Monday, April 9, 2007

Donut Muffins

I saw this recipe for donut muffins on GF-Zing! and I had to try it. It is yummy, and reminscent of the cake donuts I used to crave when I was pregnant. Only a couple of changes...I didn't sprinkle a cinnamon and sugar mixture on top, and I did a honey glaze instead. I also don't think I would dirty my blender to mix the ingredients, I would just whisk them next time.

Bev Lieven of Milwaukee Celiac-Sprue Crew sends in the following recipe for the ever elusive gluten-free replacement for America’s favorite deep-fried temptation - the donut. She notes: “Cake donuts were my favorite prior to my diagnosis in 1981…This recreates the taste and texture without the mess of frying.”

Donut Muffins


2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 tsp. xanthan gum (opt.)

Mix in blender: 1 egg
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. melted margarine
1 tsp. vanilla

Add to dry ingredients. Mix to moisten. Fill lightly greased muffin tins half full. Bake at 375ยบ for 15-20 min. Makes about 1 dozen.

Glaze (like Dunkin Donuts) from here

  • 5 1/3 tablespoons (1/3 cup) margarine or butter

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup hot water


mrs.naramor said...

I may try freezing this recipe and see how it works. This looks like something that would be good to have in the freezer to pull out when I needed it.
Cake donuts were my favorite too!


Rachel Jagareski, Old Saratoga Books said...

I really enjoy your postings and your new layout. We're one year into a gluten-free lifestyle ourselves and your recipes are great. Thank you!


Slacker Mom said...

Natalie- Will you tell me if they still taste good when they come out of the freezer? I can't keep sweets in my house longer than a husband has the worst sweet tooth!! :)

Rachel - Thank you so much. Thank you for letting me know that you like this. You made me feel good today. :)

Natalie said...

I will let you know! I am going to be in freezing mode for the next couple months until this baby is finally born.

Holly said...

I made these this morning and they are fantastic!

Slacker Mom said...

Holly, I am so glad you liked them!!

I miss buying donuts, so this helps.

Have a great day!

Christan = ) said...

Which blend of flours did you use for this recipe?? I would like to make it, but my blend typically consists of millet flour now for nutritional purposes.

Slacker Mom said...

Gosh.. need to write some of this stuff down...

I used brown rice flour, and I might have thrown some white rice in there to lighten it up a little, but I think it was all brown rice.

I do like using brown rice flour as much as possible, for more nutrition. I have yet to use it interchangeable in recipes?

If it works well...come back and tell me how you did it..especially if you upped the nutrition!

Christan = ) said...

Well, I used brown rice flour, millet flour, and tapioca flour with some ground flax seed as my mix.
I also substituted coconut oil for the butter and I think they turned out well.
My son loved them and that's what matters!! They will go into the freezer for emergency functions and a good backup treat.
Thanks for the recipe, I'll post my changes on my blog soon.

cris said...

mmm. my goodness these are good. im' curious to know what flour mixes people used on them. I used brown rice, sorghum, almond, and tapioca starch. got rave reviews from my co-workers and there aren't any left!

Slacker Mom (aka Mrs. GF) said...

I would prob try these again with my favorite mix, teff, sorghum and brown rice flour. Your mix sounds terrific, I am so glad you enjoyed them!! (As well as those lucky co-workers!!)

Bonnie said...

Can you make these with rice or soy milk? Thanks!

Slacker Mom (aka Mrs. GF) said...

I don't know, since I don't often substitute for milk.
All I can say is to try it and see. Come back and leave a comment if you find that it works, others may have the same question.

Have a wonderful day!
Slacker Mom

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