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Sugar Cinnamon Glazed Donuts Recipe

A healthier donut recipe that most that are out there.


2 cups gluten free oat flour, plus more for dusting
¼ cup, plus 2 tbsp. potato starch
¼ cup tapioca starch
1 tsp. baking powder
1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¾ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
¾ tsp. Kosher salt
½ tsp. xanthan gum
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
⅓ cup, plus 1 tsp. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk
Canola oil, for frying
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp. molasses


Whisk flour, starches, baking powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon, ¼ tsp. nutmeg, salt, xanthan, and soda in a bowl; set aside.

Beat butter and ⅓ cup sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until fluffy, 1 minute.Add egg and ½ tsp. vanilla; beat until smooth. Alternate adding flour mixture with buttermilk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.

Mix until a soft dough forms; let rest 10 minutes.

Heat 2" oil in a 6-qt. saucepan until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°.

On a lightly floured surface, pat dough into a 9" round about ½" thick. Using a floured 3" donut cutter, cut out donuts; gather and reuse scraps. Working in batches, fry, flipping once, until puffed and golden, 3-4 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a baking sheet with a wire rack; let cool completely.

Toss with remaining sugar; set aside. Whisk remaining cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, plus confectioners sugar, molasses, and 2 tbsp. hot water in a bowl until smooth. Dip tops of donuts in glaze and sprinkle with cinnamon; return to rack until glaze is set.

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