Vanilla Nutmeg Donuts with Dark Chocolate Espresso Sprinkle

The one thing I get asked often is … ” What do vegans do about Donuts ? ”  Where I live no one gives a hoot about making any vegan friendly donuts, so I have to make them myself. Truth is, I never really ate many in the first place. I never bought them. Never worked in an office where they were readily available.. only probably ate about 12 of them my whole life.  Now, of course it would be easy to fry some up and make them taste fairly close to the “real deal ” which will always be scarred into my taste bud’s memory. But I decided to tackle the challenge in a somewhat healthier way, by baking them. If you want a more traditional method with some added calories from frying, might as well Google it, because I’m not in too big of a hurry to write a recipe up for that. I’d rather have a cupcake or a pie if I want some guilty pleasure.

 

 

Ingredients :

 

* For this recipe, I used a simple small donut pan to get the uniform and traditional shape. They are super cheap, and can be easily found on Amazon, or even in your local grocery store probably. I have not tried this recipe in any other 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
  • 1 pinch or shake cinnamon
Wet Ingredients :
  • 1/2 Cup almond milk or soy milk
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • egg replacer for 1 egg
  • 4 TBSP earth balance or blue bonnet light

 

To make :

Preheat oven to 350

In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients and whisk to mix well.  Combine wet ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium low heat and mix until margarine is melted. You do not want this mixture to get too hot, so keep track of the heat build up. It should feel slightly warm.If the mixture gets too hot, you will not have a good dough. 🙁 That would make me sad for you.

Add wet to dry and mix until just combined. It should form a very soft dough.

Spoon the dough into the doughnut pan, remember to only fill about half way, as the batter will fluff and rise quite a bit.

Bake each batch for 12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Now for the glaze :  
In a bowl, mix together :
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 TBSP non-dairy milk
When the donuts have cooled, dip then in the glaze and set them on a cooling rack to drip until the glaze is firm. While the glaze is still wet, you can sprinkle each donut with chocolate shavings, or sprinkles. I used an espresso flavored chocolate with fabulous results.
Enjoy 🙂

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