Has anyone here tried to make a decent donut?

by 10004 · February 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Anyone try frying some sourdough in coconut oil or animal fat and covering it with raw honey?

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20462 · February 25, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Oh hello. Would you like a donut recipe? Ok, here you go:

1/3 cup melted coconut oil or butter, plus more for greasing the pans

1 cupe your choice of sugar - turbinado, coconut etc

3/4 cup rice flour + 1/3 cup of regular rice flour OR brown rice flour

1/2 cup potato starch

1/4 cup arrowroot

1.5 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum or guar gum - should be about equal for either. sorry 'bout that but it makes it all work together

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

6 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup vanilla extract

Cinnamon sugar, for sprinkling, if you want. Add some extra yum to the batter like orange or lemon zest, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, etc. Umm.. you can also make these, and the next day split in half and get them all toasty and crisp in a pan on the stove kinda like a pancake - a little syrup on top if you didn't cinnamon sugar them.

  1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees, with a rack in the middle. Brush two six-mold doughnut trays with coconut oil or butter.
  2. Whisk together the sugar, rice flour, potato starch, arrowroot, baking powder, xanthan or guar gum, salt and baking soda. Add 1/3 cup of oil or butter, applesauce, vanilla and 1/2 cup hot water and mix with a rubber spatula until the ingredients are just combined. Be careful not to overmix. Drop about 2 1/2 tablespoons of batter into each doughnut mold and spread evenly around with a toothpick.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes, turn the pans around and bake until the doughnuts are golden brown — about 7 more minutes. Cool in the molds for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the doughnuts to lift them out of the molds, and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and eat warm or at room temperature.

Makes 12 regular OR go cute and use a mini donut baking pan.

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12362 · February 24, 2012 at 09:40 PM


If I were going to do it - these would be the ones!

613 · February 24, 2012 at 07:22 PM
55322 · February 25, 2012 at 01:14 AM

Not real doughnuts, but the raw vegan ones are at least fun and cute has-anyone-here-tried-to-make-a-decent-donut?

Simpler recipe or you can just shape a larabar in a donut shape and make some coconut butter glaze.

Of course the most paleo donut is the donut peach.


Here are some coconut flour donuts.

100 · February 25, 2012 at 05:40 PM

Donuts are evil.

12405 · February 25, 2012 at 01:42 AM

I've had decent luck making "fried breads" out of pao de caejo (not really pao de caejo, 'cause they don't have any 'caejo'... but you get the idea). They come out more like the elephant-ears you get at the state fair, but they're still wicked YUMMM, and excellent sprinkled with cinnamon and coconut-sap "sugar" or maple sugar ground to powder in the coffee grinder.

11071 · February 24, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I just saw this post the other day:http://paleospirit.com/2012/apple-cider-paleo-donuts/ Not exactly what you were describing, but if you really miss doughnuts, this little machine could be pretty fun!

897 · February 24, 2012 at 08:57 PM

Babycakes makes a mini doughnut maker that I just love. No oil required.

I've made chocolate doughnuts with coconut flour, and I add organic red beet powder from Frontier if I want Red Velvet doughnuts. For a glaze, you can use coconut cream concentrate.




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10068 · February 24, 2012 at 07:19 PM

No, but I'd add some soda or baking powder to it to get more rise. By itself this sounds more like an elephant ear or bannock and might come out leathery.

However it comes out, if you split it open and lay the cut sides in a shallow dish of yogurt, let it soak up for a few hours, then top with the honey you'll end up with something tender and creamcheesy.

590 · February 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I made Paleo Spirit's Apple Cider Donut recipe (http://paleospirit.com/2012/apple-cider-paleo-donuts/) the other day. Adult son and DH loved it (4.6 star average). Next time I won't dip in coconut oil as it made them a bit too moist for my liking (but not bad) and I'll just dust with cinnamon while still warm. Nice occasional treat. I used a donut pan that I already had.

4983 · February 24, 2012 at 09:10 PM

I haven't but if you try and it's good, send me the recipe! Sounds like a great idea for a gluten free TREAT.

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