Homemade Donuts: Regular and Gluten-Free!!

Thanks to my friend, Amber, I’m making the world’s intestines a little calmer with this gluten free donut recipe.  I can attest to the yummy-ness factor of these donuts.  Some of the best homemade ones I’ve ever had – and if she hadn’t told me, I would NEVER have guessed that she had made me the gluten-free version!!   It’s a rainy weekend in my part of the world, so this is a great family activity with yummy rewards!

 Happy Baking!!

Regular Recipe:  (gluten free subs below)

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white sugar

1 tsp salt

…1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon(although I use a full tsp.)

dash ground nutmeg(i use about 1 1/2 tsp.-makes them taste better!)

2 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 cup of milk

1 egg, beaten

1 quart oil for frying

Heat oil to 375. In a large bowl sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg . mix in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and egg until smooth. knead lightly, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface. roll out to about 1/4 inch. cut with doughnut cutter. carefully drop into oil. fry for 3 minutes(turning them over half way) or until they’re golden brown. drain on paper towels and when they are cool melt chocolate, or make a glaze to pour over.

for it to be gluten free:

replace the all-purpose flour with bob’s red mill gluten free all purpose flour.

add 1/2 tsp xanthum gum(it replaces the “elasticness” that gluten has.

Then follow the recipe. you wont need to knead it, because gf dough is super sticky. i use about another cup of GF Flour to roll it out with my hands. then i dip my doughnut cutter in the flour every time i cut out a doughnut-then it doesn’t stick to the cutter.

Thanks, Amber!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Claudia
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 17:04:33

    Who said we have to give up the things we all love. Now, how do we make really good tasting GF sugar free donuts?



  2. Brandi
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 18:52:55

    Wow! What a tasty treat! This is such a marvelous recipe! I made these extra special for a friend that also has egg and dairy allergies by using flax seed meal and coconut milk as replacements. I sprinkled these treats with sugar and cardamom, plus added some to the dough. Can you say lip smacking?



  3. thekeez
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 06:10:25

    Reblogged this on keezology and commented:
    Made this this morning with a nice spiced glaze!



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