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Gluten Free Allergy Friendly Halloween Donuts

Baked or Fried? That is the Question!

Baked donuts are okay. I mean a donut’s a donut, and I like donuts. BUT I love a fried donut! Love!

Semihomemade Fabulousness… Check it out…

This is an easy peasy quick way to get a great fried donut at home without a ton of fuss from a homemade from scratch dough.

Pillsbury Biscuits Turned Fried Donut Extraordinaire

It’s really just a couple of cans of allergy friendly biscuits. For us that is original Pillsbury brand (peanut and shellfish allergy). Then get a biscuit cutter, and just use the center piece that pops out so that you can cut the holes out of the center.

Fried Donuts, THREE different Ways!

For my Halloween donuts, it’s really just my donuts with either sugar, vanilla glaze or chocolate glaze and then adorned with edible eyes and some plastic fangs. Same great recipe, just dressed up with some fun for the season!

Sugared Donuts

You can glaze the holes, but really it’s just so easy to sugar them in a paper bag, that has become our personal family favorite and go-to way to always do all our donut holes now.

Katz Gluten Free | Soy Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free

For the Halloween version, I wanted to also share a way to get these gluten free, and so some of the donuts used and pictured are Katz Gluten Free brand which are also dairy free, nut free and soy free. They are super quick and easy, and actually for a frozen donut that you warm up and eat… they tasted surprisingly SUPER GOOD!

Gluten Free Allergy Friendly Halloween Monster Donuts

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Frosting & Glaze 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Food Allergy P.I.

Ingredients

Donuts

  • 2 cans refrigerated biscuits I use Pillsbury original
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Sugar Topping

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Chocolate Donut Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon milk or milk alternative
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Vanilla Donut Glaze

  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoon milk or milk alternative
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Monster Donut Decorating Accessories

  • 16 pairs candy eyeballs I use Wilton brand
  • 16 sets plastic fang vampire teeth

Instructions

Donuts

  1. Lay out biscuits and cut a round hole from the center using the middle portion of a biscuit cutter. Fry the doughnut rings and holes in about 2 inch deep oil at 350 degrees, until a deep golden brown. Then flip with metal tongs and fry the other side. Often times with the holes, they will flip themselves and "roll over". Remove rings and holes once fried on both sides, and drain of excess oil on a paper towel lined plate. 

Sugared Topping

  1. Fill a lunch paper sack with sugar, place one donut ring at a time, OR 2-3 donut holes, and give a good shake until covered. Remove and set aside. Repeat with remaining donuts. 

Chocolate Donut Glaze

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Slowly stir in the milk and vanilla. Whisk until silky smooth. If you need to add a touch more milk to make it a more "dippable" glaze, or alternately add a bit more powdered sugar if it is too runny. Dip doughnut tops in the glaze and then let rest to set on a plate. Repeat with remaining donuts. 

Vanilla Donut Glaze

  1. Mix all ingredients well with an electric mixer. If you need to add a touch more milk to make it a more "dippable" glaze, or alternately add a bit more powdered sugar if it is too runny. Dip doughnut tops in the glaze and then let rest to set on a plate. Repeat with remaining donuts.

Creating a Monster Decorated Donut