Impractical Kitchen Appliances

Happy Monday, friends!

This weekend flew by. Friday night, I laid low thanks to allergies, but Saturday night, Eric and I attended a charity benefit for Equality Virginia, and not only was it really inspiring, it was a ton of fun. (However, the blisters on my feet reminded me why I don’t generally wear heels… and after a few solid hours of tearing up the dance floor… my feet are got pretty torn up as well.)

It was a fun excuse to dress up though! Don’t we look like we’re going to prom?

Equality Virginia is an awesome foundation, so I encourage you to check it out!

Anyways, on to Kitchen Appliances.

Despite curbing my past groupon addiction, I still find myself spontaneously snapping up deals. It’s not really all bad (now that I’ve stopped buying bootcamp classes that I’ll never use) and I managed to score this doughnut maker for $5! Yes, $5. Normally, I wouldn’t spring for a George Foreman style appliance that makes nothing but doughnuts… but this was cheaper than a doughnut pan… so why not?

I’m actually pretty excited… since it seems like I’m the last person to finally get a doughnut pan. Ya’ll are making some delicious looking doughnuts, and I’m sure I could make them into muffins… but come on. Doughnuts are cuter.

I decided to take short cut, since active yeast scares me, and I used bisquick. Since bisquick is vegan (although I’ll warn you not entirely “natural”… I’d recommend springing for a more natural brand, but my grocery story didn’t have it) I decided to make these vegan cinnamon sugar doughnuts! You could also sub in a gluten free mix, and make this GF.

Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

  • 1 cup biscuit mix (make sure this is vegan!)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or maybe stevia?)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

The first thing you need to do is mix the flax and the water in a little dish, and pop it in the fridge. It helps the mixture thicken up a bit. The mix everything else in a bowl. Slowly combine the flax mixture with everything else. At this point, you can either put the mixture into a doughnut pan, a mini muffin pan, or your handy-dandy-doughnut maker. If you’re doing these in the oven, it will depend on the size of the doughnuts or muffins. Mine only took about 5 minutes in the d-maker because they are pretty small.

Mmm. Cinnamon and sugar…

Also, I did the nutritional calculations for all this (based on Bisquick, and regular sugar) and these babies are only 38 calories each! Mine we’re pretty mini though. (About 2 tsp of batter in each doughnut.)

Comments

  1. holy hotness lady!! You look gorgeous :)
    And what a steal on the donut maker!! Ive actually been CRAVING doughnuts like no other, but really dont want to go into a sugar coma with the store bought kind!

  2. Dannnnnggggh mamasita you lookin HAWT! :D And I’m diggin the donuts makin machine, I gotta get one of those!

  3. You look sooo prettty!!!

  4. you look gorgeous!! love those shoes. and the doughnuts? they’re gorgeous too! haha

  5. Love the dress! I’m often all about being relaxed and comfy, but getting to dress up every once in a while is so much fun!

  6. There’s a Groupon for a dounut maker? I’ve been on the hunt for one and, like you, have a bit of a deals addiction. And those little bites look delicious!

  7. You both look adorable!

  8. You look gorgeous! Love the doughnuts … I actually probably have a similar doughnut maker (mine is red!) , and a doughnut pan! Doh! I love making doughnuts! But 2tsp batter in each doughnut? Nice!

  9. Fabulous picture! It is so fun to dress up on occasions. I too tore up the dance floor saturday night, but instead of my feet feeling it is my legs…lol!

  10. Your look gorgeous all dressed up. What a sweet couple you make.

  11. realfoodkatiesway says:

    OoOoOo that would be dangerous in our house. My husband would be out of control ;)

  12. Love your dress! And girl, if we had a donut maker I don’t know if we’d ever stop eating them, haha! Your vegan donuts look great!

  13. I’m way too obsessed with bisquick–vegan pigs in a blanket? Delicious and takes five seconds with bisquick. And wow, I haven’t made those in forever but now I need to…

    Okay, sidetracked myself–fun gadget! I try to limit myself on the nifty appliances too, but heck, five dollars? Why not! And hey hey, fancy you and your friend! Looking snazzy :)

  14. OMG. Why did I read this post right before dinner?! Now all I want is dessert!

    Is that your apartment? I like the styling! You can come help me at my disaster of a house!

  15. looks like we both had donuts on our minds ;) we had donuts this weekend, so good. and love the idea of using bisquick – brilliant!!

  16. You look great!! Now I kind of want a donut pan though just to make a treat like this!

  17. 1 – You look amazing in that first picture! So pretty!
    2 – These mini donuts are making me drool! I’m a sucker for cinnamon + sugar donuts!

  18. Fancy! If I could figure out a whole-grain version, I’d probably eat the donuts.

  19. I love kitchen gadgets; an ice cream-maker is definitely on my list but I’d love a doughnut pan, especially a mini one like this!
    Gorgeous picture and the shoes look great but I can just imagine they didn’t feel as great by the end of the night… :-)

  20. Holy hot mama!! You look GREAT in that dress!! ANDD these donuts look SO good!

  21. Ooooooo those donuts look so good!! X

  22. You are one hawtttyyy :) Seriously you are looking gorgeous! Great recipe too, sugar+cinnamon+ doughnuts, oh my yes!

  23. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Love the photo hottie! :)

    …almost as much as I loves me some donuts!

  24. Wow, you look FANTASTIC! Sorry about the blisters, but those heels are hawt!

    And you just reminded me I HAVE a doughnut pan and haven’t used it in months! That needs to change!

  25. What salad place did you go to? I want to Google it! :-D

  26. You look absolutely stunning! And those doughnuts look delicious! I’ve got to try that!
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  27. Vanessa says:

    Would love to try this recipe because it looks absolutely delicious. Only thing I was wondering because it wasn’t listed, was how many servings does this recipe make? Because 1 cup of the regular biscuit mix is 450 calories! So I was just wondering how you got to the measurements.. thanks

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