My name is Ashley McLaughlin and this is my blog, Edible Perspective. To learn more about my journey head on over to my about + FAQ pages. I'm thrilled that you stopped by. Enjoy!


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Baked Doughnuts For Everyone: From Sweet to Savory to Everything in Between, 101 Delicious Recipes, All Gluten-Free


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Baked Doughnuts for Everyone RELEASE day!


This weekend really started things off right.  I had my first book signing and baking demo at The Cupboard, in Ft. Collins.  It went better than I ever could have hoped for.  There was a constant flow of friends, family, blog readers, and store customers who all stopped over to say hello.  People asked questions, watched me bake, shook my hand, gave hugs, asked for my signature [so weird!], and were just so incredibly kind.  And, the book sold OUT!  Hooray!

I was full of excited nerves during the hour ride from Denver to Ft. Collins.  It’s been quite sometime since I’ve had the butterfly feeling, but I definitely had it on Saturday.  Luckily, Chris drove and I had my eyes glued on the clock the whole ride, thinking about how the day would go.  We got there early so I could set up and not feel rushed.  As we walked through the front doors—arms full with pans, my camera, trays of doughnuts, and a slew of ingredients—the first thing I saw was the giant sign above with my name on it.

This whole time I knew I was writing a book—obviously—but to actually see your name on the cover of a book, to see your photos, recipes, and hard work inside, to see your name on a sign outside of your favorite kitchen store, was absolutely surreal.

I unpacked my bags, got the samples ready, and then people started heading my way.  The samples were a HIT.  I went full-on-fall with the doughnuts and featured cinnamon sugar, apple cider, molasses, pumpkin, maple sea salt, and peanut butter cup [for the chocolate lovers]. 

I met new faces, talked a LOT about doughnuts, and completely froze every single time someone asked me to sign their book.  I apologize to all of those people as you probably have something completely awkward written inside, but know that whatever I wrote was written with love + appreciation!

This book was such a labor of love.  I wrote + photographed the 101+ recipes in a short 3 months.  It was intense and all-consuming, but I am so grateful for the opportunity and experience.  I learned an infinite amount in the process and challenged myself like never before. 

There is a list a mile long of people to thank, most of who are mentioned at the end of the book.  But really, this book would not be reality if it wasn’t for all of you.  My faithful readers who have been cheering me on for the past FOUR years.  Whether you’re new around here, have only come by once in awhile, or if you’ve been with me the whole way, please know how much your support means.  Can we all hang out for coffee + doughnuts?  My treat!  I wish!

I hope you enjoy each + every doughnut recipe you’ll find inside.  There is truly something for everyone.

And, thank you all.  Again + again.

Baked Doughnuts for Everyone

{From Sweet to Savory to Everything in Between, 101 Delicious Recipes - All Gluten-Free}


Exciting doughnut happenings!

Be on the lookout for the Baked Doughnuts for Everyone blog tour!

The tour begins over on Emily’s blog, Daily Garnish.  I’ve known Emily for years now and couldn’t be more honored + excited to have her start things off!  Emily will be hosting a cookbook giveaway—along with most of the other bloggers—so be sure to check it out!

Next stops this week: Gina, Fitnessista – Angela, Oh She Glows – Lauren, Newest Obsession – Izy, Top With Cinnamon

You can find the rest of the blog tour schedule, where to buy the book, my book signing schedule, and much more over on my BOOK page.  

Non-doughnut recipes coming soon.  Promise.  Stay tuned.

Again, thank YOU.

Now let’s celebrate.


Reader Comments (48)

Well done!!! Such well deserved success, the book looks amazing :D
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSnenny
You are such a rock-star Ash!!! Truly amazing work! Why is it that some of the most dedicated and determined people I know have one thing in common - they have gone through architecture school! Seriously there is something behind that.
XOXO Ginette
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGwes
I'm so so happy for you...this is such an amazing achievement! x
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjo @ including cake
That is so amazing Ashley! I have been waiting for this book since you announced that you are working on it and will order it right away. Cannot wait to try one of the recipes.
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKsenija @ Health Ninja
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you - you got the skillz!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersarah
Congrats :)
Congratulations! So happy for you!!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline
I am so excited and, more importantly, super proud of you. Congratulations! I can't wait to see the book!!!!!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Congratulations! What an achievement!
Congratulations! It's wonderful to see a talented, hardworking person get the success they deserve. <3
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy
Amazing!! Congratulations :D It looks like you had such a fun day!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
Congratulations! I can't wait to get my hands on this book!!... Please think about coming to Wisconsin for a book signing :D
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
Well done,Ashley! Considering your next cookbook yet? I have pans to make full size and small donuts, but would love a donut hole pan. Maybe you could set up links for your fans for purchasing the pans. Will order the book today. Can't wait to see it.
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn
Congratulations on the release! So exciting! I will definitely be adding it to my collection soon.
Congrats Ash!!! I am so proud of you and wish I lived close by so I could come to your book signing! I can only imagine how surreal it all felt. You deserve all the success in the world. I can't wait to dig into this book! How amazing does the tray of donuts look? xoxo
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
Congrats! What a feat! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy and hope to see to in slc this winter
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterholly waterfall
You are so adorable and talented, and I could not be happier for you. xoxoxoxo!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Malone
Congratulations Ashley! You deserve all the success in the world. I adore your recipes and your photography and the effort you put into this blog is inspiring.

As always, I'm requesting more savory vegan recipes! Your vegan recipes are better than most of the vegan blogs I read! I think that's saying something.

Enjoy the release of your cookbook! You look beautiful.
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
Congrats! Any more events planned in the Boulder/Denver area? Would love to catch one!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
Congrats to you! Can't wait to see the book!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim @ Wonderings
@Gwes - Ginette! Thank youuu. And you may be on to something there about architecture school. ;) Love + miss you SO MUCH! xoxo

@Ksenija - I hope you love them all! Many thanks!

@Heather - Big thanks, lady. I miss you so!!!! xo

@Chrissy - Goodness...thank you so very much!

@Katie - Thanks! I was actually just in Wisconsin for my cousin's wedding! :) Loved it!

@Kathryn - Oooh, great idea for doughnut pan links. I'll add that to the "book" page right now! Thank you so much! I'm not sure about a 2nd cookbook...we'll see what happens! :)

@Angela - I so wish you could have been there!! Thank you for your continued support throughout the years. Can't wait for your book next!!! xo

@Holly - Hope to see you as well! Thank you!

@Emily - Umm, blushing. Thank.You. xo

@Amy - Many thanks, Amy! I appreciate your kind words about my recipes and am so glad you've been enjoying them! I'm always trying to come up with new vegan/gf recipes and hopefully will have more soon. :)
October 1, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley
@Andrea - None in Denver/Boulder yet, but hopefully! I do have another in Ft. Collins on Nov 17th at Old Firehouse Books! Should be fun. :)
October 1, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley
Congratulations girl!!!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJaclyn
Ahhh, congratulations. How exciting that you sold out!!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
Ah, it looks like the signing went well. Love the look of your donuts. THey are just so stinking cute.
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLauren @ Sassy Molassy
Woo hoo!! Congrats girl, I am so excited for you and couldn't be happier to be on the blog tour : )
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbby @ The Frosted Vegan
Love this post, the book, and you!! Hugs and kisses from your proud mama (-;
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPam
@Pam - LOVE YOU, mama. SO very much. xoxoxoxoxo
October 1, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley
Congrats, Ashley! I am really excited about the cookbook and can't wait to try the vegan recipes! I'm sure all the photographs are stunning. :)
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDana @ VanishingVeggie
I just bought your book on Amazon. Christmas gift for my wife.
She's going to love it!
Thanks, Ashley!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterScot
Surreal to meet you, surreal to eat your doughnuts, surreal to have my photo in your post! I loved spending the day in Ft Collins, and am planning to make some of the recipes (like baklava! amazing!) in a muffin tin soon because I feel like buying a doughnut pan is dangerous. Then again, it's not like buying grease to fry them in! Ok, you convinced me, Amazon purchases coming soon. :) Congrats again on being such a big inspiration to all of us small time bloggers, and for all of your delicious recipes- doughnuts and not!!
So sooooo happy for you. Congratulations!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Crowder
Congratulations Ashley! I can't wait to get my book. It has been amazing and inspirational to watch your journey.
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErin
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST ordered it today and can not wait to get it!!!!!!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristina
Congratulations, Ashley! You are so deserving of this success. I can't wait to check out the cookbook!
Congrats, Ashley! What an amazing day for you and so exciting! All your hard work has paid off - so happy for you!!!!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAverie @ Averie Cooks
Yay! Congratulations on your book publication!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEileen
Congratulations Ashley!! That is SO exciting and I'm sure super surreal. All your hard work is paying off and I can't wait to see the book in person :)
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
Congratulations Ashley!!! I am so happy for you! I don't comment much, but I have been following your blog for over 2 years now! I am so excited to order your book!!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa C
Congrats on book release day! Glad to hear your event went well -- must have been an amazing experience!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle @ A Healthy Mrs
Congratulations!! Your style is so unique and fresh; I've loved so many things I've tried from here that I'm sure your doughnuts are just as incredible!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
CONGRATULATIONS!! I've been reading for years and am so excited for you -- you are so talented and have worked so hard and you deserve it! So glad (but not surprised) that your first day of the tour was a tremendous success!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle
Congratulations!!!! Yay!
October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmani
What an awesome time for you! You've accomplished much and I hope the rest of the tour is as amazing as the first day! The cover looks great! I've only been on your blog a short time, but love it. I didn't realize you lived in CO. I live in Littleton :o)
October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKari
Congratulations! What an awesome accomplishment! Now take a moment to enjoy... and serve yourself a baked doughnut!! :)
October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan @ Scarletta Bakes
This is so completely off topic, but you have amazing arms! The first thought that crossed my mind when I saw the pic of you next to the store sign was "Holy crap. Look at those GUNS!" LOL I aspire to have biceps like yours. :)

And, of course, congrats on the book!
October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
This is sooooo exciting!!! Just ordered my copy and cant wait to dig in! Wishing you all the success xox
October 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie Tucci
Ahhh! Congratulations! I'm so excited! I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your book....especially after that baklava donut teaser you posted awhile back. I'm seriously obsessed with your donuts. :-)
October 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

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