Classic Vegan Donuts which are easy to make, no need to wait for the dough to rise, and they are so incredibly delicious!
Perfect for a cheat day or for a Sunday morning breakfast, because to be honest sometimes we want this fried donut and that's it! Of course,
you can make them less "bad" by using air-fryer which will give you the opportunity to have them more often :)
That's why for that time you can give a try to my recipe for these fluffy donuts, which I hope will make your breakfast as sweet as it is possible!
Enjoy some fun facts about donuts along with the recipe :)
1. Doughnuts weren’t always round
In the early days of doughnuts, these treats were flat or rolled in shape. They were also associated with small unevenly shaped balls of dough that resembled walnuts. Dough Nut; we see what you did there. Bakers realized that these shapes did not allow for uniform cooking of the dough, so they began to push out the centers of the treats, forming the rings we know and love.
In 1920, a Russian refugee named Adolf Levitt invented the machine that automatically shaped the doughnuts to keep up with the rising demand for the treats in his shop. He then marketed the machine across the country, and it was recognized as a game-changer in the grand donut scheme at the Chicago World’s Fair, and the world of ringed doughnuts in the United States was firmly established.
2. The first dunks
There are some other interesting doughnut fun facts associated with its dunking donuts trend. The dough used in making doughnuts wasn’t always sweetened. During wars or times of poverty, sugar was hard to come by. Honey and other toppings were used to sweeten the pastries, but they would frequently be dry and flavorless otherwise.
This all changed in 1934 when Clark Gable famously dipped a donut into a glass of milk in the movie; It Happened One Night. Suddenly, dunking donuts became a trending fad.
3. Canadians eat more donuts per capita
Canadians consume the most donuts in the world, with Japan coming in at a close second. Closer to home, in the States, donuts are an up and coming industry. 193 million Americans eat doughnuts annually, with the production standards at approximately 10 billion doughnuts made per year. The amount of money associated with doughnuts in America is an astounding $3.6 billion.
4. Police genuinely do like doughnuts
In a completely true stereotype, law enforcement officers genuinely do like doughnuts. This tradition began in the 1950’s when police were looking for a late-night pick-me-up while working overnight. Doughnut shops and coffee shops were generally the only places open late at night and early in the morning for them to grab a snack and a cup of coffee.
Many shops offer free coffee to law enforcement; it’s a great way to ensure that police trickle in randomly throughout the day and night, keeping the shops safe. On a related note, police officers know the best doughnuts and coffee in their cities, but most people refuse to ask them. Surely, it is an interesting doughnut fun facts which are unknown by many.
5. National doughnut day…again and again
There are actually multiple doughnut days in the United States throughout the year. June 8, for instance, is considered National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day while September 14 pays homage to the cream-filled doughnut.
National Doughnut Day is traditionally the first Friday in the month of June. It was started in 1938 by the charity group, the Salvation Army, to honor 250 women who served active military doughnuts during World War I. These women fried the doughnuts in soldiers’ helmets at their encampments. The day was also used to gather funds for feeding the poor during the depression.
For some reason, a second National Doughnut Day is September 14. It is unclear where this second date came from, but who really cares? Free doughnuts!*source
Find the recipe below!
Prep: 15 min
Cook time: 10-15 min
Servings: 4 portions
Calories per serving: 474 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
For the yeast:
130 ml warm plant milk
25 gr. sugar (do not substitute)
1 pcs. dry yeast (7 gr.)
For the dough:
40 ml vegetable oil (or melted coconut oil)
300 gr all-purpose flour
1 dash of salt
oil for frying
For covering (optional):
1 tbsp powdered sugar
Step 1: In a medium bowl mix together warm milk with sugar and add the dry yeast. Set aside for 5-10 mins.
Step 2: In a large bowl place flour, salt, vegetable oil and add the yeast mixture. Mix together until forming a dough. (knead for 3-5 minutes)
Step 3: Place oil for frying on high heat. (you can fry them in air-fryer as well)
Step 4: Grease your hands with some oil (so the dough won't stick to your fingers).
Step 5: Form small donut balls. Prepare a dish you will use for your fried donuts and cover it with a few pieces of kitchen paper (to soak the additional oil from the donuts).
Step 6: Make sure the frying oil is hot enough by frying one donut first. Fry on each side for around 1 minute. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Step 7: Sprinkle them with some powdered sugar (or sugar and cinnamon).