Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts

Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts

Everybody loves a donut (or is it doughnut?). Baked, fried, glazed, chocolate, cream-filled, donut holes … you name it, donuts make people happy! Which is why you’re going to want to make these gluten free Chocolate Donuts soon: they’re guaranteed to make everyone happy!

There are a couple special things about these gluten free chocolate donuts: first off, they’re gluten free (duh), but no one would ever know it. Secondly, they’re made with my favorite gluten free, plant-based protein, so they’re actually … wait for it … rather healthy! They’re also made in one bowl in under 30 minutes! (How are you liking the benefits so far?)

gluten free chocolate donuts on wire rack

I rather like to think of them as a sneaky way to get my kids to eat better-for-you-than-the-typical-breakfast food!

If you haven’t heard about the plant-based protein I’m using in this recipe, take a look into OWYN (Only What You Need).* I’ve been loving this brand for awhile now, and incorporating their protein into all kinds of recipes because it actually TASTES good and it boasts some impressive nutritional benefits.

gluten free chocolate donuts with OWYN V

Each drink contains 20 grams of plant based protein, amino acids, fiber, Omega-3s and even greens like spinach, kale and broccoli (though you’d never suspect it from the taste). All OWYN products are also all certified gluten free, vegan, non-GMO and even low-FODMAP. 

Dark Chocolate OWYN plus baking cocoa makes these donuts truly chocolatey — and healthy — but if you’re fresh out, simply use your favorite chocolate milk, dairy or non-dairy. Whatever you do, don’t miss making these oh-so-simple and yummy donuts!

gluten free chocolate donuts with OWYN

(For more OWYN recipes, search OWYN in the search bar on every page here at or hop right to delicious recipes like homemade gluten free Belgian Waffles recipe, gluten free donut holes recipe, no-bake protein balls recipe and even gluten free Black Bottom Cupcakes and Gluten Free Protein Brownies, among others!)

Simply whip up the one-bowl batter and fill a donut pan nearly to the rim, but not over:

gluten free chocolate donut batter in pan

then bake for 9 minutes (don’t over-bake!):

gluten free chocolate donuts in pan

 and dip in glaze (the best part!).

gluten free chocolate donut glazing

Then take a bite and share if you must.

gluten free chocolate donut stack with bite

The recipe makes 6-7 donuts, and the batter is similar to cake batter consistency, so a donut pan really comes in handy, or grab two pans and double the recipe! 

I have lots of baked gluten free donut and fried gluten free doughnut recipes here on (I believe I mentioned the fact that everybody loves a good donut?), some are baked and some are fried or even air fried! When last I counted, I have ELEVEN (11) other gluten free doughnut/donut recipes (if you include gluten free apple fritters, gluten free funnel cakes and gluten free beignets … which I do!).

gluten free chocolate donut stack

As with any of these recipes, the non-gritty, fluffy results are only possible because they are made with my award-winning gfJules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. It’s the key to making your gluten free pie crust flaky, your gluten free cookies perfectly chewy, your gluten free bread soft and pliable, and your gluten free funnel cakegluten free donuts, gluten free beignetsgluten free churros … light and airy. You get the picture. 

So grab your gfJules Flour, OWYN or chocolate milk and even sprinkles, if you wanna, and get bakin! This recipe is so quick and easy, even without a Supermom cape, you could make these before the bus arrives tomorrow morning! Healthy, fast and donuts. What’s not to like?

Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts

Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts

Yield: 6-7 donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts that are as soft and yummy as they ought to be, but baked and full of plant-based protein, so they're healthy too!


  • 1 1/3 cup (180 grams) gfJules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup natural cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons (1 ounce) butter or vegan butter
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable, safflower, sunflower or non-GMO canola oil
  • 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg ( or 1 1/2 Tablespoons mashed banana + 2 Tablespoons applesauce)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup Dark Chocolate OWYN or chocolate milk
  • Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla OWYN or dairy or non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Butter a donut pan containing six donut molds or lightly oil with nonstick spray.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together gfJules Flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, oil and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add egg or substitute and mix.
  6. Slowly stir in dry gluten free flour mixture and OWYN until smooth; do not over-mix.
  7. Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling only to the rim. Smooth batter with a wet spatula.
  8. Bake for 9 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Do not over-bake. Remove from the oven and allow the donuts to cool in pan on a wire rack for about 5 minutes before lifting out of the pan.
  9. To mix glaze, sift or whisk powdered sugar in a small bowl to remove clumps. Whisk in milk and vanilla. Transfer to a flat bottom bowl.
  10. Dip each donut in the glaze and return to the wire rack with parchment or a pan underneath to keep down the mess!
  11. Add gluten free sprinkles if desired.


If you have only Dutch Processed cocoa instead of natural cocoa powder, use an equal amount of Dutched cocoa but replace the 1/2 teaspoon baking soda with 1 teaspoon baking powder. 

Enjoy these one-bowl baked donuts in under 1/2 hour! 

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gluten free chocolate donuts gfJules

**I’ve partnered with OWYN (Only What You Need) to use their products in order to increase the nutrition in many popular gluten-free recipes. Some links to products may be affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own.  See my disclosure policy for more information. Working with select brands I love allows me to keep bringing you free recipes, and I hope that in the process, you’ll learn about some of the safe gluten free products I choose for my family. Thanks so much for your support!

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4 thoughts on “Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts

  1. I’m so happy I came across this allergy-friendly donut recipe 🙂 I recently got a donut pan and I can’t stop making them!! Gonna have to check out your other recipes with OWYN