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Chocolate Glazed Gluten Free Doughnuts

Doughnuts are one of those foods that have made me cry. Yes, I will admit that since going gluten free I have cried because I wanted a doughnut so badly. It was one of those days where gluten free just became too much and I fell apart over my craving for a doughnut. Yes, yes I did.

Stress, hunger, lack of sleep, a busy schedule, and driving past the Krispy Creme sign flashing hot doughnuts, can do that to a person.

Thankfully I did not give in to that doughnut craving. I had a good cry and went about my day because I knew what that doughnut would do to me. And instead of giving in it pushed me on to keep trying for that perfect gluten free homemade doughnut.

Now, I am not sure I will ever come up with a homemade doughnut as good as a Krispy Creme, but I am on a mission to recreate some of our favorite doughnuts at home. They may not be quite the same, but it will satisfy those occasional doughnut cravings we all get. Or am I the only one that misses doughnuts? Please tell me I am not the only one.

A few weeks ago I shared a simple gluten free doughnut that used a cake mix. It is quick and easy and really good, but I know that not everyone keeps gluten free cake mixes on hand. Plus, they can be a bit expensive. So today I am sharing with you a simple homemade cake style doughnut that uses basic gluten free ingredients that most of you should already have.

Add on the chocolate glaze that is easy to make and you will have a gluten free treat that your family will love!


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  1. So I have not heard of a doughnut pan—why do you say a mini muffin pan can be used as a sub? Could one use a regular (not large) muffin pan?

    • I doughnut pan is a pan that is similar to a muffin pan, but is shallow and gives you the whole in the center. I think a regular muffin pan might work, but it would be more cupcake like than doughnut like. I mini muffin pan gives you more like doughnut holes. I think they would probably work fine if you adjust the cooking time, they just would not be really doughnut like. I hope that helps.

      • oh , I see!

        • Kim,
          Doughnut pans can be found at lots of stores these days, even places like Michael’s Crafts (so you could use one of those coupons and get a bargain!). They are at kitchen stores, but typically cost quite a bit more. I think they are one of those things you don’t really need, but they are so much fun, especially for kids.

  2. Katrina H. says

    I miss yeast doughnuts so bad … So no, you are not the only one who was cried over not being able to have doughnuts! (especially now while pregnant….why do I crave that which I cannot have?!) I am learning to like cake doughnuts better, and can’t wait to try these out! 🙂

    • Glad to know I am not alone. They are one of the things I miss most. And I agree, cake doughnuts are not quite the same, but I have found they do help the craving. I hope you enjoy them!

  3. I have also cried over doughnuts. It’s incredible what an emotional connection we have to food! I didn’t even realize it until I was forced to go gluten free. That first month, I think I cried every day over EVERYTHING I couldn’t have! Doughnuts were my main thing, though. I’m so excited to try these out! Thank you for sharing.

    • Yes, when you can’t have a certain food you realize how much emotion, memories, etc are tied to food. I hope you enjoy them!

  4. I wonder if it would work in an Aebleskiver pan? We make them every christmas morning and since I gone Gluten Free, it’s been hard to find a good recipe that will cook all the way without burning.


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