Orange Doughnuts with Poppy Seeds

Perfectly sweet and citrusy, these vegan Orange Doughnuts with Poppy Seeds make the perfect breakfast pastry or mid-morning snack.

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Orange Doughnuts
Servings: 12 doughnuts
Calories: 254 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Orange Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp orange juice
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly spray a doughnut pan and set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, vegan sour cream, canola oil, orange juice, milk, and zest in a small bowl. In a larger bowl stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined.
  3. With a piping bag (or spoon) fill doughnut cavities 2/3 full. Bake 13-15 minutes, until lightly golden and doughnut springs back when gently touched.
  4. Allow doughnuts to cool ten minutes before removing from the pan. Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile make the toppings. To make the orange glaze combine powdered sugar and orange juice with a whisk until desired consistency; it should be thick, but not clumpy.
  6. To make the chocolate ganache, heat coconut milk over medium-high heat until milk reaches a scald (just before boil). Pour over chocolate chips. Cover for 3 minutes then gently stir together until evenly mixed.
  7. Dip the top half of each doughnut in the orange glaze or chocolate ganache and let sit for 30 minutes until glaze has set up completely.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Doughnuts with Poppy Seeds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 153mg7%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.