My close friend Brittany Angell—aka Real Sustenance—and I had the pleasure of teaching gluten-free cooking classes at a family farm outside of Pittsburgh called Soergel Orchards last weekend. What a fun, food-filled weekend it was! If you’re ever in the neighborhood, please check it out. Amy, who grew up on her family’s farm, has curated one of the best gluten-free food shops in America!
If you’ve been to any of my cooking classes, you know that I like to feed people plenty of personal stories and experiences—and doughnuts. This time I made classic powdered doughnuts and just spiced things up a bit with a mix of warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. You could always add your favorite spices or just go ahead and leave them out completely!
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For ingredient substitutions, please see the detailed chart at Gluten-Free 101.
Let’s get baking,
For the doughnuts:
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs, at room temperature
¼ cup canola oil
½ cup milk or dairy-free milk (I use rice milk)
For the spiced sugar:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted, for coating
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- Make the doughnuts: Preheat the oven to 350º; grease two nonstick 6-doughnut pans with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil and milk until smooth; add to the flour and whisk until combined. Spoon into the prepared doughnut pans until ¾ full; bake until springy and a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 15 minutes.
- Make the spiced sugar: In a small bowl, stir together the remaining sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves. Let cool slightly; dredge in the warm doughnuts with the spiced sugar.