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  • Donuts & Cinnamon Rolls FOOD

    Lamington Donuts (Vegan)

    Lamington Donuts – the classic Australian dessert in donut form! Moist vanilla sponge cake filled with raspberry jam, topped with a chocolate glaze and shredded coconut

    Lamington Donuts (Vegan)
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    Hello friends. I’ve got another donut recipe for you. This time in the form of a classic dessert, a lamington. This post may cause a lot of problems with my Australian readers, not because I’m making a lamington donut or “reimagining” one of their favorite desserts, but because I had no idea that the jam inside lamingtons was such a point of contention.

    I chose to put jam simply because it’s delicious and I felt like it, but if you feel with everything inside you that lamingtons aren’t supposed to have jam, then no worries, I won’t be offended if you leave it out.

    Lamington Donuts (Vegan)

    I’ve been seeing Australia literally everywhere lately, like every time I get a new follower on Instagram, they’re from Australia, or it’s a pastry company in Australia, or I’m getting ads to come visit Australia. So I gave into it a little bit and made these donuts, which I’m in love with, but it kind of backfired because now I feel like I need to go visit and eat one in person.
    Anybody want to host me? I’ll bring donuts.

    Lamington Donuts (Vegan)

    Here’s What I Used:

     

    Lamington Donuts (Vegan)

    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time15 mins
    Total Time25 mins
    Servings: 12

    Ingredients

    Vanilla Cake Donut

    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp. baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
    • pinch of salt
    • 2/3 cup nondairy milk
    • 2 Tbsp. vegan butter melted
    • scant 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup jam I used raspberry

    Chocolate Glaze

    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 2 Tbsp. milk
    • sweetened shredded coconut for topping

    Instructions

    For the donuts:

    • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
    • Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt), then add the brown sugar and mix well to break up any clumps.
    • Mix together the wet ingredients (milk, butter, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar), then add to the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Don't overmix; clumps are ok!
    • Grease the wells of a donut pan, then fill the wells a little under halfway with the batter. Using a piping bag or small spoon, add a small layer of jam on top of the donut batter. Add the remaining batter on top, making sure to completely cover the jam.
    • Bake 13-15 minutes until golden brown. Let cool completely.

    To decorate:

    • Mix together the glaze ingredients and stir until completely smooth.
    • Carefully dip the top half of the donuts into the chocolate glaze, and gently move back and forth to get all the excess glaze to drip off. Set aside and let the glaze start to harden, about 2 minutes.
    • Once the glaze is starting to set (but isn't hard yet), dip the glazed part of the donut into the shredded coconut and roll around to make sure all sides are coated. Gently shake the donut above the bowl to remove any excess coconut.

    Recipe adapted from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken – “Classic Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts

    Lamington Donuts (Vegan)

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  • Donuts & Cinnamon Rolls FOOD

    Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

    Black & White Banana Bread Donuts – Moist banana bread cake donuts covered with a dark chocolate and vanilla glaze

    Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

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    Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

    Here’s something not many people know about me: I love love love black & white cookies. I don’t know why I love them so much, I just do. In fact, I love them so much that I dyed my hair half black half white, right down the middle.*

    Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

    When I was going to culinary school, I lived in an apartment right on top of a little health food store, which was super convenient, and also super awesome because they had a huge deli section. I didn’t care too much about the meat or cheese case, but they had a big pastry case with tons of desserts, and most importantly they had black & white cookies, so needless to say I ate a lot of them.

    Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

    For anybody confused, a black & white cookie is exactly what it sounds like: a shortbread cookie frosted with half vanilla and half chocolate frosting, split right down the middle. They’re super simple, but always delicious, and they have a super confusing history in that no one really knows where they came from. Fun fact.

    I made these donuts for National Donut Day, which is a holiday that we should treasure greatly. The recipe is adapted from my Salted Caramel Pumpkin Donuts, and the glaze is my tried-and-true, foolproof glaze that I use for pretty much everything.

    Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

    Here’s What I Used:

    Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

    Prep Time20 mins
    Cook Time15 mins
    Total Time35 mins
    Course: Dessert
    Servings: 12
    Author: Brit Wolfe - Panthers & Peonies

    Ingredients

    Banana Bread Donut

    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 cup nondairy milk
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
    • 3 medium bananas mashed

    Vanilla Glaze

    • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 3 Tbsp. nondairy milk

    Chocolate Glaze

    • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 2 Tbsp. nondairy milk

    Instructions

    To make the donuts:

    • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
    • Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon), add the brown sugar and mix well to make sure there are no lumps.
    • Fold in the wet ingredients (milk, vanilla, coconut oil, and mashed bananas) and mix until just combined, making sure to not overmix.
    • Pour batter into the wells of a greased donut pan. Bake 14-15 minutes until golden brown.
    • Let cool completely before decorating.

    To decorate:

    • Mix the glazes in two separate bowls, whisking well to make sure there's no lumps.
    • Place donuts on a wire rack over a baking sheet, then pour glaze on each half of the donut. I suggest using a small spoon or knife to make sure the glaze is evenly spread. Once the glaze is poured, gently tap the baking sheet to get the excess glaze to drip off.

    *Yes I did actually dye my hair like that, but not because I’m obsessed with black & white cookies. I just thought it looked cool.

    Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

    Black & White Banana Bread Donuts (Vegan)

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  • Donuts & Cinnamon Rolls FOOD

    Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts (Vegan)

    Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts – Moist, rich citrus donuts made with olive oil and covered in a sweet and tart blood orange glaze


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    I’m obsessed with blood oranges. Literally obsessed. It’s officially blood orange season and I’ve been on the hunt for them for close to a month now, checking pretty much every grocery store in California, and I FINALLY found some this week! I’m so happy. I’m kind of shocked that any of these oranges lasted long enough for me to bake with them, but here we are.

    Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts (Vegan)

    This is my favorite citrus recipe, which is awesome as a cake but somehow even better as donuts. I usually make it with oranges or lemons, but I had to make it with blood oranges because I knew it would be over the top delicious. And it is. Please don’t let the olive oil scare you: it doesn’t make the donuts greasy at all, it makes the donuts super moist and gives it a great crumb structure.

    PS look at that glaze, that color is everything.

    Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts (Vegan)
    Here’s What I Used:

    Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts (Vegan)

    Prep Time7 mins
    Cook Time17 mins
    Total Time24 mins
    Course: Donuts
    Servings: 12
    Author: Brit Wolfe

    Ingredients

    Olive Oil Donuts

    • 1 cup nondairy milk
    • 1 Tbsp. blood orange zest
    • 1 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed blood orange juice
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 2 cups minus 4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
    • 4 Tbsp. cornstarch
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp. salt

    Blood Orange Glaze

    • 1 Tbsp. blood orange zest
    • 2 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed blood orange juice
    • 1 cup powdered sugar

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
    • Mix together the nondairy milk, 1 Tbsp. orange juice, 1 Tbsp. zest, granulated sugar, and olive oil.
    • Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt).
    • Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold gently, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix!
    • Scoop the batter into a greased donut mold, filling about 3/4 of the way full.
    • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown on the edges.
    • For the glaze, combine the remaining 2 Tbsp. orange juice with 1 cup sifted powdered sugar. Mix well until completely smooth, then drizzle over the cooled donuts. You can also dip the donuts in the glaze, but be careful because the glaze sets very quickly so it could rip the donuts!
    • Garnish with a small pinch of orange zest.

    Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts (Vegan)

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  • Donuts & Cinnamon Rolls FOOD

    Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

    Coffee Cake Donuts – Delicious vanilla donuts topped with a cinnamon streusel. Light, fluffy, crumbly, & easy to throw together in minutes!

    Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)
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    Don’t mess with perfection. That’s all I have to say.

    Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

    Whenever I read a recipe, my mind goes a million miles an hour with ideas to make it my own & make it unique. But once in a blue moon, I make the recipe just as it is. This is one of those recipes that I didn’t change.

    It’s perfect. The cake is light and fluffy, the streusel is sweet & crumbly, it comes together in a matter of minutes, and you can make it all in one bowl. No mixer required! For this recipe, I put the batter in a donut pan, but I’ve also made this as a regular 8×8 coffee cake and it was just as good. Thank you to the Vegan Queen herself, Isa Chandra Moscowitz, for this recipe!

    Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)
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    Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time30 mins
    Total Time35 mins
    Course: Donuts
    Servings: 12
    Author: Brit Wolfe

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup nondairy milk
    • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
    • 1 1/4 cups AP flour
    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 cup canola oil
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

    Cinnamon Streusel:

    • 1 cup AP flour
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup canola oil

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 375℉.
    • Mix the nondairy milk & vinegar and let sit for 5-7 minutes.
    • Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a big mixing bowl.
    • Add the oil, vanilla, and milk mixture.
    • Mix until smooth, being careful not to overmix.
    • Butter the wells of a donut pan, and then divide the batter evenly. I filled the wells about 3/4 of the way full, and it made about 12 donuts.

    For the Streusel:

    • Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, & oil and mix until crumbly.
    • Pour the streusel evenly over the donuts & press gently into the cake batter.
    • Bake 30 minutes until light golden brown.

    Recipe by Isa Chandra Moskowitz – “East Coast Coffee Cake”

    Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

    Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

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  • FOOD Taste Test

    Taste Test: Donut Friend (Los Angeles, CA)

    This morning I woke up craving a donut. And not just any donut, but the best donuts in the world. CURSE YOU, DONUT FRIEND, WHY MUST YOU BE SO FAR AWAY.
    Today I am going to share with you my undying love for Donut Friend, a 100% vegan donut shop up in LA.

    As a vegan, I’m used to only having one option on a menu, no big deal. When there’s two or three options, I get so excited to have choices. But walking into an all-vegan bakery and being able to eat ANYTHING they have is almost overwhelming. These donuts aren’t just “good for vegan donuts”, they’re just GOOD DONUTS. And not only do they taste even better than they look, but every single one of these donuts is named after a punk band (and I’m a sucker for a good pun).

    DonutFriend1

    The pictures above are from the first time we went to Donut Friend about two years ago, and the photo below is from a trip up to LA for my boyfriend’s birthday. Every time we go, we get a dozen (which costs around $30) and it only lasts us two to three days. They’re ADDICTING. Here are my recommendations (all of which are in the photo below):

    • S’Morrissey (my boyfriend’s favorite): chocolate donut with graham crumbs & marshmallows
    • Husker Blu (my favorite): blueberry donut with blueberry glaze
    • Poppyghandi: lemon poppyseed
    • Javabreaker: coffee donut with espresso glaze
    • Polar Berry Club: vanilla donut with lemon glaze & fresh berries
    • Fritter Seems Forever: crispy fritter packed with fresh fruit

    The list goes on and on and on. We haven’t even tried half the menu yet, so I’m sure there’s a ton of other amazing flavors. Plus if (for some reason) none of the available donuts sound good, you can create your own. What.

    If you are ever up in LA, please go check them out!

    DonutFriend2

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