Gluten-Free NYC: Gluten-Free Donuts

14 Comments 18 August 2009

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Last Friday was pretty amazing. As if finding out I had been quoted twice in the New York Times wasn't fun enough, a box of gluten-free donuts was delivered to my office from Babycakes NYC

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What a perfect way to celebrate the media helping out with more celiac disease awareness! (Thank you, Lesley Alderman!)

I just happened to have my little handy camera with me, so I snuck into an empty office to take some photos for you. Sshhh! This was a top secret operation.

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Let me tell you, it took some serious self control not to devour these little pretties before I could take some decent photos of them. (Notice the bite mark in the top photo.)

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They were delicious, of course! Oh, and they are baked, not fried. I really liked the petite size of them. It makes them extra cute, and sensible too.

What was I going to do with all of them? Kim was out of town. I couldn't let these go to waste. Honestly, I didn't really want to share. I'm sure you understand, but at the same time I couldn't really chow down and eat the powdered sugar ones anyway due to the corn content.

(Yes, powdered sugar has corn starch in it, and I'm allergic to corn. All of the donuts have a touch of corn due to the baking powder.)

I didn't want you to just take my word for it, so I found two willing taste testers left in the office. Parker said that he actually talked to himself while eating his donut, "Mmm, this is really good!" Another taste tester was Jocelyn. She is good friends with Deb of Smitten Kitchen, so she get's to eat amazing non-gluten-free treats all the time. (Small cyber world, eh?) She exclaimed that they were delicious. Both Parker and Jocelyn said that they tasted a little different than regular donuts, but they were still very good. 

Think about it. These are people that can eat Krispy Kreme donuts anytime they want to, saying that Babycakes gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free donuts taste GOOD!

Nuff said.

Thank you, Babycakes NYC! I *heart* you! [smooch]

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14 Comments so far

  1. 1
    lisamarie says:

    these look AMAZING. i just got a BabyCakes cookbook and I’m excited to try out some of their recipes!

  2. 2

    they look so delish!!!!!! I can’t wait to get into the city to indulge! Thanks for posting and, as usual, I love your photography.


  3. 3
    Kelly says:

    Just be careful, not all of the recipes are gluten-free. Just wanted to make sure that you knew spelt was NOT gluten-free, so avoid the recipes with spelt. Otherwise there are many tasty recipes in there.

  4. 4
    Kelly says:

    Thanks, Aileen! You are always so full of compliments! 🙂

  5. 5

    thank you for all that you do! Great info…making life so much easier

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    rotten1 says:

    Can’t they send us more donuts? I really think I should taste test a few more to give a more precise review!

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    nina says:


    You ladies rock ! I can’t wait to try these donuts. You have pointed me in many a great gluten free direction and I appreciate what you do very much.

    Looking forward to meeting you one day soon!

    Best to you!

  8. 8

    The donuts look so good! I’m glad I don’t work too close to their store, my nutritionist would fire me for eating too many donuts! I also have the cookbook, will be trying a GF pumpkin muffin that’s calling to me.

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    ys says:

    regarding the tabuli salad you can make it with quinoa, it really is great. dice tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, parsley and quinoa ( you can even add pomegrantes when in season). dressing lemon, olive oil salt and pepper. you’ll love it, trust me!

  10. 10

    I called about the GF donuts (I’m in Spokane WA) and they haven’t figured out a way to ship these yet – DARN, they look SO good!!!

  11. 11
    Surat says:

    Oh why don’t we have more gluten-free bakeries and restaurants in Vancouver, Canada?! What a business opportunity for someone…

  12. 12
    Mary says:

    I just happened upon this post, a little late to the party. Maybe you know about this already, but I wanted to let you know that today I purchased powdered sugar made with tapioca instead of corn starch! It is made by Wholesome Sweeteners. The ingredients are: Organic Sugar, Organic Tapioca Starch. NO CORN!

    Icing sugar time!

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    Anna says:

    I just tried the caramel chocolate crunch one this weekend – soooo good. Sticky gooey sweet and salty! If you want to check out my full review you can read it here:

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    Liana says:

    Also, just wanted to note as someone mentioned above that you can get powdered sugar and baking powder that is Corn-Free. Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s Powdered Sugar (same supplier?) are made with Tapioca Starch instead of corn. Also the HAIN brand of Baking Powder uses Potato Starch instead of corn. I have both corn, wheat, and dairy intolerance and while gluten-free has come more into fashion, nobody is addressing corn allergies. nobody!

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