This year, my daughter got a Babycakes Mini Donut Maker for Christmas. I am not much for kitchen gadgets such as this but I guess Santa realized how badly she wanted it! Every time we were in Wegman's together she made it known she would really like one and well, I guess he heard her.
Yesterday morning we gave the donut maker a try. I have never been much of a donut fan and have certainly never made them before. The recipes that came with the donut maker were less than exciting so I went online to do a quick search for easy donut recipes.
I ended up using a recipe for both a donut and a glaze I found at The Urban Housewife. I did not change it much except that I omitted the soy milk in favor of So Delicious Coconut milk in both the donuts and the glaze. I also did not use nutmeg, instead opting for just cinnamon.
I cannot tell you first hand if these were good or not but judging by the fact that only crumbs were left on the plate they were served on I am going to take a wild guess that they were good! They were literally devoured before I could even get to taste one!
For the donuts:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup organic sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup non dairy milk (I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut)
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
Egg replacer equivalent to one egg (I used EnerG)
4 tbsp Earth Balance Vegan Butter
For the glaze:
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1tbsp non dairy milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 or more tbsp sprinkles
In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients and whisk to incorporate.
In a small saucepan over low heat add the wet ingredients including the egg replacer prepared according tot he package directions. If using EnerG egg replacer use 1 1/2 tsp egg replacer and one tbsp of water. Add the Earth Balance and allow just to melt. The mixture should be warm to the touch but not hot.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix to form a spongy batter.
Place 2 tbsp of batter into each spot in the donut maker. Cook according to the makers directions. (I found the donuts were done after about 3-5 minutes. If not using a donut maker use a donut pan and place into a 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool.
While cooling pepare the glaze. In a bowl, mix the confectioners sugar, non dairy milk and vanilla until smooth. Dip cooled donuts into the glaze and place on a serving dish. If desired cover with sprinkles.