Cupcakes are out, donuts are so in. And this vegan donut recipe is a game-changer.
Donuts are one of those treats many of us think we have to swear off in order to keep our health in check. Well, that assumption is now false. The following homemade vegan apple cider donut recipe holds the sweet comfort offered by regular donuts, only in a vegan and gluten-free package.
Gluten-Free and Vegan Apple Cider Donut Recipe
Makes 6 donuts
For the donut
- 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup apple sauce
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
For the glaze
- 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
- 2 tablespoons apple cider
- 1 cup coconut milk
For the sugar topping
- ½ cup coconut palm sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a donut pan with coconut oil and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cream of tartar, cornstarch, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, applesauce, coconut oil, and extracts. Add the wet ingredient to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
Pour the batter into the donut pan and pop the pan into the oven for eight to ten minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. In a food processor or high-speed blender, blend together the coconut milk, dates, and apple cider until thick and creamy in consistency.
In a small bowl, mix together the sugar topping.
Once the donuts have finished cooking and cool at room temperature, dip the tops of each into the glaze and then into the cinnamon sugar. Serve and enjoy!