Dozen Vegan Donuts Recipe

Vegan Donuts: A Random Dozen

I’m pretty sure I’ve never been more excited to share a post with you guys than this one. Well, I really loved sharing the vegan apple cider donuts recipe, but these donuts just may top it! There’s nothing better than spending your entire Saturday afternoon baking donuts and decorating them 12 different ways. Yup, you heard right. TWELVE different vegan donut toppings, right here, right now.

Twelve, count ’em. I decided to make 6 vanilla donuts, and 6 chocolate… then go topping crazy. I mean sprinkles, peanut butter, sugar crystals… oh yum. Donut flavors include:

  • Lemon Lavender
  • Blueberry Lavender
  • Strawberry & Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Orange Chocolate
  • Very Vanilla
  • Maple Coconut
  • Dark Chocolate & Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Peppermint Stick
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Cinnamon

So, I guess we’ll start with both donut recipes, and then we’ll get to the fun part ;) Here we go!

Vanilla Donut Recipe

This recipe was adapted from Cupcakes & Kale Chips. It makes 6-8 donuts.
Oven: 350 F
Bake Time: 12 minutes

You will need:

  • ⅓ cup agave nectar
  • ½ cup soy milk (or non-dairy preference)
  • Egg replacer (2 tsp flax meal + 1 tbsp warm water)
  • ¼ cup Earth Balance butter
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Donut pan/mold

To make:

  • Add first five wet ingredients to a medium bowl. Whisk until combined
  • Add last three dry ingredients and mix until combined, but do not over mix
  • Grease your donut pan, pipe into molds, and bake at 350 F for 12 minutes

Yup, that’s it! Let cool.

Okay, chocolate lovers, moving on…

Chocolate Donut Recipe

This recipe was adapted from My Darling Vegan. It makes 6-8 donuts.
Oven: 350 F
Bake Time: 12 minutes

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp soy milk (or your non-dairy preference)
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract

To make:

  • Combine first six dry ingredients in medium bowl
  • Combine last four wet ingredients in a small bowl
  • Add wet to dry, and mix until well combined
  • Grease your donut pan, pipe into molds, and bake at 350 F for 12 minutes

Allow to cool, and do a happy dance because the fun is just beginning.

The 12 Toppings

Now onto the best part – decorating!

Lemon Lavender

You need:

  • 1 vanilla donut
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 drop water (seriously… just a drop. If you need more, add as you go. Too much will make it soupy!)
  • 1 drop lemon extract (to taste… it is strong!)
  • 1 drop lavender syrup (I use Monin)
  • Yellow sugar crystals
  • Purple sprinkles

Add first four ingredients and mix. If your mix is too soupy, just add more sugar (this goes for all topping recipes). Decorate however you would like, but I chose yellow & purple, of course.

 

Blueberry Lavender

You need:

  • 1 vanilla donut
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 drop water
  • 1 drop lavender syrup (I use Monin)
  • 1 tbs frozen blueberries, thawed

Thaw the blueberries in your microwave. This will make them tender, and give us that gorgeous purple color. Add to your icing mix and let sit before glazing donut.

 

Strawberry & Sprinkles

You need:

  • 1 vanilla donut
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 drop water
  • 2 frozen strawberries, thawed
  • Sprinkles

Thaw the strawberries in your microwave. This will make them tender, and give us the pink color. Add to your icing mix, and mash as you go. Let sit before glazing donut. Top with sprinkles! <3

Chocolate Mint

You need:

  • 1 vanilla donut
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 drop mint extract
  • Green sugar crystals
  • White sprinkles

In microwave, heat the chocolate morsels for 30 seconds. Mix until smooth, and add a drop of mint extract. This extract is so strong – be careful to not add too much! Glaze donut, and top with sugar and sprinkles.

Orange Chocolate

You need:

  • 1 chocolate donut
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 drop orange extract
  • Orange sprinkles

In microwave, heat the chocolate morsels for 30 seconds. Mix until smooth, and add a drop of orange extract. AGAIN, extract is strong – be careful to not add too much! Glaze donut, and top with sprinkles.

Very Vanilla

You need:

  • 1 vanilla donut
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 drop water
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • White sprinkles

Mix icing together, with a drop of vanilla extract. Top with sprinkles. I chose white, but rainbow would be fun!

Maple Coconut

You need:

  • 1 vanilla donut
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 drop water
  • Toasted coconut shavings

Mix glaze together and top with coconut.

Dark Chocolate & Sprinkles

You need:

  • 1 chocolate donut
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate morsels
  • Orange sprinkles

In microwave, heat the dark chocolate morsels for 30 seconds. Mix until smooth. Glaze donut, and top with sprinkles.

Chocolate Peppermint Stick

You need:

  • 1 chocolate donut
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 drop peppermint extract
  • Red sugar crystals
  • White sprinkles

In microwave, heat the chocolate morsels for 30 seconds. Mix until smooth, and add a drop of peppermint extract. You guessed it… strong flavor, so be careful to not add too much! Glaze donut, and top with sprinkles.

Chocolate Peanut Butter

You need:

  • 1 chocolate donut
  • 2 tbs peanut butter

In microwave, heat the peanut butter for no more than 30 seconds. Mix until smooth. Simple and decadent.

Chocolate Raspberry & Poppy

You need:

  • 1 chocolate donut
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 drop water
  • 1 tbs frozen raspberries, thawed
  • Poppy seeds

In microwave, thaw frozen raspberries. Mix your icing, and add mashed raspberries until well-combined. Glaze donut and top with a sprinkle of poppy seeds.

Cinnamon

You need:

  • 1 chocolate donut
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 drop water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Simple & sweet! Just mix and glaze.

I have to say, my absolute favorite was the lemon lavender. Followed by blueberry lavender & orange chocolate. But seriously… they are all amazing! Which one would you like to try? xx Bianca

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20 thoughts on “Vegan Donuts: A Random Dozen

  1. Ah! I’ve been craving donuts ever since your apple cider donut recipe and then my husband brought home some Krispy kreme’s from work that I can’t have. Now I will HAVE to make some! :)

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