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Gluten Free Baked Apple Streusel Donuts

These Baked Donuts will leave you all warm and fuzzy! Wonderfully spiced, with a delightful apple streusel topping, plus they are gluten free!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple donuts, baked donuts, gluten free donuts
Servings: 9 donuts
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Jen Pinkston


Ingredients for Donuts:

  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • ½ c coconut sugar
  • ½ c apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 c apples peeled and grated (I used half honeycrisp, half green apple)
  • 2 c gluten free flour sifted
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum omit if your gf flour blend includes
  • Ingredients for Streusel Topping
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoon gf flour
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 tablespoon chopped pecans optional

Ingredients for Glaze:

  • ¾ c powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoon almond milk or milk of your choice


Method for Donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a donut pan.
  • Peel and grate your apples.
  • Prepare streusel as instructed. (see below)
  • Mix sugars and other wet ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, sift flour and other dry ingredients together.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well, batter should be a pretty thick consistency.
  • Add mixture to a piping bag (or ziplock with the end cut off) and pipe into prepared pan, this will help them keep their shape and honestly, it’s easier!
  • Evenly distribute streusel on top of donuts.
  • Place in oven to bake, set time for 12-15 minutes.
  • Prepare glaze. Once donuts are baked and fully cooled, drizzle with glaze.

Method for Streusel Topping:

  • Use a fork to mix sugar and spices
  • Then add butter in small amounts, mashing with fork, until you get a crumbly mixture.
  • Method for Glaze:
  • Whisk together well, until smooth.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg