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A Difference of Opinion

It is often that Jon and I have a difference on opinion.  Things like homework, TV, friends, bedtime, eating veggies.  It is not often that we have a difference of opinion on gluten-free food, baked goods, to be more specific.  The other day I made some Baked Banana Donuts.  I based the recipe on one I found here.  Obviously I had to make some changes to make the recipe gluten-free.  The changes I made were:



1/2 tsp Xanthan

3/4 tsp Guar Gum

2 1/4 cup Bette’s Four Flour Blend

Coconut (shredded) to tops for baking (should have been added towards the end)


What I noticed……a little dry.  Not much oil in the recipe.  Maybe some applesauce, like 1/4 cup for moistness.  I never made the frosting due the the coconut I put on part of the donuts.  Maybe frosting would have helped with the dryness?  Now, Jon absolutely loved them.  He didn’t say a word about them being dry!  LOL!  So, maybe a recipe to play around with and add either more oil or some applesauce or even pumpkin to moisten it up. 





As listed in the original recipe, they do call for frosting.  I just opted not to do it.  Guess I should listen next time, huh?  LOL!

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3 comments to A Difference of Opinion

  • I am actually intending to make mind with pumpkin next! I wonder if the substitutions made them a bit dry because I didn't find mine were. I am sure applesauce or pumpkin would be fabulous! :)

  • Kimberly


    I am sure the subs had something to do with it. Gluten-free stuff is usually much drier and/or more crumbly. The addition of fruit…banana, pumpkin, applesauce usually works wonders.

    Pumpkin is one of my favs. Let me know how that works out. :)

  • Kimberly


    One more thing…I hope you didn't think I was dissing your recipe, I wasn't. I was saying the difference in opinion was between my son & I, not you & I. Just want to clarify. :)

    I love reading your blog!


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