My dinner club is meeting this weekend and as always I’m very excited. The core group is usually the same but depending on who is hosting we get to see different people. I love gathering around for food. The theme this week is food you can eat standing up. I confess I was stumped on this one. What could I bring that people could enjoy standing up? As a rule I generally try to bring 2 different dishes to dinner club, one sweet and one savory. This way I know for sure there will be food for me to eat. This is never necessary though because I have the most wonderfully thoughtful friends who always make sure there is something for me to eat.
I bought a new donut pan/mold because mine just wasn’t working. The donuts would get stuck and I would have to perform delicate surgery to remove them from the pan. For some reason I assumed this was a problem only I was experiencing until I read others have this problem. Elana from Elana’s Pantry suggested this silicone donut mold which is frankly genius. I love all my silicone baking tools, ie muffin liners and cake molds. The donuts popped right out of the mold and life was good.
I added hemp hearts to these to pump up the nutrition. By using my cream cheese frosting for the snack option I figure this is a naughty yet nice post workout treat. Protein for the win! The cacao nibs are an acquired taste, if you prefer swap them for chocolate chips.
- ½ cup All Purpose Gluten Free Flour ( I used Flax & Whole Grain All Purpose)
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 2 TBS Hemp Hearts
- 1 tsp Milk Powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 1½ TBS cacao nibs
- ⅓ cup non dairy milk, ¼ cup more if batter is too dry
- 3 TBS Maple Syrup
- 1 egg
- 2 TBS melted butter, cooled
- Preheat oven to 350F and prepare donut pan/mold
- In a large bowl whisk the flour, coconut flour, hemp hearts, milk powder, salt, baking powder, and cacao nibs.
- In a small bowl whisk the non dairy milk, maple syrup, egg, and butter.
- Pour the wet into the dry and mix well.
- Pour into molds and bake for 12 minutes.
For dessert I made a glaze from confectioner’s sugar, water, and vanilla extract. I dipped the donuts into the glaze and topped with some shaved chocolate.
For snack I made my vanilla cream cheese “frosting”.
Totally off topic I’ve noticed what I feel is an alarming trend from food servers: Questioning why I’m ordering something gluten free. This has only happened twice (maybe not a trend) in the last few months (we don’t eat out often), but I sort of feel that is 2x too often. Each time it has happened I’ve felt the server was questioning to see if I “really” needed to be gluten free. I politely explain I’m allergic to wheat, but I’m not totally thrilled with having to justify my choice, and this has never been me ordering something that isn’t on the menu. Each place offered gluten free options…..