Dairy Free Donuts

The weather this week has been amazing!

Sunny and beautiful….

My husband’s family spent the day with us so we decided it would be a perfect day for a trip to the Cider Mill!!

My dilemma: my son cannot have the donuts……

since he was a baby he has had food allergies.  His main allergies are to dairy and nuts.  Cider Mill donuts are made with buttermilk or whey which would mean if my son ate them he would have an allergic reaction.  Since allergic reactions are different each time we wouldn’t even know if it would be a mild one or a severe one -but we won’t take that chance!

So, I decided I would try to whip up a batch of donuts that he could have one while everyone else was enjoying theirs.

The recipe turned out to be more like a cake or muffin type donut than a deep fried one, but it was still delicious!!!

Recipe for Dairy Free Donuts


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp chia gel (1 tbsp. of chia seeds mixed with 3 tbsp. of water-mix and let sit for 10 minutes-once gel has formed use 2 tsp. of the mixture)
  • 3/4 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg (optional)
  • extra sugar and cinnamon for coating
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.  Whisk almond milk, chia gel, vanilla and coconut oil in another bowl.  Slowly add in the flour mixture and blend until dough forms.  Place dough into donut baking pan or shape dough into donut shapes.
Bake at 325* for 12-15 minutes.  Place extra sugar and cinnamon on a plate and mix well. While donuts are still warm place them on the cinnamon and sugar mixture and coat well. Place on a cooling rack until cool.  Store in an airtight container.  ENJOY!!!
A successful cider mill trip!!!
Come and chat with me on Facebook!!
Want some more good recipes-check out my Ebooks here.


30 thoughts on “Dairy Free Donuts

    • Your recipe looks super delicious!! I would try those for sure!! You have such a talent for making “raw” look real!!! My son is allergic to nuts though so no raw donuts, cookies, or cupcakes for him 😦

    • His nut and sesame allergies are so severe that they don’t think he’ll outgrow them. He has outgrown some milder allergies. I hope they find a cure; it’s a scary way to live, knowing that he could die by eating one bite of a food with hidden nuts in it!

    • He is good with sunflower seeds….but when we tried pumpkin it seemed iffy…..we are still up in the air about those….he is also okay with sesame seeds but doesn’t really eat them….he can’t have pistachios, cashews, walnuts, pecans, well….all of the nuts that those yummy desserts are all made with!!! I sometimes make me a dessert with cashews but I have to be careful not to cross contaminate anything that he would touch….:(

      • I just ordered a 25 lb. bag of raw, organic sunflower seeds from my co-op. We eat a lot of them since my son can’t eat any tree nuts or peanuts. We can’t even have them in the house anymore because he’s SO allergic to them, especially cashews and peanuts. 😦 So, the bag said that they were from China. I started researching and it sounds like a LOT of the raw, OG sunflowers are from China, and they say that they may contain traces of nuts! Now I don’t know where to get “safe” sunflower seeds! Do you have any idea?
        Thanks! Love seeing pics of your family. Your kids are the cutest! And those donuts look amazing!!

      • wow, 25 lbs is a lot!!! Besides just eating them what else do you do with them? Do you make your own sunbutter?? I guess I never even thought about cross contamination with the seeds…I have just bought mine from Trader Joe’s or my local health food store but I never bothered to read the labeling….but we haven’t had a problem either….geez…hopefully you can use those seeds!!

      • We’ve tried making our own sunbutter but haven’t exactly been successful yet. 😉 We just use them in recipes that call for nuts, and we love to marinate them and dehydrate them. Addictive! 🙂

        This is the second 25-lb bag we’ve bought; I just didn’t see this label before. From what I’ve read, 10% of products that are manufactured with nut products will have nuts in them. Since our nut allergies are life-threatening, we have to take that seriously. I just need to find a safe source!

  1. These look great. I am sure my daughter would love these. They look like so much fun.
    Ps. Thanks for checking in on me-I am good just getting used to a new busy schedule. However you can check in on my any time:)

  2. Yum! And good mama for making something extra special for your little guy so he can have num-nums too! These sound great and I love that you styled these free-hand. I keep thinking how I want to make donuts but don’t have a donut pan to bake them (because I’m not about to fry them either!) but I need to just wing it. I’ll have to try these. Thanks!

    • THank you…..I do want to buy a pan but then I will feel like I need to use it and make donuts….I only want to make them when necessary….lol….so maybe I shouldn’t buy one!!!

  3. Pingback: Non Dairy Caramel Apples | Color Wheel Meals

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s