Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Valentine’s Day Doughnuts

Valentine’s Day is my kind of holiday—sweets, chocolate and lots of good lovin’. Doughnuts really hit the spot year-round, but there’s something special about heart-shaped ones. Just ask my sweet girl, Chiara! Out of all of the flavors I’ve made through the years, these were her favorite, for sure.

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Valentine’s Day Doughnuts

Yield: 12


Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray

1½ cups Silvana's Kitchen Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 large egg, at room temperature

¼ cup canola oil or melted unflavored coconut oil

½ cup plus 3 tablespoons dairy-free milk

1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring, plus more for the glaze (optional)

2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Sprinkles, for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Generously grease two nonstick 6-doughnut, heart-shaped baking pans with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour blend, cocoa, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, ½ cup milk and food coloring, if using, until smooth. Add to the flour mixture and whisk until combined. Fill each doughnut cup about half full. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, remaining 3 tablespoons milk and a few drops of food coloring, if using. Dip the doughnuts in the glaze to coat; top with sprinkles.


  • Allison

    Can’t wait to try these donuts, they look perfect. I do so love me some Kind bars and eat them all the time. Those boxes are adorable! My favorite Valentine’s Day treat is chocolate-covered orange peel and gf amaretti cookies. Yummy.

  • Rebekah Shaver

    My favorite Valentine’s Day Treats are frosted sugar cookies! I use my old standby recipe using your GF All-Purpose Blend and they are PERFECT, actually even BETTER than the Gluten version!! 🙂 Use heart cookie cutters and some white & pink frosting, so they are fun and pretty!

  • Krystina

    My favorite Valentine’s Day treat was when my husband surprised me and and stayed home from work, cleaned the apt, and made me a special dinner complete with funfetti cake (my favorite-even though it’s from a box). But not that he is GF we will have to make a new favorite treat! 🙂

  • Marsha Olsen Wiley

    I am simple to please when it comes to Valentine’s Day treats…rich, dark chocolate with or without nuts or mint speaks love to me every time. (Skip the fruit-and-chocolate combos though…no thanks, my palate thinks that’s culinary adultery…apologies to those who like it, but not these taste buds.) I suppose my dear husband is grateful. It’s simple, and he doesn’t have to find a fancy bakery or don an apron. But, like many couples, my culinary love language and my husband’s culinary love language are different. He’s a vanilla guy. And a fruit guy. A fresh bowl of berries and cream can make him twitterpated…cheesecake…blah…unless there’s a raspberry drizzle and fresh berries alongside. Then, he perks up. My son, for whom our world went largely GFCF, is happy with most anything, but he takes after his father in his love for fruit and vanilla. I’m trying to avoid putting too much coloring in things, so I love your strawberry cupcakes and made these beautifully pink beauties for his class last year. This year, I’m experimenting with pink heart cookies naturally colored (and sweetened in part) with the juice of a beet. It may flop. We’ll see. I’m doing a test run tomorrow, but that is the plan. And it always starts with a plan. Donuts…oh yeah…that’s a love language too. Mmmm…looks like I know what’s for breakfast on Thursday Feb 14th. Love it!

  • Cat MacFarlane

    My favourite valentines treat are your amazing GF brownies! I make them into hearts for my daughters. They are delicious!! But I’m going to try these donuts as well! Love!

  • Anonymous

    My favorite Valentine treat has always been anything and everything *chocolate*
    This applies to any other holiday as well 🙂

  • Erin

    My favorite Valentine’s Day treat really was a guilty pleasure… Brachs JuJube Hearts. Now, sadly, since having to go gluten-free I can no longer have them as they are made in a facility that also processes wheat 🙁

  • faithfamilyfibro

    My fave valentine treat is anything my daughter makes that day….she is 11 and is really enjoying baking. She is a future cake decorator and loves making cookies and cupcakes and doing fancy decorating. Thank you for an amazing giveaway!

  • Melissa Salyards

    My favorite gluten free treat are your chocolate doughnuts with chocolate icing! My kids and other little ones that I take care of have never been able to tell that they were gf. Big hit!

  • Jill Jones

    I’ll always be happy with chocolate covered strawberries on V-Day! And I can’t wait to try the kinder bars. YUM.

  • Leah

    Brownie covered Oreos. Buy the Newmans Own GF Oreos and buy a GF brownie mix and voila! A yummy gluten free treat and no one will know the difference.

  • Angela

    My fav is anything with Chocolate on it, raisens, cranberries, peanut butter, pretzels, cherries. I have just found the taste for Dark Chocolate in the last couple of years, now I prefer Dark over milk.

  • Megan Kudrolli

    Ooh… Godiva chocolate dipped strawberries and a champagne cocktail! (But maybe these donuts will give that a run for it’s money! You really are the BEST for sharing all these great recipes with us!)

  • Joann Ianniello

    The recipes you share with us are already a treat in themselves. Amazing how a challenge for your son turned out to be a blessing for so many via your book, recipes and blog. I enjoy dark chocolate and do like strawberries dipped in chocolate. May go to the nearby restaurant with friends and have a chocolate fondue party with fresh fruit 🙂 I have already “liked” you on Fb. Joann

  • Karen

    Time with the people I love. That is the best. Second to Lily’s Chocolate bars and Kind bars…it’s a day to day thing which of those two I favor but people come out on top every time!

  • Todd O.

    My favorite Valentines treat would be a chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate fudge icing or buttercream icing, yum!

  • Karen Taylor

    Chocolate covered strawberries are the best. This year I am trying heart shaped GF cutouts. Wish me luck!

  • Kristen O

    I love mint chocolate. However I really enjoy chocolate covered peanut butter such as eggs. I am hoping to try these doughnuts because I have been missing them since gf

  • Emily

    my favorite treat for Valentine’s Day has to be dark chocolate-dipped strawberries…my two favorite foods – together! but really, anything my husband gives me is always fantastic.

  • Joy Switala

    My favorite Valentine’s treat? Chocolate candy. If you ever have a chance to try Romolo’s Chocolates in Erie, PA, they are my favorite! I’ve had See’s candy, Godiva, and the now defunct Quality Candy of Wisconsin fame, and Romolo’s beats them all, hands down.

  • Sandy

    My favorite GF treat is cheesecake, or anything chocolate, like Flourless Chocolate Cake,
    or chocolate candy. However, our treats must also be low carbs for my husband.

  • Byrmom

    I love soft cutout cookies, will make them for my grandchildren using a gluten, dairy free recipe this year since 2 of my grandkids are GF/CF due to Autism!
    Love them!

  • Amber Gillespie

    My favorite Valentine’s treat is decadent dark chocolate.
    Thanks from karmakaytlyn (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  • Chrys Hovestol

    My very favorite Valentine treat is right out of your Cooking for Isaiah Cookbook. It is the Chocolate Mousse Cloud Pie with a Chocolate Cookie Crust. It is so rich and delicious and nobody can tell it doesn’t have dairy or gluten.

  • Christin Holt

    My favorite Valentine cookie has been heart shaped oatmeal cookies with coconut frosting, my MIL used to always make these. My new favorite will be your thin mint cookies!

  • Christina

    I am making your chocolate mousse pie recipe for Valentine’s Day. Can’t wait! Who doesn’t love chocolate?

  • Ella

    While chocolate is my favorite, this year I’m making a pineapple ginger ice cream cake for my boyfriend. Colored red, of course. It’s melty, crunchy and pineapple is his favorite

  • Madeline

    I like just about any dark chocolate, especially artisanal chocolates. I “like” your Facebook page (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

  • Karin Goodman

    My family loves your doughnuts. I make up a big batch and they freeze wonderfully, what is left. Where did you get your heart shaped doghnut pan? I love the look of these. Will have to buy one to have for next year.

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    Thanks everyone for entering the KINDer Box of Chocolates giveaway! I will follow up with the 5 winners by Monday, February 18.

    Talk soon,

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