Apple Cider Donut Twinkies

Apple Cider Donut Twinkies {Vegan}

Author Veg Life Staff


  • 1/2 C Vegan Margarine such as Earth Balance, room temperature
  • 2 large Apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 1-1/2 C Apple Cider you could also use apple juice if you can't find it
  • 1/2 C Almond Milk
  • 2-1/2 C Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 C Applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 C Apple Cider
  • 1/4-1/2 C Powdered Sugar depending how thin/thick you want the glaze
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbl Vegan Margarine such as Earth Balance
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbl Sugar
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly spray desired pans with cooking spray, set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the apples and cider. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • Remove the apples from the heat and cool slightly. Puree until smooth.
  • Reserve 1 C or so and add it to the almond milk. Allow to sit.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the sugars and margarine until light and fluffy.
  • Add the applesauce and oil to the puree along with the apple puree/vinegar mixture. Whisk to combine.
  • Alternating the puree mixture and the flour mixture, incorporate into the creamed margarine/sugar mixture until well incorporated. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Divide batter evenly amongst desired prepared pans.
  • Depending on the size of the pan you use, the baking time will vary from 20 to 35 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick. The donuts will be dense but you should see crumbs on the toothpick just as you would with baking a traditional cake.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Whisk together all of the ingredients for the glaze adding powdered sugar until you reach the correct consistency. Drizzle over the donuts.
  • In a small bowl, add the cinnamon and sugar. Stir to combine and sprinkle over the wet glaze