Gluten-Free Apple Ring Donuts

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  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large apples, cored and peeled
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat a donut pan liberally with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, flax, xanthan gum (if using), baking powder, salt, and spices.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together the egg, butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy.
  4. On a cutting board, slice the apples into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and mix. Add the applesauce, and mix again to form the batter.
  6. Using a teaspoon, spoon the batter into the bottom of the donut pan, just enough to lightly cover the bottom.
  7. Add an apple ring and press lightly into the batter. Top with another teaspoon of batter, lightly covering the exposed ring. Repeat, filling all the cavities.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.



Keywords: apple donuts, donuts