Food allergies pose a threat to making kids sad fast. It can turn a happy-go-lucky car trip to Target into a tear fest very quickly. We were in Target over the weekend and Kelsie got so upset. This was her first, “can’t have that and life just sucks” moment and it was heart breaking. Zack even said that we shouldn’t take her to the grocery store anymore for a while. (I can actually write a whole post about food placement in the grocery store, but I’ll save it for a rainy day.) We were looking for a bread that she can have, and of course all those Little Debbie snack cakes are on the same aisle. She saw Nutty Bars and Oatmeal Cream Pies, and no matter how much I told her of how bad those things actually were and full of additives and fake junk, she didn’t care. I get it, she’s almost 9 and those sugary, brightly colored boxes appeal to her. Heck, they appeal to me too, but this momma has got to stay strong! I told her that she could pick out anything at all online and I’d bake it for her. She said “I want donuts”, so we went over to the aisle with the baking pans and picked up a donut pan. We came home and I began searching online for a recipe without her allergens. That’s tough! Egg-free donuts? Yea, well, we found one and played with it until it worked and tasted great. Hallelujah!
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What do you need?
½ cup cocoa powder
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground flax
3 tablespoons warm water
¾ cup milk (soy and almond will both work here)
2 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ cup butter (that favorite vegan brand!)
1 teaspoon sugar
What do you do?
1. In a small bowl your going to mix together your flax and water to create that famous vegan “egg”.
2. In another small bowl your going to mix together your lemon juice and milk.
3. Mix together your cocoa, flour, and baking powder.
4. Cream you sugar and butter.
5. Now your going to add your flax “egg”, mix until combined.
6. Stop using your mixer, if you were doing so, and go by hand, trust me.
7. Starting with your dry ingredients, your going to slowly add the dry, and then some wet, going back and forth starting and ending with the dry. Mixing to incorporate each one before moving on.
8. Your batter is going to be sticky. It’s fine! I used a tablespoon measuring spoon and put 3 spoonfuls into each donut spot in my pan.
9. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Cool in pan before removing.
For your chocolate glaze melt ½ cup of Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips in the microwave at 15 second intervals until melted. Dip one side of your donuts in and allow to cool completely. The glaze will completely harden after a while. Mine sat on parchment paper on the counter for a couple of hours. Store in an air tight container.