Recipe: Vegan Baked Donuts with Maple Glaze

Who doesn’t like donuts?  Such a wonderful baked good is universally liked.  If you don’t particularly enjoy donuts, I would say to re-evaluate your life choices to cause you to have such an opinion because donuts are incredible.  This evening, my boyfriend and I made some donuts for dinner, because what’s better than breakfast food?  That’s right, nothing.

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Donuts w/ glaze, pre-sprinkle

The recipe I use is:

Dry ingredients:

• 1 c. flour

• 1/2 c. sugar

• 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder

• 1/4 tsp. salt

• 1/8 tsp. cinnamon

• 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Wet ingredients:

• 1/2 c. soy milk (make sure it’s plain and not flavored)

• 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

• 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

• 1/4 c. vegan margarine (NOT melted; Earth Balance is a great vegan-friendly brand)

• egg replacer for 1 egg (Ener-G egg replacer is great)

   You will want to go ahead and pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees before getting started in order to make sure everything is all nice and warm before you put the donuts in.  After that, mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another.  Once each are evenly mixed together, add the wet to the dry and stir until a batter forms.  A word of caution: don’t stir too much, otherwise you may end up with some tougher donuts than you’d like.  Once the batter has formed, grease a donut pan.  From here you can go one of two ways, a) you can spoon the batter into the molds or b) you can put the batter in a pipette bag, cut the end off, and the squeeze the batter into the mold.  Either way works well, the only difference is that using a pipette bag isn’t as messy as spooning the batter.  Once you’ve filled your pan, put it in the oven and bake for 13 minutes.  In order to check if they’re done, use a toothpick or fork and poke one of the donuts.  If it comes out clean, you’re good to go!  Pop them onto a cooling rack and start making your glaze!

Glaze recipe:

• 3/4 c. powdered sugar

• 1 tbsp. maple syrup

• 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

• 1 tbsp. soy milk

   Mix all of the ingredients together, adjusting for if the glaze is too thin/thick.  Once the donuts have fully cooled, dip into the glaze.  If adding sprinkles, immediately add the amount of sprinkles you want.  Plate and serve.

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Finished product

   My boyfriend and I really enjoyed these and I hope you do, too!  Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

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