Gluten-Free Chai Doughnut Holes
So.... it took a while, but I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of this whole "living without gluten" nonsense.
This weekend, we held our annual "St Pi-trick's Day" party. We combined my husband's favorite day (Pi Day), with mine - St Patrick's Day. The entire menu consists of foods that are either round/spherical, include the word "pi" (Pizza, Pineapple punch), and are also Irish themed. Normally, it's a very gluten-y spread, and I'll have something on the side for myself - a store bought gluten free pie, some caulcannon left over from the pizza, etc.
This year, I decided to take on an additional challenge with the menu: Aside from the pizza, everything I served was additionally gluten free!
I was a bit worried about how it would all go over, as I'm the only one in the group with the allergy. I know that I would definitely pick gluten over gluten free, if I could do so without... um.. unpleasant repercussions! So, I was a little concerned that I was sentencing our guests to a less than stellar menu.
WELL. Guess I didn't need to worry - the gluten free stuff flew off the plates even faster than the full-gluten pizza! These doughnuts, in particular, were a huge hit. My husband had missed the part about them being gluten free, tried one, and immediately felt bad that I created something THAT tasty, and would "be missing out". He couldn't tell they were GF, and that seemed to be a common theme.
These were super easy to make, whipping up in just a few minutes. They incorporate my favorite chai spices, and they taste amazing. The texture was great, too! With these, I think I CAN handle living without wheat, without losing my mind!
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