baked gingerbread donuts & vanilla bean glaze.

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Christmas breakfast?  I think so.  These delicious donuts are filled with Wild Friends gingerbread peanut butter, ground ginger, and candied ginger pieces.  They’re then finished with a sweet vanilla bean glaze – YES. Oh, and they’re vegan.

Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup earth balance butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Wild Friends gingerbread peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 & 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons candied ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • sprinkles (optional)

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Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine ground flaxseed and water and let sit until it thickens. (about 5 minutes)
  • In a separate large bowl, combined brown sugar, melted butter, flax and water mixture, peanut butter, 1/3 cup almond milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Whisk wet ingredients until smooth.
  • In another bowl, combined flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in about 2-3 increments, folding batter after each addition until completely combined.
  • Add candied ginger and mix until evenly combined.
  • Grease a donut pan and carefully add batter about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until toothpick comes clean.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool.
  • While donuts are cooling, in a small bowl add powdered sugar, 2 Tablespoons almond milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste.
  • Whisk glaze until smooth.
  • When donuts are cool, dip them in the glaze, place them back on the cooling rack and top with sprinkles if you desire!

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