Dunkin' Donuts Dares to Try a Gluten-Free Donut -- But How Will It Taste?
Gluten-intolerant donuts fans rejoice: Dunkin' Donuts is working on a gluten-free donut. For real. It's a game-changer in the gluten-free goodies universe! And you know what? I believe. I think they can pull it off.
Don't get me wrong -- there will be nothing "healthier" about these donuts. They're still DONUTS, after all. But as more and more people are giving up gluten, it just makes sense that someone reinvents the donut in a way celiacs (and others) can digest. You know why else I think this is going to work? Because food bloggers have been working on it for years.
I mean, look at all the gluten-free donut recipes here. And here's another gluten-free donut recipe. And here's a gluten-free yeast donut recipe. Gluten-sensitive and celiac home bakers are ON THIS. It's so happening.
Meanwhile, Dunkin' Donuts says their testing is going well and the donuts have proved "dangerously delicious." But not dangerous in a terrible tummy ache kind of way. Just, you know, really yummy. I guess we'll see! The real trick to gluten-free baking isn't necessarily getting that yeasty poof -- it's getting that yeasty poof without that bitter aftertaste from certain substitutes.
Then again, Dunkin' Donuts kind of has a long ingredients list anyway (hey, they're a mass operation, I'm just saying), so maybe the gf substitutions won't stand out with all the other flavors. I predict gluten-free eaters who already like Dunkin' Donuts will probably be pretty happy with the new donuts.
Do you think it's possible to make a truly delicious gluten-free donut?
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