Canada 150 – 3 Quick & Easy Donut Holes

Canada is 150 in a couple days and we wanted to celebrate with a bang! There is not better bang than 150 timbits, done in 3 amazing flavours.

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We call them donut holes for mass appeal, but actually here in Canada they are better known as Timbits. Yes that is only one coffee shops name for them, but Tim Hortons is a national treasure for Canada. Timbits are Canada’s donut holes, no matter where you get them.

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Three pretty classic flavours for a timbit, are sprinkles, chocolate and apple fritter. Whether or not they are still around now, we don’t know but those were always the ones that we loved before going vegan.

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It’s a long post, but below you will find all three of the recipes needed. Keep in mind that each recipe makes over 50 timbits, which is A LOT! Don’t expect a normal amount from these recipes, if you want a normal amount cut all the quantities in half.

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Happy Canada Day everyone! Tell us what you are doing this Canada Day to celebrate in the comments below.

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Sprinkle Donuts:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup vegan butter milk (1 1/2 cup milk + 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water)
  • 3 tbsp melted vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • icing: 2 cups icing sugar + 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups vegan sprinkles
  1. Make vegan buttermilk by combining apple cider vinegar and non-dairy milk. Let this mixture sit for about 10 minutes to curdle. Then add your flax egg, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  2. In another bowl mix flour, baking powder, nutmeg and sugar. Set aside.
  3. Create a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour your wet ingredients in. With a baking spatula fold until just combined.
  4. We used a cake-pop maker. Added enough batter to each mould and baking for about 6 minutes or until golden brown. If you do not have a cake-pop maker you can use your oven. Add about 1 tbsp of the mixture to a small muffin tin. Repeat until all the dough is used up. Bake in an oven heated at 350F for 9-10 minutes.
  5. Remove donuts and allow to cool on a wire rack completely.
  6. While they are cooling you can make your glaze. To make the glaze combine icing sugar with water. Whisk until all combined. You want a thick consistency, just a bit thinner than molasses. This will allow it to really stick to the donuts.
  7. Once the donuts are cooled entirely roll each one in the glaze and sprinkles and return to the rack for it to harden. Ensure that you have something under your rack as it will drip and be a bit messy!

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Chocolate Donut:

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 cup vegan butter milk (1 1/2 cup milk + 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water)
  • 3 tbsp melted vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • icing: 2 cups icing sugar + 1/4 cup water

Instructions:

  1. Make vegan buttermilk by combining apple cider vinegar and non-dairy milk. Let this mixture sit for about 10 minutes to curdle. Then add your flax egg, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  2. In another bowl mix flour, baking powder, cacao and sugar. Set aside.
  3. Create a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour your wet ingredients in. With a baking spatula fold until just combined.
  4. We used a cake-pop maker. Added enough batter to each mould and baking for about 6 minutes or until golden brown. If you do not have a cake-pop maker you can use your oven. Add about 1 tbsp of the mixture to a small muffin tin. Repeat until all the dough is used up. Bake in an oven heated at 350F for 9-10 minutes.
  5. Remove donuts and allow to cool on a wire rack completely.
  6. While they are cooling you can make your glaze. To make the glaze combine icing sugar with water. Whisk until all combined. You want a thick consistency, just a bit thinner than molasses. This will allow it to really stick to the donuts.
  7. Once the donuts are cooled entirely dip each one in the glaze and return to the rack for it to harden. Ensure that you have something under your rack as it will drip and be a bit messy!

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Apple Fritter Donuts

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup vegan butter milk (1 1/2 cup milk + 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water)
  • 3 tbsp melted vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup small apple chunks
  • icing: 2 cups icing sugar + 1/4 cup water

Instructions:

  1. Make vegan buttermilk by combining apple cider vinegar and non-dairy milk. Let this mixture sit for about 10 minutes to curdle. Then add your flax egg, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  2. In another bowl mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and sugar. Set aside.
  3. Create a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour your wet ingredients in. With a baking spatula fold until just combined. Add in the apple chunks.
  4. We used a cake-pop maker. Added enough batter to each mould and baking for about 6 minutes or until golden brown. If you do not have a cake-pop maker you can use your oven. Add about 1 tbsp of the mixture to a small muffin tin. Repeat until all the dough is used up. Bake in an oven heated at 350F for 9-10 minutes.
  5. Remove donuts and allow to cool on a wire rack completely.
  6. While they are cooling you can make your glaze. To make the glaze combine icing sugar with water. Whisk until all combined. You want a thick consistency, just a bit thinner than molasses. This will allow it to really stick to the donuts.
  7. Once the donuts are cooled entirely dip each one in the glaze, sprinkle with cinnamon and return to the rack for it to harden. Ensure that you have something under your rack as it will drip and be a bit messy!
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