You probably don’t know yet, but I love donuts, specially those Chocolate Frosted Donuts. They are my favorite treat on days I want something made from scratch and fresh out of the oven but quick and easy at the same time.
Donuts are a lot simpler than you may think. The batter is similar to cake batter, but a little thicker so they don’t crumble when you bite into them.
So today I bring to you a gluten-free Chocolate Frosted Donut topped with dark crushed almonds. I made them using an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend. I sometimes choose a ready made GF mix, it just makes your life easier.
These gluten-free donuts are ready in less than thirty minutes, and will melt in your mouth. And for those occasions you like to indulge yourself a bit more, coat them with a thick layer of chocolate glaze and sprinkle with crunchy nuts. They are to die for!
How to make baked donuts ?
You don’t need super baking skills to make perfect donuts at home—anyone can do it! What you do need is some basic ingredients and a donut pan. No donut pan! No problem, a mini-bundt or a muffin pan work great too.
Cake doughnut batters should be mixed minimally to ensure tenderness, over-mixing can make the batter tough. It’s also important to scrape the bowl well to make sure all ingredients are well combined.
When it comes to shaping a donut, you can either pipe or scoop the batter into the pan. I’ve used both, although, to be honest, I usually use a piping bag to distribute the batter into the prepared molds. Oh and remember to only fill each well at the half-way point to avoid donuts from baking to largely!
Looking for more VG/GF treats from Simple Green Recipes?
More donut recipes from favorite blogs:
Biscoff Donus from Baking a Moment