Yesterday I scored a donut pan at Value Village. Now I have the perfect excuse to make Vegan Baked Donuts. Let’s get to it!
Vegan Baked Donuts are healthy?
I pose this as a question because baked rather than fried is healthy right? I guess you can attempt to fool yourself and call these donuts a healthier version of a donut because they are baked rather than fried. Don’t fool yourself. These donuts may be baked but they are also the opposite of sugar-free. They are sugar-full. Vegan doesn’t equal healthy. It does equal cruelty free so a little indulgence won’t kill you or any animals.
Is Vegan just as good?
Another question. I may be biased, but vegan is better. There is no need to use an animal to make your food taste good. You can make fluffy, delicious, mouth water donuts without the use of eggs. Even the frosting is better without butter. Bake with compassion.
To glaze or to Ice?
I got to be honest here. I tried the glaze that all bloggers say to do. Even the most popular bloggers say the same thing. 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Dip the donuts into the glaze and consume. Well, I tried to consume but my arteries were screaming at me to stop eating so much coconut oil. It’s liked my vegan baked donuts were soaked in coconut oil, wait, that’s exactly what it was. So if you like that kind of thing, glaze away. But if not, give the icing a try, or just go naked.
I used vegan Becel to ice my donuts. The addition of some vegan-friendly food coloring makes these vegan baked donuts pop. My kids were crazy about them, plus they were so fun to photograph. You can use vegan butter, like Earth Balance, and that will give you a thicker icing. However, the use of vegan Becel makes the icing shine. Plus the icing drips down the donuts. Can’t get more mouth-watering than that.
Short and oh so sweet
When I read a food blog I like to get right to the recipe. As it is I am not a big talker so I ‘m making this post brief. I often think maybe I should let my alter ego write my posts for me. But my alter self is highly confrontational and sarcastic. “These vegan baked donuts are totally healthy. You got a problem with that?” Enjoy!
~Peace & Love your Plants, VeggieVannie
Looking for something sweet without the sugar? Try my Vegan Protein Pancakes. These pancakes are a great way to break you fast without the sugar high.
Baked is better
- 1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
- 3 tbsp Water
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Milk Plain almond milk is fine
- 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinigar
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 cup Cane Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup Melted Coconut Oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly grease a donut pan with coconut oil and place to the side
Start by making your flax seed egg. In a small bowl combine the ground flax seed with the 3 tbsp of water. Let sit for 5 mins
In a separate small bowl mix the vanilla almond milk with the apple cider vinegar. Set aside to curdle. This will be your "Buttermilk"
In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, and cane sugar and mix together. Add the melted coconut oil, vanilla, flax egg and almond mix mixture and stir together
Add mixture to donut pan. Bake for 15 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Emove from oven and let sit for 5 mins. Turn over the pan and tap out baked donuts onto a cooling rack.
Allow to cool before icing, or enjoy your donuts naked.