Weezie's Kitchen Unveils New Gluten-Free Cinnamon Pumpkin Donuts
At this point, everything has undergone its seasonal pumpkin transformation. Lattes are pumpkin-ized. Pies are pumpkin-ized. And even donuts are being served in appetizing pumpkin spiced flavors. And while that's all really wonderful, the folks with gluten allergies or Celiac disease are left with a pumpkin-shaped hole in their stomachs.
All photos taken by Jess Swanson. Mhmmmm... donuts. Gluten-free donuts.
Not if Louise Dutton of Weezie's Gluten-Free Bakery can help it.
Two weeks Dutton revealed her latest gluten-free concoction: cinnamon pumpkin donuts. And they've received quite the cult following since their debut.
Dutton has never made gluten-free donuts before, let alone gluten-free cinnamon pumpkin donuts. She finagled with a gluten-free cake recipe she had until she perfected it.
"I like when people ask for things not on the menu," Dutton says. "It forces me to make it and it makes me happy to make it. I liked to be challenged and to try baking new and different things."
The donuts are small and fit in your hand. They're not fried or lathered in food-colored icing and sprinkles. Once you eat one there is no carb coma or sugar high that follows, just content satisfaction.
"I first started working with ways that others make traditional fried donuts and I made them fried but I wanted to get away from it," Dutton explains. "I've been eating gluten-free for so long I no longer liked the taste of it fried so I baked the donuts. I prefer them this way."