La la la YUM! 25 Days of Yum – Donuts

America may run on Dunkin Donuts, but what about we gluten-free Americans? Where are our delicious donuts? Well unfortunatley they aren’t at Dunkin but they can be in your kitchen. Give Dunkin a run for their money and make your own donuts that will have everyone running to your house! Here are are a few recipes!

Buttermilk Donuts

Note: I have made these donuts dairy free as well by substituing butternilk with a mixture of rice milk and cream of tartar.

Makes 16 donuts


  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk OR mix 3 1/2 tablespoons of cream of tartar into 2 cups of rice milk
  • 1/4 cup buttery spread , melted (Earth Balance Buttery Spread is great)
  • 5 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup sugar , set aside in a bowl
  1. Beat the eggs, rice milk mixture, and melted buttery spread in a large bowl with a whisk.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Fold slowly into the wet ingredients, mixing by hand with a wooden spoon. When the ingredients are mostly combined, use your hands to knead a few times to make sure the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes. Sprinkle extra flour mix on your countertop or a large cutting board. Roll out dough to between 1/3 and 1/2 inch thick. If dough is sticky, work in more flour.
  4. Heat 2-3 inches of canola oil in the bottom of a pot until very hot (375 degrees F).
  5. Cut dough with doughnut cutter OR use a glass, biscuit cutter or jar with approximately 3-inch diameter to cut disks out of the dough and use the cap of the oil bottle to cut out the center hole.
  6. Remaining dough scraps can be rolled into balls (“donut holes”) and fried.
  7. Carefully drop each doughnut in hot oil with fingers, being cautious not to splash oil. Cook until golden brown on both sides (just a few minutes). You will need to cook just a few at a time, but the cooking doesn’t take long at all so this goes quickly.
  8. Remove donuts from oil with a slotted spoon or spatula, and place on a plate lined with two layers of paper towel or brown paper to absorb oil. While still warm, roll each donut in the bowl of sugar to coat fully.
  9. Serve while warm.

Baked Double Chocolate Donuts

Makes 6 donuts



  • 2/3 cup all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch (Expandex)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons dry buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil , melted
  • 2 -4 tablespoons water , divided

Chocolate Glaze


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoons hot water , divided
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • sweetened coconut flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 6 hole donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl blend together the flour, tapioca starch, cocoa, sugar, gum, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and buttermilk powder.
  3. In a small bowl beat together the eggs, oil and 2 tablespoons water. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. If mixture is to thick add in additional water until a smooth, thick, cake batter consistency is achieved.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan, smoothing with a spatula. Place in pre-heated oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to rest in pan a minute or two and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool for a few minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, blend together the coconut oil, cocoa, 1 1/2 tablespoons hot water, sugar and vanilla. Stir until smooth adding in additional water as needed. Place the cooling rack with donuts on a cookie sheet and spoon the chocolate glaze over the donuts allowing the glaze to drip down sides. Immediately top with coconut flakes. Enjoy!

Dunkin should be shaking in their boots! Also, Babycakes NYC has gluten free donuts and a bunch of other gluten free goodies! They have locations in NYC, Los Angeles and Orlando. I definitely have to take a trip to their NYC location and see what they are all about! (and eat some goodies of course!)


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