Being a vegan can be hard sometimes, especially since the diet components that appeal to you can be rare to find in the usual stores. Nonetheless, did you know that you can make your own homemade meals that fulfill your vegan diet requirements? Vegan donuts recipes are some of the simple breakfast options you can pull in just a few minutes for breakfast. In this article, I’ll share with you my all-time favorites. And you will realize that these recipes are gluten-free, oil-free, and dairy-free.
There Is More to Being a Vegan
Keeping off meat is a common notion among people who don’t understand or practice the vegan diets. However, there is more. We need to observe clean eating and balance our meals in a way to counter the food items we exclude. Dairy products, too much oil, and gluten are some of the things you should avoid. These three can fuel you to add weight, get health complications, impair mineral absorption in your body, have an acne outbreak, and several other unnecessary drawbacks despite religiously observing a purely vegan diet.
Although there is no scientific meaning attached to the concept of clean eating, your health will benefit from the intake of more fruits and vegetables and less of other products. It implies eating less processed foods, and more natural ones, but not necessarily cutting out whole food groups.
As a vegan, you also need to be careful about exposing yourself to the risk of missing out on essential vitamins and minerals. If you do not get enough proteins from pulses, beans, and nuts, you will lose body stamina and expose yourself to regular infections.
Enough of the literature! Let’s now jump on to the exciting bit – the vegan donuts recipes. Accompany these donuts with your favorite drink and savor the richness of the donuts. And feel free to experiment with different ingredients for more varieties.
Vegan Baked Coconut Donuts
This recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook. But the best part is that instead of the conventional method of deep-frying donuts, you only need to bake the donuts and the results are as good as the traditional ones.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- Unsweetened shredded coconut (1 cup)
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- Baking soda (1 tsp)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- ½ cup canned coconut milk
- 1 cup of frosting: Cream from full-fat coconut milk.
- Homemade vegan sprinkles
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Put the rolled oats, flax, baking soda, coconut, and baking powder in a blender and blend on a high till you get a fine consistency
- Transfer the blended ingredients to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients apart from the frosting and the sprinkles. Mix to combine them well.
- Fill each donut almost to the top (they don’t rise much). A piping bag will make this process easier.
- Bake for 15 minutes and set aside to cool.
- In the meantime whip the sprinkles, coconut nectar, and a little coconut milk to loosen up the mixture.
- Now glaze the cooled cupcakes with the whipped mixture.
Serve your donuts and enjoy!
Mini Powdered Vegan Donuts
- 1 ¼ cup oat flour
- 14 dates (pitted Medjool)
- ½ cup non-dairy milk (Either Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Rice Milk, Coconut Milk, Flax Milk, Hemp Milk etc.)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- A dash of vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Tapioca cornstarch (1 tbsp)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Coating sugar (powdered)
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- Put the dates and the milk in a blender and blend until you get a smooth paste without date chunks.
- In a mixing bowl, sift the baking powder, oat flour, baking soda, and tapioca starch and stir to mix them well.
- Add the lemon juice, vanilla extract, and the date mixture and mix until well combined.
- In a non-stick donut pan, pour the mixture filling each hole halfway.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 350F and set aside to cool.
- Whisk the powdered sugar with a little milk and chocolate or vanilla flavor and dip in the donuts before serving.
Baked Vegan Maple Donuts
Whether you are an upcoming chef or a vegan who likes experimenting with different recipes, you will be more than interested in trying out the baked vegan maple donut. This is a Canadian recipe that was inspired by the pumpkin donut recipe and is proof that sweet things can be made more delicious.
- 2 ½ cups gluten-free bread flour
- ½ cup organic sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp grated nutmeg
- 1 & 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract glaze
- ¾ cup sifted powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1-2 tsp maple extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a medium-size bowl, mix the milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside
- Sift the sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a larger bowl.
- Add the applesauce and vanilla to the apple cider and milk mixture and mix well.
- Combine this with the dry ingredients and stir but do not over mix.
- Using a piping bag, pipe your mixture into a non-stick donut pan. Fill the container ¾ way in each donut hole.
- Bake for 12 minutes and set aside to cool.
- In a bowl, sift the sugar, add the maple extract and syrup and stir. You may also add a teaspoon of soymilk to thin out the mixture.
- Dip the cooled vegan donuts into the glaze and get rid of the excess mixture before serving.
To test how well baked your vegan donuts are, use a toothpick to poke them at the center. And if it comes out clean or with a few crumbles, it is as good as done. If it sticks, leave them in an oven a little longer (about 5 minutes more).
There you have it. These few examples are a good starting point for any vegetarian who loves gluten-free, oil-free, and dairy-free donuts. Moreover, baked vegan donuts are a good substitute for your usual rolls at the breakfast table. They are not only easy to make but also packed with flavor. Finally, with only 10 minutes preparation time and 22 minutes cook time, you can serve 8 to 10 people within no time and have them asking for the recipe.