Wire rack of baked gluten free doughnuts

Chocolate Dipped Gluten Free Doughnuts

Soft and pillowy gluten free doughnuts are oven baked and dipped in a luscious chocolate glaze. Enjoy their chocolate-covered glory, or take it to the next level with your favorite toppings (like coconut).

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 doughnuts
Calories 310 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


For the Doughnuts

  • 1/3 cup melted refined coconut oil plus more for the pans
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup garbanzo and fava bean flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hot water

For the Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons refined coconut oil

For the Topping (Optional)

  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut


For the Doughnuts

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F and brush two 6-mold doughnut trays with the melted coconut oil.  Combine the sugar, flours, potato starch, arrowroot, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.  Whisk together until well mixed.

  2. Add the melted coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla, and hot water to the bowl.  Mix with a spoon or spatula until just combined.  Use a small scoop or pastry bag to add about 3 or 4 tablespoons of batter to each mold.  Smooth out the surface of the batter in each mold.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.  Loosen gently, then turn out the doughnuts on a rack.  Prepare the chocolate glaze.

For the Chocolate Glaze

  1. Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwaveable bowl.  Microwave on 30% power for 1 minute at a time, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.

  2. Dip one side of each doughnut in the glaze, then place glazed side up on the rack.  Top with shredded coconut or other toppings if desired.  Store doughnuts air tight when they are completely cool.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Dipped Gluten Free Doughnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.