Cinnamon Sugar Donuts just like you buy in the bake shop, but gluten free, vegan and much easier than frying! Just using the cinnamon sugar flavor combo in every dessert I can – cakes, cookies and now DONUTS!
The flavor never gets old, plus all the flaky cinnamon sugar on the outside just makes things more fun! We love messy food over here! But the real star of this show is the texture! Just because this donut is vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free doesn’t mean it lacks in fluff or deliciousness! She’s light and fluffy, but holds her own with each bite!
The base of this donut is a recipe I have used over and over putting different flavor spins on each time. However, since this Cinnamon Sugar version was the first one I ever made, it will always be my favorite.
But What Makes the Recipe so Good?
The pancake mix is the true secret when it comes to the recipe. I’ve tried using just normal gluten free flours (oat, almond, 1:1) and it has never turned out as well. For some reason the rise and fluff on the donut is just so much better when I use pancake mix! So i’m not questioning it!
To keep this recipe vegan, I used my favorite plant based yogurt. The yogurt has to be thicker consistency, which is why I used THIS one. If you try the recipe with a runnier yogurt (as most plant based yogurts are) it probably won’t work as well.
All you need to make these donuts is one bowl, 6 ingredients and about 25 minutes! Let’s get to baking! To help you out with the other ingredients in this recipe, I’ve linked all of my go to gluten and dairy free baking ingredients below in the recipe card!
So whether you need a yummy breakfast to wake up to on Thanksgiving, or just a yummy weekday treat – these Donuts are sure to satisfy! Cinnamon Sugar is just the perfect Fall flavor that works so well for any of the holiday festivities!