How To Make Easy Oat-Based Donuts

Donuts have to be a love language, am I right? With Easter coming up this weekend, I wanted to have yummy treats that are also gluten free so that my stomach will be at ease. If you’re looking for a new variation of a “donut” treat, then check out this recipe! Fair warning, this is not your traditional doughy donut! It will taste like oatmeal, but I promise it is so delicious. Feel free to give it a try!


Dough mixture:

  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extra
  • 3/8 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 5 tbsp oil


  • White chocolate melts
  • Coconut oil
  • Food coloring
  • Matcha powder (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Add the milk and apple cider vinegar together into a bowl. Let it sit on the side for 5-10 minutes. I used oat milk, but you can use your milk preference. The mixture will curdle a little bit.
  3. Mix in the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and oil.
  4. Grind the old fashioned oats until it is fine. I used our NutriBullet to grind the oats by pulsating the grinder. This will be your flour base.
  5. Add in the salt and baking powder and grind with the oats a little more.
  6. Slowly add in the dry mixture to the wet mixture. It will be a little runny and that is okay! It’s because it’s oats and not actual flour.
  7. Pour the mixture into the donut molds evenly. I used this silicon mold from Target, and filled it 2/3 full.
  8. Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes, until a skewer pokes through clearly.
  9. Let it rest for 10 minutes before removing from the mold.
  10. For your icing: melt the white chocolate melts with a little bit of coconut oil in a bowl. Add food coloring (optional). I melted a lot of the chocolate melts so that I can divide it and add food coloring to create different icing colors. Using dark chocolate melts are fine too; they taste really good when mixed with matcha powder! For the green icing, I mixed about 2 tsp of matcha powder to give it extra flavor as well.
  11. Top the donuts with the icing. Make sure your donuts are cool before adding the icing.
  12. Refrigerate the donuts for 5-10 minutes so that the icing sets.

And that’s it! Hope you enjoy 🙂

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