Gluten-Free Donuts: The New Era of Sweet Treats
A new style of blog topic I’ve decided to write about is what I call Gluten-Free Game Changers. It is a shout-out to amazing people changing the gluten-free world for the better.
Before I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I loved eating donuts. Be it from the local Donut King shop in town, or, ordering up a serving of hot fresh cinnamon donuts on the snow-covered streets of Switzerland. I simply loved donuts. But then my diagnosis happened, and donuts disappeared from my life, leaving a lingering memory of what was once a ‘sugar and cinnamon heaven’… Or so I thought…
We are pretty lucky that there are some amazingly creative people in the world, and one of them came up with ‘gluten free donuts.’ Then, some more amazingly creative people were able to perfect the recipe for what I would call ‘better than gluten’ donuts.
Better than Gluten
Gluten Free Game Changer ‘Gluten Free Donuts’ enters the story.
Yes!!! These donuts actually taste how they look. They are light as a feather, fluffy as a bunny, dousted with cinnamon that reminds you of Christmas no matter the time of year, and sugary sweet you need to run 10kms to work it off….. But every bite is so worth it!
Catering to Everyone
What I love about these donuts is that they cater to everyone. Be it a blokey bloke, kid, hot chick, fitness model, and even dog…these donuts seem to be a crowd-pleaser whether they are gluten-free or not.
This awesome little business is actually a fast-growing franchise Australia-wide. So the good news is, handicapped people like myself have a much better opportunity of enjoying some of the little things in life… like a hot cinnamon donut. No more having to watch with morbid jealousy, my husband drooling all over his donut, as I too can now have one and not feel like I’m on a cast-away island with nothing but lettuce to eat. This is all due to some clever and creative people.
The Story of Joel Hale
One of those clever and creative people is Joel Hale. Joel is 26 years young and has been going through the enlisting process to become a fighter pilot in the RAAF for the past 4 years. After being told to demonstrate the characteristics, they wanted of ‘driven, leadership, teamwork, and initiative,’ Joel decided to invest in a small start-up that his friend Tim owned, which was selling gluten-free donuts at the local markets. By doing this, surely would look good on their resume and improve his chances of getting through the selection process for the RAAF…
From Pop-Up Shop to Franchise Store
After working with Tim, getting to know the dough, and seeing the amazing feedback from customers, it was time to take the leap and set up shop for real. The humble pop-up shop at the markets on the weekend has progressed into Joel owning his own physical franchise store at the Westfield Helensvale Shopping complex on the Gold Coast 2 years later.
Whilst Joel still caters for events and markets and works 7 days a week at the Westfield Store, he has come to realize that he loves what he does, appreciates his customers, and that customer service really is his passion. So, while this does mean that he won’t be protecting our skies as a fighter pilot, he will be protecting our sanity by serving up sumptuous donuts to keep our cravings at bay and our cheat days full of deliciousness.
The Future of Gluten Free Donuts
Gluten Free Donuts are still young, and Joel is very excited to see what the next 5 years will develop into.
My Geeky Health Note
Due to the fact that I’m health conscious, like everything, we need to have our naughty treats in moderation. Whilst they are deliciously yummy in every way, they are made of soy flour (sorry for those who have a soy allergy) and are obviously refined carbs tossed in sugar. So, donuts in general, are not what I would consider healthy, or a part of a regular diet and I would consume them as only a once-in-a-while treat or cheat day snack.
Check out more on their website www.gfreedonuts.com.au to find a shop near you.
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Remember to always stay curious and continue learning. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Until next time…Jodes