UPDATE: GLUTEN-FREE DONUT OPTION
“We made Jamie Kaufmann ‘s cinnamon sugar donuts with a gluten free twist this am! I substituted our Pillsbury Gluten Free baking mix 1:1 for flour making them gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free. Approved by all, even the non-allergy family members!” MAM Member
Thank you, Emily, for sharing that awesome update!
Long weekends at our house mean one thing.
My hubby grabs some for half the family from the shop down the street…
while my food allergy son and I are perfectly happy having homemade, allergy-friendly donuts all to ourselves!
Homemade is best.
As mentioned before, my son can eat Kinnikinnick donuts (gluten-free and dairy-free, not egg-free).
But he prefers my homemade cake donuts.
He even prefers mine over Disney donuts!
We usually make a chocolate donut,
however this time he was craving cinnamon sugar.
These were so delicious right out of the oven.
Hot and sweet.
Melt in the mouth.
Kiddo ate three right away, and I had to make him save the others for later.
With no dairy-free yogurt on hand, I tried canned coconut milk (affiliate) and it worked splendidly.
Mix the fat and liquid to the consistency of yogurt, and there ya have it.
THE BEST DONUT PANS
If you don’t have a donut pan, you can simply make these in a muffin tin.
But after you try our donut recipe, you will want a donut pan on hand.
And this donut pan (affiliate) is the one you want!
There’s none better for easy removal and easy clean.
No fuss and so worth it.
See the recipe below.
Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Makes 6 regular donuts.
VEGAN DONUT INGREDIENTS
1 cup white whole wheat flour (or white flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (don’t leave this out or you won’t get a doughnut taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup dairy-free buttermilk (1/4 cup dairy-free milk mixed with 1 tsp. of lemon juice or vinegar)
1/4 cup canned coconut milk with yogurt consistency or dairy-free yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 flax egg (or 1 egg)
3 Tbs dairy-free butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbs cinnamon
VEGAN DONUT DIRECTIONS
Lightly coat a doughnut tin or muffin tin with non-stick spray.
Preheat oven to 350℉.
Mix together your buttermilk and set aside: 1/4 cup dairy-free milk and 1 tsp. lemon juice or vinegar
Mix together your flax egg and set aside: 3 Tbs. water and 1 Tbs. ground flax
In a large bowl or your Kitchen Aid Mixer Bowl (affiliate)…
combine 1 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, and 1/4 tsp. baking soda.
Whisk in 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. salt.
Add in the 2 Tbs. coconut oil until it becomes coarse crumbs.
In a separate bowl, mix together buttermilk, 1/4 c. canned coconut milk or yogurt, 1 tsp. vanilla, and flax egg or egg.
Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix.
Use a spoon to fill each donut well 1/2 full.
Bake until donuts spring back to the touch.
Start at 12 minutes.
CINNAMON SUGAR COATING
While donuts are baking,
melt 3 Tbs. of dairy-free butter in a bowl.
Then in a separate bowl, mix together 1 Tbs. cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar.
When donuts come out, let them sit a couple minutes so they don’t fall apart.
Then remove from pan and immediately coat all sides in the melted butter.
Next roll all sides of the donuts in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
These dairy-free egg-free cinnamon sugar donuts are best enjoyed hot and fresh!
And see more of our popular donut recipes below.
This recipe is adapted from 52 Kitchen Adventures.