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Wednesday
Jun042014

Classic Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Chocolate + Vanilla Glaze

Today I’m taking a few steps back with Doughnut Week to show you the baked doughnut basics. Maybe you’re new to baked doughnuts? Maybe you’re still on the fence about baking, not frying a doughnut? My hope is that by the end of this post you’ll see that it’s actually a pretty easy—and super tasty—process.

First things first. Let’s stir the dry ingredients together. We’re using a combination of oat flour, sweet rice flour, and almond meal. Don’t let these non-traditional flours scare you. Oat flour and almond meal are really easy to find or make at home. Sweet rice flour can be found online and in some natural food stores but is most easily found in Asian markets which you probably have closer to you than you think! I recently found sweet rice flour at an Asian market for 1/4 of the price! [fyi – it may also be called “glutinous rice flour”]

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

This particular combination of gluten-free flours works tremendously well for baked doughnuts, so I don’t recommend making substitutions. I promise no one will ever know these are gluten-free! They hold together perfectly and have a tender, doughy texture. They are surprisingly close in texture to a fried cake doughnut. You will definitely be surprised!

Next up, we’ll whisk in the wet ingredients. No mixer or fancy equipment needed.

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

After thoroughly greasing your doughnut pan you’ll spoon the batter in about 1/4-inch from the top of the pan. I prefer to grease with softened butter or coconut oil as the sprays tend to leave a sticky residue over time and don’t work as well.

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

The doughnuts are ready for the oven!

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

About 18-22 minutes later you have perfectly golden brown baked doughnuts. Now your main goal is to wait for them to fully cool before stuffing them into your face.

Okay, you can stuff one of them into your face while you wait but the texture will firm up as they cool.

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

Now for the glaze. I mean glazes. Yep, two. I mixed up a batch of basic vanilla glaze and then split the mixture into another bowl. Then I added cocoa powder and a bit more cream for an easy chocolate glaze. Because how can you ever choose between vanilla or chocolate glaze??

The answer is you can’t, so you make both.

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

After a little dip action into the bowls of glaze they’re ready for a dunk into sprinkles.

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

Hubba, hubba…

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

And now the only thing left to do is let the glaze set—or not.

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

The details for this basic Buttermilk Baked Doughnut recipe with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze can be found over on Craftsy, where I write freelance posts and recipes each week! You’ll find all of the step-by-step instructions along with tips for grinding your own flours at home.

Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts with Vanilla + Chocolate Glaze | edibleperspective.com #glutenfree

And don’t forget! This week only you can get 35% off my book Baked Doughnuts For Everyone! You’ll find over 100 recipes inside along with a slew of tips + tricks for creating perfectly baked doughnuts at home. For more details check out my Book Page.

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Happy Wednesday!

Ashley

Reader Comments (15)

Let the glaze set?! Are you kidding me?! No body got time for that! I could inhale half the batch in -2 seconds! Haha!
Gorgeous pictures as always!
Hi Ashley! I make mini muffins following the same recipe, and I have to be careful not to leave them out because my cat loves them!! One time I found one on the floor half eaten :) But yeah, super great and easy recipe!
June 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDilara
Yay! Was looking for a GF treat recipe for a pink princess party (don't ask) and these will be just perfect!
June 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLawyer Loves Lunch
Your donut recipes are perfect and I love them! I can't think of a better way to celebrate donut day!
Loving the beautiful, colorful photos!
ERMAGAHD the mini doughnuts are too cute! Love the look of these and the buttermilk must make them super moist!
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Hi Ashley- can't wait to try these!!!! They look delicious!

Just brainstorming- you should strike a deal with your favorite sweet rice flour brand and sell a combo pack of your book and the flour on amazon!
Xo, Lauren
www.alovelysideproject.com
More doughnuts...yesplease!
June 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLivi
This looks so good! I haven't made doughnuts in FOREVER!! Thanks for the reminder!
June 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterATasteOfMadness
Aww such pretty donuts! Love these!
These are so freaking beautiful, Ashley! And the big mama doughnuts and baby doughnuts are killing me with cute. (Not so much that I wouldn't gobble them up long before the glaze set, though. hehehe.) Love this!
June 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercynthia
Your doughnuts are the best Ashley <3
June 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn
These look not only delicious but so much fun too. Just put a smile on your face.
June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily @ Life on Food
Hey, great recipe but what about people with nut allergies? Could you sub the almond meal with something else?
Thanks
July 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaige
@Paige - The almond meal is pretty crucial to this recipe. I don't know of any substitutions. Sorry!
July 14, 2014 | Registered CommenterAshley

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