Baked Vegan Doughnuts With Lemon Glaze
Happy February! I picked up Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet today. I’ve actually grabbed it twice before, both times putting it back, but something keeps drawing me to this book so maybe it’s a sign! Whatever it is, I’m excited to open it up and get started. I’ve already been wondering if a juicer and a dehydrator, two appliances I don’t have, are going to be necessary to follow the adventure cleanse.
That being said, I do still have a few treat recipes to share from over the holidays. I made these baked doughnuts (or donuts, whichever you prefer) for guests and helpers using a 6-cavity doughnut pan. They’re a nice cake-like doughnut with a spicy sweetness, perfect alone or with powdered sugar, but especially delicious with a drizzle of lemon glaze. Take the extras to the office if you prefer your family not be tempted eat the whole dozen!
Baked Vegan Doughnuts
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup soymilk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
- 2 tablespoons vegan butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease or spray doughnut pan. In a measuring cup or small bowl, combine soymilk and apple cider vinegar and set aside for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk together the ground flax seeds and warm water. Whisk flax mixture, soymilk mixture, and vegan butter into the dry ingredients until just combined. Fill each doughnut cavity 2/3 full. Bake 8-9 minutes or until doughnuts are golden brown. Allow pan to cool about 5 minutes before removing doughnuts. Repeat filling and baking with the second half of the batter. Enjoy!
For a simple lemon glaze, just combine 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and drizzle or dip! Or if lemon isn’t your thing, use 2 tablespoons of non-dairy milk for a plain glaze. We’re big fans of a touch of lemon around here!
Are you over vegan sweets now that the holidays are long gone?
Do you have a juicer and/or dehydrator? If so, do they get regular use? Were they worth the investment?