Saturday, January 5, 2013

Vegan Baked Apple Cinnamon Donuts

Alright people, these are not to be confused with health food. They contain white flour and brown sugar and they'll most likely spike your blood sugar. They're donuts.  Still, they're about as healthy as a donut can get while keeping their right to the name. They're baked, they're vegan, they're oil free and their sugar content, relative to the donut world at large, is reasonably low.  They only take about 10 minutes of prep time, 12 minutes of bake time, and they're sure to brighten up a wintery morning.

Enjoy!  And let me know how they work out.




INGREDIENTS

1 cup brown rice or whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
3/4 cup plant milk
1/3 cup applesauce
1 t vanilla extract
1 small apple, diced

  • Preheat oven to 375 and lightly oil donut pan.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Mix together wet ingredients in a small bowl (or a liquid measuring cup) and pour into dry.  Mix until just incorporated.
  • Fold in diced apple and spoon into pan.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes, until poking with a finger won't leave a dent.  Allow to cool in pan for 2-3 minutes before removing.
  • Dip in glaze* and/or sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
  • Makes 12 donuts.

* Glaze ideas:

Mix together in a shallow bowl and either dip the donuts in or drizzle over the tops
  1. 1 to 2 tablespoons of maple syrup with 2 tsp cinnamon
  2. 2 tablespoons soy milk with enough powdered sugar to reach the desired consistency
For each donut:
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 74 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 
139
Calories from Fat 
6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 
0.7g
1%
Trans Fat 
0.0g
Cholesterol 
0mg
0%
Sodium 
9mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 
30.5g
10%
Dietary Fiber 
1.6g
7%
Sugars 
8.9g
Protein 
2.7g
Vitamin A 1%Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 7%Iron 6%
Nutrition Grade B+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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