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Easy & Delicious Vegan Donuts You Can Make With Kids!


Easy & Delicious Vegan Donuts You Can Make With Kids!

This super easy recipe from Tasty was to die for! Delicious and FUN! Kids LOVE playing with dough and getting creative with their own toppings! Just make sure hands are thoroughly washed and that you will have some time for cleanup as it can get a little messy.  

Teaching Opportunities

Mixing dough and creating the donut shapes is a great sensory activity. You can discuss the shape and consistency and develop their food prep skills i.e. if it's too sticky, it may not hold it's form well so you need to add a little flour. 

Why do donuts have holes in them?

Ask your child and see what they say! There are several theories but the most probable one is that since you fry them, the hole is needed to cook evenly. Otherwise, you'll have a cooked edge and partially cooked middle.

Why Vegan? 

My daughter and I are not vegan but my husband (her dad) has recently adopted a plant-based diet so we wanted to create something we could all indulge in.  It's also fun to explore different ingredients and teach kids about the various options that are out there. This next generation is likely going to have a prominent vegan population so it will be nice for them to have first been exposed by you!

Tip for cooking/baking with kids

Kids make messes and mistakes so try to reserve bonding baking/cooking time for when you're at an optimal patience level and mood and when not in a rush. You want this to be enjoyable and fun for both of you. 

Donut Recipe by Tasty

  


Ingredients

for 12 doughnuts
¼ cup vegan butter/margarine
  • ½ cup soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil, plus extra for frying
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ cup caster sugar*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
*if you don't have castor sugar, put cane sugar in blender/food processor and pulse until it's finer but not until it reaches powder form
  1. 1. Gently melt the butter over a low-medium heat. Add milk and 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil and mix together.
  2. 2. Once combined, take off the heat and set aside.
  3. 3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, half of the sugar, baking powder and salt with a fork.
  4. 4. Make a well in the center and pour in the butter mixture. Combine gradually until a thick dough forms.
  5. 5. Using your hands, roll dough into little flat balls and with your thumb, press a hole in the center of each doughnut. (You may need to flour your hands for this part to avoid getting sticky!)
  6. 6. Heat up oil in a pan. To know when it's hot enough, fry a little bit of bread in the oil. If it goes brown and floats to the top, in 45-50 seconds the oil will be ready!
  7. 7. Gently lay the doughnuts into the oil using a spatula. Fry for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  8. 8. Transfer the doughnuts onto some tissue paper to soak up any excess oil.
  9. 9. Roll the doughnut into a bowl of the remaining half of sugar.
  10. 10. Enjoy
  11. Glazes by Sarina and me: 
  12. Cinnamon sugar jelly: Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon with 1/4 cup castor sugar. Coat donut. Dip in your favorite jelly. 

    Homer Simpson Pink Glaze: Mix 1 cup of confectioner's sugar with 3 tablespoons of a plant-based milk until desired consistency. Add pink food coloring. Top with sprinkles. 

    Chocolate glaze: Mix 1 cup of confectioner's sugar with 3 tablespoons of a plant-based milk until desired consistency. Add 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. Top with desired candies. 

    Vanilla glaze: Mix 1 cup of confectioner's sugar with 3 tablespoons of a plant-based milk until desired consistency. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla. Top with coconut flakes or desired candies. 

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