Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gluten Free Doughnut Muffins

The theme this week for "Gluten Free Wednesdays" is muffins. Gluten free muffins are so easy to make and there are many flavors to choose from. I think my top three muffin choices would be; corn muffins, banana nut muffins, and blueberry. However, a newcomer to my muffin making repertoire could easily break into the top three favorites. I present you with the doughnut muffin. The flavors in these muffins taste just like a doughnut and by dipping them in butter and sugar, you ensure that the calorie count is right up there with a real doughnut as well. But they are oh so worth it. Let's get started.
Gluten Free Doughnut Muffins:
from Noble Pig modified to be GF
Makes 12 muffins
1-3/4 cups gf flour mix
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
3/4 cup milk (I used 1%)
Jam of your choice
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Baking Time and Temperature:
350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes In a medium bowl, whisk together the gf flour mix, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar. In another bowl, lightly beat the egg. Add the oil and milk. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.
Pour the batter into a well greased or lined muffin pan. Add a small scoop of your favorite jam, about a teaspoon each, to the center of the batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. While the muffins are baking, prepare the topping. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. In another small bowl, melt the butter just before the muffins come out of the oven.
While the muffins are still hot, quickly dip the top of the muffin into the melted butter followed immediately by a dip into the cinnamon sugar mix. Repeat for each muffin. Allow to cool slightly and then dig in to your little doughnut-flavored treasure. Enjoy!!!


  1. These look wonderful! My daughter has missed doughnuts; this will be a fun treat for her!

  2. Oh my....Brian, I can always trust you to make something decadent and amazing looking! I was dreaming about doughnuts last night!

  3. these are a must try...thanks for sharing!

    Live Laugh and Enjoy!

  4. WOW do these look good! I love that they have cinnamon and nutmeg; I feel that a dessert can't go wrong when it has those two ingredients!

    ~Aubree Cherie

  5. These look yummy. I usually sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on before baking muffins. That dipping in butter and then the sugar looks better.

  6. Oh YUM! Have to try these for sure!

  7. You could also mix the cinnamon and sugar together with a little water, pour it over the muffin and then swirl it into a pretty pattern. I make a coffee cake just like this and the gluten free version is BETTER than the one I make with wheat flour! (Not too many times I can say that.) Thanks for a great recipe. Kay Guest

  8. These look amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. what about the xanthan gum?

  10. I'll have to give these a try. I love the doughnut idea. Thanks for participating in the muffin challenge.

  11. I cannot wait to make these! Thank you so much for the pictures, they are so helpful!

  12. Yummo! I did add 1 tsp xanthan gum. These are now my favorite muffin recipe!

  13. Hi Anonymous. I could see adding 1/2 - 1 tsp of xanthan gum. I don't think it is critical though. In my experience, xanthan gum can often "gum" up baked goods making them more dense. A little certainly couldn't hurt. I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe.

  14. I saw these on Cathy's blog and thought they'd be great converted to gf. Thanks for doing the work, Brian! ;-) I'll plan on making these soon for sure. :-)


  15. These sound so yummy... I can't wait to make them!

    Cinde :)

  16. Can't wait to try these. I follow The Gluten-Free Homemaker and found your blog. Look forward to seeing more of your recipes as I am trying to adhere to a yeast-free diet, which includes no gluten.

  17. I have been gluten free for 8 years but have never tried baking. This recipe for donut muffins lookes so simple I think I will give it a try. Your recipes look very intersting.. thanks

  18. I tried this recipe and it was GREAT!!!!! Thank you so much! I also posted it on my blog! This was my first baking adventure!

  19. I just made these and they are sooooo good. Maybe the best muffins ever. Both taste and texture are perfect. They taste just like the Hostess Cinnamon Streusel Cakes I used to love.