Joy’s Baked Brown Butter Donuts With Chocolate Glaze {Gluten-Free}

Lightly adapted from Joy The Baker



    • 1 cup all-purpose gluten free flour (I used [aflink u=""]THIS[/aflink] brand and it worked AMAZING!)
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted (we're only going to use 2 of the 3 tbs once it's turned into brown butter)
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 1 tbs vanilla extract

    Chocolate Glaze

    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • pinch of salt
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk (I used almond milk and it worked fine)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Sprinkles to top (optional)


    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a donut pan and set aside.
    2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and sugar. Whisk to combine well and set aside.
    3. In a small sauce pan over medium heat add your butter. Your butter will melt and begin to crackle and pop. Once the crackling clams down your butter will start to brown. It's going to happen quickly, so pay attention. Your butter will turn a caramel color and smell nutty. Once this happens remove from heat immediately and transfer your brown butter into a bowl.
    4. In a small mixing bowl combine your egg, buttermilk, vanilla, and 2 tbs of your brown butter mixture. Whisk!
    5. Add your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix until combined. Try not to over-mix your batter, as that could result in a rubbery donut texture.
    6. Using a small spoon, scoop your batter into your lightly greased donut pan. Fill them approximately 3/4 full. Your donuts will rise.
    7. Place in the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes, making sure to check them periodically so that they don't over bake. They will be lightly browned when done.
    8. Allow them to cool in your donut pan before inverting your pan and allowing them to cool on a wire rack.
    9. While your donut cool, make your glaze. In a medium mixing bowl sift together your powdered sugar and your cocoa powder.
    10. Add you vanilla and two tbs of your milk. Whisk. Assess if you need more milk. Your glaze should be just slightly pourable yet still thick. If you need more milk, add it in a tbs at a time until you reach desired thickness.
    11. Once you donuts are fully cooled, dip the tops of them into your glaze and set back onto your wire rack. Sprinkle with sprinkles! Allow to set for thirty or so minutes while the glaze hardens slightly. Serve and enjoy!


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