Friday, September 11, 2009

Little Bay Baking Co.'s Doughuts

When Helen Sanders, owner of the dedicated gluten free Little Bay Baking Co. in Dover, NH told me that her Waffle & Donut Hole mix is sugar free, in addition to gluten, wheat, soy, casein, and dairy free, I knew I had to try it. The day finally came...I took out my mix, decided to make the donut hole recipe, and got ready for what I thought was going to be quite a production. Frying always is, in my opinion. But I was wrong! The directions were so easy - I made the doughnuts in less than 15 minutes!

I followed the directions on the back of the mix, save one little change for my sugar issue: "Mix together 1 C of the mix, 1 egg, 2 T oil, 3 T sugar (here's my change - I used honey), 1/4 C milk (whichever you can tolerate), and 1/4 t nutmeg (optional - I used cinnamon) until blended. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 3-4 inches of oil pre-heated to 375 degrees. Cook until golden brown..."

The result? They were AMAZING! So delicious! A bit crispy on the outside and nice and fluffy on the inside. It was so fun to eat a munchkin - after all, it has been over 9 years since I've had one! The temptation is to make them bigger than you really need to - I found that they puffed up a bit once in the frying oil. Next time, I will remember to drop them by smaller spoonfuls! Oh right - keep in mind that I did not roll mine in cinnamon & sugar or powdered sugar as suggested - I bet they would look and taste even better with a yummy coating!

Helen's goal is to make treats that "taste like you remember" and she certainly hit the nail on the head with this one! You can use the store locator to find Little Bay products near you, or order from the website.


  1. mmmmmm...yes, we have had those as well...the whole reason we bought a little fryalator (sp?). The smell of the donuts cooking in the house was irresistable, and the taste was fantastic. My kiddos have never had munchkins so they don't know what they are missing.

  2. Wow, Kim, that's quite an endorsement! You know I don't do much in the way of packaged stuff, but YUM. Would love some of those for breakfast this morning! It always seeemed that a few donut holes (vs some big donuts) were just the right amount for breakfast, too. Love your honey substitution, of course. :-)


  3. I have had this experience so often when I eat something I haven't had for years. I teared up the other night when I made GF pizza - hadn't had any for over 6 years.

    Thanks so much for participating in Slightly Indulgent Mondays!

  4. It sounds great how these are so fast and easy. I may have to be picking up some donuts soon. :)