Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

These easy baked gluten-free apple cinnamon donuts with maple cinnamon glaze will be your family's favorite fall breakfast treat. An easy gluten-free breakfast. Dairy-free too.



  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour I like Pillsbury gluten-free
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum leave out if your flour already has it
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup applesauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray full sized donut pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl combine the sugar, eggs, applesauce, vegetable oil and pure vanilla extract. Mix until fully combined.
  4. Add gluten-free flour, xanthan gum (leave out if your flour already has it), cinnamon, salt and baking powder and mix until fully combined.
  5. The batter will be thick and sticky.
  6. Add batter to a large plastic storage bag (or piping bag). I like to take a tall cup and put the bag inside of the cup so it's easier to fill the bag with the batter. Close the seal of the bag.
  7. Cut the tip off of the bag.
  8. Squeeze the bag carefully filling the donut pan.
  9. Bake for 14-16 minutes. They will be golden brown and set.
  10. In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients for the glaze.
  11. Dip each warm donut into the glaze and place on a plate or wire rack.
  12. Serve warm.