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Maple Doughnuts

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Gwen Adams

Maple Doughnuts Recipe

A coffeehouse favorite, now in a better-for-you baked (not fried!) version. Maple sugar transforms this basic doughnut into a flavorful, dunk-able cake. Maple is a terrific way to sweeten and flavor desserts and these doughnuts are a delicious example of that!

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6 servings
Nutrition information


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  • 2 tablespoons maple sugar
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon maple flavor, optional


  • crushed walnuts, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a standard-sized doughnut pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, maple sugar, potato flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, water, oil, and maple flavor until frothy.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, stirring until well combined.
  5. Fill each doughnut form about half full; a piping bag works well here.
  6. Bake the doughnuts for 12 to 14 minutes, until they spring back when lightly touched and are golden brown on the edges.
  7. Remove the doughnuts from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes in the pan before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
  8. While the doughnuts cool, make the glaze. Whisk together the maple sugar, confectioners' sugar, heavy cream, and optional maple flavor.
  9. Microwave the glaze on high for 15 seconds, until the maple sugar dissolves fully.
  10. Dip the tops of the still warm doughnuts in the glaze. Allow to cool completely before storing.
  11. Sprinkle crushed walnuts over the freshly glazed doughnuts, if desired.
  12. Yield: 6 doughnuts.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 doughnut, 77g
  • Servings Per Batch 6 doughnuts
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 235
  • Calories from Fat 80
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 37mg
  • Sodium 425mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Protein 3g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.