Vegan BeaverTails Recipe
A couple of months ago I had my first ever Beavertail and it was so amazing that I had another one the same day, and ever since I’ve been looking for where I can buy one more. And the other good thing, they are VEGAN!!! Beavertails are a Canadian only pastry that’s in the shape of a beaver’s tail. I am from Vancouver and I had never heard of them before until I moved to Toronto, where they have 3 storefronts. Outside of Canada, they have franchises in Japan, South Korea and UAE, if you’re wanting to try an authentic Canadian Beavertail.
But for today, I am going to try to re-create them as best as I can. I had some clues as to what to use in this recipe. First of all, they are vegan, so I know they don’t have eggs and dairy. And second, I watched a Beavertails video online and I know they are made with yeast and are fried. The best things usually are, so no surprise there.
These Beavertails turned out AMAZING!!! Everyone at home said they taste just like the ones you get from the store, and they did!
It’s an easy recipe as well and makes around 12 beavertails. I made 4 and froze down the rest of the dough. They taste best when made fresh and are warm.
1 cup warm water
2 tsp yeast
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup oil
2.5 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar + 1/2 sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
To your hot water, add 2 tsp of yeast and let sit a couple of minutes, until mixture becomes frothy.
Next, add brown sugar, vanilla and oil and mix. Then stir in flour salt, 1/4 cup sugar and knead to get a dough.
Oil your bowl and cover with saran wrap and let sit for 45-1 hr or until dough has doubled in size.
Heat up your oil. To test to see if the oil is ready, take a small piece of the dough and place it into the frying pan, if it rises up, it is ready.
Now, take a small ball of dough and roll it into the shape of a beaver’s tail and place it into the frying pan. Fry each side for around 30 seconds or until golden brown. Place on paper towel to let the oil drain out.
In a ziploc bag, add the remaining sugar and cinnamon. Place the freshly fried beavertail into this mixture and give it a shake. Your beavertail is now ready.
I like to add some Nutella and sliced bananas along with powdered sugar! So delicious!