Are you a self-proclaimed sweet-tooth who craves something chocolatey and delicious? Well, I have got you covered with our mouth-watering gluten free chocolate glazed donut recipe.
These donuts are not only gluten-free, but they are also incredibly indulgent and irresistible. With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can now make these delectable treats at home without any hassle. The rich and creamy chocolate glaze perfectly complements the soft and fluffy donut texture, making them the perfect treat for any time of the day.
Ingredients for gluten-free chocolate glazed donuts
Here are the ingredients you will need to make the perfect gluten-free chocolate glazed donuts:
For the donuts:
- ¼ cup coconut oil or butter, melted
- ⅓ cup honey
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup almond flour, packed
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Pinch of salt
For the chocolate glaze:
- 1 oz unsweetened chocolate (or 3 tablespoon cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil or oil)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
- 2-3 tablespoons honey
Step-by-step instructions for making gluten-free chocolate glazed donuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease mini muffin pans, mini donut pans, or regular sized donut pans and set aside.
- In the microwave or on the stove top, melt the coconut oil or butter and honey. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before whisking in the cocoa powder and eggs. Stir until mixed well, then stir in the almond flour, baking soda, apple cider vinegar and salt until smooth.
- Pour mixture into donut or muffin pans, filling approximately ½ full. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-15 minutes. (Mini muffin pans tend to cook for 9-11 minutes, mini donut pans cook for 10-12 minutes and regular sized donuts cook for approximately 12-15 minutes).
- Remove from heat and allow donuts to cool for several minutes in the pan before remov
- ing and moving to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely. Glaze donuts when cool using our chocolate glaze that hardens recipe or this healthier glaze recipe below.
Instructions for making the glaze:
Melt the chocolate, oil and honey together in a small saucepan. Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before glazing. Dip the entire donut hole in the glaze, or the tops of the mini and regular sized donuts. To thin glaze as it cools, add 1-2 teaspoons of hot water until desired consistency is reached again.
Tips for making the perfect gluten-free donuts
Making gluten-free donuts can be a bit tricky, so here are some tips to help you make the perfect batch:
- If you can't use almond flour, use a gluten-free flour blend that is specifically designed for baking. This will ensure that your donuts have the right texture and consistency.
- Make sure your ingredients are at room temperature before you start baking.
- Don't overmix the batter, as this can result in tough and chewy donuts.
- Grease your donut pan well to prevent the donuts from sticking.
- Allow the donuts to cool completely before glazing them.
Nutritional information for gluten-free chocolate glazed donuts
Here is the approximate nutritional information for one gluten free chocolate glazed donut:
- Calories: 182
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 26g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 3g
- Sugar: 18g
Variations to the recipe - adding toppings and fillings
While these gluten-free chocolate glazed donuts are delicious on their own, you can also get creative with your toppings and fillings. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Top your donuts with chopped nuts, sprinkles, or mini chocolate chips.
- Fill your donuts with your favorite jam, jelly, or cream cheese.
- Dip your donuts in melted peanut butter or Nutella for an extra indulgent treat.
Serving and storing your gluten-free chocolate glazed donuts
These gluten-free chocolate glazed donuts are best served fresh, but you can also store them for later. Here's how:
- Store the donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
- If you want to store them for longer, you can freeze them for up to 3 months. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer-safe bag or container.
Frequently asked questions about gluten-free baking
If you're new to gluten-free baking, you might have some questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. It can cause digestive problems for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Omitting gluten from your diet if you have a condition like colitis might also be helpful too.
What is gluten free flour?
Gluten-free flour is a blend of different flours and starches that are used as a substitute for wheat flour in gluten-free baking.
Can I use regular flour instead of gluten-free flour?
No, regular flour contains gluten and will not work in this recipe. You must use a gluten-free flour blend. This recipe was made just for almond flour and gluten flour which is a more dense flour.
Can I substitute coconut flour for almond flour?
Absolutely! I've substituted it several times for people who I've made these for with nut allergies and it works perfect!
Do I need to add xanthan gum or psyllium husk to my gluten-free flour?
Xanthan gum and psyllium husk are great binders with gluten free flours similar to gluten. If you are using a gluten free flour blend, check to make sure it has xanthan gum in the mix. You could add ¼ teaspoon of xanthan gum or ½-1 teaspoon of psyllium husk to this recipe.
Recipe Adapted from Gluten Free Fix