HOW TO: Make Scrumptious and Festive Vegan, Gluten-Free Hanukkah Jelly Donuts

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Hanukkah Jelly Donuts

For the donuts: (recipe adapted from Babycakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles)

  • 1/3 cup coconut butter/oil, melted, plus more for brushing the donut pans
  • 1 cup vegan sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup sorghum flour (or simply use 1/3 cup more brown rice flour)
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hot water

For the raspberry jelly:

  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 2-3 Tbsp sugar (again I used coconut sugar)
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder
  • Confectioner’s sugar for topping

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix together the flours, sugar, potato starch, arrowroot, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum, and baking soda. Melt the coconut butter into oil if it is not melted already. This is the method I use: I put water in a saucepan and heat it to almost boiling. I scoop out the coconut butter into a metal measuring cup that can sit in the hot water then place it in the saucepan and let the butter melt into oil. Then I measure out the hot water from the saucepan and use it as the 1/2 cup hot water that is called for in the recipe. Mix the coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla extract and hot water into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until the ingredients are combined. Do not overmix. Brush 2 six-mold donut trays with the extra coconut oil, then fill with batter. Normally you want the donuts to have a hole, but for these open-faced donuts you want to cover up the hole so that the jelly has a place to sit. You will use about 2 1/2-3 Tbsp of the batter to fill the donut molds (and will actually look like you are baking little muffins). Bake the donuts for 15 minutes, rotating them once halfway through the baking process. Remove from the oven and let cool at least 10-15 minutes in their molds.

While the donuts are baking, make the raspberry jelly. Place the raspberries in a small saucepan along with the sugar and heat to medium. Cook for about 5, turning the heat down if necessary, so that the raspberries break down and become lose their shape. Add the arrowroot and mix in well. Continue cooking for another minute or two, until the jelly thickens. Turn off the heat and let cool. It will thicken and set more as it cools down. Note: You will likely have extra raspberry jelly after filling your donuts: swirl it into yogurt, top a ricecake, and enjoy! Once the donuts and raspberry jelly are cool, you are ready to make your sufganiyot. Sift a little confectioner’s sugar on top of the donuts. Then use a spoon to place about 1/2-1 tsp raspberry jelly in the center. These donuts are best enjoyed while playing a game of dreidel. Happy Hanukkah!

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