Sunday, December 29, 2013

19 #SundaySupper - Gluten Free Cronuts

Happy Sunday everyone! Today the Sunday Supper group is doing a New Year's celebration theme. The recipes you see this week will either be reflections on the past year, or resolutions for next year. I love to convert recipes and make them gluten free, so I wanted to kick off the new year with a real challenge: cronuts. Cronuts were a 2013 food trend that married donuts and croissants. I've never eaten one, nor had a ever seen one in person. So I set out on the internet to look for how to make cronuts, made a few attempts, and came up with the recipe below. It takes quite a bit of work, but it is totally worth it! I love the taste and smell you get some from something deep fried, and the flakiness that comes from folding cold butter into a pastry dough. (Credit for the original recipe at:
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Active Prep Time: 45 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 4 hours
Bake Time: 15 minutes

3/4 cup warm milk
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cup sweet rice flour
3/4 cup potato flour (not starch)
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/4 brown rice flour
4 tbsp xantham gum
1 tsp salt

1/4 cup sweet rice flour
1 cup room temperature butter

3 tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 tbsp heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 quart canola oil

In a bowl, mix the milk, yeast, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together. In another small bowl, mix the flours, starch, gum, and salt together. Mix the flour blend into the milk mixture, half a cup at a time, until the dough forms. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Beat the butter and 1/4 cup flour together. Between two parchment paper pieces, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thick rectangle. Spread the butter evenly over the dough, and then fold the dough in thirds like you would fold a letter, then fold into a square shape. Wrap in the paper, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

After the 30 minutes, roll the dough into a 1/8 inch rectangle, and repeat the folding process. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Repeat this process twice, and refrigerate for an hour after the final time.

Whisk the sugar, syrup, and cream together. Set aside.

In a pot, preheat the oil to 350F. Roll the dough out into 1 inch thickness, and cut into doughnut rings. Deep fry the dough until golden. Drain the oil on paper towels, and drizzle the frosting over the cronuts. Enjoy!


  1. Yipee, you got them to work! Well done, and I want one. Right now.

  2. Thanks! It was a lot of work, but it definitely paid off!

  3. I wondered what a cronut was....and wow!!! combining two of my favorite things!? I'll take three! Happy New Year!

  4. How great you were able to successfully make a gluten-free cronut. I've never had one either and I hope to try one soon.

  5. I think this is our first official Cronut to make it's way to #SundaySupper! Congrats.
    Thank you for all your support this past year. I have enjoyed getting to know you through your #sundaySupper recipes. I hope we have the opportunity to meet IRL in 2014.

  6. Yum! I have never tried a Cronut either, but I kinda have too... You know, for science right? Happy New Year!!

  7. Wow, T.R., you rock! I think cronuts are a bit daunting themselves, and here you go perfecting a gluten free version! Congratulations! And Happy 2014!

  8. Your cronuts turned out beautiful, TR (you fretted for nothing!)! Have a wonderful New Year!

  9. Thanks! I was shocked the first time I heard about them. I couldn't believe that someone hadn't come up with them before.

  10. These really come together quick compared to regular cronuts that need to develop. Thanks for the brilliant recipe and I hope you have a wonderful new year.

  11. Call me behind the times since I have never heard of cronuts before but now I want to try them. They look amazing!

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  12. These are plain and simple totally freakin' awesome!!!!

  13. The Wimpy VegetarianDecember 29, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Your cronuts came out GREAT! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  14. Ahh the cronut.. I still haven't had one yet, despite it being so popular this past year. Yours look delicious!!

  15. Wow, I'm impressed! I bet these are amazing!

  16. lol! I love that you made a Cronut! It's all the craze!! Yours looks so good and I want to try it! Happy New Years to you and your family!!

  17. I first heard of cronuts a few month ago...and I've been wanting to try one ever since. Here in NorCal though, they're to be found only in SF, SJ or Palo Alto, and I haven't made the trek yet! Yours look amazing and GF is definitely a bonus in my book! Happy New Year!

  18. I too have heard of this but never tried or seen them before. Hubby has decided he thinks he might be gluten intolerant after battling intestinal issues for years so we are testing it out and trying to go gluten-free for a while and see if that clears it up for him. I bet he would love these as a fun treat.