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Dairy-Free Vanilla Doughnuts

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We had a ninth birthday here last week. Among other things, the birthday girl received a doughnut necklace, handmade cards with doughnut drawings, and homemade doughnuts for her birthday breakfast. I think it’s safe to say that people know what she likes.

I bought doughnut pans on a whim, and it’s been really fun to make our own doughnuts at home. This recipe is a favorite because it’s so simple and easy to adapt. And these have to be better than fried doughnuts, right?

Dairy-Free Vanilla Doughnuts
Serves 12
Soft baked cake doughnuts are a dairy-free treat
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 cup white sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 3/4 cup almond milk
  8. 2 eggs, beaten
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1 tablespoon shortening, such as Nutiva
  11. Glaze Ingredients
  12. 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  13. 2 tablespoons hot water
  14. 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease two six-count doughnut pans with baking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In another bowl, stir together the almond milk, eggs, vanilla and shortening.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and beat together until well blended.
  6. Fill each doughnut cup approximately 3/4 full.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the doughnuts spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.
  8. Place the doughnuts on a cooling rack.
  9. To make the glaze, blend together the powdered sugar, hot water and almond extract in a small bowl.
  10. Dip the doughnuts in the glaze and then place back on the rack.
  11. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  12. Store any unused doughnuts in an airtight container.
Notes
  1. These are also good with a chocolate glaze. To make the chocolate glaze, add 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips to the glaze recipe.
  2. You can also replace the almond extract in the glaze with vanilla extract.
Adapted from Allrecipes
Adapted from Allrecipes
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