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Homemade Maple Bar Doughnuts (Vegan)

Maple bars are a favorite classic made so much better by creating them yourself. You might be surprised how easy they are to make.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 2 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup slightly warm water
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • Oil for frying

Maple Glaze:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl if doing by hand), dissolve yeast in water and allow to sit for about 5 minutes until bubbly. Stir in coconut milk and sugar, then and salt until combined. Add flour a cup at a time until it comes together into a smooth dough. Place in a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap, and place in warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours. (Alternatively, you can refrigerate the dough overnight.)
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle roughly 1/2 an inch thick and 10x12 inches. Cut into 10 bars (about 5 x 2 1/4in) and place bars on clean tray in a warm lace to rise for about 45 minutes.
  3. While the bars are rising stir you're glaze together. Whisk syrup, vanilla, milk, and salt in a medium bowl. Add powdered sugar a cup at a time and stir until smooth.
  4. Heat about 3 inches of oil in a large high-sided skillet or pot to 350 degrees F (180 C). Gently lift 2 to 3 bars at a time and drop carefully into oil. Fry on each side for 35 to 45 seconds until golden then flip and repeat on other side. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to gently lift them out and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
  5. Dip bars in glaze while still warm and again after slightly cooled then place them on a wire rack to dry for a few minutes before serving.