Donut outings used to be a huge thing in our household. It was a favorite for me and my husband to pick our boys up from school to then head over to the local donut shop for a sweet treat. I can smell the coffee and sugar just thinking about those days now. Present day, enter food intolerances and allergies . . . that adventure has ended. We are not the kind of group to give up though. With food restrictions comes the need to come up with an alternative so we can still enjoy the treats we love, but without the gut pain.
A favorite for all of us is a good old fashioned donut. You know the kind that are soft and cakey on the inside while being nice and crispy on the outside?
These babies are the right amount of sweetness without added glaze (as stated by the boys) and they have a hint of nutmeg . . . YUM! MMMMmmmmm they go so well with a freshly brewed cup of French pressed coffee.
Do you have a family tradition for treat outings? What’s your favorite tasty outing?
Gluten Free Baked Old Fashioned Donuts
Makes 6 donuts
- ½ cup Sugar
- ¼ cup Butter or Dairy Free Substitute
- 1 Egg
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp ground Nutmeg
- Pinch of Salt
- ½ cup Milk or Dairy Free Milk
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray a donut pan with oil.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Next, add the egg to the sugar mixture and beat until blended well. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt together. Next add the dry ingredients and milk to the sugar mixture and mix until fully combined. Scoop batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake the donuts for 15 or until golden brown. Stick them with a toothpick and it should come out clean when the donuts are done. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.