Happy NATIONAL DONUT DAY!!!

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Sorry for the lack of posts recently. The past couple of weeks have been busier than the holiday season for me! A few weeks ago I started a new job at Vans doing their social media! It has been the most fun job and I LOVE my social media team. They are a group of some of the most hard working, dedicated, and creative individuals and it’s so fun to get to work alongside them. It’s really amazing that this blog has opened up so many opportunities for me, and one being my new job in social media. Right now I’m trying to balance my new job and creating new content for my blog, and I think I’m figuring this out haha. Thanks for being patient with me and continuing to pop in and read! Your support means the world to me!

Sooooo, today is National Donut Day and of course I had to make a single serving of donuts for my little bunnies! These donuts are vegan and made from whole wheat flour and have a maple almond icing which is naturally colored with beet juice (trust me you cannot taste it!). A little bit of beet juice goes a long way (just like food coloring) so you don’t need too much.
As I was making the batter for my mini donuts, I realized that I didn’t have a donut pan to bake them in. I would usually go to the store and buy something like this, but I was like wait a second… If I don’t have a donut baking pan, then not a lot of people do haha! So instead of buying one, I made my own! I took a mini cupcake/muffin tin and rolled up aluminum foil and placed it in the center of each muffin tin so that the donuts would bake with a hole! Call it ghetto or call me a genius… up to you!!!

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Vegan Mini Donuts
Serves 1

1/4 tsp ground flaxseed + 1/2 tsp water
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
heaping 1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch cinnamon
pinch salt
1/8 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/8 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk

Maple Almond Icing
1 Tbsp almond butter
1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
splash of unsweetened almond milk
(optional) 1/4-1/2 tsp beet juice for color

Vegan Sprinkles

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine ground flaxseed and water in a small dish and set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt).
4. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients (apple cider vinegar, vanilla, almond milk) and the flaxseed mixture.
5. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until evenly combined.
6. Pour the donut batter into a mini donut pan generously sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. If you don’t have a donut pan, you can use a mini muffin tin and place rolled up aluminum foil in the center. Generously coat the muffin tin and aluminum foil centers with nonstick cooking spray (do not skip this step).
7. Place the donut batter in a Ziploc bag and cut the tip (like a pastry bag) to evenly distribute the batter into the muffin tins around the aluminum foil centers.
8. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes.
9. Remove donut from the oven and let cool.
10. While the donuts are cooling, mix the icing ingredients. Mix almond butter and maple syrup together and add a splash of almond milk until desired consistency is reached. For pink icing, add 1/4 tsp of beet juice (natural food coloring).
11. Remove donuts from muffin tin and push the aluminum foil centers through each donut until donut hole is exposed.
12. Drizzle each donut with icing and add sprinkles.

11 Comments on Single Serving Vegan Mini Donuts

  1. evolvewithmary
    June 5, 2015 at 1:21 pm (2 years ago)

    These look too cute to eat! I love the idea of making your own doughnut pans and can’t wait to try it out myself

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  2. Amberjoy
    June 5, 2015 at 5:27 pm (2 years ago)

    OH man, wish these were gluten free, wonder if I could substiute??

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    • Catherine
      June 6, 2015 at 1:00 am (2 years ago)

      I think coconut flour would be a great substitute, but gluten-free all purpose flour (Trader Joe’s makes a great one) would also work for this recipe!

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  3. Hydie
    June 7, 2015 at 2:07 pm (2 years ago)

    thank you , they look great! , donuts are my go to buddys

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  4. Brittany
    June 8, 2015 at 5:59 am (2 years ago)

    Ohmygoodness. These are the cutest and healthiest donuts I’ve ever seen. <3

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  5. DC
    June 25, 2015 at 9:57 am (2 years ago)

    Ahh these are adorable!! I love kitchen hacks that save me from buying specific, one-job gadgets. Plus, the foil on the bottom probably makes the donuts easier to remove. Best part is, I’m pretty sure I have all of these things on hand in my pantry!

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  6. Real Tawk
    July 21, 2015 at 10:58 am (2 years ago)

    These look amazing. Great idea about creating the center wholes.

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  7. Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]
    December 6, 2015 at 6:14 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m totally going to go with genius on this one – nailed it!!! Those donuts are so cute!

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  8. Jos Miller
    January 8, 2016 at 4:47 am (1 year ago)

    This is so great! I love your donut pan hack…;) but with this tasty food…we just need to take care of our health to…for this you may go through this………:)
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  9. Melissa
    February 9, 2016 at 1:59 pm (1 year ago)

    I love this! My daughter has been all over YouTube trying to find vegan desserts to make lol. Thanks!

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