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Gluten-Free Maple Baked Donuts with Maple Glaze | Lemons and Basil
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Gluten-Free Maple Baked Donuts with Maple Glaze

These Gluten-Free Maple Baked Donuts with Maple Glaze are a yummy dense donut, with a great nutty flavor. Not your typical fluffy fried donut, but so much healthier and so tasty!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donuts, gluten-free, maple, maple glaze
Servings: 12
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Kaylee Pauley


  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract
  • GLAZE:
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract
  • 2 tbsp organic powder sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF and lightly grease two non-stick donut pans {6 donuts per pan}.
  • Add almond flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt, to medium bowl, whisk to combine and set aside.
  • Add butter to separate bowl, melt in microwave, then add maple syrup and stir. Allow to cool slightly, then whisk in the eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla and maple extract.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well combined with no lumps.
  • Spoon batter into each donut mould, filling approx 3/4 of the way full. I only have one donut pan so I baked these in two batches.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden on top and toothpick can be inserted and removed, coming out clean. Remove and add to cooling rack, cool completely before glazing.
  • For the glaze, melt the butter in small sauce pan, add remaining ingredients, stir to combine, then remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Carefully dip each donut in the slightly cooled glaze, or use spoon to drizzle over each one. I prefer the dipping method, but the donuts are somewhat fragile, so definitely be careful if going this route!


*Being that almonds are high in fat, these donuts are not a low fat option, however they are much higher in fiber and protein than your typically donut, and made up of healthy, wholesome ingredients!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 33mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g