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Vegan Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts (Gluten Free option)

Bursting with the warmth of cinnamon inside and out – and kept extra fluffy thanks to a secret ingredient! – these donuts are sure to be your new favorite baked treat! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Birthday Party, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch Box
Servings 6 donuts

Ingredients
  

Donut Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free flour can sub all-purpose if desired. This links to my favorite store bought gluten free flour blend that works best with all of my recipes, or see "Ingredients Needed" section for further info.
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar *if you want a sugar free option, this links to my favorite sweetener, you can substitute it 1:1 in place of regular granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • scant ¼ cup + 3 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 3 tbsp neutral oil
  • 2 tbsp soda water see notes if you don't have any
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Topping Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar *if you want a sugar free option, this links to my favorite sweetener, you can substitute it 1:1 in place of regular granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a donut pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the gluten free flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.  Then add in the milk, neutral oil, soda water, and vanilla extract.  Mix until just combined.
  • Pour, pipe, or spoon the batter evenly across the 6 donut molds in the pan.  Bake for 15 minutes, then let them sit in the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
  • While the donuts are cooling, mix the cinnamon sugar topping ingredients in a small bowl.  If you have the time, let the donuts cool fully before rolling them in the mixture so the sugar doesn’t clump up with the warm oil, but it will be just as delicious no matter when you coat them.
  • When you are ready to coat, lightly brush each donut with some neutral oil, then cover with the cinnamon sugar topping.  You will likely have some of the topping leftover.
  • Eat and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don't have any sort of carbonated water, you can sub with regular filtered water.  The bubbles in the soda water help keep the donut extra fluffy, but otherwise it will all work just the same. 
 

NUTRITION INFO

Total amount: 6 donuts
Serving size: 1 donut
Per serving amounts: (note - this accounts for ALL the cinnamon sugar topping, and you will likely have some leftover)
  • Calories - 238
  • Grams of fat - 9.7
  • Grams of carbs - 35.6
  • Grams of protein - 2.4
Keyword baked donuts, cinnamon sugar, cinnamon sugar donuts, vegan donuts
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