Orange Glazed Gluten Free Donuts


Happy Thanksgiving! In spirit of the holidays, I am going to make something completely unrelated to them. Who needs turkey when you could have donuts?

Ever since a recent visit to Krispy Kreme to buy a dozen donuts to thank a neighbor, I have had a craving. The only problem is I have a conscience, and can therefore not just make a batch of non-gluten free doughnuts  and eat them while my sister glares at me for making delicious food she can’t eat. So, after very little thought, I came to the conclusion that I needed to make gluten free donuts.

After doing some research on what makes a donut fluffy, I put a recipe together, and was thrilled when it came out perfect. They are lighter than any storebought kind I have tried, and you don’t need to slave over a deep frier. Greasing the pan with butter caramelizes the batter as is cooks, giving it a beautiful taste and color. The combination of rice flour and potato starch keeps it light, but isn’t grainy.

Orange Glazed Gluten Free Donuts


For the donuts
2/3 cup white rice flour
1/3 cup potato starch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk

For the glaze
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cups fresh orange juice
1½ teaspoon grated orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease donut pan with butter.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the egg, milk, and sour cream until combined.
  4. Add in sugar, mix well.
  5. Add rice flour, potato starch, baking soda and baking powder, stir.
  6. Scoop batter into a piping bag and pipe into the donut pan, about halfway full. (A plastic bag with the corner cut works as well)
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  8. In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar with the orange juice and zest, adding only a few drops at a time. Once it has reached the desired consistency, drizzle it over the donuts.
  9. Enjoy!


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