I’m totally in love with these donuts. I’ve always thought of donuts as a desert (um, they are covered in sugar, how can that be breakfast!?) but I’ve broken all my own rules with these and have been grabbing one on my way out for the early morning pup walk. And aside from the sugar glaze (which, you can leave off, but… you don’t want to, trust me) these border on obnoxiously healthy.
Aside from being vegan they also have no oil in them whatsoever, but they are still fluffy and rich. I’ve never been a salt/ carb person, but I do love how the crunchy salty “bacon” plays off the sweetness of the rest of the donut. It was definitely worth the investment for the $10 donut pan. I used to think donuts had to be fried, or were hard to make, so I always put it off, but these could not have been easier. They are actually dangerously easy if you are like me, have no self control, and might all the donuts in one
For “taste testing” purposes (ie. I couldn’t wait long enough to glaze them before I started eating them) I had some of the donuts plain, and the banana flavor is SO good. Are banana donuts I thing I just never had before? Have I just been eating boring donuts? I feel like I eat so much, and yet and I’m always discovering new things I like to eat. I guest that’s not a bad thing…
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- 2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry or All Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons Almond Milk
- 1/3 cup Apple Sauce
- 6 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 3 Banana, well-mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 2 cups Powdered Sugar
- 5-6 tablespoons Maple Syrup (depending on how thick you want the glaze)
- 1/2 cup shredded Coconut
- 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
- 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
- 1 knob coconut oil
- Preheat your oven to 300°. Mix soy sauce, liquid smoke, maple syrup and coconut until thoroughly mixed. Place coconut, with as little of liquid as possible, on a foil lined baking sheet and cook for 20-25 minutes until crisp and light brown.
- Next mix powdered sugar and maple syrup together to form glaze.
- Preheat the oven to 350° and mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in one bowl. In another bowl thoroughly mash bananas, and then add almond milk, apple sauce and maple syrup and mix well.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients, and lightly grease donut wells with coconut oil. Fill wells with batter 3/4 of the way up and bake for 11-12 minutes. (Makes 12 donuts so you will have to do this twice.)
- When done cooking remove donuts from wells and let cool. Once cool, dip donuts in glaze, 2-3 times each, allowing glaze to dry each time before dipping again. Once the donut has been dipped for the final time lightly sprinkle coconut bacon on top while glaze is still wet.