Pour the water into a microwave-safe cup/bowl. Microwave for 15-30 seconds or until warm.
Then, sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and yeast into the warm water.
Mix with a fork and set aside for 5 minutes so that the yeast can activate.
Meanwhile, in a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (or in a bowl with a handheld mixer), beat together the eggs, molasses, vanilla extract, maple syrup or sugar, apple cider vinegar, and oil. Beat on medium-low speed until well combined.
Next, add the yeast mixture to the egg mixture and beat for 1 minute on medium speed until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Then, add the tapioca starch, white rice flour, xanthan gum and salt to the egg-yeast mixture. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl every 30 seconds.
The mixture will look like a thick batter and totally NOT kneadable.
Line a large cookie sheet with 10 parchment paper squares. Let aside.
Then, fit a piping bag with a large circle piping tip. Alternatively, cut about ¾ inch off the corner of a gallon ziplock bag.
Fill the bag half way with the batter and pipe large donut-shaped mounds onto each parchment square on the prepared pan. *My donuts were about 2 inches in diameter.
Optional: If you have the time, allow the piped donuts to rise on the counter for 20-30 minutes.
Then, place all the piped donuts on the baking sheet into the freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Then, allow the donuts to defrost for 20-30 minutes on the counter.