Maple-Glazed Gluten-Free Donuts Recipe
I’m so obsessed with these sweet maple-glazed gluten-free donuts for fall! They truly are the perfect texture and I love them for a sweet treat or grab-and-go breakfast. I also make an egg-free, dairy-free version of these maple donuts for my toddler with food allergies. He absolutely loves these!
Whether you’re wanting to bring them to a fall brunch or just want a sweet everyday breakfast recipe, these gluten-free donuts are so good!
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What You’ll Need
- Melted Butter – vegan butter or coconut oil works great, too!
- Egg – an egg-free version can be made with a vegan egg substitute.
- Light Brown Sugar – coconut sugar is a great alternative.
- Maple Syrup
- Greek Yogurt – soy yogurt or dairy-free Greek-style yogurt can be substituted.
- Vanilla Extract
- Oat Flour
- Almond Flour
- Baking Powder/Baking Soda/Salt
Tip: Don’t have oat flour and almond flour on hand? Substitute both with an equal amount of gluten-free flour instead!
Maple Pecan Glaze
- Maple Syrup
- Powdered Sugar
- Maple Extract (optional)
- Crushed Pecans (for topping, optional)
How to Make Gluten-Free Donuts with a Maple Glaze
Making these gluten-free maple donuts is so easy! Here’s how to put this recipe together:
- Mix the liquid ingredients in a large bowl.
- Whisk in the dry ingredients.
- Pour the dough into a 6-cavity donut pan.
- Bake and let cool on a cooling rack.
- Mix the maple glaze and dip each donut to coat.
- Sprinkle with chopped pecans and enjoy!
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How to Store
Storing these Maple-Glazed Gluten-Free Donuts the right way is a must to maintain their freshness and deliciousness! Here’s how to do it:
- Room Temperature: If you plan to eat the donuts within a day or two, you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container. Be sure they are completely cool before sealing them to prevent condensation, which can make them soggy! Place a piece of parchment paper between the layers of donuts to prevent sticking.
- Refrigeration: To refrigerate, place them in an airtight container or wrap them individually in parchment paper. These donuts can last for up to 4-5 days in the fridge!
- Freezing: To freeze, ensure that the donuts are completely cool. Wrap each donut individually in plastic wrap or parchment paper to prevent freezer burn. Place them in a single layer inside a resealable freezer bag or an airtight container for up to 2-3 months!
- Thawing: When you’re ready to enjoy, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours or overnight in the fridge. You can also warm them up in the microwave for a few seconds or in a preheated oven at a low temperature (about 275 F) for a few minutes to refresh their texture and taste.
Remember that the glaze on your donuts may become a bit sticky when stored in the refrigerator or freezer, but it will still taste delicious!
Are donuts gluten-free?
No, traditional donuts are not typically gluten-free. However, with the right ingredients, it can be easy to make your own gluten-free donuts!
Can I make these vegan?
These maple pecan donuts can easily be made vegan with a few easy swaps! The egg can be replaced with a vegan egg substitute or flax egg. The yogurt and butter can be swapped with a dairy-free yogurt and butter option!
More Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas
- Mocha Protein Peanut Butter Pancakes
- Almond Flour Waffles
- Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Butternut Squash Pancakes
- Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
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Maple Gluten-Free Donuts
Maple Pecan Glaze
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon maple extract (optional)
- 1/4 cup crushed pecans (for topping, optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease a 6-cavity donut pan and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, egg, sugar, maple syrup, yogurt and vanilla extract.
- Whisk in the remaining dry ingredients until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the donut pan and bake for 10-14 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then flip onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
- To create the glaze, whisk together the maple syrup, powdered sugar, and maple extract until smooth.
- Once the donuts have cooled completely, either dip the tops in the glaze or drizzle it on top, then sprinkle with crushed pecans. Enjoy!