Do you like eating donuts? Have you ever tried one that's both amazing on the outside and the inside?
If not, then you haven't had a Vegan Galaxy Donut! It's a blue donut that's made from natural and plant based ingredients, making it possible for you to enjoy a sweet treat without worrying about your health or weight.
It's definitely an "instagrammable" food to share with your family and friends, especially if you're all trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle. What more could you want - healthier, delicious, and definitely pleasing to the eye!
Read on to learn how to make 'em!
What is a Galaxy Donut?
This magical-looking doughnut is more than just its unique appearance and taste. Its content is also special because it's made from natural ingredients. But the secret to its greatness is the presence of the Blue Butterfly Pea Powder. This powder is, of course, made from the Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers. It's a flowering plant that's known for its many health benefits and vibrant and enticing blue color.
Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers are used for many things: they're brewed as teas (Blue Butterfly Pea Tea), used as natural food coloring, and even incorporated in hair products. Interestingly enough, it can also be used as a main ingredient for cocktails.
Here, it's turned into this scrumptious and fantastic-looking doughnut. It's considerably healthier compared to normal doughnuts, which is perfect if you're trying to indulge in a better lifestyle. It's also fun to share with the people you love during social events because of the way it's presented!
Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers vs Blue Butterfly Pea Powder: Which one is better?
Which is better to be used as an ingredient in this recipe, the Butterfly Pea Flowers or the powder?
When it comes to this recipe, it's better to use the butterfly pea flower powder. You can add it directly to the mix without having to add water to it, unlike when you use the butterfly pea flowers. The dried flowers will require you to steep it in hot water first before you can add it to the mix.
The Vegan Galaxy Butterfly Pea Donut Recipe
If you're not familiar with baking or making pastries, that's okay! This recipe is simple and totally easy to follow. You wouldn't have to worry about fancy baking tools or anything else. The important thing is that you get the right ingredients and follow each step carefully. Soon enough, you'll be having a tray of these scrumptious Blue Butterfly Pea Powder-glazed doughnuts!
Here are the ingredients you will be needing to create the Galaxy donuts:
- 1 cup flour (gluten-free)
- 2 tablespoons sweet potato flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (buttermilk)
- 2 tablespoons rice bran oil
- 2 tablespoons organic egg replacer + 2 tablespoons water (or 1 egg)
Ingredients for the donut glaze:
- 1 cup organic powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon butterfly pea powder + a few drops of clear alcohol of your choice
- 1/4 sweet potato powder
1. Preheat oven
Preheat the oven to 180°C. While waiting, prepare the doughnut spray using a non-stick baking spray.
2. Combine dry ingredients
Add the flour, sweet potato flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir thoroughly until they're mixed well.
3. Combine wet ingredients
Add the buttermilk (almond milk + apple cider) and the egg replacer in a small bowl. Slowly add the rice bran oil while whisking the mixture. Stir until it appears to be smooth.
4. Combine wet and dry ingredients
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ones. Whisk them well together until they form into a smooth batter.
5. Batter to tray
Carefully lay out each scoop of batter on the tray. Make sure that there's enough batter for 6 Galaxy Donuts.
6. Bake time!
Insert the beautiful doughnuts into the oven and bake them at 180°C for 15 mins, or until they appear golden brown.
7. Cool down
After baking them, take them out and let them cool for a few mins before transferring each doughnut to a wire rack. (We know it might be hard to resist, but don't you sneak a bite!)
How to create the Blue Butterfly Pea Powder Glaze
While you're letting the doughnuts cool down, let's make their finishing touches! The doughtnut's glaze is the very thing that would complete its amazingness. This is the reason behind its "blue donut" look.
- Mix the powdered sugar, almond milk, and sweet potato powder to start creating the glaze. Remember to mix thoroughly to dissolve the sugar.
- Once a glaze forms, slowly pour in the Blue Butterfly Pea Powder along with the alcohol until your desired color of blue is reached. You can go as light or as dark as you want (as long as you don't compromise its taste, of course).
- Strain the lumps!
How to finish your Vegan Galaxy Donuts
All you need to do now is to carefully dip each doughnut into the beautiful blue glaze and return it to the rack. If you feel like it, you may sprinkle a bit of food-safe glitter on top of each one to add more pizazz!
Now, you can enjoy each bite of this intriguing Galaxy Donuts anytime!
Indeed, the Blue Butterfly Pea has made its mark on our lives. It can be added to almost anything, whether it's our drinks, our food, or the things we use on our bodies for beauty and wellness. Thanks to its wide range of benefits, it's clearly proving to be much more than its mystifying color changing abilities. We don't know what else Blue Butterfly Pea has got in store for us, but it's surely here to stay.