Fruit-Inspired Vegan Baked Doughnuts Recipe

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These fruit-inspired vegan baked doughnuts from Dominique Evans of The Vegan Fiesta are too cute not to share. She recreated a watermelon, pineapple, orange, apple, kiwi and strawberry. Get the recipe below and happy national doughnut day!

Baked Vegan Doughnuts
[makes 20 mini-doughnuts or 10 regular-sized doughnuts]

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. (scant) nutmeg
  • 1 dash cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Egg replacer for 1 egg (or 2 Tbsp. cinnamon apple sauce)
  • ¼ cup vegan margarine

Vanilla Glaze:

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp. non dairy milk
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. of Earth Balance butter
  • Splash of orange extract
  • Vegan food coloring (optional for colors)

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients with a whisk to mix thoroughly. Combine the wet ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat and mix until the margarine is just melted. This mixture should be just slightly warm to the touch.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix until just combined. It should form a very soft dough.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop dough into an ungreased nonstick doughnut pan. Smooth out the top of each dough with your fingers―this will make for more even, prettier doughnuts but isn’t crucial.
  • Bake for 12 minutes. They should not be browned on top, but a toothpick will come out clean. Invert the hot pan over a cutting board or cooling rack to release the doughnuts. Allow to cool completely before decorating.
  • For glaze: Mix together in a bowl. If too thick add for milk.
  • For colored glaze: Use separate bowls for each color. Use only two drops of color to get the neon pastel look. Dip doughnut in and twist and gently pull out of icing.
  • Decorate with icing for the details and enjoy!

Photography by Dominque Evans Original baked vegan doughnut recipe from PETA