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Apple Spice Gluten Free Doughnuts November 6, 2012

Filed under: Gluten Free — lowfatdiva @ 12:14 pm
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A little bird told me that today was National Doughnut Day.  Seriously???  Well, my husband will be happy but my daughter, not so much because it’s very difficult to find gluten free doughnuts around this area.  No worries, I have found a recipe for Apple Cider Gluten Free Doughnuts and yes, we will be making these for her today!  The one down fall (but yet a good thing too) about most gluten free doughnuts, you must have a doughnut pan to bake them, not fry the doughnuts.  There are a few places you  can get the pans and I do know one kitchen store Gala Gourmet Kitchen Shoppe (on face book).  These pans are definitely worth the money.   Enjoy!!!  For comments/questions email ramona@lowfatdivablog.com

Gluten Free Doughnuts

2 cups gluten free biscuit/baking mix

3/4 cup sugar

1 pkg. (1/4 oz) quick rise yeast (important part)

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. apple pie spice

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. baking soda

1/4 cup warm water (110 degree)

1/4 cup apple cider or apple juice

6 Tlb. butter melted

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (at room temp)

1 Tlb. vanilla extract or use vanilla powder (Beanilla)

In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.  In a separate bowl whisk the water, butter, applesauce and vanilla until blended.  Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and only stir until just blended.  Do not over mix.  cover the bowl and let it rest for about 10 minutes.

In a food safe plastic bag, cut a small hole in the corner.  Fill the bag with the batter and pipe it into the doughnut pan that has been sprayed with Pam butter flavored spray.  Fill each doughnut spot about 3/4 full.  Bake the pan in a 325 degree oven for about 11 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool for a few minutes before removing them to cool completely on a wire rack.

You can make an apple cider glaze to go on the doughnuts by warming a 1/2 cup of cider or juice in a small pan on the stove.  Add 1 Tlb. butter and when the butter is melted add 3/4 cup of powdered sugar.  Whisk until smooth.  Remove from heat and let cool slightly.  Dip tops of doughnuts into glaze – YUMMMMM



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