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JACKPOT bakes vegan baked banana donuts

Hello readers!

I know I have been a bit slow with the posting of entries but work, basketball and baking have really taken up all my time…where does all the hours go in a day? I never seem to keep up and I am lacking a lot of sleep as a result but hopefully in time I can go back to regularly posting. I appreciate your patience dear readers!

I wanted to post some pictures from a baking experiment from a few weeks ago. I have made many baked donuts over the years from a chocolate variety using applesauce and raw cacao powder to a vegan Krispy Kreme style donut. I wanted to bake a batch of baked banana donuts as I had experimented with a batch a year ago and wanted to see whether I could make another variation this time around.

There is no recipe yet as I am still perfecting the donuts and I was surprised that my donuts turned out more like banana bread donuts being a bit more dense in texture than what I was aiming for. They tasted great though still and Mr Muscles practically devoured the whole batch of them so I’m sure that they weren’t at all too bad. I used whole wheat spelt flour and used quite a bit of cinnamon so that the cinnamon and banana flavour could be tasted in the donut. Cinnamon and banana work so well and the smell is so heavenly when you devour the donut bit of bit when its nice and hot.

I’m definitely going to keep experimenting until I find the perfect balance. I tried to keep the oil to a very small amount and I used coconut oil for this batch but next time I might try using applesauce and remove the oil completely. The texture was also probably a bit too dense as I used quite a few bananas as I was being greedy and really wanted my donuts to have that banana flavour.

I ended up baking a small donut batch and a regular size donut batch. I love eating the small donuts as I feel less guilty eating a lot more of them than the regular size ones…but hey that’s just me ;P

Speaking of bananas, I have been trying to perfect a vegan banana bread recipe without the end product being too moist. Each time I make a vegan banana bread, the end result is a very moist banana bread lacking texture from the flour that is reminiscent of those wonderful buttery and sugary banana breads you get at cafes. I wanted to mirror this but in a more healthy way replacing the oil and sugar but unfortunately when you keep subbing various ingredients into the batter, the end result is never quite what you expect at times. I will definitely keep experimenting and hopefully come up with better results.

Here are the photos from my vegan baked banana donuts experiment:

Flour

Dry Ingredients

Mashed Bananas

Wet Ingredients A

Wet Ingredients

Wet Ingredients 2

Mix Wet and Dry

Donut Batter

Donut Molds

Baked Banana Donuts

Baked Banana Donuts 2

Baked Banana Donuts 4

I shall be planning to bake a lot more hopefully over the weekend…very interested in trying to make a chocolate avocado cake as it sounds odd but apparently you can’t taste the avocado in the cake…

So until next time everyone

x

Jackie

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JACKPOT bakes: Baked Pandan Spelt Donuts

Happy Friday Dear Readers!

As an experiment, I decided to attempt baking pandan baked spelt donuts using pandan paste and a mixture of white spelt and whole wheat spelt flour. I attempted two experiments where the latter experiment turned out much better than the first experiment due to the different ingredients used and the baking time in the oven.

Experiment #1:

Ingredients Used:

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Spelt Flour
  • 1 Cup White Spelt Flour
  • 2 Tsps of Baking Powder
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • 3/4 Cup of Vegan Buttermilk (I used 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar added into the soymilk to create a vegan version. This was left aside for 5 minutes to let it mix together.)
  • 2 Organic Free Range Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 Cup of Raw Organic Honey
  • 2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil
  • Pandan Paste (I didn’t really measure this out and went by the appearance of the green colour in the mixture)

Experiment #2:

Ingredients used:

  • 2 Cups of White Spelt Flour
  • 2 Tsps of Baking Powder
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • 3/4 Cup of Vegan Buttermilk
  • 2 Organic Free Range Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 cup of Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of Coconut oil

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  2. Spray your donut pans with oil spray and set aside (I used a mixture of small and regular sized donut pans).
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix together the beaten eggs, coconut oil, honey/coconut sugar, vegan buttermilk and the pandan paste until well combined and set aside.
  4. In a larger mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  5. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and stir until just combined.
  6. Fill your mixture into a cupcake pen/pancake pen (bottle) for easier dispensing of the batter into the molds. You can also use a piping bag to fill the molds. If you do not have any of these, I usually use a spoon and carefully fill in the molds until about 2/3’s full.
  7. Bake the donuts in the oven for around 7-9 minutes for the larger donuts and around 5-6 minutes for the smaller donuts.
  8. Take the donuts out of oven and take them out of the molds. Rest the donuts on a wire rack to cool down.
  9. Best eaten while hot but try not to eat them all! Enjoy!

Results:

Experiment #1:

I left the donuts in the oven for around 10 minutes by accident so the donuts turned out quite dry. The flavours however were there but the donuts were quite dense due to the use of wholemeal spelt flour. The honey gave it a nice sweetness but I was very disappointed that I had let my donuts sit too long in the oven. Also, I found it very difficult trying to take them out of the donut pans.

Experiment #2:

I baked the donuts for a bit shorter in the oven and I took out the smaller donuts a lot earlier as they seemed to bake quite quickly. Not long after, I took out the regular sized donuts. The donuts came out of the pan a lot more easily though were a bit crumbly due to some pieces that were stuck in the donut pan. The donuts were moist and the coconut sugar gave it a wonderful flavour and also provided a different appearance to the donuts. The donuts were not too sweet just the way I like it. I was a lot more happy with the result of the 2nd experiment. Also the use of all white spelt flour added to the softness of the donut’s texture. I will definitely be making these again.

Photos from my experiments:

Eggs with Pandan Paste and Honey

Pandan Paste Mixture

Flour and Pandan Wet Mixture

Wet and Dry Ingredients combined

Pandan Donuts Mixture

Donut Pans

Cupcake Pen

Filling the Molds

Filling the Molds 1

Filling the Molds 2

Filling the Molds 3

Donut Pans Filled

Donut Pan Filled with Mixture

1st Donut Experiment

First Donut Experiment 2

2nd donut experiment

2nd donut experiment 1

2nd donut experiment 2

“The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.”   
Oscar Wilde

Until next time!

x

Jackie

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Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Sorry for the lack of posts in the new year but I have been battling a fever and flu over the past few weeks and only recently have I recovered.

But be sure to see some new posts shortly.

I hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating the new year and although mine wasn’t eventful, I spent a nice quiet new year resting at home albeit being quite sick with a bad fever.

Looking ahead to this year and the coming months…I’m hoping to try a lot of new recipes out and also return to some old recipes and see if I can reinvent them to make them even better!

You can now find me on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/jackpoteats and instagram #jackpoteats.

Here are a few snippets of some food pics I have taken lately.

Fried Icecream from Holy Basil

Fried Ice Cream from Holy Basil

Vegetarian Finger Sandwiches

Vegetarian Finger Sandwiches at Victoria Tea Salon for Lunch

Vegan Almond & Maple Cookies

Almond Cookies

Homemade Vegan Almond & Maple Cookies

Almond Meal and Raspberry Cookies

Homemade Almond Meal & Raspberry Paleo Cookies

Mr Wong Fried Ice Cream

Mr Wong Fried Ice Cream

Vegan Rice Paper Rolls

Vegan Rice Paper Rolls for Dinner from Miss Chu filled with Tofu, Mushrooms and Vegetables

Vegan Banh Cuon

Vegan Banh Cuon from Miss Chu filled with Tofu and Vegetables

Fishball Rice Noodle Soup served with Vegetables

Fish Ball Noodle Soup during my fever/flu weeks made by Mr Muscles

Egg White Omelette

Egg White Omelette for Dinner filled with mushrooms

Pandan Donuts

Homemade Baked Pandan Spelt Donutsattempt no.1

Stay tuned for my Baked Pandan Spelt Donuts Experiment post…I think I’m slightly obsessed with Pandan ;P

Till Next Time!

x

Jackpot Eats

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