Monday, July 21, 2014

Chocolate Donuts

We have a new donut shop in our town.  I haven't tried it yet but someone mentioned the blueberry cake donuts and now I really want one!  I think that is one of the things that David has missed being (essentially) gluten free - donuts, especially powdered sugar ones.  I did recently make some of those for him but way back in February I found a chocolate version.
K and I made them one night.  She enjoyed the facts that we were making donuts and David enjoyed the donuts. 
They were fairly easy.  The biggest problem I have with making homemade donuts is that I haven't figured out how to get the icing to work right.  I guess I just need to specifically find a "donut icing" recipe.  It just tends to be good the first little bit and then disappears over a day or so.  All in all, these were good and David enjoyed them for his "second breakfast" that week.

Gluten Free Chocolate Baked Donuts from Serious Eats
  • 3/4 cup (2 1/2 ounces) gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1 1/4 ounces) potato starch or tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup (3/4 ounce) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • For the Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, optional


Preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk together oat flour, granulated sugar, potato starch, cocoa powder, baking soda, and xanthan gum in a medium bowl. Add egg, yogurt, milk, and vegetable oil. Whisk until batter is smooth. Allow batter to stand for five minutes. Lightly coat donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. Fill cavities about halfway with batter. Place the pans in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until the donuts spring back to touch.  Turn them onto a cooling rack and cool completely
 Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and lemon extract in small bowl. Dip doughnuts, one at a time, into glaze. Shake off excess glaze. Place dipped doughnuts onto wire rack. Enjoy!!

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