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

VEGAN Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Breakfast is the most DELICIOUS meal of the day! Did you think I was going to say most important?? Yes, and the most important, but also the most delicious!!! These pancakes combine the sweet flavor of a cinnamon bun with the fluffy texture of a pancake to take the ordinary pancakes to a whole new level. Plus, these are homemade, so no box-pancake mix used and they are totally dairy-free! Anyone who knows me, knows I’m obsessed with pancakes. I make pancakes for dinner probably once a week so when I saw this recipe, I knew it was destined to be great. They’re so simple to make and you can make a huge batch of these heavenly treats and freeze some for next weekend! Or for tomorrow…I won’t tell if you don’t!

Prep time: 5 min     Cook time: 10 min    Serves: 3

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp vegan margarine or butter
  • t tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • vegetable oil for greasing

Instructions

  • In large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk and maple syrup
  • Add the wet mix into the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Do not over mix
  • In a small bowl, mix together the margarine, cinnamon and brown sugar. Transfer to a pastry bag or plastic zip-lock bag and snip off one corner
  • Lightly grease a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Take about 1/4 cup of mixture and pour into skillet. Pipe a circular swirl of the cinnamon sugar mixture into the batter
  • When small bubbles appear in the center of the pancake, flip and cook on other side for about 1 minute. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil to the skillet as needed between batches.  Drizzle with desired toppings and serve hot

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