So, how was your week? Ours was a little crazy, being the first week of school and all. I made these on Wednesday, and the only reason they were still around on Thursday is that I had to take pictures for this post!
I have been SO excited for this post! I am a donut lover! Donuts have always been my favorite, and being on the fodmap diet since the end of april has been pretty donut free! But then I stumbled upon this amazing recipe from beardandbonnet.com!
These are a perfect little treat! Send them to school in your kids lunches, or eat them by yourself! They are great for bribing too! :)
These donuts are the ideal size for little goodie bags at birthdays, or you can use the for a fun game: Tie a string around the donut, have someone hold it up, and have another person try to eat the donut without hands! You can time everyone to see who can do it the fastest! We always love that game for birthdays!
- 1 cup gluten free flour
- 1 tablespoon tapioca flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 rounded tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- coconut oil: enough for a 2 inch depth (for frying)
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the gluten free flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, and salt together with a whisk. Set aside.
- Bring water and brown sugar to a boil in a large saucepan. Once boiling add butter and allow to continue to boil until butter has melted. Turn the heat down to low and stir in the vanilla extract, pour in little bits of the flour mixture at a time, stirring constantly with a spatula. At the beginning it will look lumpy like it isn't blending together, just keep stirring and adding a little bit of the flour mixture at a time until it is incorporated.
- It will start to form a ball of sticky dough, remove from the heat and stir for another 30 seconds. Turn the dough out onto a cutting board and let cool for 10 minutes.
- While the dough cools,heat oil in a heavy or cast iron pot on medium high till it reaches 350-360 degrees. You want the oil to be at least 2 inches deep.
- While the oil heats, put the confectioners sugar and vanilla powder in a ziplock bag, seal the bag and shake to mix.
- Cover a plate with paper towels for draining the donuts after they cook.
- The dough should be cool. Use a knife to cut a tablespoon sized piece of dough off. Roll it between your palms (you might have to flour your hands), once the dough has formed a long rope, pinch the two ends together, forming a donut shape. Do the same with the rest of the dough.
- Once the oil has heated to 350, carefully lower one donut at a time into the oil (fry 3 to 4 donuts at a time) Cook for 5 minutes turning the donuts over half way.
- Once the donuts are done cooking,remove it using a slotted spoon and place on plate covered in paper towels to drain. Place the still warm donut in the bag of confectioners sugar and shake gently to coat.
- Let oil get back up to 350 and repeat the process with the rest of the donuts.
- If you dont have coconut oil, use a different mild flavored vegetable oil, like canola.
What is your favorite kind of donut? Mine is old fashioned glazed blueberry!