Donuts are typically a sweet treat to be savored on special occasions. These lemon donuts are not only gluten-free but free of the TOP8 allergens. They are perfect for your special moment.
These delicious lemon donuts are a twist on one of my classic childhood favorites!
Growing up my mom would make donuts on special occasions. It was not something that we did very often; because of this it was a big treat for me.
She would make the donuts from biscuit dough then drop into hot oil for a few minutes. We would then toss then in bags of sugar, cinnamon and sugar or powdered sugar combinations.
This was a comfort food for me.
Insert needing to eat gluten-free, I no longer have that option any more for that specific type of donut…until now.
I’ve been hard at work to recreate this comforting childhood memory and I am blown away with the results.
We love Enjoy Life Foods!
I am beyond thankful for Enjoy Life Foods products. They have truly been a savior in our food allergy and gluten-free journey. Thanks to their products we have been able to safely enjoy many of the comfort foods we have missed.
I used the pizza crust mix to create our donuts. I love that all you need for this mix is a little oil and water. That’s it! The best part is the mix is free from: wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, shellfish and mustard.
My youngest was so excited about these little gems. You see his brother can eat gluten and has enjoyed donut holes in the past. Now we can all enjoy the same donut at the same time!
We love lemon!
I chose lemon to flavor these donuts because of the beautiful freshness it brings to the donut. The lemon compliments the sweetness of the sugar. They come together to make the perfect pair!
Even Gia The Dog got in on the fun! She gave her “sniff” of approval and tried to offer photo styling advice. See this is a family operation here at Vegetarian Mamma. 🙂
Looking for more Gluten Free Donut Recipes? Check out these from Fearless Dining!
Let’s get your hands on this recipe! Are you ready to see how simple it is?
- 1 Enjoy Life Foods Pizza Crust Mix
- 1 T oil
- 1 1/4 c water
- 1 T lemon zest
- 1/4 c fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 c sugar
- For topping - 3/4 c of additional sugar into a gallon size baggie
Gently fold together the pizza crust mix, oil and water.
When that is mixed well, add in the lemon zest, lemon juice and sugar (1/2 c).
Let dough rest as you heat your oil.
When oil is hot, start to roll dough into 1 inch balls.
Place balls into hot oil about 5 at a time (depending on the size of your fryer or pot). Cook 2-3 minutes.
Remove remove from oil, place on paper towel for a few seconds. Then place into hot donut holes into sugar baggie and shake.
Remove from baggie and put on plate to serve.
Donuts are best when hot. Donuts can be saved and reheated the next day. Feel free to adjust the sugar content, we just wanted sweet donuts 🙂
I did use a deep fryer for this recipe, however you are welcome to fry your donut holes in a pot with oil on the stove. You can use whatever method you prefer. If you are looking for a fryer, I use a Fry Daddy. I do not fry items often, so I love the ease of this particular unit. It has a lid so you can easily store it in-between uses.
Need more gluten-free dessert recipes? Visit the Recipe Index to see all of our recipes, or try one of these: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, Lemon Cranberry Cookies, Gluten Free Brownie Trifle, or Triple Chocolate Cake!
Thank you Enjoy Life Foods!
You can connect with Enjoy Life Foods at their website where you can learn more about their allergy friendly products AND order some! Thank you to ELF for sponsoring this post and for giving away 2 boxes of pizza crust! This post does contain affiliate links.