We are almost to the weekend! This past weekend was a hard one as we had to say goodbye to a loved family member but he is without pain anymore and it was a blessing to know that. Now it is back to the world that is my kitchen and baking up a storm and making yummy creations!
In the last few days with being in the mountains quite a bit it has made me change into fall colors and a fall mood. With that comes the tastes of fall! Like apples, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and and everything pumpkin! I love apple festivals and pumpkin patches! I am from Florida originally and we do not have seasons down there. it is cold for about a week then it is sunny and 90 degrees the rest of the year. So, moving to the foothills of North Carolina was a huge change!
Today, I have a real treat! In lieu of fall and me being in the autumn spirit I have applesauce doughnuts! Not just any applesauce doughnuts, gluten free and vegan applesauce doughnuts! They were absolutely amazing and they hit the spot perfectly for my fall craving! I used my own applesauce to make these but a chunky store bought one will do fine as well!
Vegan Applesauce Doughnuts:
1/2 cup Brown Rice Flour
1/4 cup Tapioca Starch
1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Apple Pie Spice
1/4 tsp Cinnamon (4.5%) scant
1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt
1/8 tsp Cardamom
1/3 cup Coconut Palm Sugar
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Applesauce
1/2 cup Almond Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (4.5%)
3 – 4 Tbsp Almond Milk
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
Mix together your brown rice flour, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, baking powder and spices together and set aside.
In the bottom of a mixer mix together all your applesauce, sugar, milk and vanilla. then mix your dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Let it mix until well blended (about a minute) then fill into a well sprayed doughnut pan. Fill about 2/3 full and bake for about 15 minutes. Tap on the top and it will spring back like a cake. Let them cool for a few minutes in the pan and then tip over onto a parchment covered cooling rack.
While your doughnuts are cooling mix up your glaze. Dip the tops into the glaze and let them finish cooling on the cooling rack with the glaze dripping down the side of the doughnuts. Serve with a glass of milk or coffee in the morning or for an evening snack!
Super moist and very scrumptious! I loved them, especially while they were baking! They made my house smell like fall! I might have to make these every few days so that my kitchen can smell this good for the rest of the season! When the glazed cooled on them and made a little hard layer on top it was simply perfect to bite into! Of course they weren’t too bad a little warm either! (nothing is ever as good as it is fresh to me!)
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I hope you have a blessed day!