I think it’s safe to say Summer is officially over.  It’s suddenly a little too cold in the evenings to go out in a tee shirt, and naturally I’m craving anything spiced.  Now that we can use our ovens happily without resenting it, I think it’s time to get baking.  These donuts are the perfect transitional breakfast for the changing seasons.  Besides being spiced & delicious, they also happen to be gluten-free, dairy-free…and (almost) guilt-free. 

Maple Molasses Donuts (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Serves 12 mini donuts

ingredients


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil (liquified)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 3 eggs

Maple Molasses Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together first 8 ingredients. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, ginger & coconut oil. Using a spatula, fold wet ingredients into the dry until well-combined.
  2. Carefully add the batter to a large ziplock bag & snip a 1/2 inch hole in the corner. Use this to pipe the batter into a greased doughnut pan (I used this one). Fill each one until it’s flush with the top of the pan, but does not come above it (they will rise!). Bake for exactly 10 minutes & then cool for 5 minutes. Continue until all the batter is gone. It will make two batches of mini doughnuts.
  3. To make the glaze: add confectioners sugar to a small mixing bowl & whisk until smooth without lumps. Then, add almond milk, molasses, maple, vanilla & cinnamon. Whisk until smooth & thick. If the glaze is too thin, add more sugar & if too thick, add more milk. Once desired consistency, dip each doughnut in and let the excess drip off. Continue until all doughnuts are glazed. Serve & eat immediately!
7 comments
  1. 1
    Angela | September 30, 2015 at 7:27 am

    These look delicious! I actually just bought some molasses the other day (for the first time!) & I’ll be happily putting it to use for this recipe 🙂 x

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    Elisabeth Hayes | September 30, 2015 at 7:28 am

    These sound incredible! I’ll definitely be giving these a try!

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    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | September 30, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I’m all for donuts for breakfast, and these sound incredible! Can’t wait to try them out.

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    DANAE GARCIA | September 30, 2015 at 11:02 am

    these look so delicious! thanks for sharing with us!!

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    Gaby Dalkin | September 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    ok, you’re convincing me to be ready for fall! I want to eat a dozen of these babies myself!

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    usaabroad | October 2, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Oh my gosh, those look insanely good! Just came to your blog over from Living in Steil and it’s so lovely! Looking forward to scrolling through a few more posts, you’re photos are stunngin!
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    Thea | October 2, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    These look divine! Sorghum flour from health food stores?

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