Oh baby, these gluten free donuts are moist and perfectly sweet, making them a great mid day snack or post-workout treat to pair with a protein shake since they contain only 6 grams of fat.
Before getting to the ingredients I need to stress the importance of using a donut pan for this. I recommend using a silicon one as I feel the batter doesn’t stick as much compared to tins. You could try to make this recipe using muffin tins but I can’t guarantee they will turn out as the batter may not rise enough to yield a full 6 muffins.
Here’s What You’ll Need
All purpose gluten free flour
Sweetener of choice (I chose Truvia baking blend but feel to choose whichever you like)
Powdered peanut butter (I used The Lion’s Choice Kit Kat kind as it had the crunchy topping on it)
For the most part, these can be whipped up at almost any time as these are ingredients you are likely to have on hand. My inspiration to make these actually came from me staring into my fridge and cupboards and sitting with an intense grin on my face contemplating what I could make…Eventually it came to me.
This recipe will also be rather simple and straight forward to make as well since you will mainly be adding the wet to the dry ingredients. There is no fancy food processor or beaters involved, just.a good ol’ bowl, whisk, and some elbow grease.
Once the wet to the dry is added you will then load the batter into a ziplock bag and cut a small whole in it. After you will pipe the batter into the donuts and fill them all the way full. These will not rise very much so you want to get it as close to that top fill line as possible.
While the donuts are baking away lets get to making that shiny bakery-style glaze!
Let’s Make the Glaze
Could a donut be complete without a signature glaze to complement its dense texture?
For this, all you’ll need is to mix the powdered sugar, powdered peanut butter, and milk together in a small bowl that will be big enough for dipping the donuts.
You may tweak the amount of powdered sugar the recipe calls for if you prefer a thicker icing so I would recommend increasing the powdered sugar by 2 Tablespoons. If you happen to add more milk you can also do this as well to make it less runny. I can confirm I have tested it and it has worked!
Once the donuts have cooled off for about 10 minutes, it’s time to lather them in the glaze.
Grab the donuts and dip them halfway in the icing and slightly turn them in a circle. Hold the donut above the bowl and let the excess icing drip for a bit and then place it on the cooling rack.
You will notice the icing will start to set on the donuts rather fast.
I also recommend topping these with sprinkles because well, what’s a donut without sprinkles?
When they have all been glazed I recommend storing them in an air tight container for two days max. I admit I did not store these in the fridge, so they could last longer but I was also realistic with my self control when making these..
Perfectly sweet peanut butter chocolate gluten free donuts made with only a few ingredients and topped with a yummy peanut butter glaze!
For the Donuts:
1 cup off all-purpose gluten free flour
2 1/2 Tbsp cacao powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp sweetener of choice (I used truvia)
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup non-dairy milk (I used cashew)
2 Tbsp peanut butter
3 Tbsp vegan butter
(optional) sprinkles to top
For the Glaze:
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp powdered peanut butter (I used The Lion’s Choice Kit Kat kind since it had the crunchy pieces on it)
1 1/4 tsp non-dairy milk
For the Donuts:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a donut pan with non-stick spray. I recommend using a silicon pan as the batter is less likely to stick.
Add all dry ingredients into a medium-sized bowl and combine.
Melt the peanut butter and vegan butter in a small bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds.
Add the peanut butter and vegan butter mixture into another bowl with the rest of the wet ingredients and mix until the ingredients are combined.
Add the wet to the dry and combine.
Add the batter into a medium-sized ziplock bag and cut a hole in the corner of it. Then, pipe the batter into the donut tray until they are full. You will have enough batter to make 8 donuts.
Bake for 22-28 minutes. Make sure you check the middle of the donut as this is likely the last place they will bake. So, when you are putting a toothpick in it I would recommend putting it in the center first.
Let them cool for 10 minutes and then dip them in the glaze mixture.
Top with sprinkles and store in an airtight container for 2 days.
For the Glaze:
Add all the ingredients into a small bowl that is large enough to dip the donuts in.
If you prefer a thinner icing, I would a dash more of milk. Alternatively, if you would like a thicker icing, I would add less milk.
Once the donuts have cooled lightly dip them halfway and twist them at the end.
This Tofu recipe involves crispy Tofu, fresh squeezed oranges, and has over 21 grams of protein in it! It’s gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!
As you can see it’s the near perfect dish to have for when you have someone new over and you’re not sure if they’re allergic to anything, because nowadays you can never be sure.
How to make Crispy Tofu
The secret here involves 2 main components:
1.You’ll need an air fryer to achieve next-level crispiness.
2. Take out as much moisture from the Tofu as possible. This can be done by pressing the tofu with a paper towel.
3. Cut your tofu into small cubes (about 1 inch by 1 inch) you should be able to achieve a crispy outer layer and cooked inner layer, all while everything is cooked evenly.
4. To season the tofu I recommend adding 3/4 Tbsp of Tamari sauce and 3/4 Tbsp of Sesame oil and a few dashes of garlic powder. This isn’t mandatory but I recommend it as it will enhance the overall flavor profile of the dish. You can try adding a full Tbsp, but I tried to add the least amount of liquid possible in order to not add too much moisture to the tofu.
Here’s the deets on what you’ll need:
Tamari sauce (or soy sauce) for the sauce and Tofu
Garlic cloves and powder (powder for the Tofu)
Corn starch + water mixture
Brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
Juice from oranges or cuties ( I used about 4 cuties since this is what I had on hand)
Optional: Sesame oil (This is for the air fried Tofu)
The key to making this a lower sugar sauce is using juice from an orange and not orange juice that may be loaded with added sugar.
How To Make The Sauce
1. Roast the garlic in a skillet over medium heat.
2. Add all the remaining sauce ingredients except for the corn starch and water mixture.
3. Stir in the cornstarch and water mixture and lower the heat to low and simmer for a few minutes. The sauce will thicken during this time. If you prefer a thicker sauce you may add more cornstarch and if you prefer a thinner sauce you may add more water.
After the sauce is prepared simply add in the air fried Tofu to the sauce in the skillet and coat the tofu evenly.
Then, serve over rice and top with green onions and sesame seeds to bring the dish together.
A simple, crispy, and flavorful healthy vegan and gluten free orange tofu dish that will keep you coming back for more!
2 blocks of firm tofu
3/4 Tbsp Tamari (or soy sauce if not gf)
3/4 Tbsp sesame oil
dash of garlic powder
4 cloves of garlic minced
2 1/2 Tbsp Tamari
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
3/4 cup water
1 large naval orange juiced (about 1/3 cup juice)
1 Tbsp + 2 tsp coconut sugar
1 Tbsp truvia baking blend (or sweetener of choice)
2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch + 1 1/2 Tbsp water mixture
Optional: green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
Drain the moisture from the tofu with paper towels. Press the tofu onto the paper towels until there is little to none left.
Cut into small 1 inch by 1 inch cubes and transfer to a bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients into the bowl and mix up the Tamari, sesame oil, and dash of garlic powder until it is evenly coated.
Put in the air fryer at 400 and cook for 25-28 minutes shaking it every few minuted to ensure they cook evenly. If you like them very crispy then I would recommend cooking it on the longer end of that range. You may adjust this based on your air fryer.
When the tofu is done set aside.
Mince the garlic and cook over a skillet at medium to heat. Roast this for a few minutes until the garlic starts to appear less white.
Add the Tamari, rice vinegar, water, and juice from the orange.
Add in the coconut sugar and truvia
Mix the cornstarch and the water together in a small dish and add this mixture into the skillet with the other ingredients.
Lower the heat to low and let the sauce thicken while it simmers. Mix the sauce with a fork for a few minutes as it thickens.
Add in the tofu and stir until it is evenly coated.
Optional but recommended, add some veggies into the tofu and sauce mixture.
Serve over steamed rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
*Air fryer times are estimated as they will vary by brand