Friday, May 14, 2010

Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake Donuts

Dear Mr. Krispy Kreme,

It was good while it lasted, but I am over you. I have found a new love. Once word gets out, you will need to find a new career. I hear the feedlots are offering a dessert bar.

Sincerely, Me and the 20 lbs. you left...on my behind

This is a recipe that I found in my MaryJane's Farm magazine. I have made the regular version, using white flour, and the gluten-free version. I prefer the GF version. These are so light and fluffy, are as sweet as you want them to be, and best of all, they are baked, not fried! With a cup of coffee, (didn't see that coming, did you?), and a bowl of fruit, this makes for a perfect weekend breakfast.

Old-Fashioned Mini Applesauce Cake Donuts/Gluten-Free

*You will need a mini-donut pan for these.*

1 cup organic white rice flour
1/2 cup organic sugar
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. sea salt
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Tb. mild-flavored oil (I used safflower)
1/2 t. pure vanilla
2 egg whites, lightly beaten

In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together milk, buttermilk, applesauce, oil and vanilla.

Fold flour mixture into wet ingredients and stir just until moistened; fold in egg white.

Grease mini donut pan. Add 1 Tb. batter per mold, leaving the center peg showing above the batter.

Bake in 400F. oven for 10 minutes, until donut springs back when touched.

Remove from oven and cool for 2 minutes, then loosen donuts. while still warm, dip donuts in sugar, powdered sugar, or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, coating well.

Makes approximately 36 mini-donuts.

Pour yourself and cup of coffee and enjoy!


Sonya said...

M-m-m... I am SOooooooo making these tomorrow morning! I am all about gluten-free recipes! I do not have a donut pan but will improvise with the muffin pan :)

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Oh no, I know you did not just post this recipe! darn! Now I have to make them and probably eat half of them before they're even cool. Yes, I do realize that it would be 18 donuts that I would have to problem.
What's that you say hips? You need more cushioning? Well, help is on the way!! :)

Kim said...

Sonya, I hope you enjoy them!

Heather, In the spirit of justification, 18 "mini" donuts would only be the equivalent of 3 regular-sized, and since they're baked, that knocks off 2 technically, we're only talking about 1 regular donut! I say, "Go for it!" lol

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Just 1 regular donut?? Wow, that means I could eat all 36!! :)

Gluten Fibro Free said...

These look really good! I wish I had the ingredients handy