Sunday, April 10, 2011

Gluten Free Donuts

DH made me the most delicious gluten free donuts and timbits ever. Mine were coated with cinnamon and sugar and tasted like those Elephant Ears you get at the fair! My absolute favorite, have actually eaten even though I get horribly ill treat.

We use Namaste All Purpose Flour blend, which a totally gluten free mix made in a dedicated facility. I use this flour for everything and it works as a straight substitution. Everything I've made has turned out wonderfully and DH and Little Bit eat it without noticing a difference.
I seriously recommend trying this blend if you or someone you know needs gluten free. It really is awesome and makes life easy and yummy.

The only thing with these donuts is they do get dense after sitting out for a day or two, which means store in an air tight container if they somehow manage to last that long. Ok they actually make a lot of donuts so maybe freeze some, or be like me- a total glutton and eat them all!

The recipe can be found here. We substituted 1 cup apple sauce for the sweet potato, you don't taste the apple sauce. Oh we, this is the royal we by the way, used our little deep fryer, and drained them on a wire rack over a backing dish.
We also did some with sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on, some plain, and some with blueberry icing. Basically something for all of us.

8 comments:

Pieces to Love said...

Those look divine! Definitely not on my diet so I must erase all thoughts of them from my head.

Vickie said...

These donuts look so yummy!
Thanks for sharing this info! I am going to pass it along to my aunt!

SarahB said...

Thanks for sharing this Cara! If I can just figure out a good sour cream substitution I'll be able to make these for my little guy, and give him his 1st donut!

(I think I could use yogurt but he recently lost his last commercially available safe yogurt & I haven't gathered all the yogurt-making supplies yet.)

Chef Mama Lori said...

Cara, what a delight to read this post today! I have Celiac Disease & my older daughter (14) is on a GF diet, too, because we think she has CD, plus she is mildly autistic & just does better with no gluten. SHe will be thrilled to find a donut recipe I can make!

Do you have fibromyalgia, too? I noticed your "about" part says you have chronic pain. I have fibro along with the celiac (and a host of other not fun issues, but not life threatening---if I stay on my diet).

Off to find the recipe!

Sue said...

Thanks, Cara, for sharing this. I have been using more gluten free recipes in my diet and I think it helps greatly!
These look yummy:)

Snoodles said...

That's so awesome that you have found a flour that works for you, and your family! They can do wonderful things with flours of all types....I recently found one that works interchangeably in recipes, and my diabetic hubby can have biscuits again! (And pizza, and cornbread, and...you get the picture!) :) Those donuts look yummy!
Jacque in SC
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Orange * Hero * Mama said...

Those look seriously YUMMY!!! what a nice hubby!! :)

Eileen said...

haven't tried gluten free anything, but have been intrigued by the cupcake wars with some gluten free bakers. nice they work for you and your family. i think any homemade donuts/pastries get pretty dense easily--no preservatives! i tried baked donuts--they were delicious but fried is so much better!! thanks for sharing and have a great day