March 23, 2012

Ooh Babycakes!

As promised I told you I would tell you about some really yummy gluten free cinnamon and sugar donuts I made.  I have to tell you this creation was inspired by my friend Jessi.  She made them for me first and although I am not sure the recipe she used they were delicious! I thought about them for two weeks after I had them, that is - until I made my own!

In order for me to make these just like my sweet friend did I needed to get a mini donut maker.  Thankfully I had a gift card to Kohl's and was able to buy one during one of their HUGE sales (that they have all the time.)

This little guy has been so much fun!  We made these for movie night the first time and we about gobbled them all up before we even sat down for the movie. 

Before I show you more pictures that are going to make you drool and your stomach growl I will share the recipe with you.  This is a recipe I can't take credit for but I did adapt it a teeny bit for the donut maker. I found the recipe which was created by Nicole Hunn of Gluten free on a Shoestring here at Living Without Magazine's site.  Check out the recipe and then come back paaleeease!.  I will share with you what I did differently. 
  • I did not make the cinnamon milk, I just used plain milk.
  • I used a scoop and put the batter into the donut maker.
  • I dipped the donuts in coconut oil before I coated them with cinnamon and sugar.
(Aren't I ingenious? I changed it up so much!)  Just kidding.  There are not usually many things I change about Nicole's recipes.  They are just plain good.

Here is what I started out with:


Whala! Bing Bang Boom~ Mini Donuts!

Aren't they cute?

Now it's time to dip them in melted coconut oil.  You can dip one side or both.  I just did one side.

Just ignore the fact that I accidentally focused the camera on my wrinkly hand!  It certainly was meant to be! I know you're more interested in donuts.

Time for cinnamon and sugar...

Oops, ignore THE hand again.

Heaven, I'm in Heaven.

And now for a bite...

Look how light and fluffy these are.  You would never guess they are gluten free.  The crunch of the cinnamon and sugar on the outside and the moist crumb of the donut make them delightful.

I hope you enjoy these.  If you don't have a donut maker maybe you can find one at Kohl's when they have their 95% off sale!  These certainly didn't last long around our house.  I really savored each bite because I am soon going to be cutting out sugar from my diet for about 3-6 months.  For health reasons.  I would never choose to willingly give up such a divine part of life ~ sweets. It should only be temporary and short depending on the results. Have fun and let me know how your donut making goes.  What other gluten free creations can you come up with for this fun little machine?



  1. Oh wow! I want some NOW! ;) I've been trying to be good on my treat intake, and these gluten free yummies may be just the little guilt free treat to indulge in! ;) Although, to be guilt free I guess I can't eat the whole batch by myself! LOL! Keeping my eyes out for a donut maker...

  2. funny thing is that my sis called and asked me if I wanted a donut maker recently, and I showed her your post -- then said "yes!".


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