Light and perfectly sweet vegan donuts covered in melted dark chocolate and sprinkles! Ready in 30 minutes and ideal as a dessert or snack.
Weirdly enough I’ve never really been much of a donut person.
Unless you’re talking about those fried jam donuts I ate as a child. The ones with the jam in the middle. Oh my those were messy but good!
But as an adult I have never really eaten them. I think maybe it’s because I didn’t see vegan versions around much and thought they would be quite hard to make. Well, not so!
How to make vegan donuts
This recipe for vegan donuts is ridiculously easy. It’s only 10 ingredients and bakes for around 15 minutes. It’s a breeze!
It’s a simple mix of flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg for the dry ingredients, and then some soy milk, vanilla, applesauce and coconut oil for the wet ingredients. Mix it up and then divide evenly between the donut partitions on your donut tray.
When they’re baked, you just melt some vegan chocolate, dip the donuts in the melted chocolate, add the sprinkles and you have some gorgeous vegan donuts!
You definitely want a donut tray for this one, I got the full size one. There are the trays for mini donuts too, and I imagine that would work fine, you would just have more of them, and probably could bake them for a shorter time as well.
My donut tray was for 6 donuts and I found them to be ready in 15-17 minutes. The first time it was like 17 minutes and the second time 15, so go figure. 😄
How do you know your vegan donuts are cooked?
Well, you basically want them to be lightly browned and for a toothpick inserted into them to come out clean, then you know they’re cooked.
Remove them from the donut tray and allow to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before dipping in melted chocolate and sprinkles.
Baked vs Fried
While fried donuts are great of course, what’s nice about these baked donuts is that they’re much lighter.
They’re also super easy and I suspect (I haven’t tried a homemade fried donuts version yet) that they’re much easier to make than the fried variety.
These fabulous vegan donuts are so good, I hope you’ll love them as much as we did, they are:
- Perfectly sweet
- Covered in chocolate and sprinkles
- Perfect for dessert or a snack
- Quick and easy to make!
These donuts are best when served fresh. But they can also be stored covered at room temperature for a couple of days. If the weather is warm though they will have to be kept in the fridge (covered) or the chocolate will melt.
More vegan desserts
- Vegan Chocolate Donuts
- Vegan Brownies
- Classic Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
- The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake
- Vegan Toffee
- Vegan Macaroons
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Light and perfectly sweet vegan donuts covered in melted dark chocolate and sprinkles! Ideal as a dessert or snack. Easy 30-minute recipe.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add the sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Mix together.
- Add the soy milk, vanilla, applesauce and melted coconut oil and whisk in, removing any large lumps.
- Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray and using a spoon distribute the batter evenly.
- Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean.
- They should be lightly browned on top.
- Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack.
- Allow to cool completely before doing the chocolate topping.
- When completely cool, melt the chocolate either over a double boiler or in a microwave by breaking up the chocolate into pieces and placing in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 second intervals taking out to stir each time until completely melted.
- Dip the top of each donut in the melted chocolate and then immediately place onto a parchment lined baking tray and add sprinkles right away.
- When all the donuts are done, move the tray into the fridge briefly for the chocolate topping to set.
*Weigh your flour for the most accurate results.
*You can switch soy milk for almond milk if you prefer.
*Recipe adapted from Vegan Yum Yum.
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1 Donut (of 6)
- Calories: 493
- Sugar: 31.4g
- Sodium: 293mg
- Fat: 25g
- Saturated Fat: 16.8g
- Carbohydrates: 59g
- Fiber: 3.7g
- Protein: 7.4g
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