 5: Style the Donuts

Method 1: Dip the donut upside-down in the bowl of melted chocolate. Place it right-side-up and sprinkle with sprinkles while the chocolate is still melted. Allow to cool and enjoy.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Method 2: Place it right-side-up on a cooling rack. Drizzle the chocolate over the donut with a spoon. First, pour the chocolate around the edges of the donut to create the drips. Then spread additional chocolate around the top of the donut if needed to fill it in. Then sprinkle with sprinkles while the chocolate is still melted. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Gluten-Free Baked Chocolate Donuts Recipe Notes

  • Make sure the maple syrup is room temperature before adding it to the batter. This will help to prevent the eggs from curdling.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing can make the donuts tough.
  • Bake the donuts until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the donuts to cool completely before glazing. This will help the glaze to set properly.
  • For a fun twist, try adding different flavors of sprinkles to the donuts.
  • If you don’t have a donut pan, you can use a muffin tin. Just make sure to grease the tin well so the donuts don’t stick.
  • You can also make these donuts vegan by using a vegan butter and milk alternative.
  • If you want to make the donuts ahead of time, you can bake them and then freeze them. When you’re ready to eat them, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and then glaze them.

  • Store the donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. The donuts will stay moist and fresh in an airtight container.
  • If you want to keep the donuts longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The donuts will be slightly chewy in the refrigerator but still taste delicious.
  • You can also freeze the donuts for up to 2 months. To freeze the donuts, simply place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours. Once the donuts are frozen solid, you can transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. When you are ready to eat the donuts, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and bring them to room temperature before serving. Avoid storing the donuts in a humid environment, making them soggy.
  • Do not store the donuts in direct sunlight, as this will cause them to become dry and stale.
  • If you are glazing the donuts, wait until they are completely cool before glazing them. This will help the glaze to set and prevent it from melting.

Can I make these donuts vegan?

Yes, you can make these donuts vegan by using a vegan butter and milk alternative. Some good options include Earth Balance Buttery Sticks and So Delicious Dairy-Free Coconut Milk.

Can I make these donuts ahead of time?

Yes, you can make these donuts ahead of time and then freeze them. When you’re ready to eat them, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and then glaze them.

How long will the donuts last?

The donuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

What are some other flavor variations that I can try?

There are many different flavor variations that you can try with these donuts. Here are a few ideas:

  • Use different types of chocolate chips in the batter.
  • Add cocoa powder to the glaze for a richer flavor.
  • Use a different type of milk in the batter, such as almond milk or soy milk.
  • Add different flavors of sprinkles to the donuts.
  • Top the donuts with a different type of glaze, such as a maple glaze or a raspberry glaze.
How to make Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts inspired by the Barbie Movie. Made with almond flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and a white chocolate glaze. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup without any refined sugar or white flour.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts w/ White Chocolate Glaze

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
How to make fabulous Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts that are spongy and delicious! Made with almond flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, and a white chocolate glaze. They’re easy to make and decorate and are high in style!
4.75 from 4 votes
Servings 12
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1-1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup white chocolate melting wafers
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon natural pink food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Add the eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Whisk until well blended.
  • Add the almond flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to the mixing bowl. Whisk until well blended.
  • Generously spray your donut pan with non-stick spray. These are my favorite pans. Fill each donut cavity with batter 1/8" below the top.
    Bake at 350°F for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    Allow the donuts to cool in the pan on your counter for 10-15 minutes before removing them from the mold.
  • Pour white chocolate melting wafers into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second intervals stirring in between until melted and smooth. Stir in coconut oil and natural food coloring powder. Stir until well combined.

Styling the Donuts:

  • Method 1: Dip the donut upside-down in the bowl of melted chocolate. Place it right-side-up and sprinkle with sprinkles while the chocolate is still melted. Allow to cool and enjoy!
  • Method 2: Place it right-side-up on a cooling rack. Drizzle the chocolate over the donut with a spoon. First, pour the chocolate around the edges of the donut to create the drips. Then spread additional chocolate around the top of the donut if needed to fill it in. Then sprinkle with sprinkles while the chocolate is still melted. Allow to cool and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 7gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 157mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 41IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 1mg
Keyword almond flour, barbie, birthday cake, chocolate, donut, glaze, gluten free, party, white chocolate
Did you make this recipe?Please let me know in the comments below how it turned out 🙂

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  1. Kat Avatar
    Kat

    So simple and so good, perfect gluten free and white sugar free option! Love that it’s a one bowl recipe, all prep can be easily done while the oven is preheating.
    Baked these donuts with kids three times already with different flavours. We are not huge fans of chocolate so our favourite so far is substituting cocoa powder with some extra almond flour and adding a zest of one large orange. Yum!

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      admin

      This makes me so happy! I love that you’ve adapted the flavors to your family’s favorites 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

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  1. So simple and so good, perfect gluten free and white sugar free option! Love that it’s a one bowl recipe, all prep can be easily done while the oven is preheating.
    Baked these donuts with kids three times already with different flavours. We are not huge fans of chocolate so our favourite so far is substituting cocoa powder with some extra almond flour and adding a zest of one large orange. Yum!

    1. This makes me so happy! I love that you’ve adapted the flavors to your family’s favorites 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

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