These aren’t any ordinary doughnuts.
That’s partially because when it comes to the fine art of doughnut-making, I really have no idea what I’m doing, but hell if I wasn’t going to try when my husband came home with a doughnut mold on a weekend supply run to Target! (By the way, thanks Terr! :-*)
The first time I attempted this recipe, I made them into cookies, so if you don’t have a doughnut mold, either adapt this recipe for cookies or a muffin tin or go marry someone who comes home from a random shopping trip at Target with a doughnut mold. Either way, these will still taste EPIC-ly awesome. You won’t be sorry. 😉
We suggest using our recipe for pancake butter in these delicious baked doughnuts, but Earth Balance also works! If you need a recipe for the coconut bacon, we have you covered there as well with our Super-Simple Coconut Bacon recipe from earlier this week. If you make these delicious creations, let us know by tagging #PlantPowerCouple on Facebook and enjoy scrumptious vegan doughnut land!
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup vegan butter (or the Pancake Butter recipe from the blog), melted
- 2 Tbsp cashew or almond milk
- [for the frosting:]
- 1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- [optional topping: coconut bacon]
- Add the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a bowl. Use a large wooden spoon to combine.
- Create a well in the center of the dry ingredient mixture. Pour in melted butter, maple syrup, and cashew or almond milk. Mix until fully combined.
- Preheat oven to 325F and grease a doughnut mold.
- Fill doughnut molds with the dough, leaving about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch of space at the top for the dough to puff up a bit.
- Bake at 325F for 9 minutes.
- To make your frosting, add powdered sugar and maple syrup to a small bowl and whisk until fully combined and creamy. You may want to keep this in the fridge until the doughnuts are ready.
- Allow the doughnuts to cool and slather them with the maple frosting. If using coconut bacon (HIGHLY recommended), sprinkle them on top of the maple frosting.