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Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

This recipe is a treat for me to share. I know the limitations that come with eating gluten-free and that's why I challenge my gluten-free flour mixes to make more recipes.

I made these cake-like donuts with my Perfect Pie Crust Mix. These miniature donuts remind me of a snickerdoodle cookie but in a donut. When dipped in melted butter and rolled in cinnamon-sugar are so flavorful they melt in your mouth.

In finalizing my recipe, I asked my mom and sister for their opinions. In my mom’s words, "These are scrump-dilicious!” and my sister added, “You can't have just one!” This is a simple donut recipe, but it's a yummy treat for any time of the year.


Donut Batter

  • 5 Tbsp. butter, melted / dairy-free butter
  • 1/2 c. sugar / sugar substitute
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ c. buttermilk
  • (Make buttermilk by adding ½ tsp vinegar to milk - let sit 5 minutes)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch salt

  • Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 c. butter, melted / dairy free butter
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  • Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly oil mini donut pan and set aside. 
    2. In a medium bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix until just combined (mixture will look curdled).
    3. In a medium bowl, combine the baking powder, salt and pie crust mix. Stir   until combined. Add dry mixture into the mixing bowl and beat together. 
    4. Using a mini donut pan, transfer donut batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip or into a ziplock baggie with the tip cut off. Pipe into the pan only filling 1/2 of the way fill. If using the mini muffin pan, fill each well 1/2 full
    5. Bake at 350ºF for 18 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before dipping in topping.
    6. Melt the butter for the topping and set aside. Combine the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. Dip each donut lightly in the melted butter then roll in cinnamon and sugar. Happy eating!

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