Gluten-Free Chocolate Donut Holes

As a Canadian who was recently forced to go gluten-free, there's nothing I miss more than a chocolate Timbit®. However, late one Saturday night, my roommate and I decided to attempt a gluten-free brownie recipe, which ended in a hot mess that tastes exactly like a Timbit®! Don't be discouraged by the strange silly putty-esque texture it has before baking, because it's delicious in the end. Enjoy! Glaze with icing of your choice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
16 donut holes


  • ½ cup margarine (such as Becel®)

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose baking flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon soy milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Grease the sides of the pan.

  2. Blend margarine, sugar, and hot chocolate mix in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs 1 at a time and beat until well combined.

  3. Combine flour, salt, xanthan gum, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Pour into butter mixture and combine. Add vanilla extract; mix well. Pour in soy milk and stir well. Pour mixture into the prepared baking pan, spreading to all corners.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  5. Cut into 16 equal-sized pieces and roll into balls.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
7g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 272mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* 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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