We’re on a bit of a travel hiatus with just a few short weekend getaways here and there, which means a little extra time to savor the comforts of home. Since we’re in the rainy season here in the Northwest and it feels incredibly dark and dreary, I tend to find baking to be a welcome respite and cozy companion to the copious amounts of coffee I consume this time of year. I tend to lean towards gluten-free recipes and am obsessed with my new donut pan – so today I thought I would share a super easy recipe: Gluten-Free Baked Donuts with vanilla glaze and sprinkles, made with Planet Oat Oatmilk!
This post was sponsored by Planet Oat and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Gluten-Free Baked Donuts
Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, rye and barley, acting as a glue to help foods maintain their shape. It’s often a main ingredient in bread, cereal and baked goods. For those with a gluten allergy or intolerance, obviously it’s wise to limit or remove gluten from your diet entirely. But (not so) surprisingly, there’s a myriad of health benefits for the rest of us, as well:
- Improves cholesterol levels
- Promotes digestive health
- Increases energy levels
- Eliminates unhealthy and processed foods from your diet (oils, fried food, breads, and desserts to name a few) (2)
- More likely to eat fruits and vegetables because they are all gluten-free
- Reduces your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes
- Helps ward off viruses and germs as many foods you will now eat will contain more antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals (3)
- Promotes healthy weight-loss
- Improves health of people with irritable bowl syndrome and arthritis
- Distinctly improved awareness of foods that can have an adverse effect on your health
(provided by Jeff Sanders)
With that said, I prefer to provide my family with gluten-free options most of the time!
As I mentioned I make these Gluten-Free Baked Donuts with Planet Oat Oatmilk, my favorite plant-based milk alternative. It’s super creamy, slightly sweet and free from dairy, peanuts, soy and gluten. In addition, it contains 2 grams of protein and soluble fiber per serving.
Similar to gluten, dairy can be difficult to digest even if you don’t have an intolerance or allergy. But personally, I prefer the taste of plant-based milk alternatives like Planet Oat Oatmilk over regular dairy milk any day.
For those of you new to the Oatmilk trend – here’s what it is exactly: Planet Oat starts with oats and water. Enzymes are added to the blend in order to break down some of the oat starch, giving the oatmilk a creamy texture and light sweetness. The excess solids are then strained out and then oats are blended with vitamins, minerals, flavors and other ingredients to create a smooth, delicious beverage.
Planet Oat Oatmilk is vegan and available in four flavors: Original, Extra Creamy, Vanilla and Dark Chocolate. For the Gluten-Free Baked Donuts recipe I use Orginal Planet Oat Oatmilk, but Extra Creamy or Vanilla would also be amazing!
This Gluten-Free Baked Donuts recipe is super easy and will take you less than 30 minutes from start to finish. In fact, it only calls for a few ingredients, that you can find at nearly any grocery store or even on Amazon Fresh! Planet Oat is available nationwide, as well, at Kroger, Shaw’s, Amazon Fresh, and other major retailers. A few key items I found to be helpful are a donut pan and rimmed baking sheet (for when you sprinkle!). You can find them both on Amazon.
Gluten-Free Baked Donuts
- 1/4 cup Butter I like plant-based alternatives
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1/2 cup Sugar You can also use sugar-free alternatives
- 1/3 cup Brown Sugar You can also use sugar-free alternatives
- 2 Eggs You can also use egg substitutes
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 2/3 cups Gluten-Free Baking Mix
- 1 cup Planet Oat Oatmilk Original, Vanilla or Creamy
- 2 cups Powdered Sugar You can also use a low-sugar alternative
- 2-4 tbs Planet Oat Oatmilk Original, Vanilla or Creamy
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Sprinkles As Desired
- Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F.
- Lightly grease a standard donut pan.
- Beat softened butter, vegetable oil and sugars until smooth.
- Add eggs, beat until smooth.
- Add vanilla, beat until combined.
- Slowly add gluten-free baking mix, alternate with Planet Oat Oatmilk, until thoroughly combined.
- Fill wells in donut pan 3/4 full (I used a spoon but you could also use a piping bag).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, watching closely. Remove when lightly golden and set.
- Cool for 10 minutes.
- Mix all glaze ingredients, except sprinkles (you may have to add more or less powdered sugar or Oatmilk depending on consistency). You want it to be thick enough to stick to the donut, but not too thick.
- Dip one side of donut into glaze and set on rimmed baking sheet.
- Top with sprinkles.
- Let sit for 30 minutes.
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