When I was a little girl, one of my favorite treats was homemade doughnut holes. (I remember being sad when I found out that my mom used refrigerated biscuit dough to make her “homemade doughnut holes.” I felt like I had been cheated! They weren’t really homemade after all!) As a mom myself now, I want to see the delight in my kids eyes when I make doughnut holes for them. Being gluten-free, I make dough from scratch to make these morning treats. I hope you and your kids enjoy these as much as we do!

Doughnut Holes

1 tablespoon yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup warm water
3 cups (12 ounces) Better Batter gluten-free flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional—You can add other spices as desired or omit the cinnamon.)
½ cup sugar
½ cup warm milk (or substitute)
3 tablespoons melted butter (or substitute)
3 eggs (or substitute)
Oil for frying
Powdered sugar (for coating the doughnuts when they are done)

1. Mix yeast and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small mixing bowl. Add warm water and mix well. Set in a warm place to proof for about 5 minutes.
2. Using a stand mixer*, mix Better Batter gluten-free flour, salt, cinnamon and ½ cup sugar.
3. Warm milk and melt butter. (I put the butter in the milk and heat them in the microwave until the butter is melted.)
4. With mixer on low to medium-low, add in milk and butter, eggs, and yeast mixture. Mix until blended.
5. Mix dough in stand mixer on medium-high to high for 3-4 minutes or until dough is smooth and begins to stick to the sides of the bowl.
6. Let dough rise in bowl for about 30 minutes.
7. Prepare oil for frying your doughnuts. I use an iron skillet with vegetable oil about 1 inch deep over medium heat. (If the oil is too hot, then the outside of the doughnut will brown before the inside is cooked.)
8. Drop dough by spoonfuls and fry until golden on all sides.
9. Let doughnuts drain on a paper-towel lined plate.
10. While warm, shake doughnuts in powdered sugar. (I use a brown paper lunch bag for this step. You can use powdered sugar or granulated sugar. You can add cinnamon or other spices to the sugar if desired.)
11. Enjoy your doughnut holes!

*A stand mixer (such as a Kitchen Aid mixer) makes the dough easy to mix. It is possible to use a hand mixer, but it may take longer to get the dough smooth.