After reading last week that Kinnikinnick had announced their new spring doughnut flavour, I was excited. New doughnut flavours are always a good thing, right? But, then when I read that they were only going to be available for online ordering, or at their retail location, I realized I would never taste their blueberry doughnuts. I am not in the habit of ordering my gluten free foods online, and I am no where near their retail location. So, I did the next best thing, which I think is better anyway. I came up with my own version of blueberry doughnuts, I made homemade Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Doughnut Holes. Oh, they are so good, you can either eat them fresh, or warm them up a little in the oven or microwave.
The lemony base for these doughnuts began with some lemon sugar. I am sure you could use regular granulated sugar and the zest of a lemon, but I think this increased the lemony flavour in these doughnuts. Don’t fret though, it is super easy to make.
- Place 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a food processor. Add the zest of one large (or two small) lemons. Pulse until it is a finer sugar, and the lemon zest is very fine. Remove from food processor and stir in an additional 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose Gluten-Free Flour (see Note)
- 1/2 cup lemon sugar (see recipe above)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries (I did make these with 1 cup fresh blueberries as well, the moisture in the blueberries will make the oil splatter, a lot. Much safer to use the dried blueberries)
- Additional 1/2 cup granulated sugar, to coat the doughnut holes after frying (optional)
The all-purpose gluten-free flour mix that I use is from Cybele Pascal. It is as follows: 4 cups superfine brown rice flour, 1 1/3 cups potato starch (not flour), 2/3 cup tapioca starch.
Other gluten free doughnut recipes you might enjoy: