Gluten-Free Donuts


I had so much trouble finding GF donuts that I had to play around in the kitchen to make one myself. The consistency is light, airy, and resembles a yeast donut. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 quart olive oil for frying, or as needed

  • 5 tablespoons coconut milk

  • ¼ cup gluten-free all-purpose baking flour

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons almond flour

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • ¼ teaspoon guar gum

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar (Optional)


  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or in a large saucepan to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  2. Beat coconut milk, all-purpose flour, egg, almond flour, coconut flour, honey, and guar gum together in a bowl using a hand blender until batter resembles thick pancake batter.

  3. Drop batter by rounded spoonfuls, working in batches, into the hot oil; fry until donuts are dark brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove donuts with a slotted spoon. Pour confectioners' sugar into a shallow bowl. Roll donuts in confectioners' sugar until coated.

Cook's Note:

Any nut flour would work in place of the almond flour.

Substitute agave nectar for honey for vegan donuts.

Always make one test donut to check for time and texture before making the remainder.

Cinnamon-sugar can be used in place of the confectioners' sugar if desired.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

391 Calories
30g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 391
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 60mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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