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Spiced Vegan Donuts

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 by in Recipes | 0 comments

Football Shaped Vegan Donuts

This past Sunday (Super Bowl Sunday) I woke up wanting desperately wanting to make something shaped like a football (I blame Pinterest). I was having a hard time thinking of anything, but then I remembered the twist-shaped donut pan I got for Christmas. It wasn’t exactly oval, but the ends were rounded so if I did the frosting just right it would probably look like a football – right?

It was settled. Vegan donuts round 2 it was! My first attempt at vegan donuts was right after Christmas, but I used a cake donut batter and my Babycakes mini-donut maker. This time I wanted to make donuts that were more similar in texture to the ones I’d grown up with from the bakery – well as close as I could get without frying that is (haven’t you been reading about Paula Deen? Shame on you! 🙂 )

I found this easy donut recipe from Angela at Oh She Glows, who got the recipe from Vegan Yum Yum – the vegan version of 6 degrees of separation if you will! You guys, these baked donuts are the bees knees!

Donut Dough

The dough came together very quickly and the recipe was easy to follow. I used a flax egg instead of a commercial egg replacer, which gave the donuts a bit of a flecked look, but they still came out tasting delicious! I lightly sprayed my twist donut pan down and then filled each space up about halfway with dough. This recipe made 4 large twist donuts – though I suspect it could make up to 20 or so mini-donuts. After seeing the calorie count (over 300 each if doing twists, only about 78 if doing minis), I decided to cut these bad boys in half before I decorated them.

Donuts Undecorated

The cook time and ingredients are right on for these – even in the bigger pan. Also, the hint of cinnamon and nutmeg gives these a fantastic warm flavor and the texture of the donuts makes them just melt in your mouth. Really!

Also, check out my cute decorating job. I’m no Martha Stewart, but I was quite pleased with my first attempt at decorating something. The only thing I’d even decorated before this was sugar cookies, which I usually claim my child did so that no one hassles me.

Brynja Decorating Donuts

If you are into donuts (and you should be!) then I definitely recommend this recipe. Quick, easy, and delicious – what more could you ask for? Also, no worries if you don’t have a donut maker or pan – both of the aforementioned sites have tutorials on how to make them without one.

Football Donuts Final

What is your favorite vegan donut recipe? How do you decorate or top them?

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