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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


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!

Also Try These Quick & Healthy Vegan Pancakes.

Baked Vegan Donuts Recipe

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 vegan donuts!

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 (13)
Total Time 8 minutes
Yield 6 vegan donuts (or 20 mini donuts)


  • 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


  • 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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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. Sophoa says

    These look delicious. However, I am obsessed with the Krispy Kreme Glazed Raspberry Filled Donuts!!! Is there any possible recipe you have for them?

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hmm, I have never tried those but am intrigued! Maybe try putting half the donut batter in each mold, adding some raspberry jam, then covering in the remaining donut filling… and using the glaze recipe from the post?

  2. Blestree says

    Katie, are you sure you want to use the word “inexplicably” above about there being no vegan doughnuts available? It comes across as sounding like you feel entitled! I would have thought that you are just grateful for anyone who does provide vegan options and not that you have expectations. After all when you choose to eliminate items from your diet for your personal beliefs it shouldn’t be expected that others with different beliefs need to cater toward your particulars. . . . Katie, I think that’s generally your attitude so are you sure you want to use the word “inexplicably”?

    • Michelle says

      “Inexplicably: in a way that cannot be explained or accounted for.”
      It means that it is surprising there are not vegan donuts in 2020 at Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts. I’m not sure why you’re reading something else into that word or statement from Katie.

      • Blestree says

        Right, Katie may have just meant to say that it’s surprising, so I am pointing out that “inexplicably” has some undesirable connotations she may not have thought of. “Inexplicable” is often used to describe something that the speaker feels *ought* to have a good reason but *doesn’t.* Indeed, “surprising” does not have those connotations and would be a gentler word choice.

    • Kristen says

      I find it “inexplicable” that anyone would find vegans, who for ethical reasons opt not to eat things made from the bodies of living beings, to be the ones who are “entitled”. Lol. How about those who need to eat vegan bc of allergies? Are they “entitled” to expect a suitable option from such massive chain restaurants in 2020? Nah.

      It’s a post about donuts, just relax. Katie’s bubbly personality is perfectly represented in her word choices here. The girl has a donut passion & I applaud that!

      Anyway, I made these in a “snack press” machine (eg panini press with changeable plate options) using the donut plates, & came out great. Thanks!

      • Blestree says

        Kristen, correct me if I’m wrong but I think what you’re saying is that you agree that no one is entitled to anything, but who cares, it’s just a post about donuts. I’ll take that, lol. I definitely wasn’t trying to come across as “not relaxed” but was simply pointing out that a particular word choice left me with a bad taste and Katie should be aware of the fact that such a word choice can leave a reader with a bad taste. That is all. It is up to Katie whether she cares and will try to avoid that type of word choice in the future or whether she will just ignore me. I just thought she should know.

      • Blestree says

        Elizabeth, I’m really sorry you’re taking it that way. It’s difficult to convey tone in a written forum! I was trying to do as nice/friendly tone as I could but I guess it wasn’t good enough. 🙁

        I still think that it was something that needed to be pointed out–I just wish I could have said it in a way that didn’t make anyone think I was trolling!

  3. Michelle says

    These vegan donuts look so good! I’m putting in a request for vegan Boston Creme donuts next please!

  4. Cindy D May says

    OK donut glam girl! I want that shirt. Is it years old and no longer sold anywhere? You can just send it to me!! ha!

    Dunkin Donuts are my speed (not Krispy Kreme). And two faves are buttermilk bars and Chocolate covered-bavarian cream filled donuts. Can you do that? Please, please, please!

  5. Pat says

    Ok, so I have to admit that I didn’t have much hope for these donuts. I’ve been trying different vegan baked donut recipes for years and didn’t like any of them. Until now. These are really really good. They rose beautifully, tasted great and actually looked like donuts. We only have one vegan donut shop where I live and they don’t make a cake donut. Your recipe has totally satisfied my craving for a cinnamon sugar donut. I loved them! PS I’m with you, the lack of vegan donuts in Dunkin is inexplicable to me too lol.

  6. Donna says

    1st time making donuts. Tried this recipe but for some reason could only fill 3 donuts. A non-vegan recipe was included with the pan when I bought it so tried that recipe to fill the other 3.
    Dusted them w brown sugar & cinnamon. The VEGAN ones were the BEST! They were light n moist (the other 3 were not😕). Delicious! A keeper!

    • CCK Media Team says

      That’s so strange! Are you filling them all the way up? If so, try filling them just 2/3 of the way, because they rise and will still yield donut shapes!

  7. Gabrielle says

    Would like to try these donuts but I can’t use vinegar ….is there a substitute? Can you use lemon juice

  8. Blestree says

    Just made these as muffins with a couple of substitutions: first, I substituted water for the milk, and second, I used granulated sugar instead of maple and added 4 extra teaspoons of water. I think it worked!

    The texture is not exactly your standard cake texture–it feels denser, but at the same time it’s also moister so I think the mouthfeel is a pleasurable one, just different. As for flavor, I think it tastes pretty good but I will say that without the maple flavor the vanilla seemed to sort of take over (I didn’t use cardamom and didn’t frost), so if someone else wants to do the same substitution I’d recommend some sort of topping/frosting or doing something else to add another flavor in there.

    Thanks for the recipe, Katie!

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