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Homemade donuts — food-allergy style!

Homemade donuts — food-allergy style!

Homemade mini donuts, hold the wheat, egg, dairy and artificial junk

Do you ever see something for sale and instantly think you can’t live life without it? Like everything in your life was just great, but then you see something that you just have to have?

That’s happened to me a few times.

This isn’t a story about one of those times.

BUT this is a story about how I saw something for sale that I thought could make life better.

Enter a mini donut maker on sale at Target last month.

I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to be able to make my preschooler (with all the food allergies) donuts that he can actually eat?”

So I got the donut maker and last weekend made the first batch of wheat- egg- dairy- and nut-free donuts.

A handy recipe booklet came with the mini donut maker, and I chose the basic donut recipe to convert.

The Bella mini donut maker recipe called for:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 Tbsp. cooking oil

I substituted Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour, Ener G Egg Replacer and So Delicious Coconut Milk.

Then it was just a matter of making the standard glaze (three parts powdered sugar to one part water, mixed well), to which I added a bit of plain cocoa powder to make chocolate icing. A dab onto a plate of large sugar crystals/sprinkles for some of the donuts, and I declared it a special weekend breakfast.

My son gave the donuts a taste test and said they tasted like More!

My son was pretty happy.

The batch of donuts lasted several days.

So the moral of the story is sometimes you’re drawn to things for a reason! Give in if you can, and make someone happy (even if that someone is yourself).

  1. Hi Holly! Your donuts look so cute and delicious! I’m going to have to get my hands on a donut-maker and make them! I bet they’d be really good washed down with a tall, cold glass of our coconut milk! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Thanks, Gail! You’re right, a glass of coconut milk with the donuts does sound good. Hope you enjoy the donuts, and thank you for stopping by!

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