Kinnikinnick Doughnuts Review & Giveaway

pumpkin spice doughnuts

Kinnikinnick Foods is a company based in Canada.  I love the fact that their facility is gluten free.  In fact, they even provide their employees with free gluten-free products because they are not allowed to bring gluten into the facility.

It is their strict standards that allows me to feel comfortable eating their products.  They have a large variety of gluten-free products to choose from.  Most are also dairy and many are soy and nut free.

Recently, Kinnikinnick sent me an assortment of their doughnuts because they want to get word out that they have Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts available for your fall enjoyment.

chocolate doughnuts

All of their doughnuts are good.  They taste just like doughnuts should.  They are not particularly soft, but they’re not hard either.  They are just more dense than some gluten-filled doughnuts.

My gluten-free son likes their doughnuts and they make a special treat for him when he needs one.  I keep the doughnuts in the freezer, and pull them out as needed.

The regular varieties of doughnuts are packaged in boxes.  I suppose since it is a special item, the pumpkin spice doughnuts were in a plastic package that was not as protective.  The doughnuts themselves were not harmed, but much of the glaze was broken off.  If looks are important to you or your child, you might want to keep this in mind when ordering any seasonal doughnuts.

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The Giveaway:  Kinnikinnick is giving away a doughnut assortment to one winner.  The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents.

To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the underlined title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

Leave a separate comment for each entry:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me if you have tried their doughnuts. (1 entry)
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  • Post this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or mention it in a blog post (only one entry)
      The giveaway will end on Friday October 14th at 11:00 pm eastern time.  The randomly chosen winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with an assortment of doughnuts to sample for this review.  The opinions in this post are my own.


  1. I haven’t tried these yet — can’t find them at my local grocery stores. But I’ve been jonesing for a donut lately, because we have Krispy Kremes brought to my workplace once a week. They always smell so good.

    • Linda Jennings says:

      Please enter me in the drawing and I would love to be the winner since I have not had a donut since I was diagnoised with celiac 1 1/2 years ago. Oct 15th is my 65th birthday so winning donuts would be a double celebration.

  2. Also: I follow you on the RSS.

  3. have never tried the donuts but would like to!

  4. and I read your rss feeds!

  5. I love kinnikinnick donuts, and so do my boys, but we haven’t tried the pumpkins spice ones, yet.

  6. I’m a fan of kinnikinnick on Facebook.

  7. I follow you on RSS

  8. April Rutherford says:

    I have never tried their donuts, I’ve never seen them in the store, but they look yummy!

  9. April Rutherford says:

    Also, I like Kinnikinnick on facebook.

  10. April Rutherford says:

    …And, I subscribe to your blog :).

  11. We have not tried the donuts YET, but are hoping to :)

  12. I like Kinnikinnick on FB :)

  13. My kids and I love Kinnikinnick Donuts, We have enjoyed the glazed and Cinnamon Sugar variety. So delicious. I can’t wait to try Pumkpin Spice, my all time favorite flavor….

  14. Linda:-) says:

    I love Kinnikinnick products. Their donuts are great. I’ve not tried the pumpkin spice ones yet, not sure if they are in VA or not! A little trick to warm them up and soften them– wrap loosely in a paper towel and heat in microwave for about 10 seconds or so. They come out hot and fresh tasting. The frosting will melt like a glaze. These are sooooo good.

  15. Linda:-) says:

    I have liked Kinnikinnick :-) (been a fan for years!!)

  16. Linda:-) says:

    I subscribe to your email and enjoy all the tips and info:-)

  17. juleigh miller says:

    I hope I can find these somewhere. I only really like donuts in the fall. Maybe I’m just missing our local orchard’s cider donuts.

  18. I haven’t tried any of these yet – but I do love everything and anything pumpkin!

  19. Linda:-) says:

    Posted on facebook! :-)

  20. I have never tried these doughnuts, although I would love to do so.

  21. I like Kinnikinick on Facebook.

  22. I get your emails!

  23. Cara Shelton says:

    Kinnikinnick GF doughnuts are great. So nice to feel good about giving this treat to my family. I have not tried the pumpkin ones yet. I will be hunting at my local healthfood store for them asap ;)

  24. I have tried Kinnikinnick donuts before. All of their products are great.

  25. I subscribe to your blog via email.

  26. I like Kinnikinnick on Facebook.

  27. I Love Their Donuts!! Taste like a non gf donut! I get the GF Cinnamon Donuts in my local Hannaford’s Grocery Store.

    I already subscribe to your blog, thank you for all the helpful info!!!!

    I also have already “Like” Kinnikinnick on Facebook!!

  28. Alicia Fanning says:

    We love the cinnamon and chocolate covered Kinnikinnick donuts! I have not found the pumpkin spice donuts. We would love to try them!

  29. I subscribe to this via email.

  30. Alicia Fanning says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email. It has been very helpful!

  31. These were hard for me to find, but finally found them in the secret freezer in my local grocery store. It’s a freezer section off the beaten path that has those Vegan pizzas and the Rice Dream ice cream. I LOVE them!! I have them in the freezer and use them as a treat once per week. I’ve not seen the pumpkin ones but they sound good. My favorite is the glazed, but the chocolate & cinnamon ones are good too. I do not care for them thawed, only fresh from the freezer. They do not have that grainy texture or weird after taste. They are WONDERFUL!

  32. I haven’t had a doughnut in months, even before going gluten-free. Sure would like to be able to try one. The pumpkin spice one sounds yummy!

  33. Alicia Fanning says:

    I like Kinnikinnick on FB!

  34. I have never had Kinnikinnick’s donuts or any other donuts and would love to try these, as I have had my eye on them for a while.

  35. I already subscribed to your blog and love it. :)

  36. The donuts are very good and make great snacks! Haven’t seen the pumpkin ones, but that does sound good! Leaving now to see if I have any in the freezer..

  37. I have not tried the donuts yet but they look good. And who doesn’t like a donut.

  38. Sounds like a yummy treat!

  39. I tried their cinnamon sugar donut and I really like it

  40. Shari Cox says:

    Oooh Pumpkin Spice – just what I have been craving!!!
    I tried a kinnikinnick a very long time ago – would love to try again!

  41. Shari Cox says:

    I ‘liked’ Kinnikinnick website on facebook!

  42. Shari Cox says:

    I receive your emails and love them!!!

  43. I have not tried their donuts, this is the first I have heard of them, but I am excited for my son, who has never had a donut.

  44. They look yummy!

  45. I follow you by email

  46. I liked them on Facebook

  47. Christine says:

    I have never tried their donuts, but would love to!!

  48. Liked Kinnikinnick on Facebook

  49. Christine says:

    I subscribe to this blog via email

  50. Christine says:

    I liked Kinnikinnick on Facebook

  51. Christine says:

    I posted this giveaway on Facebook

  52. Michelle W says:

    We have only tried the vanilla glazed. My son loves them!!!

  53. Michelle W says:

    I liked Kinnikinnick on Facebook. Thanks!

  54. I really like the cinnamon ones! Perfect heated with a little vanilla ice cream as dessert.

  55. I posted this on Facebook!

  56. bridget says:

    I subscribe to your emails

  57. Also, I’m an email subscriber to your blog.

  58. Kimberly Baham says:

    We have tried all of their donuts except pumpkin spice (which I am now dying to try) and LOVE them…they will allow my daughter to participate in a school event called donuts with dad as she can just bring her own, she picked the cinnamon sugar ones!

  59. Kimberly Baham says:

    I liked Kinnikinnick on facebook!

  60. Kimberly Baham says:

    I already subscribe to your blog via email which is how I found out about this giveaway :)

  61. Kimberly Baham says:

    I shared this deal on my facebook page

  62. Corrine says:

    I liked Kinnikinnick on facebook

  63. Corrine says:

    I subscribed to the blog via RSS on

  64. Corrine says:

    I have reposted this giveaway on facebook

  65. Chris L says:

    I liked Kinnikinnick on Facebook! And will share on my Inner Garden Path Health and Wellness FB page. Haven’t tried their products yet. Would certainly like too. I miss the occasional doughnut as a treat, especially anything with maple on it. Yum!

  66. Corrine says:

    I love Kinnikinnick donuts! The cinnamon are my favorite. The donuts have good texture and flavor. They are usually sold out in the stores and I am lucky to find a box every few months.

  67. Allison says:

    I’ve never tried the doughnuts, but would love to.

  68. I love the chocolate donuts from Kinnikinnick. I sometimes soften them up with about 15 seconds in the microwave.

    I receive your postings via email.

  69. I ‘like’ Kinnikinnick on Facebook

  70. I already receive your emails

  71. I have tried Kinnikinnick Doughnuts and think they are really good. Haven’t tried the Pumpkin yet, but would like to.

  72. I subscribe to your email and follwo you on Facebook.

  73. Alexis Salerno says:

    I subscribe through email.

  74. I will like Kinnikinnick on Facebook

  75. Elizabeth says:

    I would love, love, love, to try some! They look delicious!!

  76. Alexis Salerno says:

    I have tried their Doughnuts before. My kids really like them. Would love to try the pumpkin ones.

  77. I buy the Kinnikinnick chocolate donuts and take one with me to bowling. That way I have a yummy donut to have with my tea just like the rest of the league.

  78. LISA MARIE says:

    Love their products!

  79. LISA MARIE says:

    Follow you by email

  80. LISA MARIE says:

    Like Kinnikinnick on FB

  81. LISA MARIE says:

    Posted on FB!

  82. Stephanie says:

    We’ve tried these and we really like them. I will have to look for the pumpkin ones–my son would be thrilled!!

  83. Stephanie says:

    I like Kinnikinnick on Facebook

  84. Saunya says:

    I’ve tried and like the chocolate donuts…would love to try the pumpkin.

  85. SO YUMMY!!! I buy them only for special times. But I have to drive more than 25 miles to get them. I find them in the frozen area of the GF section.

  86. Jen Bradford says:

    I brought these to my son’s birthday party! Liked them on facebook!

  87. We have tried their chocolate donuts- delish! I think the texture is a lot like the old fashioned sour cream donuts, at least as I remember them……

  88. I already “like” Kinnikinnick on FB

  89. I already subscribe to your blog on RSS.

  90. noreen says:

    These doughnuts are amazing! They are our go to product when we are going to a party and the kids need a special treat! I get emails from you (and love them!!) And I liked and posted on fb!!

  91. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE these donuts!! They make the gluten free lifestyle a little bit brighter!! My favorite are the cinnamon sugar!

  92. Jennifer says:

    I already subscribe. :-)

  93. Eloise says:

    I would love to win some donuts that are gluten free…

  94. Melissa D says:

    We love K’s chocolate donuts! Can’t wait to try pumpkin spice!

  95. Melissa D says:

    Liked Kinnikinnick on FB!

  96. Melissa D says:

    I’m also an e-mail follower!

  97. Tdputman says:

    We have tried the cinnamon sugar and the glazed. They are a life saver for my son who loves donuts!

  98. Erica W says:

    Oh, MAN, do those look YUUUUUMMMYYYYYY!!!!

  99. Tried them and loved them…. With a hot cup of tea the cinnamon ones are perfect on a cold windy day!

  100. Erica W says:

    We have never tried those and my kids would FLIP to try them… they say one of the things they miss most are the donuts we used to have every so often. I can’t even let them see this page or they will be begging me to find them!! LOL

  101. I have never tried their doughnuts before, but they look delicious!

  102. I’m subscribed to your e-mails :)

  103. I also like Kinnikinnick on facebook.

  104. I’ve tried their doughnuts and LOVE the chocolate variety!

  105. I already subscribe to your blog via reader.

  106. Just the other day I was so tempted to pick up a package but I wondered how good they would be. Thanks for the review! Now I have to head down to the store. . .

  107. And I read your posts in my email!

  108. Kathleen says:

    I have not tried these doughnuts, but would love to win some.

  109. Kathleen says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  110. Kathleen says:

    I “liked” Kinnikinnick on Facebook.

  111. I love Kinnikinnick doughnuts! My favorite are the cinnamon ones. They have improved the recipe over the yrs and now my kids love them too!

  112. I “like” Kinnikinnick on fb!

  113. I have not tried these doughnuts but they look great. I love that Kinnikinnick cares so much about people that are GF and their facility is so dedicated. I “Like” them on fb and have subscribed to your blog via email.

  114. I terribly miss donuts since being gluten-free, and even before since they are not the same as they were 30 years ago (before bleached flour, hydrogenated oil, etc), and they are time consumig to make. I think I might splurge in my budget and try some of these. Kinnikinnick donuts! Or maybe I will win and get to try some free.

  115. Janine Granquist says:

    We love the donuts. My mom buys them whenever we go to the health food store that carries them. She heats them up in the microwave before eating, to help make them soft(er). Yes, little on the heavy side, but pretty good :)

    Thanks for the contest.

  116. Marci Chang says:

    I love their donuts! My favorite is the glazed. Sadly, budget wise I have not been able to enjoy them recently. :-(
    I am going to like them on Facebook too!

  117. Lynda Milner says:

    I’ve tried the Cinnamon Classic style donuts – very yummy! Would love to be considered to win the GF assortment :)

  118. Fran Kozicki says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  119. Fran Kozicki says:

    I like Kinnininnick on Facebook.

  120. laura ramalingam says:

    I liked kinnikinnick on their web site!

  121. I haven’t tried them yet…

  122. I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  123. Colleen M. says:

    I would love to be a winner as I have never tried these! I MISS glazed donuts since I went GF.

  124. Colleen M. says:

    I subscribe to you via email.

  125. I have tried some of these doughnuts and they are delicious!

  126. Allison Hardman says:

    We love Kinnikinnik donuts and other goodies. In fax, my son was asking for donuts this morning, but we are out. I do wish they would me out with a donut that is like a gluten glazed donuts, so light and fluffy. I tried another brand that claimed to have one, but it wasn’t. My 3 boys and I are all gluten free.

  127. Allison Hardman says:

    Also, I get your updates via email and I ‘liked’ kinnikinnik on Facebook.

  128. I subscribe to your site. My son is new to the gluten free idea of feeling better. We will have to look for these in Alaska, but I doubt that we will find them here.l

  129. Andrea Cortani says:

    I love Kinnikinnick Doughnuts! They are delicious! I was actually just talking to a friend of mine about them this morning.

  130. Andrea Cortani says:

    I subscribe to your blog via e-mail.

  131. Andrea Cortani says:

    I like kinnikinnick on facebook

  132. I have not tried their doughnuts yet, but am looking forward to trying them…they look delicious.

  133. I already “like” Kinnikinnick on facebook.

  134. I already subscribe to the blog by email.

  135. I posted the contest on facebook.

  136. elyseelyse says:

    hi, we love love, love them! i remember years ago in columbus, ohio, they would ome to the gluten free gang’s convention. we’ve been know to look for the chocolate ones in three health food stores. thanks, elyse

  137. Rita Wagstaff says:

    I love Kinnikinnick products but they are difficult to find in my area. Doughnuts are a rare treat. Pumkin spice doughnuts sound divine. If I had some pumpkin spice doughnuts I would hoard them and not share them. I would probably cry with pleasure.

  138. Jeanne Leder says:

    I love getting your blog by e-mail! And I love Kinnikinnick donuts! My favorite is the Maple Frosted ones. I have to request at my favorite store to have them ordered! I’ll look for the pumpkin ones!

  139. My son loves the Kinnikinnick doughnuts! Would love to try the pumpkin spice! Thanks!

  140. Linda, you have been tagged in the Liebster Blog Award! Congratulations!

  141. I absolutely love doughnuts but can’t eat them due to becoming lactose intolerant. I’m definitely going to explore the Kinnikinnick Foods doughnuts!

  142. Jennifer says:

    I’ve never tried any GF donuts but would welcome the opportunity!

  143. Jennifer says:

    I already like Kinnikinnick on FB.

  144. I haven’t tried them, but I miss donuts so bad!

  145. Michelle says:

    I have tried their donuts but have not had the pumpkin variety…yet!!

  146. Michelle says:

    Already “like” kinnikinnick on FB

  147. Michelle says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  148. I subscribe to your blog

  149. I have tried Kinnikinnick donuts but not the pumpkin flavor….sounds good.

  150. I had my first taste of their donuts at our Celiac Disease Awareness walk two weeks ago. They are amazing! I would love to win the assortment. My favorite one is the cinnamon and sugar.

  151. I have never seen the Kinnikinnick Doughnuts anywhere locally. I would love, love, love to try them. I have purchased Kinnikinnick flour mix and love it. This is my ‘go to’ mix for burger buns. I hope I win so I can try them.

  152. Janis S. says:

    I haven’t had their donuts, haven’t seen them in the stores.

  153. Janis S. says:

    I subscribe to your emails.

  154. Janis S. says:

    I shared this giveaway on facebook.

  155. Kim Ledford-Burley says:

    I have tried the Kinnikinnick donuts are they are very good

  156. Kim Ledford-Burley says:

    I like Kinnikinnick on fb

  157. Kim Ledford-Burley says:

    I subscribe to your emails

  158. I haven’t tried the doughnuts but would like to!

  159. I subscribe!

  160. I like kinnikinnick on facebook.

  161. I shared this on facebook.

  162. Judy F says:

    I haven’t tried the donuts yet but they look so yummy, i definitely will buy them. It’s always time for donuts!

  163. Rebecca Manley says:

    I subscribed to your blog on Google.

  164. Rebecca Manley says:

    I liked Kinnikinnick on Facebook

  165. Rebecca Manley says:

    I love the donuts, have tried the cinnamon and the glazed. I would love to get my hands on a pumpkin one but I havent seen them anywhere.

  166. Cara Goedecke says:

    I have had the chance to taste a bit of the chocolate and cinnamon raisin doughnuts, but I have never actually had a whole one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  167. Cara Goedecke says:

    I follow RSS.

  168. Cara Goedecke says:

    I “like” Kinnikinnik” on FB.

  169. I love these donuts and so does my son!!!!

  170. I follow your blog by e-mail and love it!!! Your blog is my favorite GF blog!

  171. Katie Miglore says:

    I would love to win this since I have never tried these doughnuts! Plus I love doughnuts and miss them lots :)

  172. Kari Grogan says:

    I love their bread. Can’t wait to try the doughnuts!

  173. marina says:

    we havent tried them but we’ll be picking soe up this weekend

  174. Karin Goodman says:

    My GF son and I like the cinnamon & sugar doughnuts, would love to try the pumpkin ones1

  175. These look MOUTHWATERING! We have MANY patients with several different food allergies, this would be a great treat to share with them! Our fingers are crossed that we win these scrumptious treats, as many know it is hard to find a good GF doughnut! We are subscribers and will certainly spread the word about this giveaway!

  176. I have not tried their doughnuts, but would like to.

  177. I am subscriber.

  178. I have not tried their doughnuts but may now. It is nice to hear that they have a dedicated facility.

  179. I am a follower on RSS.

  180. Jesica says:

    Thes look so amazing!

  181. Jesica says:

    I like kinnikinnick on FB!

  182. Jesica says:

    I suscribe via email!

  183. Michaela says:

    My not gluten free kids love these as much as my gluten free one does. We don’t have the pumpkin ones anywhere around here though. We would love to try them!

  184. Michaela says:

    I like Kinnikinnick on facebook

  185. Brenna Kater, Oceanskater says:

    I’ve tried some of them, but not all of them. What a fun giveaway!

  186. Brenna Kater, Oceanskater says:

    I liked the Facebook page.

  187. Brenna Kater, Oceanskater says:

    I subscribe on RSS.

  188. Brenna Kater, Oceanskater says:

    I also posted on my Facebook profile :)

  189. Have never tried the donuts. In fact, have just been diagnosed with Celiac and am very sad about the no doughnut thing at this time of year so this looks SO GOOD!

  190. I like Kinnikinnick on Facebook

  191. I subscribe to the newsletter via email

  192. Shared giveaway on Facebook!

  193. Kimberly says:

    I have purchased for my husband a number of frozen glazed gluten-free donuts :D we discovered them a few months ago, and I was hesitant to buy them because they were like six bucks a box for six small donuts – but they’re really really delicious. My husband loves them, and they were his first gluten-free donuts.

  194. Kimberly says:

    I have posted this to my Facebook (husband will be thrilled we can possibly order some)

  195. Kimberly says:

    I have ‘liked the facebook page for Kinnikinnick.

  196. Sure do miss doughnuts…….would love to give them a try. Thanks

  197. Karesha says:

    I haven’t tried these doughnuts. I always look at them when I’m at the health food atore but have not purchased yet

  198. Karesha says:

    I subscribe via rss

  199. margaret kramer says:

    I’m a fan of all things “Kinnikinnick”….but the donuts are my special treat! I live in Alberta, Canada and had the opportunity to visit the Kinnikinnick Bakery a few years ago. I was newly diagnosed & had heard I could find some great GF baking products at their store. We were greeted with a table of their White cake samples – delicious – and I found the supplies I needed to make my GF cooking and baking
    successful. So when their Donuts arrived in our local health food store I was delighted…they are soooo good! My husband and I winter in Arizona, so it’s great to find these products there as well!

  200. I’m subscribed to your site here (and love all the cool companies you review, trying new pricey GF products feels less scary when I know someone else likes them)

  201. Cyndy Bunn says:

    I’d LOVE to try these donuts–so much better for you than DD’s! I follow you on Google reader.

  202. Stephanie Tsouloufis says:

    I have looked at them them in the freezer case more times than I can count, but not tries them yet.

  203. Ali Williams says:

    Hi Linda, I hope you feel better. I liked them on FB and subscribed and posted contest on FB!! I can’t remember the last time I had a doughnut…I guess it’s been over a year. I would love to try them and I love your site!! Hugs, Ali

  204. I liked Kinnikinnick on Facebook

  205. I posted about this giveaway on my Facebook page.

  206. I live in New Brunswick, Canada and have not seen the Kinnikinnick brand in any of the Loblaw Stores that we have here, but I am sure they are in the larger cities like Halifax. I would really like to have the opportunity to try gluten free products that are made here and it is good to know that there are more and more companies jumping into the gluten free market here. I normally get my products across the border when I make my semi-weekly trip to Maine.

    Thanks Linda for the great giveaways.

  207. I subscribe to Linda’s blog via e-mail.

  208. Mmmm, doughnuts. I miss them! (And haven’t tried these.)

  209. My 6 year old daughter Elena loves Kinnikinnick cookies, but we’ve never bought the doughouts. As a matter of fact, she has never eaten a doughnut in her life. I would love to introduce her to these! I’ll have to see if I can find them.

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  211. Subscribed via email!!

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Kinnikinnick Doughnuts – Review & Giveaway

If you’re not familiar with Kinnikinnick Foods, their mission statement is:

To provide Celiacs, people with Autism and other people with special dietary requirements with an uncontaminated, risk free source of food products.  To provide our customers with food that actually looks and tastes Great.

Their products are produced in dedicated gluten, wheat, and nut free facilities that use soy, eggs and sesame seeds. I found their video on the importance of dedicated gluten-free facilities and equipment interesting.  In it they simply show us a high speed waffle line that they purchased used and had to clean.  It took them four weeks to remove all traces of gluten.  You can see in the video how much gluten can be found on various parts of the equipment.  They took the equipment apart to clean it—something that is not done when a company uses shared equipment.  Many of the areas cannot easily be cleaned, yet are close to if not actually in contact with the food.  You can also find the video on the Kinnikinnick Foods website.

For the Valentine’s season,Kinnikinnick is offering the above pictured cinnamon apple doughnuts which are gluten, dairy, soy, and nut free.  They are available until February 28th and only through their website or by calling toll free 1-877-503-4466.

Kinnikinnick sent me a sampling of their doughnut varieties.  These apple cinnamon doughnuts may be more dense than their gluten-containing counterparts, but they have that doughnut flavor along with the cinnamon and a hint of apple.  Gluten-free son and I both liked them, and my sweet-toothed son did everything he could to talk me into giving him one, which I did.  He thought they were pretty good, and he’s a gluten eater.  The doughnuts are small, about 3 inches in diameter and come 6 to a package.

Don’t expect a gluten-free doughnut to be exactly like a big soft gluten-filled doughnut.  But if doughnuts are something you really miss, these are good.  You can look for Kinnikinnick in the frozen section of health food stores and the frozen health food section of some regular grocery stores.  I have seen them at Giant.  There is a store locator on their web site or you can order directly from them. 

Kinnikinnick also offers other gluten-free (and dairy free) products such as breads, cookies, mixes, cooking/baking products and more.

Kinnikinnick Doughnuts
The Giveaway
One winner will receive an assortment of Kinnikinnick doughnuts similar to the one pictured above.  To enter you must have a ship to addresses in Canada, the Continental US, Alaska or Hawaii, and you must leave a comment on this post.  If you receive this post by email, you need to click over to my blog and leave a comment.  Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Please include an email address in your first comment.  Up to four entries per person:

  • Tell me what kind of doughnut you miss the most.
  • Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email (or tell me you already do)
  • Like me on Facebook (or tell me you already do)
  • Follow me on Twitter (or tell me you already do)

The giveaway will end on Friday, February 11th at 11:00 p.m. eastern time.  After the winner is contacted, I will announce the winner on my Facebook page.

Disclaimer:  Kinnikinnick provided me with the above pictured doughnuts free of charge.  The opinions in this post are my own.


  1. Oh! Don't get me started on what kind of donuts I miss the most. The powdered donuts are what comes to mind right now!

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  3. I already 'like' you on facebook.

  4. I already follow you on Twitter.

  5. I miss maple bars the most. But really, any donut is a delicous donut.

  6. I follow your RSS feed. Also: old-fashioned, with the crusty white icing.

  7. Aaaand I just added you on Twitter. How about a really, really hot & fresh Krispy Kreme, where the donut is squishy but the icing is already crunchy-hard.

    (I haven't had a donut in over 5 years. I'm kind of torturing myself here.)

  8. Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free says:

    I miss either long johns with custard or apple fritters the most. I was such a sucker for donuts during my gluten days

  9. Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  10. Canadian Twentysomething says:

    I miss double chocolate donuts from Tim Horton's SO much.

    I've been trying to get up the nerve to attempt making my own donuts. But I feel if I succeed..that's a dangerous skill to have.

  11. cooperkelly4 says:

    I would love to try these! There were these bavarian filled triangle donuts from a local doghnut shop~yum

  12. cooperkelly4 says:

    Or my other fsavorite, boston creme!
    I flolw your rss feed

  13. Canadian Twentysomething says:

    I follow you on Twitter! (@CDN20something)

  14. Canadian Twentysomething says:

    I subscribe to your posts!

  15. I would LOVE to try some Kinnikinnick donuts. I have seen them at the store, but hadn't worked up the nerve to buy them.

  16. I follow your RSS feeed

  17. Anonymous says:

    I already like you on Facebook!

  18. Tamara Lea says:

    I already subscribe to your blog through an RSS feed to my google reader

  19. Tamara Lea says:

    I now like you on facebook…………..

  20. Tamara Lea says:

    Forgive me if this is a duplicate…. I'm having trouble seeing my comment.

    The donut I miss most is the eclair, but I also miss the old fashioned and the powdered (filled with raspberry or lemon – YUM!!!!!!!!

  21. Tamara Lea says:

    I now follow you on Twitter.

    tamaraleacooks at gmail dot com

  22. Anonymous says:

    I miss cream filled chocolate topped donuts the most!


  23. Anonymous says:

    I already "like" you on facebook!


  24. Anonymous says:

    And I already subscribe to your feed via email!

  25. Noelle says:

    I miss the chocolate cake donut — noellsky (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. Anonymous says:

    I miss raspberry filled powdered donuts! Kayla

  27. Anonymous says:

    I already subscribe to your feed via email. :-)

  28. Anonymous says:

    I also like you on FB. :-)

  29. I've tried these donuts and liked them, too. I miss the raised donut bars with maple frosting.

  30. I've tried the vanilla iced donuts before, but my local health food store doesn't carry the other varieties (the downside of living in a smallish place). Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. Oh, forgot to say I missed the boston creme donuts. I don't do facebook but I do follow you on rss feeds.

  32. Stephanie says:

    I just plain miss donuts! I loved the chocolate sprinkle kind the best, but was usually up for anything!

    I've tried kinnikinnick donuts before – the chocolate kind – and really enjoyed them. I drizzled them with some additional chocolate syrup and sprinkles.

    Personally, I prefer homemade, but who has time to make donuts? These are a great treat to keep in the freezer!

    stef_ray at hotmail dot com

  33. Stephanie says:

    Subscribe to the blog :)

  34. Stephanie says:

    Also follow on FB

  35. Susannah says:

    Yum yum! I miss the glazed doughnuts the most probably…although any doughnut sounds good right now! :)


    susannahr (at) rocketmail (dot) com

  36. Susannah says:

    I already follow :)

  37. I love your emails!! am a subscriber. I sincerely miss a light and airy glazed donut.

  38. marshowl says:

    I miss lemon filled donuts the most.

  39. marshowl says:

    I already subscribe via email.

  40. I follow you via emails.

  41. I saw these donuts in the freezer of Sprouts just this past week. I like the apple spice donuts, so their special donuts would be the ones for me!

  42. Kimberly_S says:

    I miss good old fashioned cake doughnuts. YUM— dipped in coffee? Heavenly. :) Cheers! Kimberly

  43. Kimberly_S says:

    I subscribe to your RSS Feed

  44. Kimberly_S says:

    I follow you on twitter (under my business account, Bluma Bakery :). Great Giveaway!

  45. GF on the Island says:

    I like you on Facebook!!

  46. GF on the Island says:

    I really miss Boston Cream Donuts! Would love to try some Kinnikinnick GF Donuts as I have seen them in some stores but haven't gotten up the courage to try them!

  47. kathy w says:

    I miss glazed donuts the most.

  48. GF on the Island says:

    I already get your emails and have to say I look forward to them as I enjoy them alot and learn alot from them and your blog.


  49. kathy w says:

    I subscribe to your emails.

  50. GF on the Island says:

    I already follow you on Twitter!!


  51. Anonymous says:

    I miss fresh doughnuts right out of the fryer at my Grandpa's doughnut shop; especially the old fashioned cake kind with chocolate frosting. I already subscribe to your emails my addy is

  52. Cyndi in BC says:

    I miss boston cream filled doughnuts. :) I'm already following you on twitter, facebook and the rss feed.

  53. Cyndi in BC says:

    I miss boston cream filled doughnuts. :) I'm already following you on twitter, facebook and the rss feed. my email is: dhjdesignstudio @

  54. Linda C says:

    I think I miss maple bars the most…especially on Sunday mornings.

  55. Linda C says:

    I already like you on Facebook.

  56. Linda C says:

    I subscribe to your rss feed.

  57. Linda C says:

    I now follow you on Twitter.

  58. Melissa says:

    My celiac daughter loves these donuts! She misses Krispy Kreme, but these are a great substitute!

  59. Melissa says:

    I am also an e-mail subscriber!

  60. Maeveyblue says:

    I miss simple Thai sugar donuts. But these in maple glaze are awesome and the cinnamon… yum.

    Following you by email…

  61. Melissa says:

    I follow you on Facebook too!!

  62. I miss Krispy Kreme glazed donuts. The "Hot & Now" sign is killing me now that I'm Gluten Free!

  63. Now following you on Facebook!

  64. I miss plain raised, glazed donuts the most. Pillowy soft and yeasty….oh, and I also miss the Vanilla Kreme filled donuts from Dunkin Donuts. Sigh.

  65. I subscribe by email.

  66. And I liked you on FB months ago :-)

  67. Cathy N says:

    I miss our local bakery's apple cider rings. YUM

  68. Cathy N says:

    I Like you on facebook

  69. Cathy N says:

    I follow on Twitter

  70. Cathy N says:

    I'm a subscriber!

  71. Jenilee says:

    I miss Krispy Kreme! just a good old plain glazed donut. :)

    mommygoodwin3 at yahoo com

  72. Jenilee says:

    I follow with GFC

  73. Jenilee says:

    I follow on twitter


  74. Jenilee says:

    I like on facebook!

  75. Jonatha says:

    I would love to win these for my daughter. She has a huge sweet tooth and doughnuts have left a gap in her gluten free life. She isn't picky- anything with sugar will do ;)

  76. Jonatha says:

    I subscribe via Reader :)

  77. Jonatha says:

    I also follow you on facebook! Thank you!

  78. Glazed donuts. The thought of how much I miss them makes me want to cry. For real.

  79. I follow you via RSS –

  80. I follow you on twitter. @dazeofadventure

  81. I already like you on facebook. :) These donuts are deemed to be mine. I hope.

  82. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather says:

    I'd have to go with maple bars… classic and delicious!

  83. Lewyville says:

    i like u on fb

  84. Laurel says:

    We LOVE the kinnikinnick doughnuts here!! YUM!

  85. Laurel says:

    We "like" you on Facebook :)

  86. leakysink says:

    Well…I've never met a donut that I didn't like, but I always seemed to gravitate towards chocolate cake with chocolate icing and apple fritters. Ooooooohh and the chocolate bavarian cream filled ones with choc. frosting! YUMMMMMM!! :-b

  87. leakysink says:

    I just signed up for email. :c)

  88. leakysink says:

    I already and really "Like" you on facebook. ( :-b

  89. leakysink says:

    I don't have a twitter account, but I would "follow" you if I did! 8-)

  90. Sharae Peterson says:

    My son and I always have the maple variety on hand and we love them and he's not even GF!! (

  91. Anonymous says:

    My all time favorite was a chocolate kruller from dunkin donuts. I lived on those in my early twenties! Sharon

  92. Anonymous says:

    I like you on fb sharon

  93. Anonymous says:

    I subscribe to your email. Sharon

  94. I miss Krispy Kremes Lemon Filled donuts!!!

  95. I "like" you on FB! :)

  96. Lisa Whitaker says:

    I would have to say that I like Boston Cream the best. THough I am pretty grateful for Kinnkinnick Donuts. My kids LOVE them.

  97. Lisa Whitaker says:

    I already subscribe to your RSS and Email.

  98. Lisa Whitaker says:

    I already follow your tweets.

  99. Lisa Whitaker says:

    I also already like you on Facebook and enjoy reading your comments! :-).

  100. Anonymous says:

    I miss long john donuts!

  101. Anonymous says:

    I follow you on FB!


  102. Cherian says:

    I miss old fashioned sour cream donuts!

  103. Cherian says:

    Already "like " you on facebook

  104. Cherian says:

    Follow your blog

  105. Anonymous says:

    I miss Chocolate-Pudding-Filled Donuts with white icing on top the most!

  106. Anonymous says:

    I already subscribe to your blog via email — love it!

  107. Adrian Leung says:

    You're already Liked by me on Facebook and I subscribe to your emails!

  108. Heather says:

    My celiac son would LOVE these!

  109. Heather says:

    I subscribe to your e-mails.

  110. Patricia says:

    I already subscribe to your email.

  111. Patricia says:

    I really miss the apple fritter.
    they were soooo good. Kinnikinnick does make good products though.

  112. Anonymous says:

    Ugh! I really miss the powdered sugar cream filled ones! *sob*

  113. I really miss the powdered sugar cream filled ones.

  114. I already subscribe to the rss feed and email

  115. I already like you on Facebook.

  116. Even though I don't use twitter, I am now following you on it!

  117. inchworm13 says:

    oh my theses look so delicious. it would makemy day to win these

  118. Carrie Elsass says:

    I just like plain cake doughnuts best!

  119. Carrie Elsass says:

    I subscribe via email

  120. Carrie Elsass says:

    I like you on FB

  121. I already follow you on FB :)

  122. dragonmooncreations says:

    Donuts are all yummy to me. But my son would LOVE to be able to have chocolate donuts :)

  123. ~The Mangos~ says:

    any Kind would be good after being GF for so long.


    thanks for the give a way,

  124. Jessie says:

    I sooooo miss maple bars.


  125. Jessie says:

    I follow your RSS

  126. Jessie says:

    I "like" your FB page and I really do like the nightly dinner posts. :) I recently refered those posts to a friend who just found out she can't eat gluten.

  127. Jessie says:

    Found you on twitter too!

  128. My Little Warriors says:

    I miss the apple fritters and just the plain doughnuts. But i do not miss the way the wheat and gluten in them make me feel! GF doughnuts would be fabulous!
    Thanks for posting all these great recipes!

  129. OnlyByHisGrace says:

    I miss the white cake donuts with white frosting and rainbow sprinkles from Winchell's the most.

  130. OnlyByHisGrace says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

  131. OnlyByHisGrace says:

    I like you on facebook too! Thanks so much!

  132. Tasty Eats At Home says:

    Donuts aren't the number one thing i miss on a gf diet, but i do miss those old fashioned sour cream cake donuts. Yum.

  133. Gluten Free Gal says:

    I miss long john donuts and glazed donuts the most and jelly rolls! Thanks for the giveaway!

  134. Gluten Free Gal says:

    I am a subscriber on RSS.

  135. Gluten Free Gal says:

    I like you on facebook!

  136. cheryl says:

    Mmmm chocolate doughnuts

  137. cheryl says:

    Coconut coated are great

  138. cheryl says:

    Im going to use gluten free pancake mix to make fried popovers, do i hear chocolate coated???

  139. cheryl says:

    I subscribe by email

  140. Lisa R. says:

    I think I miss gool ol' chocolate glazed donuts the most.

  141. Lisa R. says:

    I subscribe by e-mail as well.

  142. Lisa R. says:

    I follow you on FB!

  143. The Joy Of Life says:

    I miss old fashioned cake doughnuts the most. I like you and RSS.

  144. Elaine says:

    I miss cake doughnuts with chocolate icing, cinnamon twists & pudding filled doughnuts with chocolate icing.

    elainer at

  145. Elaine says:

    I already get your emails.

  146. Elaine says:

    I already follow you on Twitter.

  147. I miss chocholate glazed donuts! Mmmm. :(

  148. Thayne, Brandy and kiddo's says:

    I was never a HUGE donut fan, but I did LOVE chocolate glazed donuts! Mmmmmm, my mouth is watering!

  149. Thayne, Brandy and kiddo's says:

    I like you on facebook!

  150. Mrsfoots says:

    I already subscribe to your wonderful emails.
    I miss the doughnuts with jelly in the middle and icing and sprinkles on the top

  151. Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free says:

    Doughnuts used to be a major temptation to me, when I was young and didn't think I should avoid all that sugar…and gluten. There's not anything else that smells or tastes quite the same. Now that I'm older and wiser, what a treat it would be to have some gluten-free doughnuts!

  152. jencroley says:

    Oh how I miss vanilla doughnuts with vanilla icing and rainbow sprinkles. I can make gluten free ones, but they are just not quite as good.


  153. I miss the apple donuts we used to get when we went apple picking. Fortunately, Kinnikinnick comes through, as usual! :)

  154. I follow with RSS Feed!

  155. Followed on Twitter

  156. And liked on Facebook! :)

  157. Anonymous says:

    Hi Linda. Follow you on twitter. We really miss chocolate glazed donuts!


  158. Palila says:

    Ooh, I miss crullers. And lemon custard-filled doughnuts. palila at gmail

  159. Palila says:

    And I get the rss feed. palila at gmail

  160. Anonymous says:

    I liked you on facebook!

  161. Anonymous says:

    I like you on fb and follow your rss!

  162. Martine says:

    I miss the old fashion glazed donuts.

  163. Martine says:

    I liked you on facebook. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  164. Martine says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  165. withoutadornment says:

    I miss Tim Horton's sour cream glazed doughnuts the most!

  166. withoutadornment says:

    I have you in my google reader!

  167. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    I miss French crullers the most :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  168. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    Already subscribed to The Gluten-Free Homemaker in reader

  169. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    Already following @gfhomemaker on Twitter

  170. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    I already Like The Gluten-Free Homemaker on Facebook

  171. Amber K says:

    I "like" you on Facebook. I'm subscribed to you by e-mail. I am not on Twitter.

    I really miss maple-glazed doughnuts. These Kinnikinnick doughnuts look delicious!!

  172. Anonymous says:

    Oh my goodness, I've tried their donuts before and they are to Die For!! And yes, we are friends on facebook, and I received your emails too! Thank you for all your emails and facebook post.
    Please send some donuts my way.
    Helemarie Reavis

  173. 614ae676-347c-11e0-8d71-000bcdcb2996 says:

    Oh how I miss krispy kreme doughnuts. The soft fluffy glazed doughnuts with chocolate icing, and the powdered doughnuts with cream in the middle. yum! Would love to win this giveaway and eat some yummy doughnuts! And by th way i am subscribed to your rss feed and like you on facebook :)

  174. Jamie S says:

    Oh how I miss krispy kreme doughnuts. The soft fluffy glazed doughnuts with chocolate icing, and the powdered doughnuts with cream in the middle. yum! Would love to win this giveaway and eat some yummy doughnuts! And by th way i am subscribed to your rss feed and like you on facebook :)

    (sorry for double posting, i signed in with the wrong thing the first time)

  175. tbonecats says:

    I miss my plain glazed donuts and the ones that had a bit of creme in the middle.

  176. tbonecats says:

    I'm a fan on facebook.

  177. mom2calebnmicah says:

    We miss blueberry and chocolate cake donuts, sprinkle donuts, filled donuts, glazed donuts. Okay…we just plain miss donuts!

    We like you on facebook, too!

  178. tbonecats says:

    I subscribe to your feed via email.

  179. Anonymous says:

    No gluten free donuts available anywhere close to where I live – I really miss all flavors – even the plain ….Will gladly take some off your hands please :)

  180. BeckyD says:

    I miss the flavored cake donuts – like pumpkin, or blueberry, or cherry.
    I buy Kinnikinnick donuts for my son for special occasions. We can only have the cinnamon sugar ones though, because those are the only ones without corn. (he also has a corn allergy.) If it's been a while since you've had a donut, and if you warm these a little, they really hit the donut spot!
    I follow you on Facebook!

  181. I miss all doughnuts… but I love cake donuts… and I am pregnant now, so I am craving them…. will have to go to whole foods and get some Kinnikinnick Foods donuts.

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