VEGAN Chocolate-Glazed Donuts

Who doesn’t love donuts??? Yeah, thats what I thought. Everyone loves donuts and these dairy-free chocolate glazed donuts are nothing short of a kitchen-made-miracle. They only take about 20 minutes to make including cook time and there is no deep drying required! This was the first time I made these and definitely not the last! They are seriously cute making them perfect for birthday parties or work parties. I love playing with sprinkles too, they make so many different sizes and shapes. Your local grocery store probably sells cute little faux pearl sprinkles and all kinds of unique edible toppings! Applesauce and maple syrup are used in place of sugar for the donut batter so the largest a amount of sugar is in the chocolate glaze, which could easily be modified if you’re trying to cut out sugar! Pro tip: if you don’t have a donut mold, use your regular muffin tin and create the donut shape by crushing tin foil balls into small balls, place into the center of the muffin mold and pour the batter around the tin foil. Remove tin foil ball after baking 🙂

Prep time: 5 min       Cook time: 15 min       Serves: 6

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Ingredients

Donut batter

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

chocolate glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • vegan sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 6 indent donut pan with nonstick spray
  • Combine all ingredients for the donut batter and whisk until smooth
  • Pour the batter into the donut pan and smooth the tops with a spatula
  • Bake for 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Let cool for 5 minutes, then invert onto wire rack to cool completely
  • Combine the ingredients for chocolate glaze and mix until completely smooth
  • Dip each of the donuts into the chocolate glaze and return to wire rack to let any excess glaze drip off
  • Add any sprinkles or desired toppings. Work quickly, the glaze will harden fast

Rustic Apple Tart

This rustic apple tart dessert is the apple of my eye….get it?!?! I know, I’m hilarious. This  fool-proof, fail-safe recipe is so straight-forward and simple. The uncomplicated combination of butter, sugar, and fresh fruit will appeal your senses and bring you a sense of contentment and calm. This rustic apple tart isn’t too sweet, it’s just right thanks to the natural sweetness of the apples balanced out by a teaspoon of lemon juice. Every bite is pure enjoyment. It’s the perfect dish to bring to any family gathering especially since they can be made ahead of time and reheated in the oven.

Prep time: 10 min    Cook time: 15 min    Serves: 6

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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 3 baking apples
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cut puff pastry sheet into 6 even rectangles
  • Place puff pastry rectangles onto large baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Peel and slice apples and toss with lemon juice
  • Melt butter and sugar. Add apples and toss together
  • Arrange apples as desired over puff pastry. Pour any remaining butter and sugar over apples.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown. Serve warm

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