Thursday, November 17, 2011

Baked Vegan Donuts

I miss LoLo.

Yes, I realize that might sound random to most of you. But I have a feeling there are a few of you out there who know exactly who I'm talking about and miss the outstanding vegan recipes that her VeganYumYum blog provided.

Nevertheless, I have a few LoLo gems in my pocket... namely her ever-popular baked vegan donuts. This batch was followed exactly from her original recipe, but now that I've made them for myself, I have a few modifications in mind. I'm thinking Chocolate with Peanut Butter Glaze, Frosted Cinnamon, and Pumpkin for sure!

I can't wait to dig into one of these baby's with my morning coffee... mmmm...

I did go out and buy a special donut pan, but one trip to Bed Bath & Beyond can fix that for you for less than $10! I think its worth it. They also sell mini donut pans, which would also be fun. If you don't want to go buy one, you could always make little donut holes by filling the bottom of a mini muffin pan.

Dry Ingredients
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg (I would use a little less)
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Wet Ingredients
1/2 cup soymilk
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
egg replacer for 1 egg
4 TB Earth Balance butter-substitute

Icing Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 TB soy milk

Sprinkles of choice, melted chocolate, etc.


Preheat oven to 350F. Take all the wet ingredients and put in a small pot on the stovetop on low. Whisk ingredients together to blend well. Do not let the mixture get too hot, it should just be warm to the touch. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the wet to the dry and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix.

Scoop the mixture in the donut pan (forgot to get a picture of this one but you can see the pan in the background).

Bake for 12 minutes. You don’t want them brown, but they should slowly pop up when pressed with a finger. Cool on a wire rack and then decorate!

My toppings of choice included some multicolored sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, and some melted vegan semi-sweet chocolate (thinned out with a little soy milk).

Next time I want to use chopped peanuts, coconut flakes, maybe a "hippe" version with hemp & chia seeds, and I also want to make my husband's favorite chocolate cream filled donut topped with chocolate chips. Its pretty gross actually, but if it makes him happy, then that's all that matters!

Until my next round, I will simply enjoy these moist, dense, delicious donuts.

1 comment:

  1. I want to pick up a dozen for my husband.!!!!!