Gluten-Free mini Valentine’s Donuts

This Valentine’s Day has found me completely struck with love.


First and foremost, the love I feel from you, my dear friends is palpable. I must give the biggest THANK YOU to you for being by my side during one of the darkest times of my life. The encouragement, love and support is so deeply felt through my computer screen, it’s been ridiculous (in a good way).



And then there is the love of my life who has filled my days with so much love, I just want to burst. I didn’t know I could find something like this but I must have done something right to be given such a perfect gift. Again, luckiest girl in the world. *I’m currently stuffing his face with donuts. Okay let’s be real, I ate them all before he could even have one.*


Valentine Mini Donuts Recipe

Gluten, egg, dairy free

Makes 12 mini donuts


  • 1 1/2 c. gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 c. non-dairy milk + 1/2 Tb apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ener-G egg replacer + 2 Tbs warm water, mixed til frothy
  • 1/4 c. oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together until fully combined.
  3. Make a well in the center of the bowl. Add all the remainder of wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just incorporated.
  4. Grease a mini donut pan.
  5. Place batter into a ziploc baggie. Cut the corner of one side to use as an opening. This part is important in the shape of the donuts: Using one hand to firmly keep the dough flowing out of the hole, squirt the dough out in a circle in the pan. The more intact the dough comes out, the better the results in the end.
  6. Bake 8 minutes. Allow to sit in the pan for 3 minutes after you take it out of the oven.
  7. With your fingers, gently dip the tops of the donuts into icing and immediately sprinkle. You will need to do this one at a time because the icing will set quickly.

Icing Recipe

  • 1 1/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tbs hot water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Combine sugar into melted oil.
  2. Add vanilla and water until thick but thin enough to stir with ease.
  3. Add more water if too thick or more powdered sugar if too thin.


 May your Heart’s Day be filled with gratitude towards those you love and who love you right back.


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  1. The donuts are too cute. Where did you get the cute cup it is sitting on?

  2. Where did you get your sprinkles??

    • I believe I got them at Michael’s, Melissa. They aren’t vegan though. If you are looking for vegan sprinkles, check Whole Foods for better options. Also, I tried to respond to your email about oat flour but it was sent back saying that it was an incorrect address :( What I said in the email was that I actually blend my own flours. I buy gf-certified oats and any organic millet and grind them in my blender until they become flour. That way, it’s much cheaper and I don’t have to wait when ordering online :) Hope that helps! xo, Cara

  3. Hi Cara, this is my first time on your site and I love all the donut recipes. I was wondering if I could just use an egg for the Ener-G egg replacement?

    • Hi Virginia–welcome! So happy that you are here :) And yes, go ahead and use an egg for the replacer. Keep in mind that 1 1/2 tsp of the powder + 3 Tbsp of water = 1 egg. Hope that helps! xo

  4. How freakin’ adorable are these?! Wow! Your posts are a true delight!!!

  5. Adorable. I bet the nutmeg gives it a little something extra 😉

  6. John Sirianni says:

    Who cares how cute they are has any one tried the donuts?

    • Hi John. I completely understand the importance of knowing if this is a tested out recipe from others but I believe there is a more respectful way of putting it. I strive my hardest to make this a place of encouragement and support that goes beyond these recipes. Please respect that. Thank you. Cara

  7. stephanissima says:

    Those look sooooooooo goooooooood! :)
    I’m also very happy that you’re so happy! Yay!

  8. These are absolutely adorable! :)

  9. These look adorable. This is my first time on your site and I love the recipes you have. I was wondeirng what brand of sprinkles (particularly the little circles) you use. I’ve tried finding vegan ones and haven’t had much luck.

  10. These are so incredibly cute! :) Happy belated Valentine’s Day. xo

  11. Love Love LOVE this Cara! So happy to hear you are happy, as you deserve to be :)

  12. I’m so happy for you! These are adorable and I LOVE your pics! Have an awesome weekend!

  13. These are adorable! Is coconut oil a solid?

    • Hi Barbara! Yes, coconut oil is a solid. Think of butter: when put into colder temps it becomes solid but in warmer temps, it liquifies. Hope this helps!

  14. These are the cutest donuts ever!

  15. those are the cutest donuts! so glad you found all the love this vday:)

  16. These are the most adorable donuts ever!

  17. happy valentine’s day, cara <3 the donuts look amazing and your love sounds pretty great, too 😉

  18. Love that little levitating donut! =)

  19. Do you know, some lovely ladies sent me doughnut pans for xmas. I guess that’s me out of excuses. Plus, those doughnuts are so pretty they look good enough to eat! xoxoxo Love you.

  20. I have got to get myself one of the donut pans! The results are so dang cute!

    Can you taste the coconut oil in the icing?

    • The great thing about coconut oil is that it tastes nothing like coconut :) In fact, it is tasteless so you are completely safe with it in your icing! Hope this helps. xo

  21. Sounds like a happy Valentine’s Day indeed! Congratulations on finding such a wonderful and loving relationship (I feel the same way sometimes – luckiest girl ever – there’s nothing like being truly loved!).

    These doughnuts look just way too cute to eat… but let’s face it, if they were sitting in front of me I’d probably get over it, haha!

    • Thank you soooo much, Willow! You are always full of such sweet words–and they are greatly appreciated. Hope you had a wonderful Hearts Day too. xo


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