Whoever would have thought that dairy-free, egg-free, wheat-free, soy-free donuts can taste so good and have the texture of the real thing. This recipe is adapted from a recipe that I got from the ‘Living Without’ recipe corner. However, I have ensured that it is free of the top 8 food allergens and more.
White rice flour: 1¼ cups
Sugar: 1 cup
Potato starch: 7/8 cup
Tapioca starch/flour: ½ cup
Matpe bean flour / Mung bean flour: ½ cup + 1 tablespoon
Xanthan gum: 4 tsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Baking powder: 1 ¾ tsp
Instant dry yeast: 7½ tsp
Warm milk (rice, oat or hemp milk) or warm water: 1¼ cups
Dairy-free / soy-free margarine, melted: 1½ sticks
Egg substitute equivalent to 2 large eggs
Oil for deep frying
- Place the dry ingredients in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a flat beater. Beat briefly to combine.
- Add rice, hemp or oat milk, melted margarine and egg substitute to dry ingredients. Beat for 5 minutes at medium speed.
- Let dough rest for 20 minutes in a warm and dry place.
- Cut 6 inch squares of parchment paper. Spoon dough into a plastic bag with the bottom corner cut to create a 1/2-inch opening. Pipe a donut shaped circle onto each parchment square. Set squares on baking sheets and let proof for 20 minutes in a warm, humid environment like inside the oven or cupboard with a bowl of hot water next to it.
- In a deep frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Gently slide 3 or 4 donut sheets into the oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove the donuts with a slotted spoon onto a plate lined with of paper towels to soak up the extra grease.
- While still warm, sprinkle donuts with sugar, powdered sugar or cinnamon, if desired. If you want to put chocolate syrup on top – wait for the donuts to come to room temperature.
- Some egg substitutes are:
- Ener-G Foods Egg Replacer, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)
- For each egg: 1 tbsp flax meal ((Now Foods Flax Seed Meal Organic, 12-Ounces (Pack of 4), Bob’s Red Mill Golden Flaxseed Meal, 16-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4) ) + 3 tbsp hot water. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until thick – about 10 minutes. (This comes from the ‘Substitution Solutions’ section of ‘Living Without’ magazine)
2. To help form the donuts, shape them with plastic wrap that’s sprayed with vegetable oil
3. If possible, use hemp milk because it is nutritionally far superior.