Vegan spaghetti donuts are a creative and delicious twist on traditional spaghetti. They’re typically made by mixing cooked spaghetti with a savory vegan sauce, shaping them into donut shapes, and then baking or frying them until crispy. Here’s a basic recipe to get you started:
- 8 oz (about 225g) cooked spaghetti (whole wheat or gluten-free if preferred)
- 1 cup vegan tomato sauce (store-bought or homemade)
- 1/2 cup vegan cheese, shredded (optional)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (for added flavor)
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (or dried basil)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cooking spray or oil for greasing the donut pan
- Prepare the Flax Egg: In a small bowl, mix the ground flaxseed with water and set it aside for a few minutes until it thickens and becomes gel-like.
- Cook the Spaghetti: Boil the spaghetti according to the package instructions until it’s al dente. Drain and rinse it with cold water to stop the cooking process. Let it cool slightly.
- Mix the Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the cooked spaghetti, tomato sauce, vegan cheese (if using), nutritional yeast, chopped basil, minced garlic, and the prepared flax egg. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together until the spaghetti is well coated.
- Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a donut pan with cooking spray or a small amount of oil.
- Shape the Donuts: Take small portions of the spaghetti mixture and press them into the cavities of the donut pan, shaping them into donut shapes. Make sure they are packed tightly.
- Bake: Place the donut pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the spaghetti donuts are firm and slightly crispy on the outside.
- Cool and Serve: Allow the spaghetti donuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then gently remove them from the pan and transfer them to a serving platter.
- Enjoy: Serve your vegan spaghetti donuts as a unique and tasty appetizer or main dish. You can garnish them with fresh basil or vegan Parmesan cheese for added flavor.