Monday, August 6, 2012
Time To Make The Doughnuts!
Well, today is the day. My boys have entered the next school year. I can't believe I have a freshman in high school and my baby boy is in 6th grade a middle school. I had to leave to take Jay to school at 6:40am this morning (the bell rings at 7:10am) and Max took the bus that leaves at 8:20am. And no, I don't want to talk about the fact that my baby boy does not want his mama to drive him to school anymore...thank you for asking. So, this morning is all about running around like a chicken with my head cut off! Ya gotta love a new routine to shake things up!

Since we were all cleaned up at the same time, I took a couple of pictures of the boys on Thursday before I took them to their orientations for each school.

 Me with my baby - Max

 They look forced to take pictures with me! Let the awkward times begin!

 I took my shoes off to show how big they are getting. Jay is now taller than me!

The boys with Tony! I love my men!

I can't help but be emotional today. I fear time is going too fast. Deep breath...

Let's talk doughnuts. That should help. You know, fried dough and sugar... 

We are now a gluten free household. That means, when cravings strike, I rise to the occasion. No one will live without in this house! It's a rule I've had since having to remove foods from our diet. 

These are incredibly easy to make. They come together in 30 minutes! Probably a scary combination here. 

I want to say this makes about 24 doughnut holes,  but since they were eaten faster than I could I make them, I'm not 100% sure. I used my gluten free pate a choux recipe which I have yet to share, but I will do that soon too!

Gluten Free Glazed Doughnut Holes
(makes about 24)

1 cup water
6 TBSP dairy free butter
10 drops vanilla stevia or 2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup brown rice flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 eggs

1 1/2 cup powder sugar
2-3 TBSP water (1 TBSP at a time)

Combine the water, butter, salt and stevia (or sugar) in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stir to combine. When butter is dissolved, add the flours and baking soda, stir to bring together into a ball. Turn off the heat and allow the dough ball to sit for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Add eggs one at a time to the dough ball and stir to combine completely before adding the next egg. 

Heat oil to 375 degrees. 

I used a small cookie scoop to make these. You will scoop about 2 TBSP of dough into to the oil (carefully). Do this in batches, but don't over crowd the pot. Turn the doughnuts over when the downside is slightly browned. Cook until the opposite side is browned and remove from the oil. Place on a paper towel to soak up the oil. Allow them to cool slightly. 

Combine the powder sugar and water one tablespoon at a time. You want the glaze to be thick so it sticks to the doughnuts. 

At this point you can either glaze them or you can coat them in powder sugar. I did both, but as I mentioned in my previous post, they did not stick around long enough to get many pictures!

To glaze, dip the doughnut hole in the glaze mixture and coat well. Place on a wire rack to dry and allow the glaze to harden. 

Today marks the beginning of a new era in my life. I am going to embrace the change and look forward to this new adventure! Happy Monday!

I'm sharing these on Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Allergy Free Wednesdays.

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 9:21 AM  
  • At August 6, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Anonymous Kris said…

    ooooh, you KNOW I will be making these soon! thank you!!

    big day, I know. you'll be fine, Mama! exciting days for the boys, wishing them great years ahead!


  • At August 6, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    Haha - you are "that mom" making them pose for pics. ;)

    Those doughnuts look amazing. I just had a cheat day and you have me already planning what I want next week. Doh.

  • At August 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Anonymous Jess said…

    aww you are SO CUTE with your boys! I love that!! I also dig the gluten-free donut bites you created, they look delish!!

  • At August 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    I really love these pics.

    And the doughnuts look awesome! I think I've mentioned this before that doughnuts were a special snow day activity for my mom, brother, and I.

  • At August 6, 2012 at 1:32 PM, Blogger Cotter Crunch said…

    gosh i wish i was there with coffee this morning. and I can't believe your oldest in in HIGH SCHOOL!!! WOW! Proud mama!

  • At August 6, 2012 at 2:35 PM, Anonymous Alisa said…

    So, so , so cute! And oh my goodness, your hair - love it! I'm always jealous of people who can pull off short hair.

    I'll take a dozen donuts please.

  • At August 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Blogger gfe--gluten free easily said…

    You are ALL adorable! And, yes, I agree with Alisa ... your hair is super cute. :-) Even if the pics might be "forced," if they are still smiling in them, that's a very good sign. ;-) My "baby" moves to New York City on Wednesday ... that's the day after tomorrow--yikes! As a parent you want them to go off on their own and do well, but there's also a part of you that wants them to be just down the block. Wednesday will be both exciting and hard for this mom.


  • At August 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Blogger Cara said…

    I can't believe the school year started already! Seems so early. I hope those boys coming running home happy to see mama with those donuts :)

  • At August 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM, Blogger Christina said…

    you guys are adorable. you have great, toned arms!! :)

  • At August 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM, Blogger Amber said…

    I had to do a double take my look sooo much like one of my dearest friend, Eve. Same hair cut, coloring, face...even your fashion. You have a twin here on the West Coast (which is funny because Eve is a twin). :-)

    I just can't imagine what this is all going to be like. Really. My husband and I are very aware of how fast time is going by...and it's sort of freaking us out. That being said, we are loving each other, kissing, hugging, playing, and enjoying each other everyday.

    Thanks for sharing. And these doughnuts look great. Yum!

    Take care of yourself there Mama!


  • At August 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM, Blogger Madison said…

    You look gorgeous! AND these donut bites look amazing..

  • At August 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    I know I've told you before - but I love love that haircut on you. It's really flattering. I have a friend who's son goes off to college this Aug. I just can't imagine watching them be so grown up!

  • At August 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anna @ On Anna's Plate said…

    Y'all are such a cute family :-)

  • At August 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM, Anonymous purelymichelle said…

    oh man such a great pictures! beautiful family. I bet things are crazy for you, my niece starts a new school (well not really school but for her it is) wednesday and they gave my sister a long lists of things to get.

    and now I am craving donuts ;)

  • At August 7, 2012 at 2:22 AM, Anonymous STUFT Mama said…

    Oh my word. First of all the pictures with your boys are just precious. You are just way too cute. I can't even imagine the days when my boys go to school and get taller than me. What is that about with your guy? Ha ha.
    Hang in there.
    And these donuts- you REALLY know how to rise to the occasion. I'm drooling at 11 pm. :)

  • At August 7, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Anonymous Biz said…

    Love the before school pictures - I did that all the way until my daughter started college! Now she'll be a junior! :D

  • At August 7, 2012 at 2:53 PM, Anonymous Paige @ your trainer paige said…

    What a beautiful fam! You're gorgeous, Sarena.
    Those doughnuts look delicious...make me some? ;)

  • At August 7, 2012 at 3:34 PM, Anonymous nicole said…

    hope your boys had a great start to the school year! donuts look amazing!

  • At August 8, 2012 at 9:29 AM, Anonymous Cait said…

    Yay! I've been waiting for this recipe! And holy cow! I can't believe how big the boys are getting!

  • At August 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM, Blogger Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said…

    These doughnut holes look kids would flip if I made them! I "found" you on Allergy-free Wednesdays and had to drop by to see the recipe. I'd love it if you'd drop by and share this with BYOB - Bake Your Own Bread this month ( we're always looking for more gluten-free contributions. =)

  • At August 8, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Blogger Jolene said…

    YUM, those look SO GOOD!! and um, you have the best looking family, so handsome ;-) you look fantastic!

  • At August 20, 2012 at 12:49 AM, Anonymous Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli said…

    I know these are doughnuts...I read the ingredients, I see the pictures of sugar WHY can I not get the idea of hush puppies out of my head?! Mmm, hush puppieeeeeees! It's been FAR too long! ;)

  • At June 3, 2013 at 9:50 AM, Anonymous cindy said…

    Is there any way to make these with no eggs or an egg replacer?

  • At June 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Blogger Carol said…

    Thank you! Delicious!

  • At June 3, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said…

    Cindy, I've never tried it without eggs. Let me know if you try it!

  • At June 8, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm cooking these right now!! However, just need a clarification....your ingredients list baking powder, but your summary for putting the ingredients together lists baking soda....which one is it supposed to be???

  • At August 25, 2013 at 8:30 PM, Blogger Nicole Enderle said…

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  • At August 25, 2013 at 8:32 PM, Blogger Nicole Enderle said…

    What kind of oil did you fry them in? Could I use coconut oil?

    Also, during the process of combining the ingredients you stated to turn the heat off. Can you elaborate on that step?


  • At April 15, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Blogger Nicole Wardner said…

    can we just use gluten free all purpose flour for all of the flour?

  • At April 15, 2014 at 3:44 PM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said…

    Nicole, I'm not sure you could definitely give it a try though. Let me know how it works!

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