Gluten Free Cinnamon Twist Doughnuts

Gluten Free Cinnamon Twist Doughnuts


Units Scale
  • 1 TBS Instant Yeast
  • 2 TBS Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cashew milk or preferred non- dairy milk
  • 2 TBS Coconut oil
  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill's gluten free 1 to 1 flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Corn starch
  • 3-6 cups Coconut oil or preferred frying oil
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Combine the cashew milk and TBS's of coconut oil in a small microwaveable bowl. Heat them for 1 minute in the microwave.
  2. In your mixing bowl place the yeast and the sugar. Add the heated milk/oil mixture and let it proof for 3 minutes. (The yeast should activate and create bubbles)
  3. While your yeast is proofing combine the flour and salt.
  4. After 3 minutes, add the eggs to the yeast mixture and whisk. Then slowly add the flour mixture until it is fully combined and becomes a dough. It will be a little sticky.
  5. Using the corn starch, dust your working surface, your roller and your hands. Remove the dough, top it with some corn starch, and roll it out to 1/2" thick.
  6. Cut off a 1 inch by 2 inch piece of dough and roll into a long tube about 1/2 thick and 4(ish) inchs long, then twist into shape. Place the doughnuts on a tray, cover with cling wrap and then a kitchen towel. Leave them in a warm area for 1 hour to rise. 
  7. After 50 minutes, heat up your oil. You will want 1 1/2" to 2 " of oil in your fry pan. This is also a great time to mix together your cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl or pie plate.
  8. Once the oil is hot enough (somewhere between 350 and 375F) add in a doughnut (if your pan is large enough you can add more but try not to over crowd them). The doughnuts will take less than a minute on each side, once they are golden on both sides remove them to a paper towel lined tray and allow to cool slightly. *Do not over cook or they will burn and crumble*
  9. Once the doughnuts are cool enough to handle place them one at a time in the cinnamon and sugar. Carefully remove the doughnut and enjoy. 
    **If the cinnamon and sugar is having a hard time sticking to the doughnut (or you want more on your doughnut) try lightly coating the doughnut with melted butter before dusting with cinnamon and sugar.