Delicious Low-FODMAP Doughnut Holes; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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This is a simple recipe for low-FODMAP Cake Doughnut Holes that are absolutely delicious.  The recipe does not include yeast, so it is super easy (ready in under 30 minutes).  You will love how light these low-FODMAP cake doughnuts are.  They melt in your mouth!

Making doughnut ‘holes’ is a cinch compared to piping a full size doughnut, and they are so much more fun to eat.

These low-FODMAP Doughnut holes can be tossed in cinnamon-sugar, dusted with confectioner’s sugar, coated with low-FODMAP glaze, or just enjoyed plain (check out my low-FODMAP Cinnamon Bun/Rolls recipe for a simple low-FODMAP glaze).

Your whole family will go crazy over these low-FODMAP Doughnut Holes- plus they are gluten-free and dairy-free.

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Low-FODMAP Doughnut Holes; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients

Serves: 12

Yield: 20-24 doughnut holes

Prep time: 15 min

Fry time: 5-10 min

Equipment:  Deep fryer or a large deep pan for frying doughnuts

Modified from recipe by Annalise G Roberts


  • 1 & ¾ cup plus 1 tbsp Authentic Foods GF Classical Blend or your preferred low-FODMAP, gluten-free flour (this is my favorite low-FODMAP flour- see my low-FODMAP bake off blog for the reason why!)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum (if not added to your flour choice)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 7 tablespoons low-FODMAP milk (such as almond milk for dairy-free version or lactose- free milk) with 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice added
    • This creates low-FODMAP ‘buttermilk’
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Canola oil (for frying)
  • Optional toppings:


  • Combine your low-FODMAP flour, sugar, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside
  • In your large saucepan or deep fryer heat 2 or more inches of canola oil to 350°F
    • Suggest you use a thermometer to ensure this temperature is maintained
  • Using an electric mixer, with whisk attachment on medium-high speed, beat the eggs until light and frothy (this may take 2-3 minutes)
  • Add the flour mixture followed by low-FODMAP buttermilk, melted coconut oil, and vanilla
  • Beat for 1 minute at medium-low speed
  • Using a small cookie scoop form dough (it will be sticky) into small balls and drop them into the fryer
    • You don’t need to be precise, the oil will cause the dough to ‘ball up’ naturally
    • You will need to turn them slightly and allow the crust to brown so the middle will be fully cooked
    • Each batch may take around 2-3 minutes
  • Once fried, remove with a large slotted spoon and place on paper towel to drain and cool
  • After cooling, toss in your choice of cinnamon sugar or confectioner’s sugar mixture, or drizzle with low-FODMAP glaze
  • Serve immediately…so delicious!!

Comments Rating 4.75 (4 reviews)

7 Responses

      1. Looks delicious

        Is it possible to make this egg free and bake them instead and make it fully plant based? What did it cost you to make one recipe?

          1. Help with making these plant based low fod map

            Can I use a egg replacer and can I swap out the oil for something else? I want to make these whole food plant based low fod map or vegan low fod map at the very least

  1. Favorite weekend treat

    My family love these! One batch feeds our family of 4 with a few left over to snack on while prepping lunch 😉 we use our small deep fryer for these- cooking 7 or 8 at a time and they come out perfectly round, crispy on the outside yet light & cake-y on the inside!

    1. Carlynn,
      Thank you so much for your feedback! We use a small deep fryer too. It works perfectly 🙂
      Have a great day!!

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