June 1st! It’s National Donut Day! Unfortunately we gluten free guys and gals can’t just run to Dunkin or Krispy Kreme to grab a treat but we CAN serve them up ourselves! It’s donut time!
Makes 16 donuts
- 2 eggs , beaten
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted (Earth Balance)
- 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
Beat the eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter in a large bowl with a whisk.
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.
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.
Heat 2-3 inches of canola oil in the bottom of a pot until very hot (375 degrees F).
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.
Remaining dough scraps can be rolled into balls (“donut holes”) and fried.
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.
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.
Serve while warm.
ENJOY DONUT DAY!Eat and be merry! (But not too much 🙂 )
Kwegyirba Croffie is a freelance Associate Producer at News 12 Connecticut, a Freelance Social Media Producer at NBC theGrio.com and a Intern Kitchen Writer at College Lifestyles (TM). She is a Quinnipiac University alumni and a sister of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoy cupcakes,Broadway musicals, Forever 21 ,giraffes, peacock feathers, orchids, lillies and anything Disney.