Have you tried Timbits before? They’re bite-sized doughnut balls that are sold at a Canadian Fast Food chain called Tim Hortons. One of the first places I ate and drank at when I first moved to Canada – 12 years ago!
Since starting my journey towards a plant-based diet, I have been learning how to make my favourite foods, veganized. Lately I’ve been experimenting with sweets and desserts. I’m also enjoying all the mini pumpkin experiments. So I figured why not try making something I haven’t had in a while, because it wasn’t vegan?
Introducing the vegan Pumpkin Apple “Timbits”
A fall-inspired, fried-doughnut balls, filled with cinnamon, apples, and pumpkin. They’re a little crunchy on the outside, fluffy and moist on the inside. With crunchy bits of apples in there too! If you’re planning on hosting a mini gathering in celebration of Thanksgiving this year, consider making these Pumpkin Apple “Timbits” for dessert!
Hope you give this recipe a try. I’m sure you will enjoy it! If you do, I would love to see your recreation and learn how it went. Leave me a comment here and tag me in your photos on Instagram/Facebook/TikTok @demeals.ca #demeals
Pumpkin Apple “Timbits”
- Dry Bowl
345g Flour – sifted
55g Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
Pinch of Allspice Seasoning
Pinch of Salt
- Wet Bowl
3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 Tbsp Veggie Oil
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp Vegan Butter
4 Tbsp Pumpkin Purée
2 Apples – peeled & diced
- The Rest
5-6 Cups of Canola Oil – enough to cover for frying the timbits
3 Tbsp Sugar
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
- Bring the canola oil to 350 F | 180 C in a large pot.
- Whisk the Dry and Wet Bowl ingredients in two separate bowls. Carefully add the dry bowl to the wet bowl, and mix with a spatula until the dough is well-combined.
- Scoop out bite-sized doughnut balls, using a mini ice scream scoop (or create them with 2 spoons and your hand). Drop into the hot oil, and fry for 3-5 minutes. Flip and fry for another couple of minutes – until golden brown.
- Remove them from oil and place on a wire rack to drain. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Roll each “Timbit” in the Cinnamon Sugar bowl. Sprinkle more of the sugar on top and serve.
Enjoy your demeal!