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.)