Baked Maple Glazed Spice Donuts
Yield: 6 donuts
Prep: 10 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
1 flax egg (1 tbsp. ground flax+2.5 tbsp. water)
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other plant milk)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Maple Glaze Ingredients:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 tbsp. melted vegan butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a donut pan.
In a small bowl make your flax egg. Add your ground flax seed and water together stir until incorporated and set aside for five minutes to gel up.
In a medium sized bowl add your flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt and stir until incorporated together.
Now to your bowl with the flax egg add your coconut sugar, almond milk, applesauce and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
Add your wet mixture to your dry and use a spatula to fold the ingredients together. Only mix until incorporated, do not overmix. The batter will be thick.
You can spoon the batter into your donut pan or use a pastry bag/ziplock bag with the tip cut off to easily distribute the batter.
After all the batter is in the donut pan I like to tap my pan on the counter to make everything level. You can also use a spoon or offset spatula to do so.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden around the edges. You know they are done when you lightly touch a donut and it springs back.
While the donuts are baking make your maple glaze. In a small bowl combine your powdered sugar, maple syrup and melted butter and stir until incorporated together. If you want it a bit thicker you can add more powdered sugar if you want it thinner you can add more maple or butter.
Let the donuts cool completely before glazing them.
Once cooled you can either swirl your donuts in the glaze or use a spoon to glaze them. I like to swirl and then use my spoon to let the extra glaze drizzle down the sides of the donuts.
*These are best served right away. If you want to make them ahead I would recommend not frosting them until about 10 minutes before you will be enjoying them. This will give enough time for the frosting to set. Make sure to store the glaze and donuts separately.
*If you do not have coconut sugar brown sugar would be a good replacement.
*If you want a bigger maple punch in the glaze I would suggest using about 1 tsp. of maple extract.