Baked doughnuts are becoming my latest obsession. Being totally honest, baked doughnuts are more like cakes in the shape of doughnuts... but they are delicious in their own right! Here is my recipe for a simple vegan baked doughnut, that is rolled in a deliciously sweet cinnamon sugar coating.
I don't think I could choose whether I prefer ring doughnuts or filled - I LOVE BOTH! However in terms of making them myself, I do tend to make baked ring doughnuts more often just because they take less time as I don't need to wait for dough to rise, so I can satisfy my doughnut cravings faster! This recipe from start to finish is less than half an hour, so you'll have a nice big plate of doughnuts in no time at all.
Rather than fried, these doughnuts are baked in the oven, making them a much healthier (and easier) alternative to the classic doughnuts. The only item you may need to invest in is a doughnut tray, I picked up a pack of 3 silicone moulds on amazon which were ideal and really easy to use.
Vegan Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 doughnuts
For the doughuts:
250g plain flour
150g caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the toppings (optional):
25g vegan butter
2 tbsp caster sugar
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 180°C (or 160°C for fan ovens) and prepare two doughnut trays by spraying with a little oil.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well, making sure there are no lumps.
Gently melt the butter in the microwave, then add to the dry mix along with the milk and vanilla extract.
Mix together gently until combined and there are no lumps.
Transfer the doughnut batter to the doughnut trays, you can either spoon this in (a very messy way of doing it) or pipe using a piping bag.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the doughnuts are nicely risen and golden in colour.
Remove the doughnuts from the oven and set aside.
For the coating, melt your butter in a bowl, and in a seperate bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
Whilst the doughnuts are still warm, brush them with a little melted butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated.
These doughnuts are ready to be enjoyed immediately (once cooled a little).
These doughnuts are best served fresh but can keep 2-3 days in a sealed container.
You can decorate your doughnuts as desired, this is your chance to get as creative as you want!!
For a filled doughnut recipe check out my vegan air-fryed jam doughnuts.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoy making (and eating) these doughnuts. If you do try any of my recipes I'd love to know how they turn out - tag me on Instagram @josiewalshaw!