Dairy Free Gluten Free Baked Red Velvet Donut Recipe

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This Dairy Free Gluten Free Baked Red Velvet Donut Recipe is quick and easy to make, allergy friendly, and has all the classic red velvet flavors (including a dairy free cream cheese flavored glaze.)

This Dairy Free Gluten Free Baked Red Velvet Donut Recipe is quick and easy to make, allergy friendly, and has all the classic red velvet flavors (including a dairy free cream cheese flavored glaze.)

I am a HUGE fan of red velvet! I never had it until I was a teenager, but then I fell in love. 

Every year before Valentine’s Day I add a few more red velvet recipes to my repitiore. I just knew that I needed to add a dairy free gluten free baked red velvet donut recipe! This dairy free gluten free baked red velvet donut recipe makes a moist and sweet baked red velvet donut, with a sweet and tangy cream cheese flavored glaze. They really are everything you love about red velvet cake rolled into a cute little donut.

This Dairy Free Gluten Free Baked Red Velvet Donut Recipe is quick and easy to make, allergy friendly, and has all the classic red velvet flavors (including a dairy free cream cheese flavored glaze.)

If you don’t have a donut pan, buy one. It is a purchase that I have not regretted one bit! I love making baked gluten free donuts for breakfast on special occasions. Baking donuts is much easier, and less messy, than frying donuts yourself. The pan was pretty inexpensive, and is so worth it. If you don’t have a pan, and just can’t wait to make these gluten free baked red velvet donuts, just bake them in a greased muffin tin. You won’t have the iconic donut shape, but if you bake them in a mini muffin tin they are basically donut holes.

This Dairy Free Gluten Free Baked Red Velvet Donut Recipe is quick and easy to make, allergy friendly, and has all the classic red velvet flavors (including a dairy free cream cheese flavored glaze.)

For those of you who don’t know, red velvet is a light chocolate cake flavored with vanilla and a slight tang from vinegar used to leaven the cake.

For me, red velvet is not complete without some cream cheese frosting. That is tricky when you are making a dairy free recipe, but I found an easy solution. When making the batter I used my favorite coconut or nut milk and then when making the frosting I used some cheesecake flavoring that I had in my pantry from when I made my sister’s red velvet wedding cake (I used the cheesecake flavoring in the buttercream to frost it because buttercream traveled so much better than cream cheese frosting.) (NOTE- I used LORANN super strength oil, which according to their site is “free of dairy allergens”. Their cream cheese flavorings are not dairy-free)

If you don’t have cheesecake flavor, or the desire to buy it, just omit it. Your frosting won’t have the cream cheese tang, but will still be delicious.

You could also frost your gluten free baked red velvet donuts with my favorite cream cheese frosting, if you can do dairy.

This Dairy Free Gluten Free Baked Red Velvet Donut Recipe is quick and easy to make, allergy friendly, and has all the classic red velvet flavors (including a dairy free cream cheese flavored glaze.)

 

Every recipe on Flippin’ Delicious is gluten free, it has always been that way. Now I am trying to add more dairy free recipes to my blog. Partially because I know that many of you need recipes that are gluten free and dairy free, but also because my family’s need have changed, at least for now.

Over the summer my mom had to cut dairy out of her diet. She has been gluten free for a long time, but had started having issues again and dairy seemed to be the culprit. Since then dairy free has been on my radar more and more. I am always looking out for things that she can eat!

My toddler has been having problems with exzema since she started eating table food. It was around the time that the seasons changed from summer to winter (that is basically what happens here in New Mexico, it is fall for about 2 weeks.) We thought that is was just the change in seasons. We have been rubbing her down with coconut oil, and saw a little improvement, but her skin hasn’t ever healed all the way.

This Dairy Free Gluten Free Baked Red Velvet Donut Recipe is quick and easy to make, allergy friendly, and has all the classic red velvet flavors (including a dairy free cream cheese flavored glaze.)

I have been trying to wean her (which is a constant battle, anyone with a high needs baby will tell you the same thing) so I gave her a sippy cup of milk a few days to see if that would help with the weaning thing. (Big surprise, it didn’t.) BUT the day after the sippy cup of milk her skin flared up and her tummy and back were bright red.

So we are trying to cut dairy out of our 1 year old’s diet, and I quickly discovered that the only way to keep her from getting any dairy is to have no dairy in the house. Luckily, because of my experience blogging in the gluten free and allergy community, this transition has been easier. I know exactly what to do, so I haven’t been overwhelmed.

I’ll stop typing now, and sharing all of my allergy adventures with you. Here is the recipe for dairy free gluten free baked red velvet donuts.

Dairy Free Gluten Free Baked Red Velvet Donut Recipe
 
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Serves: 6 donuts
Ingredients
For the dairy free gluten free baked red velvet donuts
  • ¾ cup all purpose gluten free flour (I used GF Jules, but you could also use my cake flour blend, GF Mama, or another high quality GF blend.)
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your blend already has it)
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ⅓ cup dairy free milk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • ½-1 teaspoon red food coloring
For the glaze
Instructions
For the dairy free gluten free baked red velvet donuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Lightly grease your donut pan and set aside.
  2. In a measuring cup or small bowl mix together the dairy free milk and vinegar and set aside for 5-10 minutes.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum(if using). Make a "well" in the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the milk/vinegar mixture, egg, oil, and food coloring to the well and mix until just combined.
  5. (Add more or less food coloring to get the desired color. I ended up using 1 teaspoon, but I wanted my donuts to be bright red.)
  6. Pour the batter into a sandwich bag, seal it, and then cut one of the corners off. Use this makeshift piping bag to fill the donut pan.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the donut springs back when you lightly touch it.
  8. Let cool slightly before removing them from the pan.
  9. Dip in the glaze or frost with your favorite frosting.
For the glaze
  1. In a small microwave safe bowl, mix together all of the glaze ingredients.
  2. Heat in your microwave for 20-30 seconds. You don't want the frosting to boil or bubble, you just want it to be warm and thinner.
  3. Quickly dip each donut in the glaze and set aside for the glaze to set. Work quickly, as the glaze will set fast and the glaze does not reheat very well.

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This Dairy Free Gluten Free Baked Red Velvet Donut Recipe is quick and easy to make, allergy friendly, and has all the classic red velvet flavors (including a dairy free cream cheese flavored glaze.)

Comments

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Thank you Megan!
      I used a liquid food coloring. You can buy 2oz bottles of just red food coloring at the grocery store. Can’t remember if it was McCormick or Kroger brand. I also will use Americolor gel sometimes. I bought some when I was making red velvet cupcakes for my sister’s wedding.
      It just takes a lot of food coloring to get a really bright red. I won’t use as much, and go for a more subtle red, when it isn’t for a photo.

  1. Liz says

    This looks like a delicious recipe but it should be noted that on the LorAnn website it states that the Cream Cheese flavor is NOT dairy free. This really matters to those of us who are dealing with true dairy allergies.

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Thank you Liz! The cheesecake super-strength oil that I used is “free of dairy allergens” Their cream cheese flavoring is not. I will update my post to make it more specific. I don’t want anyone to get confused and get sick!

  2. Paula says

    Can’t wait to try these out for my son’s Valentine’s Day party with our homeschool group. I’ve been there with trying to wean a little one and dealing with food issues. My 2 year old can’t have dairy and she refused to take a bottle or cup so weaning was hard because I couldn’t even get her to drink my milk out of a cup to get used to something other than Momma. For a substitute for my milk I gave her a little Kombucha out of a sippy cup. It was the only thing I could get her to drink out of a cup. It helped keep her preoccupied during her normal nursing times and saved my sanity. We also discovered she liked drinking with a straw so as long as we had water bottles with straws we could keep her hydrated.

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      I hope everyone loves them!
      Thanks for the weaning ideas Paula! I at least an get her to drink from a sippy cup. She will drink water no problem. She just still wants to nurse! We’ll have to try a straw!

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Hi Stefany!
      I would use apple cider vinegar or regular distilled white vinegar. Really any vinegar(except for malt vinegar for GF reasons) will work. You are basically making your own dairy-free “buttermilk” with the vinegar. It is all about the chemical reaction, and not the flavor. That being said, using a flavored vinegar will change the flavor so an aged balsamic or something similar would change the flavor of the donuts.
      Happy Baking!

  3. says

    I’m doing Dairy free not so much Gluten free, but they usually go hand in hand. A question. I see and Egg in here isn’t eggs dairy too?

    I have a Cream Cheese flavoring from Michael’s and not Cheesecake Flavoring , does it matter which one I use? I thought Red Velvet has Cream Cheese Frosting on it not Cheesecake.

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Hi Eleanor. Eggs are not dairy since they come from chickens instead of cows. Are you maybe thinking vegan instead of dairy free? Eggs are not vegan.
      If you are looking for egg free too then you can substitute 1 tablespoon ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons hot water. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then use the mixture instead of an egg.
      I used cheesecake lorann flavored oil because lorann’s cream cheese flavoring has dairy in it. You can use whatever flavoring you would like. I used the cheesecake flavoring to get a similar flavor, while keeping it dairy free.

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