Budget-friendly recipes is the topic of today’s #SundaySupper. (You’re invited to join the chat around the virtual Twitter dinner table. Scroll down for details.) After pouring over pages of potential budget-friendly goodies, I landed upon the site of King Arthur. Photos of their pumpkin cake donuts looked irresistible. Pumpkin cans are aplenty in the Ninja Baker’s kitchen. (Have you noticed canned pumpkin goes on sale during the holiday season?) Well, with their long shelf life, I stocked up.
Stacked Up for Success:
Light, Luscious and Healthy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts!
Originally I set out to replicate the King Arthur recipe. Something felt off. The still small voice was talking. So, I listened. David, my husband, is a bit gluten sensitive and health conscious. He works very hard and deserves the best. Then, my heart ached for all the little kids today who are allergic to wheat, nuts and myriads of other products: Courtesy of certain corporations and their agenda to push toxic GMOs (genetically modified organisms) onto to the world market solely for financial gain. (Even though there ads make them look like saints!) While the American government may have turned the other way, countries like Japan and Australia ban GMO foods. (If interested, here are 65 Health Risks of GM (genetically modified) Foods.)
Fans of pumpkin will find plenty of pumpkiny flavor in the Ninja Baker's gluten-free donuts.
So, what does this have to do with budget-friendly recipes? Everything! If we are willing to pay the extra twenty cents or even dollar for the organic, non-GMO items, everyone will be healthier and spend less on doctors' bills. Translation: everyone will have more energy, pay less money for medical needs and more time to pursue desires of the heart. Including spending more time with family around the Sunday Supper table! Okay, I’m hopping off the soapbox.
gluten-free pumpkin donuts + a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar = extra yumminess!
However, I am going to share how I turned a scrumptious “regular” sweet into an equally delicious gluten-free pumpkin cake donut. Japan’s Mister Donut also produces cake donuts which are firm (and beyond delicious! The chocolate is my favorite.) My gluten-free donut has a fluffy crumb. And sings pumpkin! My husband prefers it plain. But a dip or two in cinnamon sugar brings the donut all together for this Ninja Baker. As the French say, à chacun son goût (each to his/her own taste.) Hope this suits your taste. If not, there are many more yummy recipes below from contributors to #SundaySupper.