These vegan baked doughnuts with chocolate glaze are the easiest treat you will ever make! They are light, fluffy and ready in 15 minutes!
Happy February friends!
We finally had some snow this Winter! And I'm not talking about the usual bits of white dust which disappears in seconds. There was an actual thick blanket of snow, covering the whole village, making it postcard pretty!
Sadly, most of it is gone now, but I'm glad we've had a whole weekend to enjoy it! It made me feel super cozy to watch the snow fall, while I was busy cooking in the kitchen... But, enough about the snow! We are here today to talk about these fab, light, fluffy, irresistible, baked doughnuts with chocolate glaze, which are happen to be vegan too! Interested? Then keep reading on...
Baked doughnuts with chocolate glaze- healthier and lighter vegan doughnuts!
Most of my life I knew doughnuts as these big, round and fluffy balls stuffed with generous dollop of jam in the middle. They were deep fried in oil, and covered in sugar or sugar glaze. My nana is still the absolute number 1 Pro when it comes to these babies.
It wasn't until I arrived in the UK in early 2000's, when I got introduced to the 'doughnut with a hole in a middle'. True story.
Also, it wasn't until few weeks ago, when I have tried baked doughnuts for the first time! And I can't believe how much I've been missing out! Baked doughnuts are soooo much easier and quicker to make, not to mention they are much lighter and lower in calories than their traditional versions.
As if that wasn't good enough, these baked doughnuts are made using the wholemeal flour and almost no oil at all (apart from the tiny amount required to oil the moulds/ tin). Wholemeal flour is great, as it has not been stripped of precious nutrients and fiber, comparing with processed white flour.
How do I make baked doughnuts?
You will need a couple of silicone moulds or a doughnut baking tins. Start with greasing them lightly with baking spray or some coconut oil or olive oil. As for the rest of the recipe, it seriously couldn't be easier...
Start with pre-heating your oven to 180 C (fan-assisted). In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon (which is optional, but adds nice, warming flavour) and salt. In a separate, smaller bowl, mix together the maple syrup, yogurt, milk (any type) and vanilla bean paste.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir it all using a whisk or a fork until just combined.
Next step is to transfer the batter into a piping bag. Once done, start piping it into the moulds or prepared baking tins.
Once you have filled the moulds with batter, place them in the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 15 minutes. While the doughnuts are baking, prepare the chocolate glaze by melting the dark chocolate. You can use microwave or double boiler method.
After 15 minutes, take the doughnuts out of the oven and allow them to cool for few minutes. Remove them from the moulds/ tins and place on a cooling rack. Dip each doughnut into the melted chocolate and place on a cooling rack. Allow it to set a bit, or dig in straight away!
These baked doughnuts are great for satisfying your sweet cravings, but much healthier than a shop-bought alternatives. They are super light, fluffy and utterly delicious. They are also great for sharing with friends and family, but nobody will judge you if you decide to keep them all to yourself!
Thanks for reading, and until next time!
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Baked doughnuts with chocolate glaze
- 256 g wholemeal flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 120 ml maple syrup
- 125 g almond yogurt
- 250 ml almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 100 g dark chocolate (min 70% cocoa solids) melted
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 C (fan). Spray your doughnuts molds/ tin with baking spray/ oil and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine together the wholemeal flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together maple syrup, yogurt, milk and vanilla paste. Add wet ingredients into dry ones, and mix until just combined.
- Transfer the batter into a piping bag and pipe it into the prepared moulds/tins. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Dip doughnuts into melted dark chocolate to create the glaze. Use soe decorative sprinkles if desired.
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