DIY Gluten-Free Donuts
Plain, glazed, or frosted and covered in sprinkles, homemade gluten-free donuts are a universal hit
When I was a child, my mom would buy donuts for my sister and me every Friday on the way to school. Donuts were her way of celebrating the end of the week. I’ve continued this tradition with my own children. Every Friday, my family enjoys fresh-baked gluten free donuts for breakfast before we head out for work and school. I wake up 15 minutes early and pop the gluten free donuts in the oven so they’re warm and fresh when my family comes down for breakfast. It’s a fun and delicious way to celebrate all we accomplished that week.
Making gluten-free donuts from scratch is simple and requires minimal effort. With just a donut pan and a few gluten-free ingredients, you can whip up a fresh batch in no time. These fiy gluten free donuts freeze well, so feel free to double or triple the recipes. Stored in an airtight container with wax paper in between, they’ll keep in the freezer for months … although donuts never last that long in my house!
"All of these recipes made moist, satisfying donuts —guaranteed favorites!"
GF&M Test Kitchen
MAKES 12 GLUTEN FREE DONUTS
There’s nothing better than fresh-baked gluten free donuts straight from the oven, especially when they're bursting with vanilla flavor and covered in a smooth vanilla glaze. These gluten free donuts take fewer than 15 minutes to make and less than 10 minutes to bake. For convenience, pop them in the oven while you get ready in the morning and enjoy them warm before you start your day. They can be made egg-free; see instructions.
MAKES 6 GLUTEN FREE DONUTS
These classic donuts are not only gluten-free, they're also free from dairy, nuts, soy and corn. They're simple to make using standard ingredients and they bake up in less than 10 minutes. Store donuts in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. Double the gluten free recipe and freeze extras to enjoy later; remove from freezer and microwave 10 seconds before serving. This gluten free donut recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.
MAKES 6 GLUTEN FREE DONUTS
You’ll love these gluten free chocolate cake donuts. Tender and delicious with or without the chocolate glaze, they’re perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Double the batch and watch them disappear. Store thesegluten free chocolate donuts in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. Refrigerate up to a week. For longer storage, freeze them up to 3 months. This gluten free recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.
MAKES 15 TO 18 GLUTEN FREE DONUTS
This is what traditional donuts taste like—soft and tender in the middle, crunchy on the outside, the perfect combination of flavors and texture. These gluten free old-fashioned sour cream donuts will make your kitchen smell just like a bakery. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 days; reheat before serving. This gluten free sour cream donut recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.
Tools of the Trade
You can make fresh, homemade gluten free donuts in your own kitchen, thanks to these items. They’re available in most department stores and online.
Contributor Chrystal Carver (glutenfreepalate.com) is author of Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking: Irresistible Classics in 10 Ingredients or Less (Inkwater Press).