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Vegan Mueganos on a Plate

Mueganos

$0.84 recipe | $0.07 serving
Mueganos are a Mexican dessert you won't be able to get enough of. Crispy squares of dough are stuck together with an ooey-gooey caramel sauce made from piloncillo.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Rest Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Sweets
Cuisine Mexican, Vegan
Servings 12 mueganos
Calories 141 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Small saucepan
  • Large stockpot

Ingredients
 

Dough

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour ($0.11)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder ($0.01)
  • ½ teaspoon salt ($0.01)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable shortening or vegan butter ($0.01)
  • ½ tablespoon cane sugar ($0.01)
  • ½ cup warm water ($0.01)

Syrup

  • 1 cone piloncillo ($0.35)
  • ¾ cup water ($0.01)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice optional

To Fry

  • 1-2 cups neutral vegetable oil ($0.32)

Instructions
 

Dough

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together. In a separate bowl, beat the vegetable shortening and cane sugar together.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, then pour in warm water and knead together until a uniform ball is formed, about 8-10 minutes. Cover the dough and let it rest for 15-30 minutes.

Syrup

  • In the meantime, add the piloncillo, water, and lemon juice to a small saucepan. Simmer over medium-low until it reaches a syrup consistency, about 10-12 minutes.

Frying

  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until ~⅛-inch thick, then cut it into ½-inch squares.
  • Heat the oil in a large stockpot until it reaches 350°F. Fry the squares of dough in small batches until puffy and golden-brown, about 2-3 minutes per batch. Transfer them to a large strainer over a bowl or plate to drain excess oil while you cook the rest.

Assembly

  • Mix the fried dough and syrup together in a large bowl, then use your hands to shape the pieces into balls, pushing them together so they stick. Transfer each one to a tray, and allow them to dry before serving. Happy eating!

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Notes

  • Try lime juice or cinnamon in place of the lemon juice for the piloncillo syrup.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mueganos
Serving Size
 
1 muegano
Amount per Serving
Calories
141
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1.8
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.4
g
3
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.7
g
Sodium
 
133.8
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
16.8
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
28.7
g
10
%
Fiber
 
0.4
g
2
%
Sugar
 
16.7
g
19
%
Protein
 
1.6
g
3
%
Calcium
 
28.1
mg
3
%
Iron
 
0.9
mg
5
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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