Vegan rainbow donuts + it’s my birthday!

It’s my birthday today so I am going big and celebrating with all things unicorn and rainbow and just all the colors (I don’t discriminate)! Anyone who knows me knows that I’m just a colorful person and I’m not afraid to flaunt it lol The unicorn/rainbow obsession started when I ordered this magical unicorn purse last year:

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and my obsession has just grown from there (and it’s still growing):

I even got unicorn plates (from five below), napkins (from target), and fun straws (from target) to use for my bday:

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And my coworkers even got in on the action and gifted me some awesome rainbow unicorn gifts to celebrate with:

My mom even reminded me that one year I did a unicorn themed party as a kid so apparently, on some level, I’ve always had a love for unicorns and rainbows:

Unicorn cake topper

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Goodie bags

So today’s recipe is rainbow themed donuts, filled donuts, and eclair donuts (and yes, there will be plenty of pics):

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I actually started with my 5 minute microwave donut base and made traditional donuts and filled donuts. The frosting is dyed naturally using mrm superfood powders so we have beet powder for red, beet powder + turmeric for orange, turmeric for yellow, spirulina for green, and maqui berry powder for purple:

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Moving on to filled donuts; I mean how pretty is that filling?

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And of course an inside shot because it just gets prettier:

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And then while I was photgraphing them, I remembered I had quite a bit of filling leftover so I made a batch of eclair donuts (I told you there were would be a lot of pictures lol)

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One big happy (colorful) family:

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I even attempted unicorn donuts but I’m going to save those for another day so this post doesn’t get too ridiculous lol So for my birthday Edward and I will be spending it with my parents and our cat, Taco. It will be our cat’s first road trip since we first got him so hopefully it goes well. We’ve already been training him to go for walks so hopefully he’ll be cool with going on car rides:

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To keep up with my foodie adventures and our adventures with our cat you can always come follow me on Instagram where I regularly share stories and pics: come join in the fun!

Rainbow (microwave) donuts – makes 5

 Donut base

⁃ 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour (more as needed)

⁃ 1/2 cup butternut squash puree (I used frozen and microwaved what I needed then pureed it in my food processor)

⁃ 1 tsp cinnamon

⁃ 2 tsp baking powder

⁃ splash apple cider vinegar

⁃ 1 tbsp olive oil

Filling/topping

⁃ 1/3 cup vegan cream cheese (I used tofutti but feel free to use whatever brand you like)

⁃ 5oz vegan yogurt

⁃ pinch coconut sugar, to taste

– splash almond extract, to taste

⁃ beet powder = red

⁃ beet + turmeric = orange

⁃ turmeric powder = yellow

⁃ spirulina or matcha powder = green

⁃ maqui berry powder = purple

1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients to make your donut base. Mixture will be sticky so you will likely need to add a bit more flour so it’s easier to work with.

2. Add extra flour a spoonful at a time until dough comes together and is manageable.

3. Oil a microwave safe plate and set aside. Decide how many regular donuts, eclairs,  and filled donuts you want to make. For filled donuts, you will want a bigger chunk of dough so there’s extra room for the filling. For regular donuts, you can get away with using less. You will also need a slightly bigger chunk of dough for eclairs. I ended up making two batches of dough so I could make a bigger variety.

4. Divide dough based on what you want to make. For eclairs, from into an oblong eclair-esque shape. For filled donuts, roll a chunk of dough into a ball and flatten a bit. For the regular donuts, roll a slightly smaller piece of dough into a ball and flatten a bit then use a straw to punch out the donut hole.

5. Arrange donuts on the plate making sure they aren’t too close together. They will puff up a bit in the microwave and won’t cook evenly if they’re too close together. Microwave 2 minutes then set aside to cool.

7. Prepare the filling by softening the cream cheese then mixing in the yogurt and coconut sugar. Save a couple tbsp of this for topping then divide the rest evenly amongst 5 bowls. Add a little of your superfood powders to the bowls and mix until the color develops. The amount you add is completely up to you.

8. Before you add any fillings, dip the tops of the filled donuts and eclairs in the cream cheese/yogurt mixure you saved in the previous step and top with sprinkles. They are now ready to be filled.

9. Transfer colored fillings to a small sandwich bag, one color per bag. To fill your donuts, use a straw to poke a hole in the side of the donut. Be careful not to poke the straw straight through. Maneuver the straw around a bit to hollow out the inside of the donut. Then pipe a little bit of each color filling into the donut. For the eclairs, cut a slit in one side of the eclair, horizontally, then pipe each color inside. For regular donuts, decorate with the remaining colored fillings however you wish.

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