Vegan Recipes - Desserts
Mini Baked Donuts
I set out to create a vegan doughnut recipe that didn't involve
frying. All you need is a "petite doughnut pan," which should be
available at kitchen stores or online. Look for something nonstick. My
standard party dessert has been cupcakes up till now, but now that I
know how easy doughnuts are to make, I've been converted.
Makes 20 donuts
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon (scant) nutmeg
- 1 tiny pinch or shake cinnamon
- 1/2 cup soymilk
- 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Egg Replacer for 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons vegan margarine
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (lump free!)
- 1 tablespoon soymilk
Bowl full of sprinkles (1/4 to 1/2 cup)
Preheat the oven to 350º F
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients with a whisk to mix
thoroughly. Combine the wet ingredients in a small sauce pan over
medium low heat and mix until the margarine is melted. This mixture
should not get too hot; you should be able to stick your finger in the
mixture and feel slightly warm. If you burn yourself, 1) it's not my
fault! and 2) it's too hot for the dough!
Add the wet ingredients to dry ones and mix until just combined. It
should form a very soft dough or thick batter.
Using a tablespoon measure, scoop out the dough into your ungreased
nonstick mini-donut pan. Smooth out the top of the dough with your
fingers, clearing off the post in the middle of each one. This will
make for more even, prettier donuts, but isn't crucial.
If you over fill, your donuts will come out looking like they have
muffin tops. While not the end of the world, it's not very donut-like
Bake for 12 minutes until the donuts are almost browned on top, and a
tester comes out clean. Invert a hot pan over a cutting board or
cooling rack to release the donuts. Allow them to cool completely
before decorating, with the exception of the powdered sugar donuts.
If you let them cool loosely covered with plastic wrap, the donuts
will stay soft and fluffy.
To Glaze with Sprinkles
Whisk the soymilk and powdered sugar together. Dip the "bottom" half
of the donut (the side with the nicer shape) into the glaze, let some
drip off, then dip glaze-side down into sprinkles. Transfer to a wire
rack that has been set on top of some parchment paper. The excess
glaze will drip through the rack onto the paper for easy cleaning
To Chocolate Dip
This is the easy part. Melt one bar of your favorite dark chocolate in
the microwave. Remove from the microwave and stir every 15 seconds
until chocolate is smooth and barely warm to the touch. I should
mention that you should be very careful not to get any water in the
chocolate or it could seize, and no one likes that!
Dip your donuts one-by-one into the chocolate. Place the donut on your
wire rack and decorate with sprinkles, if desired.
For Striped Donuts
Dip the donuts into the powdered sugar glaze first, then drizzle with
For Powdered Sugar Donuts
Roll warm donuts in a bowl of powdered sugar. Yum!
Reprinted with permission from Vegan Yum Yum: Decadent (But Doable)
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