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Spiced Pear Donuts (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

I had the realization not too long ago that I’d officially become an old person when I passed the extravagant glitzy donuts and went straight for the old-fashioned sour cream glazed. And the truth is, I’ll gladly wave my granny flag if that means I get first dibs on these baked spiced pear donuts!

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The Easiest Baked Pear Donuts

Now as much as I appreciate a fried fluffy yeast donut I simply don’t always have the time for them. Especially when I want a donut NOW. So here enters a baked donut. No rise or fry time is required.

Mix up that batter, pipe it into a donut pan, and right into the oven they go. Donut time in no time. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pear Donut Recipe

That donut craving hit me the other day. The kind where I couldn’t wait. The kind that needed to devour a donut ASAP. I had some ripe pears sitting in my fridge that needed to be used up so why not make some spiced pear donuts? It certainly made sense to me.

These dairy-free gluten-free baked spiced pear donuts whip up super fast and stay fluffy and moist. The brown sugar glaze ain’t too shabby either if I may say so myself. Grab those pears, spray a donut pan, and let’s get to eating…I mean baking!

Autumn Baking Ideas

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Spiced Pear Donuts (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

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  • Author: Katie
  • Total Time: 27 Min
  • Yield: 1214 Donuts 1x


Light, fluffy, and covered in brown sugar glaze, these easy gluten-free and dairy-free spiced pear donuts are baked to autumn perfection.


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Spiced Pear Donuts

  • 2 cups gluten-free 1:1 baking blend *can sub all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon all-spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted *can sub dairy-free butter
  • 1 large egg, room temperature *can sub 1 flax egg
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp pear extract *can sub vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk, room temperature
  • 2 medium ripe pears, diced

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup dairy-free milk

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1 1/4 cup icing sugar


Spiced Pear Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 2 donut pans with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat together the melted coconut oil, egg, pear extract (if using), and both sugars until fully combined.

  3. Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, and salt and mix until just combined.

  4. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the milk and mix until just combined. A few lumps in the batter is fine.

  5. Using a spatula hand mix the diced pears into the batter. Mix until just combined.

  6. Scoop the batter into a large pastry bag and pipe into donut pans making sure to only fill each donut cavity 1/2 full. If you do not have a pastry bag carefully spoon the batter into each donut cavity.

  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown and bounce back to the touch. Invert each pan onto a cooling rack and allow it to fully cool before glazing.

Brown Sugar Glaze

  1. In a medium pot, heat the brown sugar and milk over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Allow to boil for 4 minutes and remove from heat.

  2. Stir in the coconut oil until fully melted and smooth.

  3. With a whisk, mix in the icing sugar and salt until fully combined and smooth.

  4. Dip the top of each donut into the glaze and invert on a cooling rack to set. If the glaze gets too firm simply warm it back up and continue to dip donuts in until done. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 15 Min
  • Cook Time: 12 Min
  • Category: Donuts
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. Definitely a fall go to tradition in my kitchen… I made these last fall ..They lasted an afternoon… Coffee station is ready and waiting for this delicious pairing (pardon the pun.).. stoked for the upcoming moment with these donuts.!

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