I know you want them. Of course you can have them – and fast! This recipe is a fast-track fix to your sudden donut crave. It’s rich, delicious, and it’ll make you reach out for another. Go ahead! They’re vegan, low fat, and baked! So just just do it! And lick your fingers…
I added vegan bacon bits on the maple glaze for garnish and… well, deliciousness!
The chocolate glaze has cocoa nibs – doesn’t get any better.
1/2 cup plain unsweetened soy milk
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup unbleached pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup agave or maple syrup
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg replacer: 3 tablespoons aquafaba (chickpea water) OR 1 tablespoon ground golden flaxseed + 2 tablespoons + 2 1/4 teaspoons water, gently stirred until just combined (do not over-stir to avoid seizure)
4 tablespoons grape seed or other tasteless oil
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon plain unsweetened soy milk
pinch of sea salt
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon agave or maple syruo
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 F
Combine soy milk and vinegar and set aside to curdle while you mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) in a bowl. In another bowl mix syrup, sugar, and oil (if using aquafaba, add it now; if using the flax seed mix, add it later) and stir to combine well before adding the curdled soy milk to emulsify thoroughly (add flax seed egg-replacer now – if not using aquafaba – and stir gently). Add these wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix until well combined.
Use a spoon to gently fill a donut pan with the batter and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately release the donuts from the pan by inverting it over a cooling rack, and allow them to cool completely.
Meantime, mix the ingredients for the glaze. The glaze should be thick and spreadable. If it’s too thick add 1/2 tablespoons of soy milk in increments until you reach a spreadable consistency. It should not be runny.
Dip the donuts in the glaze and rest back on the rack to dry for a minute.