plate of cinnamon sugar donuts

Gluten Free Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts (Vegan)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 22
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Healthy gluten free baked cinnamon sugar donuts that are completely vegan but taste like they came out of a bakery! Easy to make and taste like cinnamon sugar fall in a bite! Dairy free, refined sugar free, and can be made Paleo! 



  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend or regular organic white flour*
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk with 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and grease a donut pan with olive, coconut, or avocado oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together the coconut sugar, applesauce, coconut milk mixed with ACV, melted vegan butter, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together until well combined.
  5. Divide the batter amongst 12 donut holes, filling about 3/4 of the way up.
  6. Bake in the oven for 22-26 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for 15 minutes before dipping into cinnamon sugar.
  8. Melt the vegan butter for the dipping, and in a separate bowl, whisk together the cinnamon and coconut sugar.
  9. Dip the top half of the gluten free baked cinnamon sugar donut into the butter until it’s completely coated halfway up, then dip it lightly into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  10. Repeat for the remaining donuts and enjoy!


*To make Paleo: use 1 cup cassava flour and adjust the dairy free milk to be 3/4 cup instead of 1/2 cu

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking


  • Serving Size: 1 donut without sugar coating
  • Calories: 114
  • Sugar: 9
  • Sodium: 191
  • Fat: 4
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 19
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 1

Keywords: cinnamon sugar donuts, baked donuts, healthy, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free


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