Gluten Free Baked Vanilla Donuts recipe with a bright pink frosting on top! The icing glaze is completely all natural and made with beet powder – which has no beet taste to it! These cute donuts are great for birthday party, bridal party and wedding desserts!
These donuts are stunning. They are beauty pageant material. With a golden brown baking finish, and the prettiest natural pink color frosting on top you might as well call them Miss Donut World 2017. And the taste? Oh my! Give the donuts their sash and crown already because they’re delicious!
FAQ for this recipe:
Where can I buy a donut pan?
You can buy one at kitchen supply stores, most large department stores and of course – Amazon! I recommend getting 2 pans as most recipes make 12 donuts.
Is your recipe right, do I really need to use 6 eggs?
Yes, you really do. Coconut flour is super absorbent and needs extra liquid in it. When substituting coconut flour for all purpose flour, you should add 1 extra egg for every 1/4 cup of coconut flour being added. For example, this recipe when using all purpose flour calls for 2 eggs, but since we’re using 1 cup coconut flour we need to add a extra 4 eggs equaling 6 eggs. I know this sounds crazy if you’ve never used coconut flour but you’ll be amazed by how much the flour absorbs the liquid.
Can I use all purpose flour instead of coconut flour?
Yes, use 1 cup all purpose flour and 2 eggs (instead of 6).
My donuts always fall apart when they come out, what did I do wrong?
Most likely you didn’t cook them long enough so please (especially with this recipe) make sure to use a toothpick to insert into a donut to make sure they are fully cooked. When you are absolutely sure they are fully done, remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes. After that I use a butter knife and gently scrape around the edges to remove each donut.
Do I have to use beet powder?
Of course not – that just gives them a pretty natural color. If you want to add no color to the frosting, don’t add add beet powder (it will just be a plain white frosting). If you don’t have beet powder you can use blueberries (great for a natural dye) or food coloring (not so natural).
How many donuts does this recipe make?
It makes 12 dozens.