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Homemade Funnel Cake: Easy Vegan Recipe

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State fairs are a quintessential part of American culture, and so are the fried foods that go along with them. Skip the crowds and learn how to make homemade funnel cake yourself using natural and organic ingredients.

You don’t need to wait for the summertime to enjoy the sweet, sugary scent of funnel cakes wafting through the air. They’re actually fairly simple to make at home yourself. Plus, you can control exactly what ingredients go into them, making them a slightly healthier alternative than the fairground favorite. Skip the deep fryer and fry your funnel cakes in a pan – this limits the oil that will be absorbed into the dough, resulting in fewer calories and less fat. Let’s take a look at how to make homemade funnel cake. 

Homemade Funnel Cake Recipe

Homemade funnel cakes will taste just as good as the ones you get at the fairground.
Homemade funnel cakes will taste just as good as the ones you get at the fairground.
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This homemade funnel cake recipe takes about 30 minutes, and yields 5 funnel cakes – so invite your friends over to enjoy these tasty treats. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2½ cups whole wheat flour 
  • 4 tbsp organic cane sugar 
  • pinch of salt 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 cups homemade oat milk (or other plant-based milk of your choice)
  • ¼ cup organic sunflower oil  
  • 2 tbsp organic canola oil (for frying) 

Instructions: 

  1. Sift together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Then stir in the oat milk, sunflower oil, and vanilla extract. 
  2. Pour the batter into a piping bag, or small pitcher. 
  3. Heat the canola oil in the bottom of a large frying pan or skillet. 
  4. Pour or pipe the batter into the hot pan in a circular/spiral pattern, and allow it to cook until nicely golden brown, and then flip to cook the other side. 
  5. Remove from the pan, and repeat with the rest of the batter, until all homemade funnel cakes are made. 

Topping for the Homemade Funnel Cakes

Fresh fruit can help bring brighter flavors to a homemade funnel cake.
Fresh fruit can help bring brighter flavors to a homemade funnel cake.
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Choosing your toppings is half the fun when it comes to funnel cakes. For your homemade funnel cake, consider skipping the conventional powdered sugar and using the following ideas instead: 

If you’re feeling really adventurous, try going savory with vegan cheese sauce and vegan ground beef

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