Think of this collection of gluten free donuts as a way to flex our gluten free baking muscles in the lead up to Gluten Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread. … more
Think of this collection of gluten free donuts as a way to flex our gluten free baking muscles in the lead up to Gluten Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread. Chapter 6 (Rolls and Other Shaped Breads: Smaller Breads Shaped into Bagels, Rolls, English Muffins, Knots, and Hoagies), in particular, brings you Monkey Bread, an updated version of Glazed Yeast-Raised Donuts, Cinnamon Sticky Buns, Hawaiian Rolls, oh, and Hot Cross Buns. To name a few. There are two yeasted donut recipes in this collage, and, well, they’re worth it. But I understand if you want to stick with the other recipes below and save up your yeast-baking for Chapter 6 (and Chapter 7, and Chapter 5, and Chapter 4 …). Where I live, this weekend is promising to be rather dreary. And I plan to wake it up! With donuts, of course. What else?
[If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know the drill with the clickable collage, but just in case—hover over each photo for the recipe title, then click the picture to open a new window with that post and the entire recipe]
Here’s a 10¢ tour of these 6 gluten free donut recipes, and a few words to say what I love about each of them (remember—all the links are above):
Gluten Free Chocolate-Glazed Donuts from Quick & Easy: This donut recipe took forEVER to get right, and then it was so right it made it to the cover of the cookbook. Rich and chocolatey, but still so quick and easy to throw together. Especially when you have a little mini donut machine!
Paleo Donuts: Made with heart-healthy almond flour and absolutely no starches or other fillers, these are for my Paleo and Paleo-curious friends (count me among the latter category).
Gluten Free Chocolate Cream-Filled Yeast-Raised Donuts: They’re yeasted, so it’s kind of a production but c’mon. They’re filled with chocolate cream.
Gluten Free Yeast-Raised Glazed Donuts: A personal favorite of mine, these plain yeasted glazed donuts will have you saying “Dunkin … Who?” Nice try Dunkin Donuts, but those gluten free things you sell? Not donuts.
Gluten Free Maple Blueberry Donuts with a Lemon Glaze: Another baked gluten free donut, these are a bit more complex in flavor. The lightly sweet fresh (or frozen) blueberries are set off perfectly by the pure maple syrup baked right into the donut, not to mention the fresh lemon glaze. Donut perfection!
Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts: If you’ve gone to the orchard (or a street fair, or just walked down the street this fall), you’ve smelled apple cider donuts. Thought you couldn’t have them, now that you’re gluten free? Think again, sister. We leave no donut unturned!
P.S. Don’t forget to preorder Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread. Tell Amazon to stock up, so they don’t run out of copies! Remember that my publisher says Amazon will ship it the week of Thanksgiving.