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Monday, 31 October 2016

Cinnamon doughnuts with a coffee & a vanilla glaze

Vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, not-fried!

Who's feeling the christmas spirit?! 'pus own hand up'
I have started to incorporate festive flavours and spices into my baking, and decided to make some mouth-watering baked cinnamon doughnuts.

Although these delicious doughnuts contain sugar, they are considerably lower in sugar than your average doughnut!

I opted to make half with a coffee glaze & half with a vanilla glaze.
I am a huge coffee fan as you all know, from my range of coffee recipes! :P
Coffee and cinnamon is known to go well together. Cinnamon and vanilla is a classic pairing!

These doughnuts are extremely moorish and flavoursome enough to be served as christmas/party treats!

They are wheat-free and gluten-free. I used 'Doves farm' self raising flour as this helps the doughnuts to rise.

They are a moist, mildly spicy and ideal served with some fresh coconut cream. Even writing that is making me hungry! yum!

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- 5 minutes
Baking time- 15-18 minutes
Makes- approximate 18 mini/medium sized doughnuts

Dry ingredients
-2 cups of gluten-free self raising flour (I used Doves farm)
-1 & 1/4 cup of fine caster sugar
-1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
-1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
-1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
-2 teaspoons of baking powder

Wet ingredients
-1 & 1/4 cup of unsweetened soya milk
-1 vegan egg (I used VeganEgg)
-1/4 cup of dairy-free margarine
-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Coffee glaze
-1 cup of powdered sugar
-2 & 1/2 tablespoons of brewed coffee
-Pinch of espresso powder

Vanilla Glaze
-1 cup of powdered sugar
-1 teaspoon of unsweetened soya milk
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

To make the doughnuts
Step 1- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and grease your doughnut tins.

Step 2- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.

Step 3- In a small saucepan over a low heat, melt the margarine until smooth.

Step 4- In a separate bowl, mix together the vegan egg, melted margarine, soya milk and vanilla extract until smooth.

Step 5- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until fully combined.
Step 6- Add the doughnut mixture into a piping bag, fitted with a round tip nozzle and pipe into the tins, until 3/4 full.
Step 7- Pop the trays into the pre-heated oven and allow to bake for 15-18 minutes.
You will know they are done when you put a knife or skewer in and it comes out clean.

Step 8- Place the doughnuts onto a cooling rack and cool fully before glazing!

To make the coffee & vanilla glazes
Step 1- In a mixing bowl, combine the icing sugar and coffee until smooth and shiny!
Repeat to make the vanilla glaze using the vanilla ingredients.
Pop into the fridge to set for 5 minutes.
Step 2- Dip the doughnuts into the glaze and place back onto a cooling rack.
This is the time you can decorate your doughnuts with nuts, coconut curls, coffee beans, cacao nibs, coffee powder...anything you fancy!

Step 3- Pop the tray in-to the fridge for 5 minutes, to allow the glaze to set.

Store is a sealed container to keep fresh & delicious! 

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  1. Oh god these look seriously amazing! I'm craving one of these and big fat latte so bad right now x

    Always, Alice

    1. Thankyou so much sweetie! I enjoyed mine with an iced soya latte....beautiful! :) x

  2. These look delicious! I'm definitely going to try to make them this weekend! Xx

    1. Hello Jess, yay! Happy baking and i hope you enjoy! make sure to tag me on social media so i can check them out :) x


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