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APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS

Apple Cider Doughnuts

For those that know me knows I have the biggest sweet tooth of all time! My weakness is obviously this photo you’re salivating from which are donuts, doughnuts, dohnuts… DO-NUT care I love them all. At times, I crave a doughnut (usually baked, not fried and a cake-like consistency). During the Fall and holiday seasonal I especially crave anything cider related and hence this recipe was born! Not only will you make your friends and family proud, but your stomach will thank you as well.

I like to make baking more simple so the trick is to use a piping bag (or large ziplock bag) and snip the corner end to use to pour my doughnut batter into the pan. It gives a more even rise once the doughnuts are baked.

I have teamed up with my friends and vegan chefs Yvonne Ardestani and Jasmine Briones to bring you a full vegan Thanksgiving menu filled with healthy, better-for-you dishes that are simple. delicious, mostly gluten-free and most importantly cruelty-free!

Apple Cider Doughnuts
Apple Cider Doughnuts

 

Ingredients:
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp pink salt
1/4 cup coconut oil, liquid
1 tsp pure vanilla exract
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 cup Spiced Apple Cider, plus more if mixture is too dry
2 tbsp applesauce, unsweetened

For Apple Cider Glaze;
1-1/2 cup Organic Powdered Sugar
2 tbsp Spiced Apple Cider

Steps:
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.) Spray donut pan w/ non-stick cooking or coconut oil spray.
3.) In a large mixing bowl, mix together dry ingredients. (The first 4 ingredients)
4.) In a separate medium bowl, mix wet ingredients to combine. (The next 5 remaining ingredients)
5.) Add the wet mixture to dry mixture and carefully mix together to combine. Make sure not to over mix the batter.
6.) Carefully spoon the batter into the donut pan or use a piping/ large zip-lock bag and snip the corner. Fill about 3/4 way up.
7.) Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
8.) Set aside to cool in the pan while making the glaze.
9.) Whisk 1 tbsp apple cider to 1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar. Add another tablespoon of cider if glaze is too thick.
10.) Once doughnuts are cooled, dip each one in the glaze and set aside on a cooling rack.

**Optional: You may drizzle a guilt and refined sugar-free date caramel sauce on each right before serving. Recipe can be found here.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

Enjoy and make sure you use #YSJThanksgiving on any social media accounts and tag               @myeclectickitchen @sweetsimplevegan @ahnestveggie so we can see all of your creations for the holidays!
xoxo Sarah

COCONUT MUSHROOM GRAVY (GF)

Coconut Mushroom Gravy

Thanksgiving will never be the same without some type of gravy on the table. I’ve made a little twist on a traditional recipe with more of a cheesy, creamy gravy sauce made with coconut milk. This will taste amazing over any dish used year round!

I have teamed up with my friends and vegan chefs Yvonne Ardestani and Jasmine Briones to bring you a full vegan Thanksgiving menu filled with healthy, better-for-you dishes that are simple. delicious, mostly gluten-free and most importantly cruelty-free!

Coconut Mushroom Gravy

Ingredients:
8 oz. Crimini mushrooms, sliced
1 small shallot, diced
3 tbsp Earth Balance butter, divided
2 tbsp arrowroot flour
2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
2 tsp tamari
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Steps:
1.) Heat 2 tbsp Earth Balance in medium saucepan. Once hot add shallots and saute until soft/translucent. Add in mushrooms and cook for another 4-5 minutes until tender.

2.) Add remaining 1 tbsp of butter to saucepan, add flour and stir consistently.

3.) Add almond and coconut milk. Whisk until mixture thickens for about 10 minutes.

4.) Add Nutritional yeast, tamari, salt and pepper and stir. Bring to simmer for another 5 minutes and serve warm.

Enjoy and make sure you use #YSJThanksgiving on any social media accounts and tag               @myeclectickitchen @sweetsimplevegan @ahnestveggie so we can see all of your creations for the holidays!
xoxo Sarah

BUTTERNUT SQUASH MAC n’ CHEESE w/ CRISPY SAGE (GF)

Butternut Squash Mac n' Cheese #YSJThanksgiving

Who says vegans can’t have Mac n’ Cheese on Thanksgiving? The butternut squash gives this dish the extra flavor, creaminess and the touch of Fall. Adding crispy sage on top gives this dish a little sophistication.

I have teamed up with my friends and vegan chefs Yvonne Ardestani and Jasmine Briones to bring you a full vegan Thanksgiving menu filled with healthy, better-for-you dishes that are simple. delicious, mostly gluten-free and most importantly cruelty-free!

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked butternut squash, cubed
1- 16 oz. gluten free penne pasta
2 cups almond milk
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp arrowroot flour
salt and pepper, to taste
1-2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped  (can sub rosemary)
2 pieces gluten free bread, toasted

Crispy Sage:
4-5 Sage Leaves
Sunflower Oil
In a pan, heat oil on medium-high heat and fry sage for a few seconds until crisp.

Steps:
1.) Prepare and cook pasta until al dente. Set aside

2.) In a high speed blender or food processor, blend butternut squash, almond milk, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper, garlic powder and arrowroot flour until creamy. (add more almond milk if it’s too thick)

3.) In a medium saucepan, heat butternut squash mixture and simmer until mixture thickens. Add thyme and stir. Set aside.

4.) Transfer cooked pasta to baking dish, pour cooked butternut squash mixture and stir until well combined. Bake for 20 minutes.

5.) Meanwhile, prepare breadcrumbs: Finely grind breadcrumbs with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

6.) Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top and bake mac n’ cheese for additional 10-15 minutes until lightly brown on top. Top with crispy sage on top when ready to serve.

*This dish is best made right before eating or the dish will thicken very quickly. If so reheat with more almond milk.

Enjoy and make sure you use #YSJThanksgiving on any social media accounts and tag               @myeclectickitchen @sweetsimplevegan @ahnestveggie so we can see all of your creations for the holidays!
xoxo Sarah

VEGAN LEMON POPPYSEED DOUGHNUTS

Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Doughnuts

Today is the day. The day we break the internet with the endless love and gluttonous photos of #nationaldonutday! What is the difference of a “donut” and “doughnut”? The only difference is the way the cake is made. A traditional (the best and most sinful way of eating a donut) would be fried where a doughnut (the more classier and “healthier” version) are baked.

Personally if I’m going all in I will have a full on fried, yeasty piece of heaven, but today is a special day dedicated to all those that will be recovering from the donut hangover so why not a much easier and less greasy version of a DOUGHNUT?

Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Doughnuts

Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Doughnuts

Ingredients:
1 flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed meal+3 tbsp warm water)
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
zest of one lemon
1/2 lemon, juiced
3-4 tbsp agave
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp poppy seed

Vanilla Raspberry Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp almond milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup fresh raspberries, roughly chopped

Steps:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease doughnut pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, mix flax egg, milk, lemon juice and zest, and coconut oil until combined. In a separate bowl whisk dry ingredients. Carefully add wet ingredients to dry mixture making sure not to over mix. (folding mixture if needed)

Fill batter into a pastry bag and cut tip to release batter into the baking pans. Fill  a little past half full. Bake for about 12 minutes until cake is light and fluffy.

Set aside to cool.

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk powdered sugar, milk, and extract until glaze forms. Carefully fold in raspberries, making sure not to crush them so the red color does not bleed. Dip each doughnut and set on cooling rack to have excess glaze drip down.

Optional: Stack 2 doughnuts together filling each with more glaze and fresh raspberries.

Enjoy!
xoxo Sarah