11 of the best vegan donuts you’ve ever seen! With chocolate, citrus, and the flavors of maple and cinnamon, these donut recipes will have you covered year-round!
You know how much I love vegan donuts, right?
It just doesn’t get much better than a warm soft pastry with a sweet, melt-in-your-mouth glaze. And, for all you fellow donut lovers out there, the good news is that vegan donuts are not hard to make! We already know that replacing eggs is no problem so it’s just a matter of having the right equipment and some awesome recipes.
Most importantly, you will need a couple of doughnut pans. With a donuts pan you can make all the baked donuts you want this fall.
It’s also nice to have is a good piping bag. When baking donuts (rather than frying) the batter is soft like cake and will need to be piped in the donut pans. You can get reusable piping bags or one-use plastic bags. Either way, they are super cheap and nice to have on hand.
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Vegan Donut Recipes
Serving and Storing
Doughnuts can be eaten immediately or stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. They can also be frozen for up to 2 months. When ready to eat, pull them out of the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
Tips and Tricks
- Generously spray the donut pan before piping in the batter to ensure the donuts do not stick to the pan.
- The most accurate way to measure flour is to spoon it into your measuring cup, leveling it off with the back of a knife.
- Take care not to overmix the batter. Overmixed batter becomes tough and gummy.
- For cleanest results, pipe in the batter with a piping bag.
- Let the donuts rest in the pan for 5 minutes before flipping them onto a wire cooling rack. Let donuts cool completely before dipping them in the glaze to prevent the glaze from melting or donuts from falling apart.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I omit the oil?
Sure. If you would like to make any of these recipes oil-free, simply swap out the oil for additional applesauce at a 1:1 ratio.
Can I make these recipes gluten-free?
For sure! For gluten-free doughnuts, I recommend using a 1:1 baking blend .
I don’t have a doughnut pan. Would these work as muffins?
Yes! I have made several of these recipes into muffins. I prefer using a mini-muffin pan for these as they do tend to be a bit sweeter than muffins. (<<affiliate link)
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Written by Sarah McMinn