Guest Blogger: Vegan Bananas – Chocolate-Glazed Mini Donuts

5 Mar

Who doesn’t like donuts? Our newest contributor Josee has a fantastic recipe to share from her blog Vegan Bananas. Here she is in her own words, “I’m a big city girl, living in a northern town, new to veganism and trying to live a compassionate lifestyle. I love to discover new vegan foods and recipes, and I especially love eating bananas.” Follow Vegan Bananas via: blog, Facebook, and Google+. Welcome Josee!

This year, my sister bought me this donut maker from Babycakes for Christmas. I was SO excited to try it! Since we decided to do a cleanse for the month of January, it remained unopened for the month, sadly collecting dust. On the first weekend of February, I took that baby out and got right into it! I tried the donut recipe from Chloe Coscarelli‘s cookbook, Chloe’s Kitchen (my Christmas present to myself) but I replaced the nutmeg with cinnamon. When I was mixing the dry and wet ingredients together, I found the batter to be a little bit thick. After adding about 1/4 cup of extra soymilk, the batter was much better but still quite thick. Even with that, I found the donuts turned out a little dense, so I will try adding 1/2 cup soymilk to the liquids next time. Overall, the donut-making was great; super easy and quick. The donut-iron (is that what I’m supposed to call it?) took about 5 minutes per batch, and using the ziplock-bag method for piping the dough made the whole process so much easier!

I decided to go with a chocolate glaze to dip the tops of the donuts in. Okay, so my chocolate-glazing wasn’t the most skillful and pretty. Maybe I need to go work at Tim Horton’s and learn the arts of donut glazing. Oh well, they tasted amazing!

These little beauties are the perfect size for snacking, so maybe that’s not such a good thing…

Can’t wait to try my next batch! Have you ever made donuts? What’s your favourite flavour/recipe?


4 Responses to “Guest Blogger: Vegan Bananas – Chocolate-Glazed Mini Donuts”

  1. Holly @ My Plant-Based Family March 5, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    In hoping to buy a donut pan soon! I want to experiment with gluten-free donuts so my 2 year can experience donuts. Your donuts look wonderful!

  2. GiRRL_Earth March 5, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Who cares how they look, taste is what matters, right? These look yum-o-licous!

  3. Joye March 5, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I think the frosting looks great! Good enough for me. But if you wanted to perfect it, could piping it from a Zip-Loc with a snipped end as you did with filling the dough in your donut wells work for applying the frosting to the tops?

  4. veganadian March 6, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    Ah, I love this! Now I regret not purchasing the Babycakes donut maker I saw on sale during Christmas time! :p I’ll have a dozen, please! Do you deliver?? 🙂


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