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Easter Doughnut Nests

Easter Doughnut Nests

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This is a super fun Easter activity for kids, and the donut recipe can be used any time during the year on its own. You will need a mini donut pan for this recipe but you could also make it in a mini muffin pan.

Ingredients
  • Donuts:
  • 1.5 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted/liquid
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250ml) Vitasoy Almond Milk Unsweetened
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut, to garnish
  • chocolate eggs, to garnish
  • Glaze:
  • 100g chocolate (any kind), grated or finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Vitasoy Almond Milk Unsweetened

Vitasoy Almond Milk Original can be substituted if desired.

Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 180C. Place the flour, bi-carb, sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.
  2. Place the coconut oil, egg, vanilla and Vitasoy Almond Milk Unsweetened in a bowl and whisk to combine. Pour into the dry mix and stir until just combined. Spoon into a 12 hole mini donut pan and bake for 10 mins until cooked through. Cool on a rack.
  3. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Heat the Vitasoy Almond Milk Unsweetened in a small saucepan until scalding hot, but not boiling. Add the grated chocolate and let stand for 1 min. Stir until smooth and glossy.
  4. Spoon the glaze over the donuts then sprinkle with coconut and garnish with eggs to look like little nests. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in a single layer for up to 3 days.