Gluten-Free Jelly Doughnut Muffins

With all the pressures of the holidays, the last thing you need is a complicated brunch plan—that’s where these doughnut muffins come in. This morning I was craving biting into a jelly doughnut, but having made them before, I know they’re time consuming. These muffins give me all the satisfaction of biting into a sugar-dusted fluffy doughnut with a gooey jelly surprise—without the mess I make in the kitchen frying up dough.

Jelly Doughnut Mini Muffins

Servings 12


  • cups Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup maple sugar or granulated sugar plus 2 tablespoons for coating
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1 teaspoon for coating
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk or milk at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • ¼ cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free buttery sticks or unsalted butter melted, for coating


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 12-cup muffin pan with liners. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, vanilla and egg. Add to the flour mixture and whisk until combined. Fill each muffin cup halfway with batter, top with a dollop of jam in the center, then top with more batter to cover. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons maple sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Remove the muffins from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Dip each into the melted butter, then into the cinnamon sugar.

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