Hanukah Sufganiyot / Christmas Dessert Easy / Vegan Jelly Donuts

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Amazing idea for Christmas dessert; easy Homemade Sufganiyot or Jelly Donuts filled with Strawberry jam is one of my favorite Christmas recipes. Light and fluffy homemade Vegan donuts coated in white sugar and filled with mouthwatering Strawberry jam.
fried vegan doughnut filled with strawberry jelly on a white dish
Christmas Dessert Easy Vegan Sufganiyot Vegan Jelly Donuts
Christmas Dessert Easy Vegan Sufganiyot / Vegan Jelly Donuts

 If you are looking for a Christmas dessert idea, you must try this recipe for easy vegan sufganiyot; they are absolutely mouthwatering filled with jelly and incredibly soft, airy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Donuts are the ultimate comfort food. The aroma from the oven and the little hint of jelly peeking out of the side make these irresistible. I am a sucker for classic holiday-baked treats like this Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie. I promise you these Vegan Jelly Donuts won’t disappoint you.

What are these Jelly Donuts?

Besides a Christmas dessert, it is also a traditional Jewish dessert made in the Hanukkah holiday. Typiclly they are deep-fried. They symbolize the miracle of the burning oil lamps in the ancient Holy Temple in Jerusalem celebrated during Hanukkah. Plump up each doughnut with your favorite fruit jam. For a wintry effect, sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar.

Is it better baked or fried?

Obviously, baking is healthier; however, if you use an air fryer, this option is the best! The classical Sufganiyots are always deep-fried. To put it delicately, baked donuts are the healthier option compared to traditional deep-fried donuts. If you decide to bake them, they won’t leave you feeling as guilty about your choices. You only need 1 Tbsp of melted butter to coat all 12 donuts! Are donuts good for you? In the end, they are still sugar-covered carbs… glorious carbs! Eat responsibly.

What is the Best Filling for Sufganiyot/ Jelly Donuts?

We enjoy changing up the type of jelly in these baked donuts; strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, huckleberry,.. you name it! Whether you are using jam, preserves, or jelly, pick one that is:

  • Thick – a thick jelly won’t run out of the donut as easily
  • Fairly Smooth – so the piping tip doesn’t get clogged
  • Your favorite flavor – these are, after all, for you!

Are Baked Donuts Healthy?

To put it delicately, baked donuts are the healthier option compared to traditional deep-fried donuts. They don’t leave you feeling as guilty about your choices. You only need 1 Tbsp of melted butter to coat all 12 donuts! Are donuts good for you? In the end, they are still sugar-covered carbs… glorious carbs! Eat responsibly.

How to Make Strawberry Jelly:

Ingredients You Need:

1 Pound Fresh Strawberries

1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice

2-3 Tablespoons Agave Syrup or White Sugar

Instructions:

Start by washing, hulling and quartering your fresh strawberries

Place the strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar or agave syrup in a good quality pot and cook on medium heat for 25 minutes

Continuously smash the strawberries with a wooden spook to help release the juices of the strawberries and help the jelly to thicken

I like to leave my jelly with small chunks in it but if you want a smoother texture you can food process the jelly

Place in a Mason Jar and refrigerate for up to a week.

fried vegan doughnut filled with strawberry jelly on a white dish

Easy Vegan Jelly Donuts

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Amazing idea for Christmas dessert; easy Homemade Sufganiyot or Jelly Donuts filled with Strawberry jam is one of my favorite Christmas recipes. Light and fluffy homemade Vegan donuts coated in white sugar and filled with mouthwatering Strawberry jam.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Rising Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 1 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Israeli,, Mediterranean
Servings 30 Donuts
Calories 71 kcal

Equipment

  • Cookie Cutter
  • Mason Jar Lid
  • Rolling Pin

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups White flour
  • 1 packet (8.75g) Yeast
  • ¾ cup Almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
  • 1 Flax egg* (1 1/2 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water)
  • cup Brown, coconut or granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Vegan butter melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • cups of vegetable oil for frying you could also bake them
  • 1 cup Strawberry jelly**
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar

Instructions
 

Preparing the Donut Dough

  • Heat the almond milk for 1 minute in a microwave. It kind feels hot like a hot tub butt Ican put my finger in it but it is definitely warm.
  • Add a little bit of sugar ( 1 tsp) and thepackage of yeast .The sugar is gonna help these to activate
  • Mix together and then set it aside forabout 10 minutes until it rises. It shouldbe nice and foamy It’s like gotten bigger in size it’s risen so it’s activated.
  • Add the melted vegan butter to a bowl, then the flax egg.*
  • Then theactivated yeast, mix together then add the sugar and the all purpose
    Flour andvanilla extract.
  • You can make the dough kneading with your hands or with the help of a stand mixture.
     Till you get nice smooth dough.
  • Add a splashof vegetable oil on the dough ball to coat the dough so this way it doesn’t
    Dry outwhile rising. Cover with a dish towel and set aside for 1 hour so it doubles
    It' size.(Nice and chubby).
  • Dust someflour on the clean counter and slice the big dough into two halves.
    Cover again the half that you are not working on.
  • Using a adusted flourrolling pin, so the dough doesn’t stick and start rolling
    It out .You want it to be probably about half an inch thick .
  • And you can repeat this process again with allthe leftover scraps. Use a masonjar lid or a buiscuit cutter  to cut outa bunch of circles.Then takethe scraps give it a little push together to make it back to a little ball dough.
  • Once youhave them all cut out , cover again with a dish towel and leave them foranother
    20 minutesto rise a little bit more.
  • After 20 minutes they woild rise and ready to be baked or deep fried .

Bake the donuts option:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Brush doughnuts with oil, bake for8-10 min or until golden brown. When taking the doughnuts out of the ovenimmediately brush with another coat of oil.

Frying the donuts option:

  • Heat 1” oil in aheavy-bottomed skillet to 360-370°F and fry donuts for 2-3 minutes per side,until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to blot excess oil.

Filling & Coating:

  • Allow donuts tocool slightly while filling pastry bag with jam. Poke a hole in the side or topof your donut, then pipe about a tablespoon of jam/ Strawberry Jelly into each donut.
  • Sprinkle with confectioners sugar before serving.

Notes

  • * Egg flax: Mix 1 Tbsp flaxseed with 2 1/2 Tbsp hot water and let sit for 10 minutes to thicken as jelly as a sub of using an egg.
  • ** Homemade  Strawberry Jelly ( recipe above in the caption ) or you could use a regular strawberry jam

Nutrition

Serving: 5g | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword Hanukah, jelly donuts, jelly doughnuts, Vegan donuts, Vegan Jelly donuts, Sufganiyot, Vegan Sufganiyot
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