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Happy Tummies Gluten Free Doughnuts

I don’t get to watch much television these days but when I do I really like to watch cooking shows. I did get a few minutes to watch MKR last week and I saw the Dunkin' Donuts episode and thought it was a good time to blog my doughnut recipe. I first started experimenting with doughnuts when my kids were given one of those little electric doughnut makers as a gift. I’d already mastered them dairy and egg free when I suddenly found Master 8 could no longer have wheat, so it wasn’t that much of a change to remove wheat once my wheat free cooking got a bit better. While the little electric doughnut maker was great for inspiration, I just found the whole tiny doughnut gig a bit fiddly and time consuming so I bought a doughnut pan (from Big W for about $10) and found that way easier.

The doughnuts I make for my kids do have almonds so you’ll need to substitute the flours if almonds are not safe for your family. I’ve tested using Organ GF Self Raising Flour for you and written up this recipe as well. I use oat flour as well in mine but just swap them out if you’re gluten free. Keep in mind that the recipe with almonds can’t be sent to school due to the nuts but we really like them as an afternoon treat occasionally. I haven’t tried freezing them for later because there are never any left when the cousins come for a play!

Make sure you read my tips at the end before you make them.

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Happy Tummies Gluten Free Doughnuts Recipe

Wheat free, dairy free, soy free, rice free (can be egg free, gluten free and nut free)


110g blanched almonds
45g oat flour (substitute rice flour or sorghum if gluten free)
65g potato starch
100g rapadura (or raw sugar)
1½ tsp gluten free baking powder
½ tsp salt
110g solid coconut oil
185mls dairy free milk (I use oat milk, although not gluten free then)
1 egg (OR if egg not tolerated 1 tbsp ground chia seeds and 3 tbsp water)


  • Heat oven to 180 degrees
  • I use a Thermomix to make but this is a really easy recipe to just use an electric hand mixer
  • If you can’t use egg - grind 1 tbsp chia seeds in TM for 30 secs, speed 9. Set aside with 3 tablespoons water in a bowl to form a gel
  • Mix together dry ingredients 10 secs, speed 9 – you only need a quick mix if your almonds and oats are already ground. Add wet ingredients and mix on speed 5, 5 secs. Scrape down if you need to and repeat. Pour carefully in doughnut tray greased lightly with coconut oil. Cook for approx. 12 minutes. Cool on rack
  • Drizzle with a mixture of icing sugar and water. I use Hopper Natural Food Colours to colour my icing

Nut Free And Gluten Free Happy Tummies Doughnuts

Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, soy free, nut free (can be egg free)

220g Orgran Self Raising Flour
100g rapadura (or raw sugar)
½ tsp salt
110g solid coconut oil
185mls dairy free milk (I use oat milk, although not gluten free then)
1 egg (OR if egg not tolerated 1 tbsp ground chia seeds and 3 tbsp water)

Same method as above, apart from combining. Mix all ingredients together for on speed 5 for 5 seconds. Scrape down and repeat if necessary.


  1. You can use the same weight of blanched almond meal if you can’t grind almonds to flour
  2. You can use rolled oats ground into flour if you don’t have oat flour – use the same weight
  3. If you can’t use potato starch try using arrowroot. I have tried this and they are still yummy but have a slightly different texture and are a bit heavier
  4. If using coconut oil – it must be solid. Liquid coconut oil doesn’t work. Just pop your oil in the fridge for a bit if it’s melted
  5. You can use slightly softened butter if not dairy free. Again, it can’t be melted
  6. Use any milk, dairy is fine if not dairy free
  7. Fill the doughnut pan to a bit below the spike in the middle. Otherwise you’ll just have puffy doughnut type cupcake things. I’ve done this and they still taste great but they do look better with a hole in the middle
  8. If you don’t have a doughnut pan just make these in a cupcake pan
  9. These are best eaten on the day they're made

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 Recipe From - Copyright 2015 Happy Tummies

What version did my taste testers like the best? They scoffed the lot! I like the almond ones the best though. If you make these pop a pic of your doughnuts up on our Facebook Page or tag us on Instagram @happy.tummies (hashtag #happytummiesfood) – I’d love to see them!

Enjoy! Lisa x