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Vegan Chai Donut Holes

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As terrible as the cinnamon sugar donut holes are for you at the fair, it’s almost impossible not to be drawn in by the delicious smell! These Chai Donut Holes will leave your taste buds with the same satisfaction, but won’t have your regretting your decision later.
Let be honest, anything dipped in sugar and fried is not 100% great for you… but if you’re going to eat a donut I highly recommend giving these a shot! Even though they are delicious warm, these donuts are also a very convenient dessert to travel with to a party and easy for guests to eat!

 

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Vegan Chai Donut Holes

Makes about 15 donut holes

Prep time- 5 minutes

Cook time- 2 minutes per donut

INGREDIENTS
Donut Holes:
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or shortening
  • oil for frying (2 inches deep)
Chai Sugar Coating:
  • 1/4 cup white cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of a chai spice blend (very easy to find at the store, McCormick has a blend)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix together sugar and cinnamon in brown paper lunch bag. Set aside.
  2. In heavy saucepan, heat 2 inches of oil over medium-high heat until oil reaches 350 degrees.
  3. While the oil is heating, In a large bowl prepare the donut dough by sifting together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt with a whisk. One dry ingredients are sifted, add the almond milk and melted margarine. Stir just until dough comes together. (the dough will be very wet!)
  4.  Roll the donut dough into small quarter size balls, place on a spoon and slowly drop each ball of dough into the heated oil one at a time. (The dough will quickly expand in the oil making the donut holes larger when cooked.) Cook on each side 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Remove donut holes from oil using tongs and allow to drain on paper towel.
  6. Immediately place donut holes into brown paper bag with the chai sugar mixture. Make sure the donut hole is completely covered by the mixture.
  7. Repeat with remaining dough and serve warm!

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NOTES: How do I dispose of my oil? For fats that solidify, let them do so, them pitch them in your regular garbage. Once my oil was cooled, I actually poured it into a plastic bag and chilled it in the freezer to speed up the process.

It’s also always a great idea to reuse your oil if possible for less waste! Using a sift, strain your oil through the sift a few times to get out any remaining particles and save the oil to fry up to 2 more times. Don’t use this oil for regular cooking!

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