Today’s D’s 29th (+ xx) birthday! (I’ma soooo get beaten for that one.) Since moving here we’ve been exercising and eating healthily, rarely eating sweets. In fact, we’ve both lost quite a bit of weight since June, and we continued that trend all throughout the holidays. So, needless to say, D really didn’t want cake for her birthday. However, I (the real sweetie hound) wanted to bake something for her, so I decided to make Herbivore Dinosaur’s fabulous apple cider donuts instead. I altered the recipe slightly, in that I substituted coconut milk for the soy milk, used whole wheat pastry flour for my flour, and only used 24 oz of vegan shortening. I also cut the recipe in half, and it made roughly 10 donuts and 10 donuts holes.
I did frost some of them with the frosting listed in the recipe, but mine turned out to be the same color as the donuts, so there was no need to photograph those. Plus, they’re now in my belly. Mmmm, tasty. Anyway, D said she loved them, so that’s what really matters.