Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts

October 2, 2017

These Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired doughnuts are soft, sweet, and drenched in white chocolately goodness. A fun and healthy recipe for the kiddies and a sure way to get them happily involved and a mini baker in training. Each colorful edible sprinkle adds a beautiful crunch to the top and know that one doughnut just wouldn’t be enough to crave that sweet tooth of yours once you take a bite.

Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of having my God-daughters over for a fun-filled day with my little guy. Out of pure excitement, I chose to make a little sweet treat that they could all get their little hands sticky from and the idea of Unicorns came to mind.

Besides, they are little girls and they surely do love all things girly, so why not (by the way, my little guy has his favorite Graham crackers on deck while the girls enjoy their doughnuts).

As you know, I try my best to keep things healthy, especially when it comes to the little ones. Unfortunately, there are so many unhealthy pre-packaged snacks out there, so the best thing ever is anything homemade or organic at best.

Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts

Understandably so, little ones have a huge sweet tooth, so why not feed their sweet cravings with something that won’t leave you feel like one guilty Mama. Haha!

Believe it or not, these doughnuts are super easy to make and I simply melted white chocolate to be the “glaze”. While I’m not a HUGE chocolate fan (especially of white chocolate), you know that kids love the rich flavor of chocolate (or at least most do anyway), so I did it for the kiddies, Ya’ll!

Sadly, I wasn’t able to find some really amazing sprinkles or edible decor locally, therefore, these pastel sprinkles had to do the trick.

So, the Unicorn-inspiration definitely comes from the colors and not the design! I know, I know. I’ll be sure to perfect it next time.

Anyway, the doughnuts came out nice and fluffy and uber (which means REALLY REALLY) soft. We had ourselves a winner, Ya’ll! A nice touch of sweet with an added crunch from the sprinkles. Yummy!

But to be honest, it was a lot more fun making these beauties. Granted, decorating doughnuts are pretty messy, especially when you have little hands helping in the process (see photo below). Haha!

But it was fun nevertheless.

Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts

All in all, it was a really great weekend and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Sometimes, you just need to spend some time with the ones you love, who in return love you back.

On another note—-lately, I’ve been thinking about some new recipes + flavor ideas, and I’m so excited to begin experimenting. It’s now officially October (and officially Fall in my head!), so I’ll definitely be incorporating some “in season” flavors. Keep your eyes peeled.

Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts

I simply used a bag of white chocolate (be sure that it is vegan approved!) and placed it in a clear glass bowl.

While many other methods include microwaving or directly heating your chocolate in a pot, I chose to place the clear bowl in bowling water (in a pot) over medium heat and continuously stirred until fully melted.

I love this method because it keeps the chocolate from burning or drying out too quickly.

Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts

Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts

Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts

Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts

Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

  2. Add agave nectar, almond milk, egg replacer, vegan butter, and vanilla extract to a medium bowl and whisk until well combined.

  3. Add flour, baking powder, sugar, and sea salt and mix until fully incorporated (But DO NOT over-mix!).

  4. Lightly grease your doughnut pan (I used Pam spray), and pipe batter into each mold (about 3/4 full), and  bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown around edges.

  5. Once done, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

  6. Dip each cooled doughnut into bowl of melted chocolate and then sprinkle with edible sprinkles. Repeat until all doughnuts are done.

Bon Appetit.

MADE OUR RECIPE(S)?

If you choose to make these Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts or any other recipe from us, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #Orchidsandsweettea so that we can share the love, rate, comment below, + share!

Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts

Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Print It Pin It

Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic all-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 Tbsps organic cane sugar (Vegan-approved; See Notes!)
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk)
  • 1 'flax egg' (2 tsps flaxseed meal + 3 Tbsps warm water)
  • 1/4 cup agave (See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice (See Notes!)
  • 3 Tbsps coconut oil (See Notes!)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Add agave nectar, almond milk, egg replacer, vegan butter, and vanilla extract to a medium bowl and whisk until well combined.
  • Add flour, baking powder, sugar, and sea salt and mix until fully incorporated (But DO NOT over-mix!).
  • Lightly grease your doughnut pan (I used Pam spray), and pipe batter into each mold (about 3/4 full), and  bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown around edges.
  • Once done, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
  • Dip each cooled doughnut into bowl of melted chocolate and then sprinkle with edible sprinkles. Repeat until all doughnuts are done.
  • Bon Appetite.

Tips & Tricks

FLOUR: If you want your donuts to be more of a ‘cakey’ texture, substitute 1 cup of All-purpose flour with Super-Fine Cake Flour. 
OIL: Instead of coconut oil, you can also use vegetable oil, if preferred.
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of pure cane sugar, you can always substitute for coconut sugar or pure maple syrup instead. If using pure cane sugar, ensure that it is Vegan-approved such as the Wholesome brand, etc. 
LEMON JUICE: If you choose not to use lemon juice, simply substitute with apple cider vinegar.
STORAGE: Can be stored in a tightly sealed container and best if placed in the refrigerator for up to 3 days for ultimate freshness.
 

DID YOU MAKE THIS recipe?

Tag @orchidsnsweettea_ on Instagram and hashtag it #orchidsandsweettea

There you have it…….Vegan Vanilla Unicorn-inspired Doughnuts!

Are you a part of the Unicorn craze? What’s your favorite version?

ORCHIDS + SWEET TEA

Love this Post? SHARE!

LOVE THIS RECIPE?
LET US KNOW!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Love this Recipe?




    • Hi Mary! Thanks so much! Yes,I love the fact that they are vegan and are made with healthy ingredients. It definitely makes eating sweets that much more enjoyable! 🙂

    • Hi Krystal! Thanks so much! Awwww, I’m sure your little one will love these as a special breakfast treat! Wishing her a Happy Birthday once it comes! 🙂

    • Yes indeed! They are super delicious! I’m not fully vegan either but I enjoy a nice vegan sweet treat ever so often! Thanks so much for reading! ?

  1. Awww!
    This is so cute, good for you guys! I used to love playing in the kitchen, trying to ‘help’ when I was a little girl and i just think it’s so cool that you invite your little ones to do so too <3

    • Thanks so much Darling! Yes, I definitely try to let my little guy help out! I didn’t get a chance to do that when I was little, but I could only imagine how much fun you had back then! 🙂