Vegan Gluten-free Cinnamon Doughnuts

So during this whole lock-down and self- isolation situation, I have been experimenting with different ingredients and trialing some healthy new treats to have. Cooking for me is so tranquil but only when I cook or bake by myself. I’ve always loved doughnuts but since being vegan, it has almost been impossible to find vegan doughnuts anywhere. But now being gluten free as well, it has become even more of a struggle. Then I thought why not come up with my own version of doughnuts that are healthy, easy to make, delicious and guilt-free. No fuss, accessible ingredients and so simple to follow. All you need is the ingredients as well as a doughnut tray. I just bought mine off amazon.

Gluten Free || Vegan || Soy Free || Easy Peasy 

INGREDIENTS / makes 6 small doughnuts

Wet:

1 tbsp chia seeds

3 tbsp water

3 tbsp oat milk (or any other plant-based milk)

3 tbsp melted coconut oil

2 over-ripe bananas

1/4 cup sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

Dry:

1 cup of buckwheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp pink salt

2 tsp cinnamon

Icing:

3 1/2 tbsp icing sugar

3 tbsp water

1/2 tsp cinnamon

METHOD:

1. Firstly, preheat oven to 180 Degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).

2. In a bowl add the chia seeds and water and let it gel up for a minute or two. Whilst the chia seeds are gelling up, melt your coconut oil and grease your doughnut pan with butter.

3. Once the chia seeds are more of a gel like consistency, measure and stir in the rest of the wet ingredients (including the bananas).

4. Sprinkle in the dry ingredients and give it a good mix.

5. Let it sit for 30 seconds – 1 minute whilst the mixture thickens.

6. Carefully divide the mixture between 6 holes in your doughnut tray.

7. Cook for 10-15 minutes in the oven until golden. You can also check the mixture is cooked when you carefully put a knife through the doughnut and it comes out clean.

8. Now time to make the glaze whilst they are cooking. Add all of the icing ingredients to a small bowl and give it a good mix. The icing should be thick but still slowly drop of the back of a spoon.

9. Once the doughnuts have cooked, let them cool for 15-20 minutes. Then transfer them to a cooling rack.

10. Carefully dip the doughnuts into the icing bowl to coat them then put them back on the cooling rack or a plate to completely set.

And enjoy, YUM!

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