Applesauce Doughnuts on a wire cooling rack set over parchment paper on a burlap background

Dairy-Free Applesauce-Spice Doughnuts

These gluten-free Dairy-Free Applesauce-Spice Doughnuts are light and airy with just the right amount of fall-inspired flavor.

5 from 3 votes
Applesauce Doughnuts on a wire cooling rack set over parchment paper on a burlap background
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Dairy-Free Applesauce-Spice Doughnuts

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Refrigeration Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 Doughnuts
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Olga Miller


For the doughnuts:

  • ½ cup (80 g) brown rice flour
  • ¼ cup (32 g) tapioca starch
  • ¼ cup (30 g) flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon (4 g) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.5 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon (2.6 g) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.5 g) freshly grated nutmeg
  • Large pinch of ground cloves
  • 4 ounces (113 g) unsweetened applesauce, preferably homemade
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • cup (80 mL) unsweetened dairy-free milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) melted dairy-free fat of choice, plus more for greasing the doughnut pan

For the apple glaze:

  • ¾ cup (94 g) powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.6 g) ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons (30-45 mL) unsweetened apple juice


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, starch, flax meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together applesauce, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, milk, and melted fat. Add dry ingredients to wet and whisk until well combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Liberally coat cavities of a 6-count doughnut pan with fat of choice; set aside.
  • Spoon batter into a pastry bag, snip corner to make a ½-inch opening and pipe into prepared doughnut pan, filling each cavity three-quarters full. Bake for 13-14 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and doughnuts spring back when pressed gently with your finger. Cool doughnuts in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully invert pan to remove doughnuts.
  • To make the apple glaze, whisk together all ingredients until smooth. If necessary, add more sugar to thicken or more juice to thin the glaze. Spoon over doughnuts.
  • If desired, make a crumb topping by crumbling up one of the baked doughnuts, placing on a baking sheet, and toasting at 350°F for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle onto the remaining doughnuts.


Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Applesauce-Spice Doughnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 271mg11%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 58IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Applesauce Doughnuts Fall Olga Miller Spiced
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