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