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Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

These sweet bites are a gluten-free treat. I know the limitations that come with eating gluten-free and that's why I challenge myself to make the best gluten-free foods we typically can not find.

These cake-like donuts are made with our MinusG Donut Mix. They remind me of a snickerdoodle cookie but in a donut. When dipped in melted butter and rolled in cinnamon-sugar they are so flavorful, they melt in your mouth.

In my mom’s words, "These are scrump-dilicious!” to which my sister added, “You can't have just one!” This is a simple doughnut, but it's a yummy treat for any time of the year.

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 18 min. Makes: 1 dozen donuts


Donut Batter

  • 5 Tbsp. butter, melted or dairy-free butter
  • ½ c. sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1 large egg (or egg substitute of 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar)
  • ½ c. buttermilk (Make buttermilk by adding ½ tsp. vinegar to milk - let sit 5 minutes)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ c. Donut Mix

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • ¼ c. butter, melted or dairy-free butter
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon 

You will need a donut or muffin pan.


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease donut or muffin pan and set aside. 
  2. In a medium bowl melt butter. Add sugar, egg and vanilla and whisk together. Pour buttermilk over top.
  3. Measure 1 1/2 cup donut mix into the milk & egg mixture. Stir together with a fork until smooth. The batter will become thick but silky smooth.
  4. Spoon donut batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip or into a ziplock baggie with the tip cut off. Pipe batter into the donut ring until full. If using the muffin pan, fill each well ½ full.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 18 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before dipping in topping.
  6. Melt the butter for the topping and set aside. Combine the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. Dip each donut lightly in the melted butter then sprinkle or roll in cinnamon sugar.
  7. Serve immediately. Donuts the next day, microwave 10-15 seconds to soften  just like fresh-baked.
Happy eating!
    If you like these, you should try our Pumpkin Spice Donuts and Baked Apple Cider Donuts recipes.

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