Baked Donut Bites With Chocolate Coating

I’m a sucker for donuts, but for some reason I have never tried to do a batch of these babies at home. I don’t even have a donut pan! That’s why donut bites are the perfect solution to put an end to any donut cravings, and they’re just the right portion. I find bite-sized baked goods the best choice for casual parties or to give as a gift, or you know… just because you fancy something sweet.

What you’ll need

Yields 12-14 donut bites or 6-8 large donuts
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 shake of cinnamon
1/2 cup soy milk
1/4 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Egg replacer for 1 egg (I used Ener-G Egg Replacer)
4 tablespoons sunflower spread (or any vegan margarine)
Your favorite vegan chocolate bar (I used Plamil Dairy Free Milk Chocolate)
Crushed walnuts
Vegan smarties (I used Buntinies)

Pre-heat over at 350ºF / 180º C.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk to mix thoroughly.
In a small saucepan, combine wet ingredients over medium low heat & mix until margarine is melted. Don’t make this too hot for the dough!
Add wet to dry & mix until combined, forming a soft spongy dough.
Using a tablespoon measure, scoop out dough into an ungreased nonstick pan & smooth out the tops of them. I used a muffin pan since I don’t own a proper donut pan yet, which works just fine if you’re making bite-sized donut holes like I did. You can also make fun shapes in those molded silicone pans, which is great for kids.
Now you bake them for 12 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
Invert the hot pan over a cooling rack to release the donuts and allow them to cool completely before coating.

For the chocolate coating
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler and remove from the heat when all is melted.
Dip your donuts into the chocolate until the top is fully covered and place on a wire rack to cool off.
Sprinkle crushed walnuts or vegan Smarties, or whatever you prefer!

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