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Gluten-Free Buttermilk Doughnuts

Recipe adapted from Food.com
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: doughnuts, gluten free donuts
Servings: 30 doughnuts
Author: Anna


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk, see Gr8 Tip below
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 5 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour Mix
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-½ teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, set aside for sprinkling over the top


  • In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs then add the buttermilk.
  • While whisking, slowly add the melted butter.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • Slowly fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a wooden spoon. Make sure the ingredients and fully incorporated, but do not overmix.
  • Let the dough rest for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some of the GF baking flour mix onto your countertop or cutting board and roll the dough to between ⅓ and ½ inch thick.
  • If dough is too sticky, add more of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour Mix
  • Heat 2 to 3 inches of vegetable oil in a pot to 375º F.
  • Cut dough with a doughnut cutter or use a 3" round cookie cutter or glass. cut the hole with a 1" to 1-½" round.
  • Remaining scraps can be rolled into balls and fried.
  • Using a "spider" or slotted spoon, carefully lower each doughnut into hot oil. Cook only a few at a time, do not crowd the pan.
  • Cook until golden brown on both sides. This should not take long, just a few minutes.
  • Remove the doughnuts from oil with the "spider" or slotted spoon and drain on paper towels to absorb the oil.
  • While still warm, sift powdered sugar over the top, turn over and sift sugar on the other side. Or, you may omit this step and apply a glaze.


Gr8 Tips:
  • This recipe can be cut in half if you don't need 30 doughnuts.
  • Have you heard of powdered buttermilk? It is a Gr8 product. Since it is rare to have to use a whole quart of buttermilk in a recipe, we often have leftover that just goes to waste. With the powdered version, you can keep it in the refrigerator for a long time and always have exactly the amount needed for a recipe!
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