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Healthy Version of Traditional Italian Zeppole

 

This traditional zeppole Italian is prepared in a healthy version. Filled with creamy pastry cream with plant-based milk and topped with Amarena or Fabbri cherries. But I like fresh cherries. This pastry is kid-friendly and the perfect treat for vegetarians. Ideal for any occasion and St. Joseph’s Day.

 

Vegan Cream Puff Recipe

Vegan Zeppole (Pastry/Donuts)

 

Do you love Italian donuts? If so, you’ll love this vegan version of zeppole! Zeppole are fluffy, doughnut-like treats that are usually made with eggs and milk. But this recipe uses plant-based ingredients instead, so they’re perfect for vegans and dairy-free eaters. Plus, they’re super easy to make – just mix together a few simple ingredients and bake them in an oven.

 

Yes, you read it right this zeppole Italian recipe we will gonna make a vegan and healthy version. These sweet treats are simple to make and perfect for any occasion. In this blog post, we will show you how to make vegan zeppole using easy-to-find ingredients including the substitution according to your preference.

 

Your taste buds will thank you!

Zeppole Italian donuts are savory and decadent that will truly drool your taste buds since they are:

  • Filled with vegan cream and sprinkled with unrefined powdered sugar.
  • Topped with cherries or your desired berries.
  • Mouthwatering that you will make it again and again.

Furthermore, these zeppole Italian donuts not only will drool your taste buds but also:

 

  • Vegan-version, dairy-free, and gluten-free options.
  • Perfect for any occasion, especially during St. Joseph’s Day.
  • It’s easy to make and requires few ingredients.
  • Kid-friendly and perfect for vegetarians or even non-vegetarians who will love this.

 

Vegan Cream Puff Recipe

Traditional Italian Pastry or Donuts

 

Plant-based ingredients tips and their substitution

 

Vegan zeppole requires basic plant-based ingredients. Below are the ingredients tips and their substitution if preferred. So, gather your ingredients!

 

1. Vegan Butter

    • It’s either homemade or store-bought. If buying is your option, make sure they are dairy-free.

2. Unrefined Powdered Sugar

    • To keep this vegan and healthy use organic or raw sugar, or any of your preferred natural powdered sweeteners. I suggest Bob’s Red Mill brand.

3. Water

    • It gives the right consistency and texture to the pastry use a measuring cup to add this water.

4. All-purpose flour

    • Alternatively use rice flour, corn flour, almond flour, or coconut flour, if desired. Also, there is certified gluten-free flour available in the supermarket.

5. Flax seed

    • This is the best alternative for eggs but there are a lot of vegan egg substitutes such as chia eggs, mashed banana, apple sauce, aquafaba, or plant-based yogurt.

6. Plant-based Milk

    • You can use your favorite plant-based milk or unsweetened milk. Assure that they are completely made plant-based.

7. Corn starch or Potato starch

    • Feel free to use any of them. They are vegan-friendly and used for the filling.

8. Kosher Salt

    • A pinch of salt is enough and it provides to balance the taste of the pastry and the filling.

9. Vanilla Extract

    • It gives a pleasant smell and aromatic flavor to this vegan zeppole.

10. Fabbri/Maraschino Cherries

    • They are imported from Italy the are available in the supermarket. If these cherries are not available, feel free to top them with fresh or frozen cherries or just simply omit them.

 

Vegan Cream Puff Recipe

healthy version zeppole

 

Make these batches of vegan zeppole!

 

Preparing this vegan zeppole takes 30 minutes and is done in 1 hour including the baking time. The mentioned amount of ingredients makes a 16-yield. It is up to you how many you will want to make. Below are easy steps to make this batch of vegan zeppole.

 

For The Choux Pastry

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the vegan butter, unrefined sugar, and water.
  3. Add the flour generously and stir using a spoon till the mixture forms into pastry.
  4. Combine flax seeds mixture at a time til they are completely combined.
  5. Transfer the pastry into a piping bag and line a baking tray.
  6. On a line baking sheet, pipe the pastry to form cream puffs or zeppole.
  7. Make a hole in the center of each zeppole.
  8. Bake for at least 30 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.

 

For The Pastry Cream

  1. In a pot, mix the flax seeds mixture, unrefined sugar, potato or corn starch, kosher salt, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  2. In low heat, add gradually the plant-based milk till the mixture is completely combined and thickens.
  3. Using a piping bag, fill the top of the pastry with creamy pastry cream.
  4. Sprinkle each choux pastry with powdered sugar and top with cherries. Enjoy!

 

Cream Puff (if you prefer)

  1. Make a small hollow in the center of each pastry.
  2. Using a piping bag, make a small hole and fill it with pastry cream.
  3. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with cherries.

 

Recipe Suggestion

 

Vegan Zeppole: FAQs

 

Probably you might be wondering about this recipe. Below is the frequently asked question in this recipe. If you have any questions just comment below!

1. What is Zeppole?

  • In English, zeppole means a doughnut that is made with cream puffs dough. Zeppole is an Italian word.

 

Vegan Cream Puff Recipe

topped with cherries

 

Haven’t tried this? So, let us gather the ingredients and have fun making this vegan zeppole!

 

Share your experience making this traditional Italian pastry by leaving a comment below.

2. Can I make vegan zeppole at home?

Absolutely! There are numerous vegan zeppole recipes available online that use ingredients like plant-based milk, flour, and baking powder to create the perfect dough. Don’t forget to serve them with delectable vegan chocolate sauce and vegan cream cheese for a delightful twist!

All you need is vegan zeppole!

Vegan Cream Puff Recipe

Vegan Zeppole (Traditional Italian Donuts or Pastry)

This traditional zeppole Italian pastry or donut is prepared in a healthy version. Filled with creamy pastry cream with plant-based milk and topped with Amarena or Fabbri cherries. But I like fresh cherries. This pastry is kid-friendly and the perfect treat for vegetarians. Ideal for any occasion and St. Joseph's Day.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Cream Puff, Pastry
Cuisine Italian
Servings 16 Yields
Calories 1885 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The Choux Pastry:

  • 9 tbsps vegan butter
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar powdered: organic or raw
  • 8 oz water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or any certified gluten-free flour
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds and stir in 3 tbsp of water

For The Pastry Cream:

  • 1 tbsp flax seeds and stir in 3 tbsp of water
  • 2/3 cup almond milk or any plant-based milk
  • 10 tbsp sugar powdered: organic or raw
  • 2 ¼ tbsp corn starch or potato starch will work too
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sugar powdered: organic or raw, for sprinkle
  • cherries optional, you can use fresh or frozen, or Amarena, Fabbri

Instructions
 

Fluffy Choux Pastry:

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add the vegan butter, unrefined sugar, and water.
  • Add the flour generously and stir using a spoon till the mixture forms into pastry.
  • Combine flax seeds mixture at a time til they are completely combined.
  • Transfer the pastry into a piping bag and line a baking tray.
  • On a line baking sheet, pipe the pastry to form cream puffs or zeppole
  • Make a small hollow in the center of each cream puff or zeppole.
  • Bake for at least 30 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.

Creamy Pastry Cream:

  • In a pot, mix the flax seeds mixture, unrefined sugar, potato or corn starch, kosher salt, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • In low heat, add gradually the plant-based milk till the mixture is completely combined and thickens.
  • Using a piping bag, fill the top of the pastry with creamy pastry cream.
  • Sprinkle each choux pastry with unrefined powdered sugar and top with cherries. Enjoy!

Cream Puff (if you prefer)

  • Make a small hollow in the center of each pastry.
  • Using a piping bag, make a small hole and fill it with pastry cream.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and top with cherries. 
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For More Vegan Recipes

 

The vegan recipes below I’ve suggested are completely vegan and 100% made with plant-based ingredients. They are also a great addition to your vegan meal. Even non-vegetarians will love these!

  1. Vegan Butternut Squash Curry with Chickpeas: This Thai-inspired curry is ideal for family dinners and busy nights.
  2. Homemade Herbed Falafel Recipe: Bursting with flavor and herbs. Fantastic as burger patties, salad toppings, and in a pita wrap.
  3. Vegetarian BBQ Burger Sliders: Grilled burgers you will want to make it over and over. Packed with BBQ sauce creamy coleslaw, and fried onion.
  4. Banana Cream Pie Overnight Steel-cut Oats: Easy to make with few ingredients and perfect for on-the-go mornings.
  5. Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie: A refreshing, sweet, tangy nutritious drink. An anti-inflammatory and enhance the immune system.

 

To Wrap It All Up

 

If you’re looking for a delicious and slightly healthier option, give our vegan zeppole recipe a try. These little Italian pastries are perfect for any special occasion or just because you feel like spoiling yourself. And if you don’t have time to make them from scratch, no problem! We’ve got an easy cheat sheet that will help you get the same great results in minutes. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and indulge your sweet tooth with some of the best vegan zeppoles around.

 

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