Soo you may have heard me talking/tweeting/instagramming about my friend Ashley‘s NEW COOKBOOK!!! As if it isn’t cool enough that the book is 100% about doughnuts (dream book, hollaaaaa) but all the doughnuts are baked (not fried) and gluten free! Currently her book is on a blog tour (you can check out the list of other participating bloggers plus extra details about the book here) and TWC is where it’s at today.
It is a beauty of a book with tonnes of gorgeous photos all styled and shot by Ashley herself. It took me a few hours (and two, full read-throughs of the book) to decide which recipe to make for this post – when faced with choosing between Maple Doughnut twists, Cinnamon Coffee Cake Doughnuts, Tiramisu (TIRAMISU!!) doughnuts and Vegan Gooey Chocolate Doughnuts, it’s kind of amazing that I managed to not end up making all of them.
But I had the pumpkin puree out (from other pumpkin food adventures) and was feeling particularly Autumn-y so I knew this recipe for Pumpkin Spice doughnuts was calling my name. Especially when I saw that there was maple syrup and cinnamon in the glaze. You can tell how much I loved the glaze from the fact I ended up completely coating all the doughnuts in it, not just dipping the tops in (whoooops! I have a tendency to deviate from recipe instructions – like how I also ate them when the glaze wasn’t set. The rebellion just makes them taste EVEN better hah).
I have to say that I’ve never made a better baked doughnut ever. They literally tasted like real doughnuts and the glaze did the crakle-y thing that I luuuurve. Plus because they were gluten free, it meant that when I brought the (few…) left overs into school the next day, I was able to share them with people who usually can’t eat things like doughnuts because of wheat.
They pair perfectly with a nice homemade mug (orrrr jar :/ ) of pumpkin spice drip coffee btw, heh heh hehhhh….
Now that you’re all psyched up for making doughnuts, you’ll also probably be happy to hear that Ashley was mega amazing and is giving one of you an opportunity to win a copy of her book plus a set of measuring spoons!
Just answer the question (seen in the Rafflecopter box below) for one entry. For the additional entries, just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter box below (which I think, if you’re viewing this via e-mail or RSS, you may have to click through to this site to see.) (The giveaway is open to residents of the US, Canada and UK) The giveaway ends on the 14th of October at 12am (London time), when winner will be randomly selected, announced on here in the Rafflecopter box, and contacted via their provided e-mail address shortly afterwards.
The giveaway is now over. Thank you everyone who entered!
- You can easily make oat flour by grinding rolled oats in a blender or food processor until fine.
- I used a mini doughnut pan as I don’t have a standard sized one – I baked them for 10-12 minutes.
- You can used 2 to 2 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice mix instead of the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and clove.
- make sure your oats or oat flour are certified gluten free, if required
- sweet rice flour can be found easily online – I got mine from amazon here
from page 50 of the book 'Baked Doughnuts for Everyone', by Ashley McLaughlin
To make the doughnuts:
Preheat your oven to 350 F (180 C) and grease your doughnut pan.
Combine the first 12 ingredients (oat flour through to ground cloves) in a large bowl, mixing well. In another bowl, whisk the eggs together, then add the milk, pumpkin purée, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir with a large wooden spoon until just combined, being careful not to over mix (stop when you no longer see dry flour).
Spoon the batter into the doughnut molds filling to just below the top of each mold, 1/8- to 1/4-inch (3 to 6 mm) from the top. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes (see notes), until lightly golden brown around the edges. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Slide a thin spatula around the edges of the doughnuts to help loosen them out. Then place on a cooling rack and allow to cool fully before topping.
To make the glaze:
Mix the glaze ingredients together until smooth. Add more milk if a thinner consistency is desired.
Invert the doughnut into the glaze (I coated the whole doughnut with glaze), letting the excess drip off, or drizzle the glaze over the doughnuts. Let set until glaze has hardened.