I recently have been craving donuts. I called around, but there are no local vegan bakery shops that sell donuts! I was ready to give up, when I decided to just make my own. I did some research online, viewing other recipes and decided to combine some different ideas and make my own. Boy, am I glad I did! They are beyond delicious and some of the best donuts I’ve ever had!
1 package yeast
1/4 cup very warm water (not hot!)
3/4 cup full fat canned coconut milk warmed
1/4 cup stevia (or sugar)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
4 teaspoons ener-g egg replacer whisked with 4 Tablespoons water until frothy
3 cups flour
Coconut oil for frying
Turn your oven on to 350°F.
Whisk together the water, yeast, milk, sugar, butter, salt, and 1 1/2 cups of the flour until combined.
Add the egg replacer and beat until incorporated. Add the other 1 1/2 cup of flour. In your stand mixer, use the dough hook and beat for 3-5 minutes until dough completely pulls away from the insides of the bowl.
The dough should be smooth and soft. If the dough looks too sticky, add more flour one tablespoon at a time until the dough is the right consistency. Once the dough is done, cover the top of the bowl with a towel and place the bowl ON TOP of your warm oven (not IN). Allow the dough to rise in this nice warm area until doubled in size, about one hour.
After the dough has risen, roll it out onto a floured surface at a thickness of about 3/4 inch thick and cut out using a donut cutter or glass. I don’t own a donut cutter (YET!) so I used a large drinking glass for the large circle, and a medicine cup for the smaller circle. If you don’t own a donut cutter either, be creative! After cutting out the shapes, place them on a greased pan, cover with towel and let rise for one more hour. Again, I put them on top of the warm oven.
Put about 2 inches of coconut oil in a heavy pan and heat on medium for a few minutes. Oil will need to be very hot before you start. (Hint: Test it with a scrap or donut hole to see if it’s ready.)
When the donuts have risen to double their size, fry in hot oil for about 30 seconds per side. Check the bottom of the donuts and see if they are a nice golden color before flipping. Place donuts on paper towels to drain excess oil.
Next, you want that yummy glaze!
2 Cups powdered sugar
3-6 Tablespoons of coconut milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
Mix together until well blended. It should be on the runny side.
Next, dip them in glaze and put them on a cooling rack with wax paper under it to set.
Once cooled, Enjoy!