Valentine Vegan Jelly Donuts

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This Valentines Vegan Jelly Donut recipe sounds so yummy. LOVE!

I feel like Valentines is a kind of special time that moms can shower a little love on kids in a kind of cutesy way. Like how you can get away with making them go on an obscure, unnecessary scavenger hunt for tiny, oblong objects on Easter…Valentines is just a day for doing some gushy-over-the-top-lovey-dovey-gooeyness. And gooeyness is the name of the game here. These Valentine Vegan Jelly Donuts are like a gushy-over-the-topness with gooey inside. Wait, that kind of sounds gross. But, you know what I mean, right? RIGHT?!

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You can ask my son how weird I am about Valentines day. I’m ridiculous about it. There’s always a teddy bear (or two), some fun activity for the kids, and lots of treats. I blame all this on my mom. You see, my brother’s birthday is the day after Valentines, so while we certainly did things on Valentines, it was a little less so than other holidays, because, you know, not wanting to dim the awesomeness for my brother and all…of course, that just made me obsess a little over it. Who doesn’t want a stupid-sweet bear gripping a heart that says “I love you” or some other gushy love-statement? Or silly hand pies in the shape of hearts. I sure did. And, since I didn’t feel a huge overwhelming celebration was made of the day…well, I make up for it by overcompensating with my kids. That’s how it’s supposed to be done, right? I’m such a nerd.

Ignore me. Just go to the kitchen and start working on the most amazingly yummy jelly donuts you will ever enjoy…trust me. So good. So ridiculously good.

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Valentine Vegan Jelly Donuts

easy jelly donuts for valentines feature
Yield: 18

Valentine Vegan Jelly Donuts

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

These Valentine Vegan Jelly Donuts are like a gushy-over-the-topness with gooey inside. Wait, that kind of sounds gross. But, you know what I mean, right? RIGHT?!

Ingredients

  • Donuts
  • 2 tspn yeast, or a packet
  • 1/2 cup water, hot
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream, warm (pop it in the microwave for like 20 seconds, that should do it--you just don't want it cold from the fridge)
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup aquafaba, yup, that's bean juice
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 tspn vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3-4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • Filling
  • 2 cups strawberry or raspberry jelly, I ran out and switched about 3/4 of the way through, heh
  • 2 tblspn powdered sugar for sprinkling over them.

Instructions

  1. Mix water, yeast and sugar together in a bowl and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Add remaining wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add flour in 1/3 increments.
  4. Mix until combined, but for no more than 5 minutes. Dough should be tacky, but a finger should come away clean--if not, add 2 tblspn flour at a time.
  5. Allow dough to rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Turn dough out onto a lightly oiled surface (do not use flour).
  7. Knead 10 times, then cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise until double in size or 45 minutes, whichever comes first.
  8. Punch down dough until flat.
  9. Cut out donut shapes using a heart cookie cutter.
  10. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise again, until double in size or for 45 minutes, whichever comes first.
  11. Heat vegetable oil in frying pan at least 3 inches thick. About 360-degrees is adequate. Too much hotter than that will be too hot...so watch it and be careful--it's hot.
  12. Fry each donut until slightly golden on each side (approximately 2 minutes-ish).
  13. Place on a wire rack to cool to the touch.
  14. Using a chopstick or cake pop stick, poke a hole in the center of each heart, wiggling it around inside (but being careful because you can easily go too far), to make room for the jelly.
  15. Place about 2 tspns of jelly in each donut, using a food injector if you're fancy like that--or just your kid's tylenol syringe, if you're ghetto like me.
  16. Sprinkle with some powdered sugar.
  17. Serve warm, if possible and Eat Your Heart Out!

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