Cook Time: 15 minutes
So I have been waiting for like a year to try my hand at baked vegan donuts! I just didn't have a donut pan and was holding off, since it isn't really that multi-purpose and I only do freelance work right now and try to be savvy with the money-spending...butttt, I recently realized my local thrift store was open and there was a brand new donut pan for $1! :D
This is a small batch. It made 3 donuts. If you have a mini-donut pan it probably makes around 6-8? Each donut is roughly 150 calories. Tim Horton's donuts go for around 270-340 calories each...eep. And these baked ones are full of much better ingredients. :)
- 1/4 cup coconut flour (I did three tbs coconut + 1 tbs sorghum since I was low on coconut flour)
- 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
- pinch baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbs xylitol (or stevia)
- 2 tbs coconut sugar (or any other non-liquid sweetener)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 113g unsweetened apple sauce (I used a full "snack cup" size of apple sauce... probably amounts to around 5-6 tbs)
- 1 tbs unsweetened almond milk
*You could try subbing the 2 tbs of coconut sugar with 2 more tbs of xylitol in order to cut down on sugar. I haven't tried it yet, but the next time I make these I will be seeing how it affects the taste.
- Preheat oven to 325F. Add dry ingredients into a medium-sized bowl and mix. Then add in the wet and mix everything well. Add batter into your donut moulds (The pan I have has a non-stick coating, so I didn't have to add any oil or anything to prevent sticking. If your pan isn't silicone or doesn't have a coating, then you might want to rub a small amount of oil in the moulds.) and bake in the oven for around 15-17 minutes.
*Topping: I just quickly and spontaneously made the topping after the donuts were finished baking. It is just melted coconut oil with cacao power, xylitol, a tad of vanilla creme stevia and pinch of sea salt mixed together, to taste. Then I dipped the top of the donuts in it and sprinked on some shaved coconut, cacao nibs and a few sprinkles.