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Quick and Easy Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

4 star Avg. rating 4 from 7 votes.

Recipe Information

# of Servings: 24
Recipe Created By: Pam Correll


1 cup So Delicious® Dairy Free Original Coconutmilk Beverage
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 oz firm tofu
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar (optional)
1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
oil for frying


Heat oil in deep fryer, or 3" of oil in a large frying pan.

Combine coconut milk, vegetable oil and tofu in a blender. Blend until completely liquefied.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Add liquid ingredients and stir to combine. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead to make a soft dough. Press dough with your hands hands until it is 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a donut cutter.

Gently place several donuts at a time into the hot oil. Turn each one after a minute, and cook until lightly browned on both sides. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel lined plate.

For optional cinnamon sugar coating:

In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Coat warm donuts with cinnamon/sugar mixture.


Shh! No one will ever know that these cake donuts are dairy-free! Tofu and So Delicious® Dairy Free Original Coconutmilk Beverage give them a great texture. Watch out! They'll be gone before they're cool!


I use firm tofu, but any tofu works well, as it is blended until liquefied.

Feel free to dress your donuts up however you like...plain, powdered sugar, whatever!

I do not recommend baking these donuts...I tried and they were more like biscuits.

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