After feeling not quite right yesterday even until going to bed, I knew today’s food was going to be hit or miss. Kinley and I decided to drive to Alterra this morning for some Iced Americano’s – I love Alterra and it made this day start out great and I think the caffeine helped perk me up to help me continue to recover! For breakfast I had scrambled eggs, some sauteed potatoes (leftover from dinner last night) and a piece of Sami’s Millet & Flax toast. It was just what I wanted!
Well, there seems to be something about me and egg-filled breakfasts. For some reason I get hungry pretty quickly afterwards even with all of the protein from the eggs and carbs from the potatoes and bread (which is why my usual breakfasts consist primarily of oats or buckwheat!). It’s a good thing I had found a delicious looking recipe from Multiply Delicious for Cinnamon Sugar Gluten Free Baked Doughnuts to make for a ‘mid-morning snack’ ;). I have been in the mood for cinnamon sugar recently as well as donuts (thanks to Ashley’s recent gluten-less creations 🙂 ). I took tips from both recipes and came up with these little guys.
- 1/2c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2t cider vinegar
- 1 flax egg (1T flax + 2-3T water)
- 1 egg
- 2T organic sugar
- 2t baking soda
- 1/2t salt
- 1/2t xanthan gum
- 1t cinnamon
- 1/4t nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
- 1/2 c quinoa flour* (I misread the amount on this so had to add the water to counteract the excess dry ingredients – whoops!)
- 1/4 c water*
- 2-3T melted earth balance
- 1/4c organic sugar
- 1t cinnamon
By the way, is it donuts or doughnuts?
The next time around I will definitely not use Bob’s Gluten Free mix – I am not a fan of garbanzo bean flour and that’s a big component in the mix. I had it leftover from our first weekend going gluten free when we thought it was a baking necessity. I’m going to pick up some coconut flour this weekend so the next time a donut craving hits I can use something similar to Ashley’s combo of Coconut, Sweet Rice and Oat flours. The original recipe also did not call for any eggs, but I knew Ashley’s did and they would help puff up the dough better. You could easily make these vegan if you wanted – but I was in the mood for a puffy cake-like donut!!!
Love this little ‘donut family’. Happy Sunday!