Mini vegan doughnuts

Mini Vegan Doughnuts

Makes 24

  • 50 g dairy-free margarine

  • 120 ml soya milk

  • 1.5 litres sunflower oil

  • 250 g plain flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 50 g golden caster sugar

  • 200 g ripe raspberries

  • 1 heaped tablespoon icing sugar

  • 1/2 orange

  • For the vanilla sugar

  • 1 vanilla pod

  • 50 g caster sugar

Melt the margarine, soya milk and 2 tablespoons of the sunflower oil in a small pan over a medium heat. Meanwhile, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle, then tip in the melted mixture.



Gradually bring the mixture together with a fork until it forms a wet, thick dough, then divide and roll into 24 golf-ball sized balls.



Heat the remaining sunflower oil in a medium-sized deep pan over a high heat. To test if the oil is hot enough, drop a piece of bread into the pan – if the bread floats to the surface, sizzles and turns golden, it's about right. Reduce the heat to medium, then use a slotted spoon to carefully lower six dough balls into the hot oil. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden, cooked through and they've floated to the surface, turning occasionally.



Meanwhile, make the vanilla sugar. Halve the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the seeds. Bash the seeds and half the sugar in a pestle and mortar, then place into a large bowl with the remaining sugar.



Transfer the cooked doughnuts to a double layer of kitchen paper to drain. Allow to cool for a few minutes, roll in the vanilla sugar to coat, then place on a tray. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.



Meanwhile, make the raspberry dip. Place the raspberries, icing sugar and a squeeze of orange juice into a bowl, then crush well with the back of a fork. Serve the mini doughnuts with the raspberry dip, then tuck in!

Nutritional Information

Mini vegan doughnuts

With a quick raspberry dip

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Method

Melt the margarine, soya milk and 2 tablespoons of the sunflower oil in a small pan over a medium heat. Meanwhile, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle, then tip in the melted mixture.

Gradually bring the mixture together with a fork until it forms a wet, thick dough, then divide and roll into 24 golf-ball sized balls.

Heat the remaining sunflower oil in a medium-sized deep pan over a high heat. To test if the oil is hot enough, drop a piece of bread into the pan – if the bread floats to the surface, sizzles and turns golden, it's about right. Reduce the heat to medium, then use a slotted spoon to carefully lower six dough balls into the hot oil. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden, cooked through and they've floated to the surface, turning occasionally.

Meanwhile, make the vanilla sugar. Halve the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the seeds. Bash the seeds and half the sugar in a pestle and mortar, then place into a large bowl with the remaining sugar.

Transfer the cooked doughnuts to a double layer of kitchen paper to drain. Allow to cool for a few minutes, roll in the vanilla sugar to coat, then place on a tray. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.

Meanwhile, make the raspberry dip. Place the raspberries, icing sugar and a squeeze of orange juice into a bowl, then crush well with the back of a fork. Serve the mini doughnuts with the raspberry dip, then tuck in!

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 87
    4%
  • Carbs 13.9g
    5%
  • Sugar 5.9g 7%
  • Fat 5.0g 7%
  • Saturates 0.4g 2%
  • Protein 1.2g 3%
Of an adult's reference intake

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