You know how it is, sometimes you just need a donut. Delicious, crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, covered in sugar or sprinkles. Exactly what you need for a pick me up with a cup of tea. What can you do if you’re on a gluten free diet though? Well, check out this amazing recipe for gluten free donuts and then try making them yourself!

What You’ll Need for Your Gluten Free Donuts

There are a number of things you’ll need alongside the ingredients as listed below. This includes a six ring donut baking tray, a deep frying pan and some uninterrupted time to create.


  • 150g Sugar (evenly split into two bowls)
  • 100g Water
  • 75g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
  • 50g Chickpea Flour (naturally Gluten Free)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Sunflower Oil

How To Make Your Gluten Free Donuts

The first part is the baking stage.

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180°C (Gas 4)
  • Lightly grease your six ring donut baking tray
  • Mix together the self raising flour and chickpea flour with 75g of sugar
  • Pour in the water and vanilla extract and stir until it becomes a smooth batter
  • Transfer the batter into the donut rings
  • Bake until golden brown, usually about 20 minutes
  • When removed from oven, transfer from the baking tray to a wire rack

Now for the frying stage.

  • Take your deep frying pan and heat up your oil
  • Whilst the oil is warming up, put a few sheets of kitchen roll on a plate which will be used for soaking up excess oil
  • You’ll also need your second bowl of sugar (75g) nearby
  • Once the oil has heated up, take a donut and side it into the pan using tongs
  • Watch as the donut crisps up and goes brown in the oil
  • Be careful as if the oil is too hot it will fry on the outside too quickly
  • Once they look done, remove from the pan and place on the kitchen roll
  • If tongs are too strong and break the donut, try a slotted spoon instead
  • Drop into the bowl of sugar and then flip so it’s completely covered
  • Put on the wire rack again to cool
  • Repeat until all donuts have gone through this process
  • Enjoy them warm or wait until they’ve completely cooled before enjoying

Tasty & Delicious

They should be crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. If they aren’t cooking in the middle but are ready on the outside, simply turn down the temperature of your oil. You could cover icing sugar and gluten free sprinkles instead or drizzle gluten free melted chocolate over them as they cool. Just because you are gluten free it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these tasty treats. Serve up with a pot of hot coffee. Have fun making (and eating!) these gluten free donuts!

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