Gluten-Free Chocolate Glazed Donuts

chocolate-glazed-donuts

Since beginning this blog in August, I have been so fortunate to connect with others who are working hard to create wonderful recipes and products and many really terrific advocates for celiac disease and food allergies. I’ve found a very supportive and warm community through various social media platforms and continue to learn a lot from them every day. One of the people I connected with is Deena, owner of The Sweet Life Gluten-Free Bakery in Arizona. Deena reached out to me to tell me she loved reading my blog and told me about her bakery. I then looked at her Facebook page and website and couldn’t stop drooling over all of the delicious and beautiful baked goods.

I asked Deena if she would be interested in sharing one of her recipes with those of us who aren’t fortunate enough to live nearby and sample her yummy treats regularly. She agreed to do so right away! See what I mean about how supportive everyone is? I think as a result of all of our own struggles with managing celiac disease and/or food allergies, many feel a strong desire to help others overcome these issues or at least learn from our experiences. I’ve found so many people who are willing to help others and share information. I actually recently partnered with a few great bloggers I follow to share recipes as well as information on food allergies and celiac disease on Pinterest. I was so excited when Deena suggested sharing her Donut Recipe. They just look so amazing! Here you go…

 

My name is Deena and I’m a gluten-free and allergy-friendly baker. I was diagnosed with celiac disease years ago and now both of my children are off of wheat. I want to share my love for baking gluten-free with all of you. I have learned so much over the past years about living “The Sweet Life” and being gluten-free.

 

 

VANILLA DONUTS

1 ¼ cup GF all-purpose flour with xanthan gum

½  tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp salt

½  cup buttermilk

( you can use any dairy free milk such as almond or soy)

1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 egg

4 tbs. butter ( melted)

( can substitute with Earth Balance butter)

1 tsp. vanilla

CHOCOLATE DONUTS

1 cup GF all-purpose flour with xanthan gum

¼ cup cocoa

½  tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp salt

½  cup buttermilk

( you can use any dairy free milk such as almond or soy)

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 egg

4 tbs. butter ( melted)

( can substitute with Earth Balance butter)

1 tsp. vanilla

Heat oven to 325. Grease a doughnut pan.

In a mixing bowl whisk flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl whisk buttermilk, sugar, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.

Add milk mixture to flour and whisk till smooth.

Spoon into a large zip lock bag and pipe dough into doughnut pans.

Smooth top of dough bake at 325 for 13 minutes.

Cool on rack.

TOPPINGS

Chocolate Glaze 

1 cup powder sugar

1 Tb. Cocoa powder

1 Tb. milk

Vanilla glaze

1 cup sugar

1 Tb. Milk

You can add sprinkles or toasted coconut before glaze dries.


Visit The Sweet Life Bakery blogwebsite and Facebook  pages for updates on what’s cooking in Deena’s kitchen. If you are ever in her area, definitely place an order for some of her delicious treats! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe Deena!

 

5 Comments

  • Looks and sounds delicious! Definitely going to try this! A little confused though, some of the measurements don’t say tsp, tbsp, cup etc after the amount (ex. ¼ salt / ¼ cocoa / ½ dark brown sugar) Could you clarify these? Also, for the chocolate donuts there are only 3 ingredients listed under it – is that really all that goes in the dough, or some of the same things as in the vanilla ones? Thank you!!

    • Hi Lisa! Thanks for your questions. I will ask Deena to clarify and update the recipe with her answers so it will be clearer for others as well!

      Jackie

  • I will fix that!!! For the chocolate doughnuts the recipe is the same. The only difference is measurements in the flour, adding the cocoa and increase the brown sugar to 1/2 cup. I am sorry!!! I will fix that so it will be more clear!!! Thank!!!!

  • recipe update!! So sorry!!!
    Vanilla
    1 ¼ cup GF all-purpose flour with xanthan gum
    ½ tsp. baking soda
    ¼ tsp salt
    ½ cup buttermilk
    ( you can use any dairy free milk such as almond or soy)
    1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
    1 egg
    4 tbs. butter ( melted)
    ( can substitute with Earth Balance butter)
    1 tsp. vanilla

    For chocolate use
    1 cup GF all-purpose flour with xanthan gum
    ¼ cup cocoa
    ½ tsp. baking soda
    ¼ tsp salt
    ½ cup buttermilk
    ( you can use any dairy free milk such as almond or soy)
    1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
    1 egg
    4 tbs. butter ( melted)
    ( can substitute with Earth Balance butter)
    1 tsp. vanilla

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