FATTENING Friday!!! These Fried Vegan Doughnuts are to die for and something that should be a super rare treat!! My husband was talking with our 16 year old daughter about what she missed as a vegan. She said nothing much except Krispy Kreame Doughnuts. He used to bring a box of them home every few months and he and the two teens would eat them down in a matter of minutes. I was never a big doughnut fan and usually would only have one. Now don’t get me wrong I love sweets and if he would have brought a box of fresh cookies home I would eat more than everyone else but doughnuts just have never been a favorite of mine.
Well after talking to our daughter about that he got a big craving and decided he wanted to surprise her and make some vegan doughnuts. He searched the internet for the best recipe (not sure if it is the best but is the one he tried) and then he veganized it all by himself!! I’m so proud of him! He even decided to try and make it healthier (ya right, nothing stays healthy after frying but he tried) by using organic, whole wheat flour.
After eating these I can say they are pretty darn good but the wheat flour does give them a bit of a healthier taste and if you are being bad with frying something I really don’t think using white flour is going to make them much healthier so go for it. Everyone enjoyed them and we now have it out of our systems so we won’t make them again since they might actually be to die for, literally!! 😉
2 cups scalded non dairy milk
1/2 cup Earth Balance Spread
2/3 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons yeast
4 egg replacer (we used Ener-G, well whipped)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
7 cups sifted flour
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cold water
Mix together ingredients for the glaze and set aside.
Melt Earth Balance in the non dairy milk, add 1 tsp sugar and salt, remove from heat and allow to cool.
Once cooled beat in the yeast, nutmeg, egg replacer mixture, remaining sugar and 3 cups of the flour. Blend well then slowly add in the rest of the flour, the dough will be sticky.
Knead the dough for 5 minutes on a floured surface. Place into a bowl that has been sprayed with some oil. Spray the oil onto some suran wrap and cover the bowl and let it rise for about an hour.
Roll the dough out on a floured surface and cut out the doughnut shapes and let them rise for 30 minutes. There is a lot of dough so you can put half in the refrigerator to save for another time or use as pizza dough otherwise it takes up a bunch of space on your counter.
Heat enough oil to cover the doughnuts to 365° and fry approximately 1 minute or until each side is brown. Be careful they can scorch easily. You can rotate cooking the doughnuts and doughnut holes.
Let them cool on a paper towel to help suck up some of the extra oil.
Once they are completely cooled you can brush them with the glaze and then let that harden for approximately 15 minutes. If they glaze gets to thick you can warm it slightly. ENJOY!