Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Crunchy on the outside, soft and spongy on the outside. This recipe is a mix of this chocolate donut recipe ( and this apple cinnamon donut recipe ( Perfect for coffee and slow, sugary mornings. 😋


  • 1 1/2 c. Gf vanilla cake mix (could also use regular gf blend. I will try 3/4 c. Gf blend with 1/2 c. Sorghum flour to make them a bit sturdier next time.)
  • 1 1/2 TBS. Arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/8 c. Coconut sugar (if not using a cake mix with sugar in it, increase to 1/2 c.)
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 c. Dairy free milk
  • 3 TBS. melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 flax seed egg: 1 TBS flax seed meal reconstituted in 3 TBS. water.


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Whisk dry ingredients together.
  • Add liquid ingredients and stir until just blended.
  • Pour into greased donut pan (do not grease if using non-stick). Tip: use a plastic ziplock bag with a corner snipped off to pipe the batter into the pan. Will make 6 donuts with some batter left over.
  • Bake 10-15 min.
  • Remove and let cool 10 min. in pan, then cool on cooling rack.
  • While donuts are still warm, brush with melted oil/dairy free butter and dipped in 1/2 c. cane sugar and 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon. Tip: you can also just roll in the cinnamon & sugar mixture without adding oil.
  • Enjoy!

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