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Vegan Donuts

How to make your own secretly vegan donuts at home – the super easy recipe, with just 8 ingredients!

Vegan Donuts

Easy Baked Vegan Donuts

Egg free

Dairy free

Can be oil free

No refined sugar

♥ COMPLETELY DELICIOUS

The best part about these vegan donuts is that the recipe is so simple you might already have all of the ingredients needed to make them right now!

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The donuts are baked, not fried, and there are no flax eggs, no yeast, and no crazy ingredients – they taste like regular donuts because they ARE regular donuts!

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Vegan Blueberry Donuts: Use the following recipe for Blueberry Baked Donuts.

Peanut Butter Donuts: Follow the recipe below, subbing 1/4 cup peanut butter for all of the oil.

Vanilla Glazed Donuts: Make the basic glaze and donut recipes, both included below in this post.

Vegan Chocolate Donuts: Replace 1/4 cup of the flour in the recipe below with unsweetened cocoa powder. Dip in melted chocolate. 

Coconut Donuts: Use coconut milk as the milk of choice in the below recipe, and replace half of the vanilla extract with coconut extract. If desired, top with frosting or coconut butter and toasted shredded coconut.

For chocolate frosted donuts, use this Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Vegan Dunkin Donuts?

As of June 2020, there are inexplicably still no vegan doughnuts available for sale at either Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts, although the latter does offer Beyond Meat vegan sausage patties and almond milk on its menu.

But once you learn how easy it is to make your own donuts at home, you can turn your kitchen into your very own vegan Krispy Kreme factory and make as many flavors as you can dream up.

Serve the donuts for breakfast alongside a homemade Whipped Coffee, and you don’t ever even need to leave your pajamas!

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Donut Frosting Options

For vegan glazed donuts, use the icing recipe below:   

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar or sugar-free powdered sugar
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp milk of choice, or as needed
  • optional lemon zest, orange zest, or 1/4 tsp pure maple extract

Or you can frost the vegan doughnuts with store-bought or homemade frosting, dip in cinnamon sugar, melted chocolate chips, or powdered sugar, ice with vegan cream cheese frosting and cover them in sprinkles, or serve them unfrosted for breakfast instead of muffins.

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Baking Tips & Tricks

If you don’t have a donut maker or donut pan, the healthy donuts can also be made in a regular or mini muffin tin as long as baking time is adjusted.

Or you can buy a donut pan (they’re usually under ten dollars) on Amazon, Target, Walmart, Michaels, Bed Bath Beyond, or sometimes available in Whole Foods or regular grocery stores.

For vegan gluten free donuts, the recipe works with oat flour or Bob’s gluten free all purpose mix. For sugar-free donuts, xylitol works as well.

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Above – watch the video how to make the vegan donut recipe

How To Make Vegan Donuts At Home (Easy Recipe)
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Vegan Donuts

A super simple and delicious recipe for how to make vegan donuts at home.
5/5 (17)
Total Time 8 minutes
Yield 6 vegan donuts (or 20 mini donuts)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tsp white or cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 tbsp oil, nut butter, or applesauce or mashed banana for fat-free
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave (here's a sugar free donut recipe)
  • 1 cup flour, loosely packed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • optional pinch cardamom

Instructions

  • Whisk together first 5 ingredients. Grease a donut pan or mini muffin pan. Preheat oven to 350 F. Add all remaining ingredients to a large bowl. Once oven is preheated, stir wet into dry until evenly mixed (don’t overmix). Bake on the center rack 8 minutes or until donuts have risen and are cooked through. Let sit 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Vegan frosting recipes are included above in this post. 
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Notes

If you’re a visual person, be sure to watch the recipe video above!
The donut recipe works with white all purpose, spelt, oat, or bob’s gf all purpose flour. I have not tried it with almond flour, coconut flour, or whole wheat flour, so feel free to experiment with other options at your own risk.
 
 

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Published on June 3, 2020

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  1. Dana says

    Thank you for this great recipe. I’ve made these donuts before following the exact instructions.

    My question is, could I use sugar instead of the agave or maple syrup? I’m inexplicably out of maple syrup and I’m thinking about making them tomorrow morning for brunch.

  2. Everest says

    It’s really wonderful content and informative. It’s great thought to share that kind of information. It’s really helpful to everyone.

    • CCK Media Team says

      So far, Katie’s attempts at keto donuts have resulted in donuts that stick to the pan/can’t be taken out of the pan in one piece. The closest thing she has to a paleo donut recipe would be doing her keto muffins in a mini muffin pan and treating them like donut holes. (We wouldn’t recommend doing that recipe in a donut pan either, for the reasons mentioned above.) https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/keto-muffins-recipe/

  3. Jan says

    These were so quick and easy to make! I made them while on a conference call 🙂 I made them chocolate (as suggested by using 3/4cup flour and 1/4 cup cocoa). I used almond milk, maple syrup and coconut oil. These turned out very delicious but a little bit dry. I did not make any icing as I like my donuts plain. So good and can’t wait to try some other variations!

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