These simple to make gluten free Vanilla Bean Glazed Honey Cake Doughnuts are the perfect special occasion or weekend breakfast! They’re perfect moist, made with almond flour, and they’re gluten free and dairy free too. The glaze is made with coconut butter making these a refined sugar free treat. The vanilla bean combined with the hint of honey flavor makes these doughnuts something to look forward too again and again!
1 3/4 cups almond flour
1/4 cup tapioca starch/flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup honey
4 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut butter, also called mana
1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out
2 Tablespoons honey
pinch of sea salt
1–2 Teaspoons lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 350ºF and lightly grease a non-stick doughnut pan for 6 doughnuts.
Whisk together the almond flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, and sea salt.
Melt the honey and butter together, set aside to cool before whisking in the egg and vanilla extract.
Mix the honey mixture into the almond flour mixture until combined and there are no lumps.
Divide the batter evenly between the 6 doughnut spots, filling each one about 3/4 of the way full. The batter is quite thick, and I used 2 spoons to spread it around. I had a little leftover batter, and made ‘doughnut holes’ by baking the remaining batter in a mini muffin tin.
Bake for 7-10 minutes or until puffy and no longer gooey in the center. You can check the doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center, when it comes out clean or with moist crumbs, the doughnuts are done.
Let the doughnuts cool for at least 20 minutes before removing them from the pan to cool to room temperature on a cooling rack.
Make the glaze by melting everything together over low heat just until liquified.
You can either dip the doughnuts into the glaze (carefully, cake doughnuts break easily) or you can spoon the glaze evenly over each doughnut.
The glaze for these doughnuts is sweet like a normal frosting which makes these great with a cup of coffee. However if you like things on the less sweet side feel free to play around with the glaze.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Gluten Free Vanilla Doughnuts, Gluten Free Cake Doughnuts, Healthy Baked Doughnut Recipe, Baked Vanilla Cake Doughnuts