Donuts are one of the “it” desserts right now and in keeping with the latest trends, of course we had to incorporate donuts into our Friendsgiving menu. We paired them with an assortment of handmade mini pies to offer selection and variety. Donuts are so versatile and you can add any flavours you’d like to make sure they stay in season and on theme. We chose to make apple cinnamon donuts because apple season is in full swing. Plus the cinnamon sugar topping looks so cute!
To make sure that everyone could enjoy the donuts, we based our donuts off a vegan and gluten free recipe from Southern In Law (we’ve also shared below with our modifications and suggestions for what we found worked).We made some changes such as opting for a brown rice flour in place of the gluten green options included, and we omitted the ground flax. We were so pleasantly surprised by the batter and how they baked in the oven. They tasted like fluffy cake! Everyone who had a dietary restriction was so appreciative that they were able to enjoy the donuts with everyone.
Not only did they taste good but the display of the donuts on the dessert table stole the show! We piled them high on a cake stand to create depth to the display of treats.
Another great fall flavour combination for donuts would be pumpkin spice. Perhaps next time we will do a combination of the two. Do you have any flavour combinations that would work great for a fall donut? Let us know in the comments!
- 4 cups of gluten free flour (we chose rice flour)
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of apple sauce
- 2 cups of almond milk
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- (you can create your own mixture using as much or as little of the cinnamon sugar as you would like)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Mix the dry ingredients together first
- Add in the wet ingredients and mix until everything is smooth - Try not to over mix
- grease your donut tray and pour in the mixture filling the molds half full
- pop in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown - Another trick is to get a toothpick and poke the donuts. If there is no batter on the toothpick once it is removed then they are done!
- Immediately out of the oven dip the donuts in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
- Let them cool and dip them in the mixture one more time before serving.