Vegan Orange Poppy Seed Baked Donuts
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 12
For the donuts:
  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water
  • 2 cups light spelt flour
  • 1½ tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup dairy free milk (I used almond milk)
  • ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the chocolate drizzle:
  • ⅓ cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp orange zest (optional)
  1. Whisk together ground flax and warm water in a small bowl and set aside
  2. Preheat oven to 350F, grease a donut pan and set aside
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, ginger and poppy seeds
  4. In another bowl add the flax egg, coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, orange zest, orange juice, milk and apple cider and mix well
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix the dough
  6. Pour dough into a ziplock bag and snip the edge off of one corner. You can also use a pastry bag if you have one
  7. Pipe the dough into the donut pan. You should fill 10 - 12 cavities. Fill any extras with water for even baking
  8. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes. Let cool in pan for a couple minutes then turn over onto a wire rack
Chocolate Drizzle:
  1. Add half the chocolate chips and all the coconut oil to a small microwavable bowl and microwave in 25-second intervals until the chocolate is melted
  2. Remove the bowl from the microwave and mix in the remaining chocolate chips, stirring until completely melted
  3. Drizzle the chocolate onto the cooled donuts, sprinkle with orange zest and devour
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