The Best Vegan Doughnuts You Can Make

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These homemade vegan doughnuts come together in just 30 minutes. Eat them plain or decorated with a vegan chocolate glaze and sprinkles!

Our vegan doughnuts are perfect for beginner bakers. Follow this simple step-by-step recipe to learn how to make the batter from scratch, form the doughnuts and bake them to perfection. And since these doughnuts are baked—not fried—you can leave the guilt at the door!

Quick Tips for Making Vegan Doughnuts

  • Mix your batter until just combined, you don’t want to overmix and make the doughnuts tough.
  • No piping bag? No problem. Grab a quart-sized zip-top bag, pour the batter into the bag and cut the tip to pipe.
  • Use a doughnut pan for perfectly-sized doughnuts. Be careful not to overfill the pan, though. You can find the Wilton pan I used on Amazon for $15.

How to Make Vegan Doughnuts

Ingredients

For the doughnuts:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1-½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup dairy-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Vegan sprinkles

Instructions

Step 1: Make the batter

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a second mixing bowl, combine the dairy-free milk, coconut oil, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Transfer the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined.

Psst! Here’s how to measure ingredients for better baking.

Step 2: Pipe batter into doughnut pan

Grease the doughnut pan with a little bit of coconut oil. Pour batter into a piping bag then pipe out the batter in a circle into the prepared pans. If you’re new to piping bags, follow these tips and tricks to use one like a pro.

Step 3: Bake the doughnuts

Bake doughnuts at 350°F for 10-15 minutes. Once cooked through, remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes. Flip onto a cooling rack and let cool completely.

Baked vegan donutsJenna Urben for Taste of Home

Step 4: Decorate the doughnuts

To make a vegan chocolate glaze, combine the chocolate chips with the coconut oil. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze then place back on cooling rack to harden. Toss some vegan-friendly sprinkles on top to really bring these doughnuts to life!

Once cooled, enjoy with a cup of coffee. And don’t forget, sharing is caring! Package these vegan doughnuts up and give them as a gift along with one of these other gift ideas for the doughnut lover in your life.

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Jenna Urben
Jenna is a food blogger focused on sharing allergy-friendly recipes. Her favorite ingredients include sweet potatoes, chickpeas and squash.