Saturday, March 21, 2009

Gluten Free Beignets!

Right up front I need to apologize that I can not tell you where I had these TO DIE FOR treats. Sometimes I get little perks for being a leader in the gluten free community in my neck of the woods. And today was one of those times. The husband was confused about why we had to go have a late lunch (or very early dinner) at 2:30 pm. We met gluten free friends and had a fabulous meal together. We had fried everything you can think of....and then we thought we died and went to gluten free Heaven. And in a sense we did.

But I must digress for just a bit. Two years ago when vacationing in New Orleans, I tried to convince the husband to go to the famous Cafe du Monde for a beignet but he wouldn't do it. He knew that I was just being nice but that it would be pretty hard for me to sit and watch him eat a gluteny fried doughy delight drizzled with glaze. I adore his thoughtfulness. No wonder our 20th anniversary is right around the corner. He's a 'keeper' as they! I remember that day in NoLa, thinking that I'd never have a beignet again - ever. I just could not conceive that someone would one day make gluten free mind could not go there.

So today, almost exactly two years later, I had gluten free beignets...some with powdered sugar and some with a glaze that would make a grown gluten free man cry. I had to stop myself from tearing's weird to feel that way over food. For three years I've searched for something...anything that resembled a gluten free Krispy Kreme. Today my search ended. This amazing fried, hot, fluffy, glazed concoction was better than any Krispy Kreme ever dreamed of being.

It took me three years but I finally want for nothing in terms of fabulous gluten free food. I searched, I tasted, I conquered. Yes, I still order some food online and I hope one day that isn't necessary. We live in the greatest nation on Earth. Surely we can get this gluten free thing down as good as all the other countries that are way ahead of us already.

I'm so glad I didn't move to Europe when the husband offered to transfer there so my gluten free life would be easier to navigate. Instead of running away from a challenge, I became part of the change I wanted to see in the world. I challenge you all to do the same. You won't believe how good it feels to be part of that change and you'll never know how many you'll help that come after you. And to the person who created the first ever gluten free beignets - well, there really aren't words to thank you enough for all you do. And I really do think you should be on the Food Network!


  1. Where do I get these or how do I make them? I would love to present my husband with something to combat Krispy Kreme envy.

  2. I don't know of any place you can order these, sorry. Even here, we had to be the only ones in the place for the restaurant to make them for us. However, I sent them the recipe for gluten free funnel cakes from, so they started with that. They chose to use Domata Living Flour for the flour blend, but deleted some fo the flour mix and added some cornstarch to lighten up the batter. Since they might sell these one day, they will not give out the recipe...even to me. Which I appreciate because I need to make and eat these at will like I need a hole in the! Good luck if you try them and thanks for stopping by!

  3. Greetings from england.

    I love these I have quoted your site to my blog.... after i posted a gluten free bread recipe .

    Keep doing your work,

    Creativehealing goddess via her
    Creative Recession blog.

  4. So, does this place in Atlanta sell these yet? Did a search for a recipe and your post came up.

  5. Not as far as I know, Lauren. You can find a great recipe on the site Search the term "beignets". You might try Pamela's Pancale mix or the Domata flour mix if you don't have the fab flour from Jules. Good luck!


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