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Friday, 2 September 2016

Strawberry Doughnuts

Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Egg-free
Strawberry Doughnuts with a strawberry jam frosting

Vegan doughnut anyone?!
Well, these little gems are not only vegan but wheat & gluten-free too!!!
Doughnuts are so popular at the moment so i wanted to make some myself.

I love decorating desserts and what better oppotunity than to decorate these adorable little pink, strawberry & coconut doughnuts.

The flavours strawberry & coconut are one of the best pairings. I wanted to incorporate real, fresh strawberries into the doughnut itself, whilst decorating them with desiccated coconut, freeze dried strawberries and raspberries which is a much healthier option than sugary sprinkles but look even better in my opinion! 

Although these delicious bitesized doughnuts contain sugar, they are considerably lower in sugar than your average doughnut and also contains natural fruit sugars for a fresh, juicy flavour.

In this months 'The vegan kind' food box, i received 'VeganEgg' which is an egg replacer!
Read my blog post about 'the vegan kind subscription box' below-

What is VeganEgg?
''VeganEgg is a plant based egg replacer that is naturally gluten free and suitable for vegans. You can use VeganEgg in any recipe that calls for eggs, including cakes, muffins and quiche, you can even make delicious fluffy scrambled eggs and omelettes. Made with whole algal flour and protein, VeganEgg naturally contains high levels of micronutrients, carbohydrates and healthy lipids as well as essential amino acids''.
To make one VeganEgg just add 2 level tbsp of VeganEgg to ½ a cup of ice cold water and whisk vigorously.

This is one of the best egg replacers i have tried and i highly recommend it!

You can read more about VeganEgg here-

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Makes: 12 medium/small sized doughnuts
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Dry ingredients
-1 cup of gluten-free self-raising flour
-1 & 1/2 Teaspoon of baking powder
-1/2 cup of sugar
-1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
-A dash of cinnamon
-Pinch of Salt

Wet ingredients
-1 Teaspoon of strawberry extract/flavouring
-1/2 cup of unsweetened soya milk
-Handful of fresh strawberries (chopped)
-1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
-1/4 cup of vegan margarine
-1 egg substitute (2 level tablespoons of VeganEgg with ½ a cup of ice cold water and whisk vigorously)
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To make the doughnuts
Step 1- Pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees and lightly grease doughnut tins with oil.

Step 2- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, desiccated coconut, cinnamon and salt.

Step 3- Add the wet ingredients into a large sauce pan over a low heat and stir until the margarine has fully melted.
Step 4- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and add in the chopped strawberries.
Mix until fully combined and dough like.
Step 5- Add the mixture into a piping bag and pipe into the greased tin. If you don't have a piping bag, you can spoon the mixture in.
Step 6- Pop the trays into the pre-heated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Make sure they don't burn on-top.
You will know they are done when you put a knife or skewer in and it comes out clean.

Place the doughnuts onto a cooling rack and to cool fully before icing!

To make the strawberry jam icing
I used my Thick & Creamy Frosting for a delicious & sweet addition.
You can find the recipe to my thick, vegan frosting here-

As i wanted the Frosting to be Strawberry flavoured & pink of course, i switched the Vanilla Extract with Strawberry flavouring & i also added in a dash of Pink Food Colouring and natural, low sugar strawberry jam!

Dip the doughnuts into the icing and place back onto the baking tray. 
Repeat for all doughnuts & decorate with freeze dried strawberries, raspberries, desiccated coconut, sparkle dust & gold leaf(optional) for an extra special look, then pop them back into the fridge to set.

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  1. YAY these looks so amazing, I was so excited when I saw that you had posted this recipe! x

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    1. Aww thankyou so much! I honestly love this recipe, and they egg-replacer is amazing! highly recommend it for fluffy cakes/doughnuts! :)

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