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We love everything about Fall! The cool weather, scarves, pumpkins, warm drinks and especially apple cider donuts! Unfortunately, it can be hard to find a healthier version of this deep fried fall favorite. We are excited to share with you a baked (and gluten-free) version of this delicious donut, that is sure to satisfy your fall cravings and also provide you with some nutrition.

You guys these Apple Cider Donuts are gluten-free & vegan & really, really good! They are soft, sweet and full of flavor!

Growing up every Sunday after church we would stop by the local grocery store and pick out donuts. Then we’d come home and my mom would make eggs to go with the donuts and we’d watch cartoons. This was such a fun special memory for me because 1. DONUTS and 2. I loved that my family had a little tradition every week! I always wanted to eat like 2 bear claws, a twist and handful of powered sugar donut holes… No explanation needed if you’re a foodie. I love food but as an adult I now understand the importance of being healthy – one of the reasons I started my business! Anywho – I usually was allowed to get one donut – so I picked out the biggest I could find! Sometimes on Sundays I get a craving for donuts – mostly because of the memory! I’m so happy to have this recipe now when I’m in the mood!

Apple Cider Donuts

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Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free baking mix
  • ½ cup tigernut flour
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, use convection setting if your oven has one.
  • In a medium bowl mix together all of the dry donut ingredients.
  • In a small bowl mix together the wet donut ingredients.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the medium bowl with the dry and stir together until well mixed and no more lumps are present. Let sit for about 3 minutes as the flax seeds absorb water and thicken up the batter.
  • Pour donut batter into donut pan and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove donuts from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes, then flip over onto a dry rack and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile add all glaze ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  • Place donuts on the drying rack over a cookie sheet to catch drips, dip the rounded side of each donut into the glaze and place back onto the drying rack to let the glaze set.
  • Enjoy!
Servings: 6

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