Food Friday - Gluten Free Vegan Vanilla mini donuts

Welcome to my first ever Foody Friday!  It's you follow me on facebook then you know it's quite a challenge in the cooking and baking department at my house.  We have a range of food intolerance/sensitivities among 5 of the 6.  I have to make food that is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free and peanut free to cover all if I don't want to make a bunch of different meals.

My biggest challenge is to find yummy baked goods recipes.  I've made breads, pizza crusts, muffins, cookies, cakes, bars, buns, donuts, etc. many are wonderful just gluten & dairy free it's removing the egg that leaves little to be desired.  In case you have the same issue, I thought I'd share what has made the approval of 6.

First up is one of our favorite weekend surprise - Gluten Free/Vegan Vanilla mini donuts.  I found the recipe here.

Here is the original recipe from purley twins (I mean how perfect is that, they are twins, I'm feeding my twins (x2) )  (my notes/changes to the recipe are noted in italic pink)
prep-time: 5 minutes
bake-time: about 2-3 minutes per round of mini’s in donut maker (mine takes longer)  *if in oven, we would say 10-13 minutes
makes: 9 mini donuts (10+)

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar (we used xyitol and coconut sugar before and both worked)
  • 1/4 vanilla bean powder (I don't have this and just use extra vanilla extract)
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean extract (I use 3 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid (or oil of choice)  (I've made with olive oil when I was out of coconut oil ~ still tastes good)
  • 6 tbsp coconut milk (or non dairy beverage of choice) (I use Almond milk)
In a bowl place all dry ingredients into bowl and whisk together. Then stir in your coconut oil and coconut milk. Mix everything together in mixing bowl. Stir till smooth in combined. The batter will be slightly thick with a smooth light texture. Easy to work with.
Pre-heat your mini donut maker. once your green light turns off it is ready. begin to scoop your donut batter into each mini donut ring. we used a cookie scooper to help with the scooping. *it is about 1 1/2 tbsp of dough into each mini donut ring
once all rings are filled close the donut maker and let bake for 2-3 minutes. check and see if they feel done. if so remove carefully with a knife.  repeat process till all our donut batter has been baked.
remove donuts from pan with a knife. then very lightly coat each donut in coconut oil and toss in cinnamon sugar.

Cinnamon Sugar:  (I just sprinkle lightly on top)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Mix all sugar and spices in a bowl. Toss donuts in the mix. We lightly glaze the donuts with coconut oil to help sugar mixture stick on donuts!

Enjoy your mini vegan gluten free baked donuts!

*if you do not have a mini donut maker you can still make these donuts in a regular donut pan. and bake at 325  for about 10-13 minutes. also if you do not have any donut pans then you can make these as mini muffins/cupcakes. 

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