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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My name is Natasha and I am the owner of nodashofgluten.com, a blog dedicated to all kinds of recipes. On my website, you can find classic dishes, vegetarian delights, creative snacks, Gluten-free recipes, and desserts – all proving that cooking isn’t as hard as it seems! With easy-to-follow instructions and tips on how to make your meals even better, I strive to help everyone become master chefs in their own kitchen. Come join me at nodashofgluten.com for some delicious fun!