Vegan Glazed Donuts

Glazed Cacao Donuts [v.]

You know we love a good donut over here at FF – from our random dozen to mineral rock candy goodness. Well, who doesn’t? Even better when they are made cruelty-free and with a superfood. Cacao #ftw! What’s so good about cacao? More like, WHY AM I NOT EATING MORE OF THIS?

Cacao is the raw, unprocessed version of chocolate. It sounds better already, right? It’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that you won’t get from all that processed chocolate crap. I will sometimes use dark chocolate powder in baking, but cacao really is the good stuff. It depends on your preference, of course.

So when I went to bake these donuts, I initially thought I would be using dark chocolate powder, until I found my bag of cacao. The result – rich, superfood-esqe donuts. Om nom. Let’s let the high antioxidant content make up for the fact that they are dipped in glaze, okay? Okay.



Oven: 350 F
Bake Time: 12 minutes
Makes: 6-8 donuts

You will need:

  • ⅓ cup agave nectar
  • ½ cup cashew milk
  • 1 flax egg
  • ¼ cup Earth Balance butter
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder (or unsweetened dark chocolate powder)
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt

To make:

  • Add first five wet ingredients to a medium bowl. Whisk until combined
  • Add last four 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

For glaze:

  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • Drop cashew milk
  • Drop vanilla

Add more or less liquid for a consistency you would like. Dip and allow to dry.

Donuts in under a half hour? Superfood donuts, at that. I think it’s time to get baking. xx bianca


9 thoughts on “Glazed Cacao Donuts [v.]

  1. Aloha! I cannot have gluten. What would you recommend for a gluten-free option?! These look too amazing to pass up!

    • Hi Sarah! I do not have much experience with gluten-free baking, but I would imagine that gluten-free flour would work just fine :) Let me know how they come out! xx

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