Chocolate-Glazed Doughnuts: Gluten-Free & Downright Nutritious


We rarely ever travel on holiday weekends. Crowds and sky-high prices just aren’t our style. Instead, we do local activities and even enjoy hobbies at home. And as you might have guessed, one of my favorite pastimes is picking up a new cookbook and adventuring an indulgent recipe or two – just for the fun of it. This weekend, it’s The Recipe Hacker Confidential by Diana Keuilian, and her amazing, gluten-free and paleo chocolate-glazed doughnuts.

Chocolate-Glazed Doughnuts Recipe from The Recipe Hacker Confidential - Gluten-free, Dairy-free and Paleo!

Packed with over 100 recipes, The Recipe Hacker Confidential  is completely free of gluten, dairy, soy, and cane sugar. Most of the recipes, like these chocolate-glazed doughnuts, are even paleo-friendly. Here is what Diana has to say about them:

The Recipe Hacker Confidential: Break the Code to Cooking Mouthwatering & Good-For-You Meals without Grains, Gluten, Dairy, Soy, or Cane Sugar by Diana Keuilian Do you have an open mind? An open mind hasn’t been calcified in its idea of how the world works. An open mind is willing to consider that a new way of doing something could be a better way. An open mind is a gift.

Children naturally have open minds. Their idea of the world is delightfully pliable. Isn’t this why you love spending time with the children in your life? The magic of possibility and wonder dances in their eyes.

This recipe for Chocolate-Glazed Doughnuts requires that you have an open mind. Forget your idea of what a doughnut is and open up to the possibility that maybe, just maybe, these baked, grain-free, lightly sweetened doughnuts are exactly what a doughnut should be.
Open your mind, my friend, open your mind . . .

And if you do end up swooning over these wholesome doughnuts, then I recommend trialing the Paleo Almond Joy Donuts recipe by my friend Chrystal at Gluten-Free Palate. She uses similar ingredients with a slightly different spin. Or you might like Sandi’s Healthy Breakfast Donuts over at Fearless Dining. They’re also gluten-free and made with nutritious goodies!

Special Diet Notes: Chocolate-Glazed Doughnuts

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate-Glazed Doughnuts
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Serves: 6 doughnuts
Grain-Free Doughnuts
Chocolate Glaze
For the Doughnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 6-mold doughnut pan with coconut oil.
  2. Combine the flour and baking soda in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, liquid stevia, almond extract, vanilla extract, vinegar, and egg yolks. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or in a large bowl with a whisk, beat the egg whites until peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
  4. Equally distribute the batter among the 6 doughnut molds. Smooth out the tops of each doughnut. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Allow the doughnuts to cool before removing them from the pan and transferring to the fridge to chill.
For the Chocolate Glaze
  1. In a double boiler, combine the glaze ingredients. Mix until smooth.
  2. Pour the melted chocolate into a shallow dish and dip each chilled doughnut into the mixture.
  3. Place the glazed doughnuts on a plate and sprinkle with Rainbow Coconut Sprinkles.
  4. Chill in the fridge until the chocolate has set.
QUICK TIP: When stevia is used in conjunction with another wholesome sweetener, it’s possible to reduce calories while keeping a pleasant, sweet flavor— sans the stevia aftertaste. If you aren’t quite there yet and are still getting used to switching from refined sugars to wholesome sweeteners, then feel free to use my original recipe: 3 tablespoons maple syrup in lieu of the stevia for the doughnuts, and ¼ cup raw honey in lieu of the stevia for the glaze. But next time I know you’ll give the stevia a try . . . with an open mind.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 doughnut Calories: 336 Fat: 24g Carbohydrates: 17g Sugar: 9g Sodium: 101mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 9g
Chocolate-Glazed Doughnuts Recipe from The Recipe Hacker Confidential - Gluten-free, Dairy-free and Paleo!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  4. Love that your favorite pastime activity led you to discovering these gluten free chocolate glazed doughnuts! They look so delicious! These will be a fun treat to satisfy a sweet tooth! The Recipe Hacker Confidential sounds like a perfect cookbook for me! Will have to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the heads up about it!

  5. Yum! Perfect timing for National Donut Day tomorrow! I might have to get up early and whip some up instead of running to the store. We have a jumbo donut pan that I was going to make a cake but didn’t get time but these I could maybe pull off.

  6. Thanks for outlining your doughnut recipe! We have several vegan doughnut bakeries in UK now, but I’ve never braved making my own. You make it look so easy; I’ll be making these soon!

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