Gluten-Free Hummingbird Donuts

A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe called Hummingbird Cake.

Hummingbird donuts. A donut inspired by the southern recipe called Hummingbird Cake. Inside the cake is ripe bananas, sweet pineapple and chopped pecans and so is this gluten-free donut recipe.

I wanted to share another springtime dessert and these gluten-free hummingbird donuts fit the bill. Filled with fruit, spices and everything nice, they say HELLO SUNSHINE and SPRING! This recipe for hummingbird donuts requires a few extra ingredients but ones you would find in your pantry. The steps to make these donuts is quite simple.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THEM:

A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe for Hummingbird Cake

Loaded with banana and pineapple these gluten-free hummingbird donuts are one amazing spring dessert. It is all the deliciousness of the classic hummingbird cake in a round donut form. Hummingbird cake is much like carrot cake, but without the carrots. The donut are moist, lightly sweetened and are incredibly good!

HOW TO MAKE HUMMINGBIRD DONUTS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 2 donut pans with non-stick spray.
  3. In a stand mixer add the banana and crushed pineapple and mix.
  4. Add the eggs and oil and mix again.
  5. Whisk the dry ingredients together and add them to the wet ingredients.
  6. Beat on medium speed until you have a smooth batter.
  7. Grab a piping bag and fill 3/4 full with batter.
  8. Cut opening in bottom of piping bag about 1/2 inches.
  9. Squeeze batter and fill each donut pan cavity.
  10. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes.
  11. Remove and cool.
  12. Once cool you can icing with a cream cheese icing or a simple vanilla icing with shredded coconut on top.
A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe for Hummingbird Cake.

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF HUMMINGBIRD CAKE?

Hummingbird cake is a southern dessert originating in Jamaica. In the late 70’s Jamaica was trying to entice more Americans to visit there by highlighting many of their recipes to try. Hummingbird cake or Doctor Bird Cake was one of those. In 1978 Southern Living Magazine printed the recipe for this cake by L.H. Wiggins and to this day it is still one of the most requested recipes. The cake typically has 2-3 layers with ripe bananas, crushed pineapple, cinnamon, pecans and a cream cheese frosting.

This gluten-free donut recipe is very easy to make and is reminiscent of both banana bread and carrot cake. Again no carrots are in recipe but the telltale flavours of nuts and cinnamon are. The donuts are tender, sweet, nutty and just perfect. I topped my donuts with a simple vanilla icing and shredded coconut but you could top them with a cream cheese frosting also.

These gluten-free hummingbird donuts would be impressive enough for dessert when entertaining, a family gathering or just because you are craving donuts.

A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe for Hummingbird Cake.

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THESE DONUTS:

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A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe for Hummingbird Cake. Inside the donuts are bananas, pineapple, pecans and spices.

Gluten-Free Hummingbird Donuts

A gluten-free donut inspired by the southern recipe for Hummingbird Cake.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 2 donut pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a stand mixer add the banana and crushed pineapple and mix on medium until smooth.
  • Add eggs and oil and mix well again.
  • In a small bowl add the rest of the ingredients and whisk.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet and beat on low/ medium until batter is smooth.
  • Grab a piping bag and fill 3/4 full with batter. Cut a 1/2 inch opening in bag.
  • Squeeze batter and fill each donut cavity.
  • Place in oven and bake for 11-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before transferring donuts to a cooling rack.
  • Allow donuts to cool before frosting.
  • If you have batter left over, wipe out a donut pan. Grease and repeat filling instructions.
  • Enjoy!
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Keto Lemon Donuts

These delicious low carb and gluten-free lemon donuts are a great keto treat.
These delicious low carb and gluten-free lemon donuts are a great keto treat.

These delicious low carb and gluten-free lemon donuts are a great keto treat. Stop missing donuts with this recipe for keto lemon donuts. Is there anything more amazing than the smell of freshly baked donuts? What about a donut that is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, low in carbs and keto?

Gluten-free lemon donuts that are great for a quick keto snack or fun dessert. I used Swerve sweetener which is made from erythritol and contains no artificial ingredients. It is zero calories, non-glycemic and safe for diabetics. I love to use Swerve granular and brown sugar sweetener in my baking to help cut back on the sugar in the recipe.

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With the popularity of low carb and keto diets, more people are looking into sugar replacements in their kitchen. These keto lemon donuts have a moist and tender crumb and that makes them the perfect cake donut. The gluten-free donuts are baked, not fried and have the right amount of chew.

These delicious low carb and gluten-free lemon donuts are a great keto treat.

They are super easy to make and are a great low carb dessert. I think even non-keto eaters will approve of these gluten-free lemon donuts. Keto lemon donuts that are soft, light and delicious. A tasty treat in the afternoon with a cup of tea.

Who’s ready to make some donuts?

WHAT INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THE DONUTS:

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Quick and easy keto lemon donuts that are soft and tender and full of lemon flavour. They are guaranteed to please your tastebuds! If you have been craving a donut since you started following a low carb/keto lifestyle, then I have the recipe for you to try.

These delicious low carb and gluten-free lemon donuts are a great keto treat.

Keto lemon donuts that are fluffy and bursting with light lemon flavour and then drizzled with a lemony glaze. This healthy gluten-free donut is perfect for an afternoon treat or dessert.

HOW TO MAKE THE DONUTS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 6 donut baking pan or use a silicone donut pan.
  3. In a stand mixer (or use a hand mixer and a bowl) add the butter and Swerve and beat.
  4. Add the eggs and beat, scraping sides of bowl to incorporate al.
  5. Add the almond flour, psyllium, baking powder and coconut flour and beat on medium speed.
  6. Add the whipping cream and vanilla and mix again.
  7. Add the boiling water and beat on medium speed until you have a smooth batter.
  8. Pour batter into each individual donut mold.
  9. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes.
  10. Remove and cool for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove donuts from the pan.
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Keto lemon donuts that are soft and cake. Full of citrus and drizzled with a sweet lemon glaze. Gluten-free donuts that everyone will love. These baked keto lemon donuts are the perfect solution for anyone missing donuts while eating low-carb. Keto lemon donuts bursting with lemon flavour and the perfect amount of sweetness.

These delicious low carb and gluten-free lemon donuts are a great keto treat.

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These delicious low carb and gluten-free donuts are a great keto treat.

Keto Lemon Donuts

These delicious low carb and gluten-free lemon donuts are a great keto treat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • stand mixer or hand mixer
  • bowl
  • measuring cups
  • spatula
  • donut pan

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 6 donut baking pan or use a silicone donut pan.
  • In a stand mixer add the butter and swerve and beat.
  • Add the eggs and beat, scraping sides of bowl to incorporate all.
  • Add the flour, psyllium, baking powder and coconut flour and beat on medium speed.
  • Add the whipping cream and vanilla and mix again.
  • Add the boiling water and beat on medium until you have a smooth batter.
  • Pour batter into individual donut molds.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  • Remove and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Remove donuts from pan.
  • Enjoy!
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Gluten Free Baked Donuts

gluten free baked donuts recipe

Gluten Free Baked Donuts

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, softened (can use reg butter)
  • 1/5 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend (I like to use Compliments gluten free flour blend that is available at Safeway Canada and Sobeys)
  • 1 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup goat milk with 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar added (can substitute with regular milk)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a stand mixer add the softened vegan butter with the vegetable oil and beat well. Add the sugar and mix again.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, baking powder, salt and baking soda and mix again til smooth.
  • Add the gluten free flour and the goat milk mixture.
  • Mix on low and increase speed until medium.
  • Beat until batter is very smooth.
  • Spray 2 donut baking pans with cooking spray.
  • Take a sandwich ziploc bag and fill 3/4 way with the donut batter.
  • Seal bag and then use a scissor to cut 1/2 inch out of corner.
  • This is your donut piping bag.
  • Squeeze batter into the donut pan.
  • Bake in oven for 11 minutes.
  • Remove and flip out of baking pan after 2 minutes.
  • You can glaze the donuts with a chocolate glaze or salted caramel glaze right away.
  • If you areglazing for galaxy donuts let the donuts cool completely first.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free baked donuts recipe

Donuts.

Chocolate glazedcinnamon sugar, candy sprinkled, galaxy or just plain are some of the varieties of donuts that people like.

It is also something that anyone who is gluten free misses.

gluten free baked donuts recipe

I decided to work on a gluten free donut recipe and I have made the recipe over and over and it has never disappointed me. These donuts are baked and can be ready to eat in 11 minutes. Yes, 11 minutes you can have warm donuts for your family.

All you have to do is wait 5 minutes more if you want to top them with chocolate ganache or cool completely if you want to try galaxy donuts.

gluten free baked donuts recipe

Galaxy donuts are a donut glazed with a marbleized blue-purple icing and gold sprinkles. I made 40 gluten free and dairy free galaxy donuts for an engagement party a few weeks ago and just his past weekend made chocolate glazed donuts to celebrate Canada Day.

gluten free baked donuts recipe

Here this batch of donuts was glazed with a pastel marble icing.

gluten free baked donuts recipe

gluten free baked donuts recipe

gluten free baked donuts recipe

gluten free baked donuts recipe

gluten free baked donuts recipe