Yesterday was Valentine's Day! Do you celebrate? We are usually pretty low key in our home as my birthday is 10 days before...so we kinda combine celebrations!
However, Bill came home with a beautiful card (almost identical to the one I got him 😜) and a fondue set!
So I got busy cutting up veggies, chicken for Bill and the boys, cubes of tofu for me, and bread cubes!
I have never had fondue before, so I couldn't wait...and the kids were just as excited!
Earlier in the day, I made Double Chocolate Gluten Free and Vegan Donuts to have as a treat last night. Yup you read that right! They were fluffy, HUGE, (maybe I'll not put so much batter in the mold next time)
And no eggs were hurt in the process!
So here you can see my excited boys and my donuts on the table, waiting to be devoured!!
I got the recipe from Dana over at the Minimalist Baker
I changed mine up a bit as I didn't have aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas) in my house.
So I made my own egg replacer.
There are so many things you can use as a replacement for eggs
Most of the time I use ground flax but I also make my own Ener-g Egg Replacement
2.5 cups of Tapioca Starch
1.5 cups of arrowroot starch
2/3 cup gluten free baking powder
1/3 cup baking soda.
Mix all together and keep in a mason jar.
1 egg = 1tbsp of mix + 3 tbsp water
Anyway...on to my recipe! I also changed up the steps from the original recipe a bit.
Double Chocolate Donuts (GF & Vegan)
Original says makes 12 but I got 8, now granted mine were HUGE lol
Preheat oven to 375
spray a donut mold pan
In bowl of mixer, add in the "eggs", 3/4 almond milk, coconut oil, sugar, and coconut nectar. Mix until well blended.
Mix all dry ingredients together, then add to mixer and blend slowly. If mixture is really stiff, add in the extra 1/4 cup of milk. The batter should not be soupy.
I put the batter in a piping bag and piped the batter into the donut pan.
Bake 15-18 min (mine took 15 exactly)
For the icing-
1.5 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup raw cacoa powder
just enough almond milk to make a thicker glaze.
Dip donuts and we topped ours with sprinkles, but I'm sure coconut, cocao nibs, or whatever suits you, will be awesome!
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