Strawberry Doughnuts with Chocolate Rum ganache glaze. Vegan recipe

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Whaaa. I bought a doughnut pan, made a few doughnuts and forgot to post. Pfft. :) I mislabeled the pictures and they were sitting away in a folder when I happened to see them today.
Now I wish I had a few donuts to munch on right now.

Its Friday! And its so cold out here already.Hello summer gods. Please feel free to tell me if you are bored of all the weather talk. We Seattle-lites are obsessed with it:)

Eat me! What are your fave doughnuts!

I couldnt eat too many doughnuts ever. They always gave me a toothache because of the super sweet glaze. The only donuts I like are from Mighty-O. So now the ones I bake up at home are just about lightly sweet which can be eaten with or without the glaze. These doughnuts are baked, and cake style. The next batch will be yeasty, but since I donated my deep fryer earlier this year, everything gets baked.

I can hear mom telling me that I can still fry in a pan/kadhai and that she will want pakoras when she visits. Darn, Right now, in the middle of the night, while writing about doughnuts, I actually want some deep fried Kachori. uh! salt trumps again.

Puree the strawberries into a smooth puree and take 1/4 cup puree. Add a little beet and puree for a deeper color. I have used strawberry raspberry puree for a batch of doughnuts too. The raspberry gives it a gritty texture though.

I'd love to make these with some blueberries, with a blueberry glaze, the color will be awesome!

Add dry ingredients and mix into a thick-ish batter.

Pour into doughnut pan. I used a spoon as you can tell(me=lazy). Doughnuts will be eaten in whichever shape:)

Bake until done. Cool slightly and dip in warm ganache. Take pictures before someone eats them all.

Berry Doughnuts with Chocolate Rum ganache glaze
Dairy, egg, soy, nut free recipe

Makes 6 regular size baked donuts
1/4 cup ground raw sugar
1/4 cup organic canola oil or virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup berry puree
2 teaspoons flaxmeal
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour or spelt flour
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
spices of choice - vanilla extract or cinnamon

Mix all the wet ingredients in a bowl. (You can add a little raw beet and puree with the strawberries for a deeper color)
Mix the baking powder and cornstarch in flour and add to the wet.
Mix till just about combined.
Pour/spoon into a greased doughnut pan using spoon or pour into ziploc bag, cut one end and pipe into pan.
Bake at preheated 350 degrees F for 17-20 minutes.

Chocolate rum ganache:
In a small pan, add 1 Tablespoon coconut creamer/full-fat coconut milk, and 1 Tablespoon Maple syrup, and bring to a almost a boil. Take off heat.
Add 1/4 cup chocolate chips , whisk to mix well.
Add a few drops of rum extract or vanilla extract( or some real rum). Mix well.
Drizzle over doughnuts, or dip the doughnuts in the mix for a liberal glaze.

Change up the spices or the liqueur in the glaze for variations. If you dont have a Donut pan, bake the batter in a cake pan.

These below are Chocolate doughnuts topped with salted caramel sauce. I have been eating waaay too much chocolate, so I just make a small batch when baking bread.

For 3 Chocolate doughnuts:
Mix 1 Tablespoon flaxmeal, 2 Tablespoon hot water, 2 Tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate, until well combined.
Add 1 Tablespoon oil, 1.5 Tablespoon non dairy yogurt or coconut milk, 2 Tablespoons raw sugar. Mix well.
Mix 1/4 cup wheat flour, 1 Tbsp ground raw cashew/nuts, and 1/2 tsp baking powder, mix well and add to wet. Mix to get smooth thick batter. Drop in well greased pan, bake for 15-16 mins. done.:)
Salted Caramel sauce here. Drizzle liberally before serving/eating.


  1. lovely vegan recipe and that too baked!guilt free!

  2. wow These look super duper delicious with chocolate glaze!

  3. I have two doughnut pans I never use - it's quite sad. I should probably make doughnuts sometimes soon. Also, I'm obsessed with the weather. So much that I check the forecast several times a day to ensure there are no 90 degree temperature spikes in the foreseeable future. I HATE THE HEAT. Jealous of your cold.

    Also jealous of those doughnuts. I'm a sucker for anything with a liquor glaze.

    1. we have sun today! sunny pleasant day alert! :) yeah that liquor glaze is a killer! hope you are doing good. hugs!

  4. strawberry AND chocolate cake doughnuts? you just made the chubby little kid in me squee for joy. cake doughnuts were always my favorite. chocolate cake, chocolate ganache. i love the look of the strawberry, too. the color is beautiful!

    and i'm surprised you donated your deep frier! isn't it the goal of every foodie to acquire as many kitchen gadgets as possible? haha! but it's good, because deep frying food isn't very healthy. and you're a healthy vegan lady ;)

    1. i hadnt used it in more than a year. so we chucked it out. my counter space is limited already:) and now props are taking over my other living room cabinets:) the invasion of the photography props! should have added some beet for the pictures to see the contrasting pink:)

  5. Oh, they are so pretty! It's probably a good thing I don't have a doughnut pan. These look amazing!

    1. no worries, you can make them in a small cake pan;)

  6. OMG the chocolate ones with Caramel Sauce - quick send me three fo those stat!

    YAY for donut pans, I have the same one but for some reason have only used it once...and I owe my mom some donuts - I am thinking I wil have to include your chocolate version :)

    1. yes, moms should get some chocolate goodies every few days!:)) bring the pan out!

  7. Strawberries and rum! Such an inventive combination!

  8. Oh, they look gorgeous! I almost bought a doughnut pan a few weeks ago and my husband talked me out of it. Now I'm really wishing I had gotten it so I could make these. YUM!

    1. these husbands:) you can make them in a small cake pan too!

  9. OMG Richa! These looks scrumptious!! That glaze looks sinful (so glad it's sinless :) hehe

    1. the glaze is indeed so addictive. i'd probably eat just that:)

  10. Amazing combinations Richa! I really need to get a donut pan...

  11. Looks completely delicious and am sure taste equally good too!
    Whole wheat flour doughnuts are a sure winner for me :)

  12. I've been on a cookie kick lately, but these pictures might be changing that! Good heavens, Richa- you are amazing!!!

    1. Thanks Kristy. Most days i make cookies too. breads and cookies have to be present in this house.

  13. Strawberry donuts sounds delicious! I guess I wouldn't give them a chocolate glaze - just because I don't like the combination of strawberries and chocolate. But it's a great recipe and beautiful pictures!

    1. Thank you! sure, i dont like certain combinations too. but this i do:)

  14. looks so delicious and inviting

  15. Richa, these are amazing, can have these non-stop. I guess I have to buy a doughnut pan soon now that u tempted me :)

  16. Richa, these doughnuts sound amazing! Love that they are baked as well! Berry doughnuts with a boozy glaze...can't go wrong there :)!

  17. Mmmm.. I am a sucker for donuts. This looks incredibly drool-worthy. And packed with chocolaty goodness :D

  18. I'm so hungry right now, need doughnuts

  19. Can apple sauce be substituted for the oil as in many other recipes?


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