Finding a good gluten-free fried donut is a not an easy mission. Especially if you live outside the US. Making them at home can be the only solution then. I mean, we all should satisfy our cravings!
Follow this donuts recipe step by step and trust me: you can prepare perfect donuts at home, even without gluten-free commercial blends or gum (no xhanthan gum, no guar gum)! In fact, these doughnuts contain only whole-grain GF flours. But they still have a very soft texture, very similar to the traditional ones.
How to make homemade gluten-free fried donuts
I prefer to make this dough with a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. The mixer makes the process easier and allows the final dough to be correctly mixed and smooth. But if you don’t have a stand mixer you can also knead the dough by hand, it will just take a few minutes more.
Once the donuts have leavened (for the second time, see recipe for detail); you can decide whether to make the classic fried donuts, or bake them in the oven. They will be lighter, but equally delicious! The result is amazing in any case! For the decorations, you just need icing sugar, melted chocolate + butter or any glaze you normally use.
Can I make these GF donuts DAIRY-FREE?
Sure thing. The milk is already a dairy-free milk. Substitute the butter with a vegan butter (I would not recommend coconut oil in this recipe) and the yogurt with a soy or almond yogurt.
Looking for an easy pastry cream to fill your donut?
Check out this fool proof recipe to make a delicious lemon pastry cream in less than 10 minutes: CLICK FOR THE RECIPE.
And if you are in the mood to fry a little more, you could love these apple fritters. They come together in a few minutes and are a delicious afternoon snack. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE