Quick and Fun Donut Rolls – GF,CF,DF,YF

Donut Roll on Soup Bowl
Donut Roll on Soup Bowl

I was browsing through some gluten-free/paleo bread recipes and I noticed they all had the same issue. The bread stays doughy in the middle and it takes forever to bake. So, I thought, “What if I took out the middle?”…and the donut roll was born!

Simple Gluten-free Flour Blend

Toasted Donut Rolls
Toasted Donut Rolls

I adapted this recipe from A Girl Worth Saving. She uses an interesting blend of gluten-free flours. It’s just coconut flour and tapioca flour. The coconut flour provides the protein and structure, while the tapioca flour provides the chewy texture. It’s the best of both worlds!

These sliced and toasted up beautifully the next day for an open-face scrambled egg sandwich. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture once the eggs were done.

I’ve played with the ratio between the two flours. The recipe below provides a crispy outside with an airy inside. Change the overall 120 grams of flour by just 10 grams in tapioca’s favor and you have a softer more chewy roll. You decide which you like better. :-)

Flavor Options

You can switch out the water for chicken stock (I’ve tried both ways) or any other liquid you like. I think I’m going to try to make an apple cinnamon roll and substitute the water for apple juice. Substitute cinnamon for herbs and sprinkle in some dried apple bits for a slightly sweet roll. I’ll post my results when I get a chance to try it.

Of course you can also use any herbs you like. Try tailoring your herbs to your meal. I used half garlic powder and half thyme in the rolls above. It worked perfectly as a dipper with my Turkey Chili. Next time, I think I’m going to slice the roll into rounds and toast it up as croutons for my soup!

Sticky tip

Oil your pan liberally!
Oil your pan liberally!

No matter how much I oil my non-stick pan, these rolls stick. I think it’s the tapioca. When you bring the rolls out of the oven, take them out of the donut pan right away or the bottoms will get soggy. I used a fork or an offset spatula to pry them out. Both worked equally well.

I can’t imagine any gluten-free child feeling deprived with donut rolls instead of traditional yeast rolls at dinner. I know my inner child was delighted!

5.0 from 4 reviews
Quick Donut Rolls - GF,CF,DF
 
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A quick and easy gluten-free dinner roll in a fun shape.
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup water or any flavorful liquid (I used chicken bone broth)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 90g (¾ cup) tapioca flour
  • 30g (¼ cup) coconut flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp herbs (I used garlic powder and thyme)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small pan combine the olive oil, water and sea salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and add in tapioca flour.
  4. Mix thoroughly and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Add in the herbs and egg.
  6. Mix in the coconut flour vigorously for 1 minute.
  7. Press into a greased donut baking pan.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Take them out of the donut pan right away or the bottoms will get soggy. If that happens, you can place them back in the oven on a baking sheet for about 5 minutes to crisp up.
Notes
You can mix this recipe by hand or use a food processor. They both turn out equally well but the food processor dough will be more loose. You'll have to spoon it into the donut pan.

 

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25 Responses to Quick and Fun Donut Rolls – GF,CF,DF,YF

  1. Alison says:

    I love the idea of these, I shall have to invest in some doughnut tins

  2. Your recipe looks fabulous. Would be honored if you would stop by and share at Foodie Fridays this week. The party starts on Thursday 9 pm EST. Hope to see you there. (coming from Hearth and Soul)
    Blessings,
    Shari

  3. How fun I’ve always wanted to give them a try to make. Thanks for the recipe

  4. What a fun recipe idea! Pinned and tweeted…can’t wait to give them a try! :)

  5. Michal says:

    Awesome photo!
    And that donut looks good!

  6. These look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Natural Family Fridays! Hope to see you back soon. :)

    http://www.littleowlcrunchymomma.blogspot.com/2014/09/natural-family-friday-91914.html

  7. I still need to attempt to make a GF donut! These look great. Thanks for linking up to Gluten Free & DIY Tuesdays. I hope to have you back again next week.

  8. Hi Jillian,
    What a delectable treat!It’s fun to perk things up at dinner! I would probably make these with flax eggs.Thank you so much for sharing this delicious Donut Rolls recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

  9. Marla says:

    I printed this recipe and will definitely try it. Thanks so much for sharing on Real Food Fridays. I pinned & twitted.

  10. Brianne says:

    What a great idea, to “take out the middle!” I know my son will LOVE eating “donuts” at dinner. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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  12. They look perfect for dipping into soups, yum! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  13. Michelle says:

    Fun and inspired removing the middle.
    I had to smile when I saw your picture. Those depressions…my grandpa always said that those holes in bread were where the baker slept!
    Thanks for coming by and sharing, Jillian!

  14. Miz Helen says:

    Great recipe for yummy donut rolls! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. jill says:

    Donuts and rolls are two of my favorite things. These sound intriguing and good!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  17. Trish says:

    Oh my…this looks so delicious. I have never heard of a donut roll. It looks delicious with that soup. Thanks so much for sharing this over at The Southern Special. Have a great week.

  18. Great recipe love that it is so versatile. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, shared and pinned.

  19. I love how simple these are! Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I’m featuring it this week :)

  20. Stephanie says:

    Yummy! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  21. These are so fun! I love using coconut flour and tapioca flour together, so this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing at Simple Meals Friday, I’ll be pinning this one!

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  24. Raia says:

    These are great! I’m going to feature them tonight at this weekend’s Savoring Saturdays. Thanks so much for sharing them, Jillian!

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