Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Vegan Mofo Comfort Food: Baked Cinnamon Donuts
It was my boss's birthday last Friday, so I wanted to bring something fun for her and my other coworkers to eat on Monday. My boss has mentioned that she's trying not to eat huge quantities of sweets and, as someone who likes to encourage people to eat healthy, I support that. But a very small, mostly organic, baked vegan donut as as birthday treat? Probably not going to do too much damage. At least that is what I was thinking when I decided to make these. Luckily, I was right. She liked the donuts, and so did the rest of my office mates.
And why wouldn't you like these donuts, I ask you? For they are divine. To make them, I used this recipe posted a million years ago on The Urban Housewife blog which links back to this recipe on Vegan Yum Yum. It worked like a charm. It also allowed me to explain the difference between "moist" as a favorable adjective versus "moist" as an unfavorable adjective to my aforementioned very French administrative assistant, Matthieu. But I digress.
I didn't glaze the donuts, like the recipe suggests, but instead rolled them in a mixture of cinnamon and powdered sugar. So good. Words fail me.
Of course, you need a donut pan to make these. I bought one a little while ago and my favourite Ottawa kitchen stuff store, Kitchenalia. At the time I mentally chided myself for buying a single-purpose item I didn't think I'd use much, but I'm so glad my non-practical side won out. Because making your own donuts is really cool. And impressive for those close to you. Now I need to find someone who will be as excited by the baked goods made with the other totally frivolous kitchen item I purchased this year.