Vegan Maple "Bacon" Donuts
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As you will see in the video I mentioned I was using the Cube Fondant as the donut glaze which was a staple in my bakery, but since I no longer can get my hands on that as a home baker, I now just use a confectioner sugar glaze by adding 1 Tablespoon of plant milk to 1½ cups of confectioners sugar, mix to smooth then add the maple extract.
Serves: 18 minis
  • For the Donut Batter:
  • All Purpose Flour 1¼ cup (156g)
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Baking Soda 1 teaspoon (4g)
  • Almond Milk ½ cup (120ml)
  • Brown Sugar ⅓ cup (70g)
  • Ground Golden Flax Seed 1 Tablespoon (8g)
  • Hot Water 3 Tablespoons (45ml)
  • Coconut Oil Melted 4 teaspoons (20ml)
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
  • For the Coconut Bacon:
  • Large Flake unsweetened Coconut1 package about 3 cups
  • Soy Sauce 3 Tablespoons (45ml)
  • Liquid Smoke 2½ Tablespoons (37ml)
  • Maple Syrup 2 Tablespoons (30ml)
  1. For the cake donut batter, combine the ground flax seed with hot water and whisk smooth
  2. Let stand for about 5 minutes to thicken to a paste
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the room temperature or warmed almond milk, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, brown sugar and flax paste and salt and whisk smooth
  4. Add the sifted flour & baking soda and whisk smooth.
  5. Transfer batter to a pastry bag and pipe half way to the top into each of the cavities.
  6. Bake in a preheated 325°F oven for approximately 8 - 12 minutes for the mini's & possibly 18 minutes for the larger or when they are springy to the touch when you gently press the centers
  7. for the Coconut Bacon recipe: Combine all the coconut bacon ingredients together in a large bowl distributing evenly and coating well
  8. Layer onto a sheet pan and bake in a preheated 325°F oven for approximately 10-20 minutes checking throughout baking and tossing to make sure it bakes evenly
  9. Prepare the icing sugar glaze by whisking the confectioners sugar with the plant milk, add the maple extract
  10. Dip the cooled donuts in glaze and then into crispy coconut bacon
Recipe by Gretchen's Vegan Bakery at