Caramel and Cinnamon Gluten Free Fried Donuts

I’m on a sweet treat buzz at the moment and I truly apologise if you’re not a big sugar/sweet eater. But I think everyone is going to agree that this recipe, is one I can’t keep a secret….

GLUTEN FREE DONUTS. YES, you heard me right, DONUTS, that are GLUTEN FREE!!

As much as I LOVE a baked donut, I have been craving fried ones. I love the crunch and the fluffy inside you get. And that you can cover them in endless amounts of sugar and go into a full on food coma afterwards.

This recipe isn’t hard, but it’s not easy either. Kids will need to be supervised if making them – adults probably will too because you’ll scoff them all

Here’s what you’ll need
Donut Batter
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1 tbl spoon of Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of Gluten Free Flour (I use Edmonds)
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Essence
  • 1 tsp of Xanthan Gum
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup of Caster Sugar

For the Caramel and Cinnamon Sauce

  • 1/2 cup of Cream
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon
  • 2 tblespoons of Brown Sugar

On a medium heat in a pot, warm your milk, baking soda and powder, and vanilla, until it starts to thicken. Remove from the heat and place asideIn a large bowl, mix all your dry ingredients.  Stir through your milk mixture. Wait a few minutes for the mix to cool down, then add your egg and mix thoroughly.Let it sit for approx half an hour – in that time you can make your sauce!In a pot on a medium heat, mix your cream, brown sugar and cinnamon, and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved and you’re left with a rich, creamy caramel sauce.

In a wok (or deep fryer, something you can regulate the temperature in – you need to have control of this part!) heat your oil. Roll your dough into small balls (I used two spoons for this as it will be quite sticky, don’t worry if it’s not a perfect ball, as when it hits the oil you can actually shape it) and place in the oil to cook, continuously turning the donuts. DON’T LEAVE THEM ALONE. I had my wok on 0 at one point, as the oil was fairly hot and they were cooking too fast on the outside, but not all the way through.

The time it takes to cook them will depend on what you’re cooking them in, so do one or two to work out how long you need – and if they’re cooking all the way through. Mine in the end took about three minutes.

Once your batch of donuts are cooked, place them in your sauce and toss them about until they are all sticky and delicious.

Place on your plate or dish of choice and lightly dust with icing sugar and you’re done.

I’d love to know if you make this recipe! Post photos to my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram!

And if you have any questions about the method, let me know.


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