Vegan Recipes : Vegan Beignets

Category : Vegan Recipes

Vegan RecipesIf you ever visit New Orleans, there is a place there, called Café Du Monde that is famous for its beignets. Ask any of the locals, and they will tell you that this is one must see thing that you should add to your to do list. Thinking of trips I made to Café Du Monde years ago gave me a hankering for beignets. Fortunately, a friend had recently given me these delicious vegan recipes for beignets, which I am now going to share with you.

Here are the ingredients that you are going to need to have on hand:

  •  3 teaspoons powdered egg replacer + 4 tablespoons hot water
  •  1 1/2 tablespoons flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons hot water
  •  3/4 cup organic cane sugar
  •  3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  4 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  •  1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  •  1 teaspoon sea salt or 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  •  1 cup nondairy milk or creamer
  •  3 tablespoons canola oil or melted vegan margarine
  •  cinnamon-sugar or glaze, for coating

You can begin preparing these vegan recipes by combining the egg replacer, flaxseed meal, and hot water in one mixing bowl. Stir it together well and set it aside. In another mixing bowl, sift together all of your dry ingredients. Stir them together well.

Next, add your wet ingredients to the large mixing bowl with your dry ingredients. Stir it gently to mix them together. The mixture should achieve a consistency that is similar to that of cookie dough. At this point, begin heating oil in a large pot until it reaches 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now, you can begin to carefully drop teaspoon size balls of dough into the pot. Do not put more than 8 balls in at once. Let them fry for 2 minutes, turn them over, and let them fry for another 2-3 minutes. Continue doing so until you have used all of your dough batter.

Once the beignets are done cooking, remove them from the oil and place them on a cookie sheet that has been covered with paper towels. The paper towels are used to absorb the excess oil. Let them drain for 3-5 minutes, and then roll them in your cinnamon sugar mixture. Make sure they are well coated. If you want, you can sprinkle them with a little powdered sugar to finish.

Between the prep time and cooking time, it will take about 60 minutes to prepare these vegan recipes, but you will be provided with a sweet treat that you are guaranteed to love!