Monday, April 1, 2013

Strawberry Donuts



However you want to spell it, donut or doughnut, I'm in love with these Strawberry Donuts!  I'm super excited for YOU to try these amazing little guys!  They are light, soft, tender, not overly sweet and oh so spring-y tasting!  There are little bits of REAL strawberries in each bite!  My husband actually told me, these are the BEST donuts he has EVER had!  I know, I've been using lots of exclamation marks, but they are just that good and deserve every little exclamation mark!  Can you believe it, Gluten Free, Egg Free Strawberry Donuts?!!!  They are a party in your mouth!

Donuts might sound really hard to make, but really these are quite simple.  You CAN do it!  Just make sure you get yourself a nice donut pan or two to use, so you can bake them, not deep fry them (your stomach will thank you).  I'm actually thankful I have three pans so I can double the recipe if we have guests.  Each batch makes 8-9 donuts.

Let's get down to business.

2 c gluten free flour mix (I used this one, scroll to the bottom of the bread recipe to find it)
3/4 t xanthan gum
1/3 c sugar
1 t baking powder
1/4 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1/4 c coconut oil (melt before measuring)
1 T melted butter
1/3 c milk
1/2 c mashed strawberries
1 T strawberry jam
1 T 100% pure maple syrup

Glaze:
2 c powdered sugar
1/4 t salt
1/4 c milk
1 T strawberry jam
1 t vanilla extract

1.  Preheat your oven to 425.
2.  Grease donut pan with cooking spray or brush with melted coconut oil.
3.  In a medium bowl, combine gluten free flour, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Set aside.  (You could even make a couple extra batches to store for next time you want to bake them)
4.  In a glass measuring cup, melt/measure the coconut oil.  Then add butter and melt together.  Stir in milk, mashed strawberries, jam and syrup.  Combine wet and dry ingredients, stirring just until combined (don't over mix).
5.  Put dough into a plastic baggie, snip off a little corner and pipe into prepared donut pans.
6.  Bake 12-15 minutes.  Allow to cool for a few minutes.
7.  To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar, salt, milk, jam and vanilla.  Mix together well.
8.  Dip the top half of warm donuts, into the glaze.  If you want them to be more sweet, you can dip them into the glaze again.

Easy right?!
I hope you love them too!

This recipe has been shared on Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Allergy Friendly FridaysGluten Free Fridays.

11 comments:

  1. These look delicious! I grew up my whole life gluten-free. Donuts and Pizza were the two foods I always wanted to eat. Can't wait to try this recipe!

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  2. Melanie, these donuts look amazing! :-)

    Shirley

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  3. I need to get a donut pan! These look sooo good. Thanks for sharing them at Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

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  4. I actually just bought a little donut maker, I think I'll be trying out this recipe soon! Saw your new business cards, they look awesome! Can't wait to see you in another week or so!!
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Really looking forward to seeing what you bring to the party this week! It starts Thursday evening!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  5. Maria RichardsonJune 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    I am going to make some of these. I have been craving donuts and these sound delicious...not to mention healthier! Baking is so much better too because the last time I tried to eat something fried...my body was NOT happy...LOL

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