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Gluten free Yeast Doughnuts - FLASH BACK FRIDAY

I originally posted a gf doughnut recipe here , but I tweeked the recipe using my Julie's Flour and I am really happy with the results -- definitely improved the doughnut .. both in the ease of handling the dough and in the eating !
Doughnuts could be made festive for the season by using red and green sprinkles.

Here is my tweeked recipe ..

  • 3/4 cup milk 
  • 1 tsp sugar 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yeast 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/4 cup oil (or half butter/half oil) 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/3 cup sugar 
  • 1 1/2 cups Julie's Flour Blend 
  • 1/2 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch 
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • sweet rice flour for handling
  1. Heat milk to 'finger-test' warm, add sugar and sprinkle in yeast - let proof until doubled
  2. In mixer bowl blend sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla - beat well. 
  3. Add risen yeast 
  4. Add blended dry ingredients (except sugar) and stir until mixed, then beat on high for 2 minutes. 
  5. Scrape out onto lightly floured parchment paper and with only as much sweet rice flour as needed to allow for handling knead very lightly - then pat out to 1/2 inch thickness - or roll out covering dough with plastic wrap.  
  6. With doughnut cutter make doughnuts and holes - and let rise for about 40 minutes. 
  7. Fry in hot oil, turning when underside is golden brown ..  Cook on rack before icing.  
  8. Top with favorite icing and sprinkles , or icing and toasted almond flakes, or glaze doughnuts (recipe below) or eat doughnuts with nutella.  
Glaze for doughnuts 
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup icing sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  1. In saucepan on stove top heat milk, butter and sugar until boiling - boil for 40 seconds. 
  2. Remove from heat, add icing sugar and vanilla and whisk briskly until smooth and thickened. 
  3. Dip doughnuts , doughnut holes into glaze .  
*** These are best eaten fresh .. or re-freshed a few seconds in the microwave.


  1. These donuts look so good, Julie. I'm going to share the link with those I know who have to eat gluten free.

  2. Julie - you are amazing/famous with your gf recipes!!! I have been thinking of you so much as you stand on Holy Ground with your dear mum!!! Huge hugs!!!

    1. Thank you, Rosella! ... yes .. rejoicing for her .. tears for me. But thankful that her last difficult journey is over!

  3. Hi, Julie. I'm new to GF baking. This looks really good so would like to give it a try. Is the one ingredient supposed to be 1/2c. white rice or white rice flour? Thanks.

    1. Sorry.... thanks for pointing out the typo .. that should read rice flour -- I have corrected it in recips.


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