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Vegan Vanilla Donuts

These Vegan Vanilla Donuts are so light, fluffy, and easy to make. Be sure to give them a try with a hot cup of coffee. Perfect for any time of day.

These Vegan Vanilla Donuts are so light, fluffy, and easy to make. Be sure to give them a try with a hot cup of coffee. Perfect for any time of day. simplylakita.com #vegan #donuts

So…


I do not feel like I have been sharing many vegan recipes lately. I can explain and that is largely due to the fact that I have fallen in a bit of a food rut. Eating the same thing repeatedly…not really changing it up much. I figured you probably did not really want to see that. I mean seriously you can only see so many bowls of steamed broccoli and variations of salads before you will have had enough. Actually, I should have had enough by now myself, but it seems as though when life for me gets a little hectic I tend to want to keep things simple in the kitchen and that means eating minimal. I am telling you that I have my grocery list down to an exact science at this point and I know exactly how long the items that I purchase will last me. Needless to say, my son has been making his own trips to the grocery store to get the things that he wants. I am totally okay with that J

Although that sounds a little crazy, I must say that I am really enjoying the minimalistic approach to food these days. It is just one less thing that I have to think about and little less food waste in the world. I am sure that I will snap out of it soon and be back to sharing more creative vegan meals with you here on the blog. In the meantime, I will share with you a recipe for Vegan Vanilla Donuts; because of course, you can never go wrong with donuts of any kind.

These donuts are baked and the recipe makes just half a dozen, so fewer donuts for you to feel guilty about splurging on. They are so light and fluffy that you will enjoy eating them plain, but just in case you prefer a vanilla glaze, I have included the ingredients in the full recipe listed below.

Vegan Vanilla Donuts Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk (I used Original Almond Milk)
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • egg replacer for 1 egg (I used Neat Egg)
  • ¼ cup vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.

In a small saucepan on low heat, add in the non-dairy milk, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, egg replacer, and vegan butter. Whisk until the vegan butter melts and everything is smooth. Remove from heat and pour into the flour mixture. Stir together until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Place the donut mixture into a piping bag with a #4 tip, spray a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray, and pipe the donut mixture into the donut pan. Place into the oven and bake for 12 minutes, until the donuts begin to turn golden. Remove the vegan vanilla donuts from the oven and allow cooling in the pan for 5 minutes before removing the donuts. Serve plain or make a quick glaze by whisking together 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk, and ¼ teaspoon vanilla. Dip the donuts into the glaze, allow it to set, and serve.

These Vegan Vanilla Donuts are so light, fluffy, and easy to make. Be sure to give them a try with a hot cup of coffee. Perfect for any time of day. simplylakita.com #vegan #donuts

These Vegan Vanilla Donuts are so light, fluffy, and easy to make. Be sure to give them a try with a hot cup of coffee. Perfect for any time of day. simplylakita.com #vegan #donuts

Enjoy!

*Recipe adapted from PETA

Got any comments, questions, or other ideas for these Vegan Vanilla Donuts? Share them in the comments below!


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9 Comments

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    Tamara
    April 13, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    I think they look so good. The strawberry ones do too! Food ruts are ROUGH.. and I’m not even a foodie. I imagine that your ruts come and go like mine, and I bet your fresh bouts of inspiration are so good!!
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      admin
      April 14, 2017 at 2:04 PM

      Thank you! Food ruts are really rough especially when you blog about food. I do take full advantage of the bouts of inspiration when they happen.

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    Mary
    April 14, 2017 at 4:17 PM

    Vegan baking seems intimidating but the few times I’ve tried it was much easier than I thought it would be. Your vegan vanilla donuts look a little too good to be true. I fall into food ruts all the time. My diet mostly consists of spinach, kale, beans, mushrooms, onions, eggs and salmon. NO matter what I do it’s hard to break old habits, even when my taste buds are the ones complaining. Happy Easter Lakita 🙂
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      admin
      April 15, 2017 at 7:29 PM

      Thank you. It does seem like it is really difficult, but it is not at all. Your food rut sounds very similar to mine. It is really hard to break.

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    Dean
    April 14, 2017 at 6:05 PM

    I’m in a food rut too. I need to snap out of it soon. I hate it. I really do enjoy cooking, but lately, I dunno.
    Anyway, these donuts look AMAZING!! I just want to reach through my screen.
    XO

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      admin
      April 15, 2017 at 7:29 PM

      Thank you! I’m glad to know that it is not just me 🙂

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    Akaleistar
    April 14, 2017 at 8:34 PM

    Those donuts look yummy! I haven’t done a lot of vegan baking, but I want to do more 🙂
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      admin
      April 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM

      Thank you. This is a good recipe to give a try although I’m a little bias to donuts 😉

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