Who doesn’t like a good doughnut, especially a doughnut that is gluten-free and cooked in the oven so there is no oil involved? That’s my kind of doughnut! This doughnut has the perfect doughy texture topped off with some apple cider glaze to give it a sweet apple flavor. If you like apples, apple cider, and apple cider sweets, then this doughnut is the right doughnut for you. The best thing about doughnuts is that you can have them at any time of the day. You can start off your morning with a doughnut for breakfast or end your day with a doughnut for dessert. The choice is all yours.
Even though, this doughnut has glaze, you can still enjoy it without the glaze, if you prefer. It will still taste just as delicious. Just because it’s gluten-free doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed by everyone. Follow the recipe below to make some Gluten-Free Apple Cider Doughnuts.
- 2 cups gluten-free biscuit/baking mix
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup apple cider or juice
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 2/3 to 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
- In a large bowl, mix the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the water, butter, applesauce and vanilla until blended. Add to the dry ingredients; stir until blended. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Cut a small hole in the corner of a food-safe plastic bag; fill with batter. Pipe into a 6-cavity doughnut pan coated with cooking spray, filling cavities three-fourths full.
- Bake at 325° for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter.
- For glaze, in a small saucepan, bring apple cider to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 3 tablespoons. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in butter until melted. Stir in enough confectioners’ sugar to reach glaze consistency. Dip each doughnut halfway, allowing excess to drip off. Place on wire rack; let stand until set.
Yield: 10 doughnuts.
Why stop at a doughnut shop when you can make the doughnuts yourself without frying them in oil? Make a batch of apple cider doughnuts and share them with others. Your friends and family will be surprised on how good a baked Gluten-Free Apple Cider Doughnut can be!