Do you all like to wear comfy clothes when you’re home? Or do you stay in your work/school/outside-the-house clothes all day no matter where you are?
If I’m in my house, I’m almost always in sweat pants. I always get dressed in “real” clothes when I leave the house, but I’m all about being comfortable when I’m doing stuff around the house, which usually involves cooking, cleaning or reading on the couch. Goodness. I remember my college days when I thought I looked cute in sweatpants and a hoodie. Having a 9-5 job quickly helped me break that habit, but still, if I’m in my house I’m gonna be comfy!
Brett, on the other hand, didn’t own sweatpants until a week or so ago. So as soon as he was awake until the time he went bed he would be in his normal clothes, because it was too cold in our house to wear sport shorts. I’d always tell him, “We need to get you sweat pants so I don’t feel like such a bum!” We would be watching a movie late at night and I’d be all comfy and cozy in my PJ’s and he’d still be all proper in his jeans and button down.
Thankfully, we have officially bought Brett some sweatpants so we can both be comfy and cozy together around the house (read: now I don’t feel like the only bum!) Especially when it comes to the weekends, I love to stay in my PJ’s for as long as possible and start my day off in the kitchen baking while watching Gilmore Girls (or some other show that makes me feel like I’m with my Mom or sister.) Recently, we ordered some insanely cheap doughnut pans on Taobao and I finally got to try my hand at some baked doughnuts: Vegan Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts to be precise!
These doughnuts are make with spelt flour and are baked instead of fried, so you’ll actually feel good and full of energy after you eat them! They’re sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup and are speckled with sweet apple chunks. After they come out of the oven they’re topped off with a creamy Maple Cashew Frosting. Yum!
Brett gave these a big thumbs up and has been enjoying the leftovers for a few days…in his sweatpants:)
Let me know if you give these Vegan Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts a try! Leave a comment or tag #theconscientiouseater on Instagram!
- 1 flax egg (2 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 6 tablespoons water)
- 2 cups spelt flour
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 small apple, pealed and finely chopped apple
- ¾ cup raw cashews (soaked 3 hours or overnight)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk (or more to reach your desire consistency)
- pinch sea salt
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your doughnut pan(s) with coconut oil. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, prepare your two flax eggs by whisking 2 tablespoons of ground seed with 6 tablespoons of water. Set aside for five minutes to thicken.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- Then add in the wet ingredients, including the two flax eggs and mix until just combined.
- Fold in the chopped apple.
- Place the batter in a large zip-lock bag and snip off one corner with some scissors. Pipe the dough into your prepared doughnut pans and smooth out with your finger. You don't want to overfill your doughnut holes, but just fill them to about ¾ fullness.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
- While the doughnuts are baking, prepare the frosting by draining and rinsing off the soaked cashews and adding them into a blender with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding more non-dairy milk if you desire a more liquid-y frosting. Place the frosting in the fridge until ready to use.
- When the doughnuts are finished baking, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool. Then frost them and enjoy!