Baked gluten-free jelly donuts - vegan

Donuts are comfort food. But what if I told you that you can prepare a healthier version of traditional fried donuts? These baked gluten-free jelly donuts are better than traditional ones. Of course, nothing can be compared to fluffy fried dough, but these are healthier and more fun to make!

These baked gluten-free donuts are so delicious. The combination of vanilla cake batter, strawberry jam, and chocolate on top is so good!

Baked donuts are an easy, simple, and even healthier alternative to fried donuts.

These baked gluten-free jelly donuts are perfect for kids or family parties!

Gluten-free donut being sprinkled with sprinkles

Why you will love these baked gluten-free jelly donuts

  • Vegan - They are perfect for your vegan friends or family members! But these donuts are suitable for everyone, not only for vegans/vegetarians.
  • Gluten-free - These baked donuts are naturally gluten-free.
  • Easy to make - The full recipe takes only 30 minutes!
  • Perfect for kids - Kids love donuts, I'm sure they will love these.
  • Filled with strawberry jam - Strawberry jam is a must in these donuts. You can try to replace it with your favorite jam, but honestly, the combination of vanilla batter, strawberry jam, and chocolate on top is irresistible.
  • Fun to make - You can decorate donuts based on your preferences! But sprinkles are always a good choice.
  • Baked - These donuts are a healthier alternative to fried donuts!
  • 100% delicious

Do baked donuts taste the same as fried ones?

Baked donuts are healthier than fried donuts, and they don't taste the same as fried ones.

The fried donuts are usually yeasted and deep-fried, so the taste and even texture are so different.

Baked donuts are more like a cake or muffins. Baked ones are healthier and easier to make.

Strawberry jam filled chocolate donut

INGREDIENTS

  • buckwheat flour - buckwheat flour works wonderfully in gluten-free recipes. Just make sure you are using white buckwheat flour for the best results.
  • rice flour - rice flour is widely used in many gluten-free recipes. It is perfect for this recipe.
  • cassava flour - this type of flour is amazing! It is very soft and creates such a wonderful texture.
  • baking powder - this is a must ingredient for baking.
  • baking soda - I love to combine baking powder with baking soda for the best results. The donuts will be fluffier and so soft.
  • brown sugar - brown sugar gave these donuts such a delicious caramel taste.
  • soy milk - you can use any plant-based milk in this recipe.
  • neutral oil - this recipe requires oil, but any neutral oil is ok to use. Just make sure it has no flavors.

POSSIBLE INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS

This recipe is easily customizable. Here are some ideas:

  • You can replace buckwheat flour with oat flour.
  • Soy milk can be easily replaceable with any type of plant-based milk.
  • Brown sugar can be replaced with any powdered sweetener.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: In a large bowl combine flours, baking powder, and baking soda. Then add sugar, soy milk, oil and create a smooth but creamy batter.

Step 2: Prepare your donut pan by greasing coconut oil into each donut hole. You can also dust some flour on top to make sure they will not stick to a pan.

Pour in a little bit of batter, then add in 1 tbsp of strawberry jam and cover it with more batter. By doing this, you are creating donuts filled with jelly.

Bake them for about 20 minutes or until golden.

Step 3: When the donuts are baked, wait until they are completely cold and decorate them with melted chocolate and sprinkles. Enjoy!

SERVING

Serve these vegan jelly donuts with chocolate glaze and sprinkles on top. Chocolate-dipped donuts are the best!

You can also dush them with sugar or create a simple sugar glaze.

They are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

STORING

Store these gluten-free donuts in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. However, they are the best on the very first day.

I don't recommend freezing them because the consistency might change.

Plate with vegan jelly filled donuts

FAQ

Why are my baked donuts dry?

You probably added not enough liquids or oil. To make your donuts moist simply add oil or more milk to the batter.

Are donuts vegan?

Generally, traditional donuts are not vegan. But sometimes they might be. Just read the ingredients and when there is no milk, eggs, or other animal products, they are safe.

But traditional donuts at the store ARE NOT GLUTEN-FREE! Keep that in mind!

Some cafes might have gluten-free donuts, but it is less common.

Why is baked better than fried?

Baked donuts are better because they are healthier than fried donuts.

Fried donuts are cooked and fried in oil, so they might be heavy and hard to digest. On the other hand baked donuts are not fried but baked, which is way better!

Why are my donuts not fluffy?

You probably should add more baking powder or baking soda.

When baking with gluten-free flour, you need to keep in mind that they need extra baking powder. That's why I love to add a combination of baking powder and baking soda.

What is the difference between regular and vegan donuts?

Regular donuts contain animal products, such as eggs or milk, but vegan donuts don't contain any animal products.

That's the main difference between regular and vegan donuts.

More donuts recipes:

EASY BAKED GINGERBREAD DONUTS – GLUTEN-FREE AND VEGAN RECIPE
BAKED CINNAMON SUGAR DONUTS – GLUTEN-FREE AND VEGAN RECIPE
GLUTEN-FREE PUMPKIN SPICED DONUTS

Gluten-free donut being sprinkled with sprinkles

Baked gluten-free jelly donuts - vegan

Donuts are comfort food. But what if I told you that you can prepare a healthier version of traditional fried donuts? These baked gluten-free jelly donuts, which are vegan, are better than traditional ones. Of course, nothing can be compared to fluffy fried dough, but these are healthier and more fun to make!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 donuts

Ingredients  

Donuts

  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate
  • sprinkles

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl combine dry ingredients, which are flours, baking powder, and baking soda. Into this mixture add sugar, soy milk, and oil.
  • Create a smooth and creamy batter.
  • Grease your donut pan with coconut oil and rice flour. Pour a little bit of batter into the pan and add 1 tbsp of jam. Cover it with more batter. This way you can create jelly-filled donuts.
  • Bake at 400F (200°C) for about 20 minutes or until golden.
  • When the donuts are out of the oven and completely cold, decorate them with melted chocolate and sprinkles. Enjoy!
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This post was created on 21.1.2021 and updated on 31.3.2022.

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