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Baked gluten-free apple cider doughnuts


I’ve made a lot of gluten-free cakes and all too often, they tend to be dry and flavorless. This recipe is a nice surprise with great texture and flavour.  I found that the buttermilk  in this recipe really helps to moisten these beauties and the apple cider was a great flavor component.  They are very reminiscent of a traditional cake doughnuts and when you add a little coconut glaze with sprinkles, they look just like the real thing!  Don’t forget to get yourself a doughnut pan so you can bake these in the oven.

gluten-free apple cider doughnuts
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups apple cider or juice
  • ½ white sugar
  • ¼ room temp butter or coconut oil
  • ½ buttermilk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 2 cups of flour(see below)
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • gluten-free flour blend:
  • makes approx. 3 cups
  • 11/4 cup brown rice flour
  • ¾ cup sorghum flour
  • ⅔ cup tapioca starch flour
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • 2 tsp psyllium husk
  • coconut cream:
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ brown sugar
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer until thickened
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Premix flour and set aside
  3. Place apple cider in pot and reduce by half and set aside
  4. Spray doughnut pan with non stick spray
  5. Cream butter and sugar
  6. Add eggs and mix on low
  7. Mix in reduced cider, buttermilk and vanilla
  8. In a separate bowl, mix flour with baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon and salt
  9. Add liquid mixture to flours just until smooth
  10. It should have the consistency of thick pancake batter
  11. Use a tablespoon to scoop into pans
  12. Bake for 10 minutes until doughnuts spring back when touched
  13. Remove from the pan and let cool on a wire rack
  14. Repeat to make 12 doughnuts