Today’s lunch consisted of an amalgam of things lying around in my fridge 😂Rice noodles with stir fry vegetables, roasted crispy spicy chickpeas feat. my pretty lousy attempt at an avocado🌹 but hey it’s all #vegan 💓🌱😏
I had every intention of making this donut deep fried but that didn’t work out. (I’m still looking for a fabulous recipe because anything less won’t do.) So I stuck with a baked version. I then tossed the donuts in some cinnamon sugar, sliced 'em and loaded 'em with sweetened vegan cream cheese and fresh strawberries. Teehee.
Strawberries 'n Cream Cheese Donuts
Makes about 8 doughnuts
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup vegan sugar
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ tsp. apple cider vinegar
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 flax egg
¼ cup vegan margarine
To make the doughnuts: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a donut pan.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a small saucepan over medium to low heat and stir just until vegan margarine is melted. Mix will be warm to the touch. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined.
Fill each donut pan well ¾ full (about 3 tablespoons of mix). Bake doughnuts for 10-12 minutes or until they are firm and spring back when you touch them. Pop them out of the donut pan and toss them in the cinnamon sugar (carefully since they’re hot!) and onto a cooling rack to cool until warm to the touch.
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon powder
Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
½ cup Tofutti Cream Cheese
1 tbsp. powdered sugar
Using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Once the donuts have cooled, slice each donut in half, spread a generous layer of cream cheese frosting, top with freshly cut strawberries and then the top of the donut half.
I don’t like the name “Mock Tuna.” Why can’t we call it “chuna”? Yep. That’s what we’ll call it.
Chuna or Chickpea Tuna
1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and mashed
3 tbsp. vegenaise or vegan mayo
½ tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. relish (I didn’t have any so I used chopped sweet pickles)
2 green onions, finely sliced
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
Once chickpeas are mashed add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Serve over crackers or on your favorite bread.