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Coffee Doughnuts

02/03/2017 11:35 GMT | Updated 02/03/2017 11:35 GMT

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These doughnuts are extremely moorish and flavoursome enough to be served as christmas/party treats!

They are wheat-free and gluten-free. I used 'Doves farm' self raising flour as this helps the doughnuts to rise.

They are a moist, mildly spicy and ideal served with some fresh coconut cream. Even writing that is making me hungry! yum!

Preparation- 5 minutes

Baking time- 15-18 minutes

Makes- approximate 18 mini/medium sized doughnuts

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Dry ingredients

-2 cups of gluten-free self raising flour (I used Doves farm)

-1 & 1/4 cup of fine caster sugar

-1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger

-1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

-1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

-2 teaspoons of baking powder

Wet ingredients

-1 & 1/4 cup of unsweetened soya milk

-1 vegan egg (I used VeganEgg)

-1/4 cup of dairy-free margarine

-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Coffee glaze

-1 cup of powdered sugar

-2 & 1/2 tablespoons of brewed coffee

-Pinch of espresso powder

Vanilla Glaze

-1 cup of powdered sugar

-1 teaspoon of unsweetened soya milk

-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

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To make the doughnuts

Step 1- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and grease your doughnut tins.

Step 2- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.

Step 3- In a small saucepan over a low heat, melt the margarine until smooth.

Step 4- In a separate bowl, mix together the vegan egg, melted margarine, soya milk and vanilla extract until smooth.

Step 5- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until fully combined.

Step 6- Add the doughnut mixture into a piping bag, fitted with a round tip nozzle and pipe into the tins, until 3/4 full.

Step 7- Pop the trays into the pre-heated oven and allow to bake for 15-18 minutes.

You will know they are done when you put a knife or skewer in and it comes out clean.

Step 8- Place the doughnuts onto a cooling rack and cool fully before glazing!

To make the coffee & vanilla glazes

Step 1- In a mixing bowl, combine the icing sugar and coffee until smooth and shiny!

Repate to make the vanilla glaze using the vanilla ingredients.

Pop into the fridge to set for 5 minutes.

Step 2- Dip the doughnuts into the glaze and place back onto a cooling rack.

This is the time you can decorate your doughnuts with nuts, coconut curls, coffee beans, cacao nibs, coffee powder...anything you fancy!

Step 3- Pop the tray in-to the fridge for 5 minutes, to allow the glaze to set.

Store is a sealed container to keep fresh & delicious!