Vegans and non-vegans alike can help themselves to this indulgence: homemade doughnuts that are roughly 155 calories each! Savor every tasty mouthful packed with a distinctive pumpkin flavor and coated in a sugary cinnamon mix.
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
6 tablespoons non-dairy milk
1/2 cup fresh or canned pureed pumpkin
1/4 cup organic cane sugar (or white)
3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons lightly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons Earth Balance (or other non-dairy butter substitute), melted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon ginger + 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (or 1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
For cinnamon sugar:
1/4 cup Earth Balance (or other non-dairy butter substitute), melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease two mini doughnut pans or two regular sized doughnut pans with Earth Balance (or other butter substitute). In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, milk, pumpkin, sugar, applesauce, brown sugar (sift if clumpy), and melted Earth Balance. Sift in dry ingredients (baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt, and flours). Mix until just combined. Spoon batter into a zip-lock bag or pastry bag and then secure it with the zip lock or rubber band. Twist the bag slightly and then cut off a hole at the corner to ‘pipe’ out the batter. Pipe dough around the circle and gently flatten down with slightly wet fingers to smooth. Repeat. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until they gently spring back when touched. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before carefully using a butter knife to remove. Place on cooling rack for another 10 to 15 minutes.
For cinnamon sugar:
Melt Earth Balance in a small bowl and dip cooled doughnuts into butter one at a time. Transfer dipped doughnut into a bag with cinnamon sugar and shake until coated thoroughly. Doughnuts keep for 2 to 3 days.
Makes 24 mini or 12 regular-sized doughnuts.
Recipe provided by Oh She Glows