Vegan Chai Donut Holes
Makes about 15 donut holes
Prep time- 5 minutes
Cook time- 2 minutes per donut
- 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)
- 1/4 cup white cane sugar
- 2 teaspoons of a chai spice blend (very easy to find at the store, McCormick has a blend)
- Mix together sugar and cinnamon in brown paper lunch bag. Set aside.
- In heavy saucepan, heat 2 inches of oil over medium-high heat until oil reaches 350 degrees.
- 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!)
- 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.
- Remove donut holes from oil using tongs and allow to drain on paper towel.
- Immediately place donut holes into brown paper bag with the chai sugar mixture. Make sure the donut hole is completely covered by the mixture.
- Repeat with remaining dough and serve warm!
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!