If you have been following me then you know my love for donuts runs so so deep. I mean like, I can’t put this love into words- I’m at a loss right now just thinking about it. This gluten free yeast donut recipe is like a love child to me. I’ve been working on a gluten free fried donuts recipe for YEARS. I’m not exaggerating, like 5 years to be exact.
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I tried to make a gluten free yeast donut recipe many years back and epically failed, more than once. If we are being honest here and I feel like I can then here’s the truth… I quit them. I was so frustrated that I just said forget this s%#@. I moved on to a safer and friendlier donut recipe like my Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze, Funfetti Donuts with Strawberry Glaze, and Chocolate Cake Donuts. All are amazing, delicious, and easy, you should give them a try!
Gluten Free Maple Donuts
However, when you are a donut addict, a baked donut does not do the trick. It might get you by for a little while, but you will start jonesing for that yeast risen, fried goodness.
Earlier this year I couldn’t take it anymore. I need that that damn donut, so I put my big girl panties on and really focused on how I could make a gluten free yeast donut recipe a success. I tried a few things, some worked and some didn’t. After tweaking it several times and eating LOTS of floppy donuts I got it right. A gluten free fried donuts recipe that tasted great, has perfect texture, I WON!
Gluten Free Yeast Donut Recipe
Now, one of the most amazing parts of these gluten free maple donuts is that you can ACTUALLY CUT THIS OUT WITH A DONUT CUTTER and not have to squeeze the dough out! Every single gluten free donut recipe I have come across (I’ve done my research friends) you have too sticky of dough and you have to squeeze the dough out and blah blah blah. No, I was determined because I don’t have to time to play. I wanted to use a real donut cutter, cut my dough, and fry those beautiful yeast risen babies.
When I say I’m proud of this I really mean it. This is probably the most excited I have gotten about a recipe since I created my French Bread recipe that’s in my cookbook. If you love donuts then you have to make these!
Gluten Free Fried Donuts Recipe
So, how do I make this gluten free yeast donut recipe?
First you need to activate the yeast by adding the sugar and yeast to the warm water. It’s ready when it doubles in size. Heat the milk to be warm. Add the coconut oil and vegan butter to the milk and stir to melt.
Beat the eggs on medium speed for 4 minutes and turn off the mixer.
With the mixer on low add the yeast mixture to the eggs and then the milk mixture. Mix for 2 minutes.
Add the salt, sugar, xanthan gum, and gluten free flour. Mix for 2 more minutes.
Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on the kitchen counter. Put 1/2 cup of the dough on top of the plastic wrap. Put another piece of plastic wrap on top and gently push down to flatten the dough slightly. Cut your donut with a Doughnut Cutter, remove the plastic wrap, and place the donut on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You will have donut holes too. Repeat this cutting method until the dough is gone. This recipe makes about 10 donuts.
Cover them and let them rise for 20 minutes.
Heat oil to be 275-300ºF. You will need a Candy / Deep Fry Thermometer for this. I always use coconut oil for this recipe. You can use other oils, but coconut oil is truly perfect and I highly recommend it. It is so important to watch the temperature so that they cook through the middle.
Place the donut in the hot oil and fry for about 1-1 1/2 minutes on each side, it will be nicely golden brown. Carefully transfer to a cooling rack and allow it to cool for 20 minutes before frosting.
To make the glaze you simply add all of the ingredients to a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Drop the donut into the bowl, gently pick up with one figure and lay on a cooling rack frosting side up. Allow the frosting to settle for a moment and then serve.
You are truly going to love this gluten free fried donuts recipe. Make them and then invite your friends over to eat them with you. Enjoy!
Gluten Free Fried Maple Donuts
The best ever gluten and dairy free yeast risen deep fried donuts! These are legit.
- ½ TBSP. Sugar
- 2 ¼ tsp. Yeast
- ½ Cup Warm Water
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup Warm Milk I use coconut
- ⅓ Cup Dairy Free Butter
- ⅓ Cup Coconut Oil
- ¼ Cup Sugar
- Dash of Salt
- 2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
- 4 Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
- 1 ½ tsp. Maple Extract
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp. Corn or Maple Syrup
- 3 TBSP. Coconut Milk
2 ½ Cups Coconut Oil for Frying
Activate yeast by adding sugar and yeast to warm water. It should double in size.
Heat the milk to be warm. Add the coconut oil and butter to milk, stir to melt.
Beat eggs on medium speed for 4 minutes. Turn off.
Turn mixer on low and add the yeast mixture and milk mixture. Mix for 2 minutes.
Add salt, sugar, xanthan gum, and gluten free all purpose flour. Mix for 2 minutes.
Place ½ cup cup of dough on plastic wrap. Add another sheet of plastic wrap on the top half and gently press down to flatten the ball of dough.
Cut donuts with a donut cutter, remove plastic wrap, and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
Heat oil to 275-300ºF and use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature. Place donut in the hot oil and fry for about 1- 1 ½ minutes on each side. Until it is golden brown. Carefully transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool for 20 minutes before frosting.
In a bowl add all of the ingredients and mix well. Drop the donut into the mixture and pick up carefully by placing your pointer finger into the hole. Lay on a rack covered with parchment paper frosting side up. Enjoy!
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