NOT sure WHY i have had vegan baking on the brain all week… except maybe the fact that i’m slowly trying to find ways to make my baking a LITTTLE healthier, just because i bake so much!
I searched high and low today for a donut pan and came up empty handed 😦 BUT i was not going to let that stop me.. i knew i had to get creative….
I used this recipe from vegan YUMYUM.
I got to it:
What you NEED
Ingredient list could be worse! A step in the right direction…
preheat oven to 350*
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
shake of cinnamon
1/2 Cup almond milk
1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1 flax seed egg ( 1 tbsp flax mixed with 3 tbsps water)
4 Tbs Margarine
So fist you have to mix all your dry ingredients together
Next you want to add all your WET ingredients into a saucepan on medium heat until butter melts but not so it is boiling. You want to be able to touch the liquid without burning yourself.
Then you POUR the wet into the dry and mix mix mix. It will be Warm and Sticky.
Now here is where i had to change my plans.. The dough was gooey sticky and TO RUNNY to use a cookie cutter! I had planned on using a circle cookie cutter for shape and then using a small circle for the middle to get the nice donut shape..FAIL.. SO i got creative.. i used my mini cupcake tins. So i filled them 3/4 full… if you follow my method that ended up being a little to much, you dont want them to get the muffin top if possible, so fill them closer to half.
I popped them in the oven to 12 minutes. I took them out and dumped them upside down onto a cutting board to cool.
once cool i cut off the muffin top and then used a knife around the edge to make it slightly more circular. THEN i took a PIPING TIP and used the large end to cut a circle out of the middle of the mini cupcake to get the donut shape! I think they came out pretty cute in the end!
They are a bit on the cakey side but still REALLY YUMMY! Scott just got home and popped 6 of them! Thats a good sign in this household!
Until next time!