Need to make (or eat?) your donuts gluten free? I tried using Simple Mills muffin and cake mix to make donuts and here’s what I learned..
Craving donuts? Me too – Always.
Luckily, this easy gluten free donuts recipe is one you can add to your meal prep this week so you can enjoy a sweet treat while you binge watch Maid, or You Season 3. Whatever floats your bingeworthy boat.
Full disclosure: I can literally take zero credit in coming up with this recipe. In fact, it’s not even a donut recipe. It’s honestly a recipe that comes on the back of a cupcake/muffin box, and I just happened to buy a cute donut mold and take some cute pictures.
But sometimes, friends. Sometimes that’s how the best donuts are born. Or, at least some pretty decent ones (shrugs).
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Easy Gluten Free Donuts Recipe + Simple Mills Review
I’ve been a fan of Simple Mills for awhile. They create (mostly) paleo approved snacks; things like crackers, pancakes, muffins, cupcakes, cakes, cookies, frosting, bars, and more. And the best part is, they’re (mostly -again, pay attention to those ingredient lists) dairy free and gluten free. And pretty much delicious.
I’ve yet to meet a Simple Mills product I didn’t like, but I’m telling you.. the donut craving has been real lately. So I thought – why not put this beloved brand to the test and see what happens?
I’ll tell ya something. When you don’t eat gluten, OR dairy, and you’re wanting a donut, these babies will do the trick. So for that – you’re welcome. For the rest, you can thank Simple Mills.
One piece of advice, plan your baking time and ingredients accordingly. The chocolate mix is a muffin and cake mix, and the vanilla mix is a cake and cupcake mix. What this means.. is that yes they’re both delicious, but sometimes I’ve noticed the finished product with the chocolate mix comes out a little more dry than the vanilla mix.
I think if I would have used the vanilla mix these would have given me more donut-vibes. As it was, these tasted just like a muffin shaped as a donut. Which, to be fair, is exactly what it was.
What you’ll need:
- 1 box of Simple Mills Chocolate or Vanilla Mix
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 tbsp vanilla
What you’ll do:
- Follow the instructions on the back of your Simple Mills Box 😉
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
- Grease your donut pan
- Whisk all ingredients together
- Pour batter into donut pan (do not fill to line, otherwise they may overflow a little – not a big deal, they just won’t have that perfectly round shape. You can see in my photos I filled the pan a little high)
- Bake for 15-20 minutes
You can make muffins, cupcakes, donuts, or whatever 😉 For fun, I melted a little bit of almond butter in the microwave and drizzled on top!
Another fave? Add some sprinkles because sprinkles make everything better.
My overall rating:
Simple Mills Chocolate Muffin Mix as Donuts? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Simple Mills Mixes and products as a whole? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The only reason I gave these 4 stars instead of 5 is because they were slightly dry, but I do blame that on myself. Next time I’ll decrease the cook time ever so slightly OR use the vanilla mix which seems to naturally be a little more moist. These were still, overall, pretty dang tasty.
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Natasha is a wife, #boymom, writer, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist, & Behavior Change Specialist. Living with EoE, gluten & dairy are two foods she needs to avoid, so she’s made it her mission to find simple, yet tasty alternatives. When she’s not watching her son play baseball, she can be found blogging, Googling her parenting decisions, and drinking all the coffee.