Candy Cane Donuts are the perfect Christmas breakfast treat!
Ever since purchasing a donut pan a few years ago, I can't stop baking up vegan donuts. A donut pan might not seem like a kitchen staple, but it's well worth purchasing. I use my donut pan all the time. It is so easy to make a batch homemade baked donuts! It is the best $10 that I've spent!
This month I've been busy in the kitchen baking up festive bake goods like these Candy Cane Donuts. I have been on a huge baking kick lately. I'm not sure if it's the holiday season, but I just can't help baking holiday treats!
These Candy Cane Donuts are so easy to make. The batter is really simple to whip up. For my baked donuts, I really love using aquafaba for the egg. It creates a light and fluffy donut.
For an extra hint of peppermint, I add peppermint extract to the batter. These donuts aren't overly pepperminty. Just the right balance.
After the donuts have baked and cooled, the get dipped in a simple glaze and the topped with crushed candy canes.
These Candy Cane Donuts would make for a very festive breakfast. Perfect for Christmas morning!
- ¼ Cup Vegan Butter, softened*
- ⅓ Cup Cane Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Aquafaba
- 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
- ½ Cup Almond Milk, I used unsweetened
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
For the glaze:
- ¾ Cup Powdered Sugar, plus more if neede
- 1½-2 Tablespoons Almond Milk, plus more if needed
- Crushed Candy Canes
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Grease a donut pan. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened vegan butter and sugar.
- Add the aquafaba and whisk until mixed into the butter and sugar mixture.
- Add the peppermint extract and almond milk. Mix until evenly combined.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Use a rubber spatula to carefully stir the batter.
- Using a small spoon, add the donut batter to the prepared donut pan. I like to use the back of the spoon to smooth out the top of the donuts.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
- Let the donuts cool for 2-3 minutes and then transfer the donuts to a cooling rack.
- Once the donuts have cooled, make the glaze.
- In a shallow bowl, add the powdered sugar and almond milk. Whisk until you have a smooth glaze. If the glaze is too thick add more milk and if it is too liquidly add more powdered sugar.
- Dip the donut tops in the glaze. Garnish with crushed candy canes.