The 5 pounds of organic native Maine blueberries Nate ordered were harvested last week: blueberry salsa, scones, pancakes, smoothies, pie, cobbler. Actually a five pound box isn’t that big; couple of pies and you’re out. But enough were saved for doughnuts!
We haven’t been into a Dunkin’ Doughnuts shop for… don’t even know how long. With the news that DD had forayed into GF doughnut production in 2012 to develop recipes and test the market for sales in 2013, we assumed one would be able to buy a gluten-free cinnamon doughnut by the end of August. After striking out at three locations we investigated: production has been slowed by dissatisfaction with flavor (someone decided starting with a GF mix containing garbanzo bean flour was a good idea), texture (dry), and performance (the doughnuts broke apart.) While getting points for trying, it’s surprising that Dunkin’, capable of expansion to the west coast and arm wrestling with Starbucks for marketshare has had trouble developing consistently good GF products.
In the meantime, and even after you’re able to splurge on a pink and orange box from a local DD:
Homemade Blueberry Doughnuts with Lemon Glaze – Makes 6, recipe easily doubled
You’ll need a doughnut pan (or two)
1 cup (6 oz.) gluten free flour mix (yours, ours, or Trader Joe’s)
1/4 cup (2 oz.) granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon xantham gum
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup small native organic blueberries
Zest and juice of 1/2 an organic lemon
1/2 cup (about 2 oz.) confectioners’ sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 400F and prepare the doughnut pan by greasing it lightly with vegetable oil.
2. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl; whisk to blend.
3. Measure the buttermilk into a 1 cup glass measure, add the egg, melted butter and vanilla. Whisk to blend.
4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients; mix to blend. Gently fold in the blueberries, and spoon into the doughnut pan. Fill to the top, but not over. There will be a little extra batter for a (ramekin) muffin.
5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
6. While the doughnuts are baking, combine the lemon juice, zest, confectioners’ sugar and salt. Whisk with a fork to blend. Drizzle over the warm plated doughnuts.
om nom nom I want one with some coffee! Lets do this lol.
These sound so delicious!! Thanks for sharing!
This has always been my favorite kind of donut! Yummy! Thanks for posting! 🙂
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I LOVE donuts! These look super delicious. Check out my blueberry donut recipe (it’s not gluten free, but still pretty yummy). http://strawberrymint.org/2012/06/04/baked-blueberry-donuts-with-lemon-glaze/
LIke the look of your glaze – should you decide to experiment with a GF flour mix and make the blueberry doughnuts, I suggest you stick with your ratio of confectioners’ sugar to liquid. Thanks for the comment.
~ Gus’s Mom
Will do! Thanks for the tip 🙂
I can not wait to try this. And they look SO delicious, good work!!!
Let us know how you like ’em!
You are incredible. Those look awesome. I may have to go buy the donut pan from Sur La Table. Temptress!
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These look delicious! I’ll put your recipe on my list of things to try!
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Yummy…if I get a chance, can I share on my website? I will credit you….with a link.
Glad you found us. These are delicious. Feel free to reblog any of our posts. We only ask that you give credit and provide a link that directs back to us.
Thanks! Happy New Year!
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This doughnut recipe sounds devine and appears to be low FODMAP, I will need to give it a try 🙂
Made these this morning, using our mini-donut baker, and they were THE BEST donuts I have had in FOREVER!! I was sad that the batch was small, but my waistline told me that the batch size was PERFECT!! 🙂 Thank you so very much for this SUPER recipe!!
Makes me very happy!