It's a Saturday morning and the weather has turned chilly! The girls are asking for hot cocoa and I'm definitely in the mood to bake. A friend brought a gift in the form of a Babycakes Donut Maker and surprisingly, I love it. It's super fast to make donuts now. The recipe below is based on the Babycakes one found here, though I've changed a couple of things. These donuts are tasty and fun and always bring a smile. And with that, I'm off to make hot cocoa and donuts.
Gluten Free, Vegan Apple Cinnamon Donuts
1/3 cup canola or grapeseed oil
3/4 cup sugar
6 tbsp. applesauce
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup rice flour
1/4 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1 tsp. guar gum or 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. baking soda
Preheat donut maker until the green light comes on. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the oil and the sugar and stir until combined. Add the mashed banana or applesauce and stir. Add the apple juice and the vanilla and stir to combine.
In a small bowl whisk together the flour through the baking soda. Add to the wet mixture and stir until combined. Grease the donut maker with a little oil (I do this with a basting brush dipped in oil). Take a sturdy plastic bag (like those for piping icing, or a quart-sized Ziplock freezer bag), fill it with the donut batter, then clip off the end or a corner and pipe the donut batter into the donut maker. Close the donut maker and bake for 4 - 5 minutes or until the donuts are risen and golden brown. Remove carefully to a wire rack and dust with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. Cool completely before serving.