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Gluten-Free Doughnut Holes

These Gluten-Free Doughnut Holes are great even in their most basic form - Vanilla - but are super customizable - Many variations included!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Canadian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: donut holes, donuts, doughnut holes, doughnuts, gluten-free, gluten-free timbits, timbits
Servings: 30 Doughnut Holes
Calories: 69kcal
Author: admin


  • Deep Fryer


  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 ½ cup Milk
  • ¼ cup Lemon juice
  • 1 Large egg
  • 2 tsp Vegetable oil
  • 1-2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Sorghum flour
  • cup White rice flour
  • cup Potato starch
  • cup Coconut flour
  • 2 Tbsp Tapioca starch
  • ¾ cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Xanthan gum


  • Heat oil to 375 F (190 C). You can use a deep fryer, or a heavy pan. If not using a deep fryer, use a deep, heavy pot, filled to at least 3" deep.
  • Whisk together milk, lemon juice, egg, vegetable oil, and vanilla until well combined and smooth, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining (dry) ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring with a whisk until well incorporated. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Using two teaspoons, scoop out approximately 1" balls of dough, carefully dropping them into the hot oil. (Do NOT splash yourself!).*
  • Cook for about 3 minutes, flip doughnut holes onto their other sides, cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Cook a few donuts at a time, being careful to not over crowd your fryer / pot.
  • When doughnut holes are cooked, use a (metal!) slotted spoon to transfer them from the oil, to a pan lined with paper towels. Once all donuts are cooked, allow to cool for a few minutes.


* Dropping the doughnut holes as described is the quickest, cleanest version - but the resulting doughnut holes will be irregular.
To get nicely smooth, round doughnut holes - as pictured - carefully roll the blobs of dough between moistened hands before gently adding to the hot oil.
Note: Nutritional calculation is for base ingredients only, and doesn't calculate the added fat and calories from deep frying, or for any additions you make beyond the basic recipe.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg