Gluten-free Baked Lemon Doughnuts
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These luscious Gluten Free Baked Lemon Doughnuts are lighter than air and ready to eat in minutes. It really doesn't get much better than that.
Recipe type: Doughnuts
Serves: 6
Lemon Doughnuts:
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon white or brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup millet flour
  • 2 Tablespoons dry instant Lemon pudding mix (or dry milk powder)
  • 2 Tablespoons potato starch
  • 1 Tablespoon tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Lemon Frosting!
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar (icing sugar)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2-4 Tablespoons lemon juice (depending on whether you want a thick frosting, or a thin glaze)
Lemon Doughnuts:
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a Doughnut Pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients, minus the granulated sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the granulated sugar and lemon zest. Using your fingers or the back of a spoon, rub the sugar and zest together, releasing the oils into the sugar, giving you a better lemon flavour. Add to dry ingredients, and whisk to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until fully combined.
  6. Spoon mixture into a large resealable plastic bag. Cut the corner off, and pipe the batter into the prepared doughnut pan.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the thickest part of the doughnut comes out clean.
  8. Let doughnuts sit for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan, and placing on a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
Lemon Frosting:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Here's my tip - make the frosting thicker than you want, and microwave it for a few seconds to warm it up. The glaze will get thinner when it is warm, but will set up beautifully on your doughnuts. You may still need to adjust the amount of lemon juice you add until you get the consistency you want.
  3. You can store doughnuts in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days. But who are we kidding? Doughnuts never last 3 days.
Recipe by Faithfully Gluten Free at