Baked Vegan Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

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easy vegan donut recipe

Oh my goodness, you guys! These chocolate glazed vegan donuts are so AMAZING! They are baked instead of fried, so they are a bit healthier too. This vegan donut recipe is fluffy and soft with a chocolate glaze just like bakery donuts that melts in your mouth and delights your taste buds. 

Baked donuts are ready in less than 30 minutes, so you can have warm chocolatey goodness in no time for a fun vegan brunch addition or late night dessert. All you need for to make this recipe is a donut pan and a mixing bowl. I like to use silicone donut pans, because they never stick to anything. But a metal donut pan will make the edges of the donuts a bit crisper and firm since you need to oil the pan. 

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How To Make Baked Vegan Donuts

Making baked vegan donuts is easy!

  1. First, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Then, add the non-dairy milk, vanilla, and coconut oil to the bowl and mix until well combined. 
  3. Pour into a donut pan, filling 3/4 the way full. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  4. While the donuts bake, mix together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, non-dairy milk, and coconut oil to make the chocolate glaze. 
  5. Once the donuts are cooked and cooled enough, drizzle with chocolate and let cool for a few minutes to harden the glaze. And you’re done!

Vegan baking can be a bit tricky sometimes, but these donuts have turned out amazing every time. There is no need for a plant based egg substitute in this recipe, so it is great for a beginner vegan to test out. 

If you are new to the vegan lifestyle and love to bake, I would recommend have a few vegan egg substitutes on hand, like flaxmeal and Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer. When I make vegan baked goods, I love to use my standing mixer (you don’t need a fancy expensive one) or hand mixer to make sure everything gets nice and fluffy. 

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chocolate glaze vegan donut recipe

Baked Vegan Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

chocolate glaze vegan donut recipe

These baked vegan donuts are easy to make, ready in less than 30 minutes, and coated in the best chocolate glaze! Make them for your friends and family and show them how tasty vegan can be!

  • Prep Time8 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time28 min
  • Yield12 donuts (3-inch)


    For the Donuts

    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    For the Chocolate Glaze

    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 3 TBSP cocoa powder
    • 3 TBSP non-dairy milk
    • 1 TBSP coconut oil



    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


    In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 


    Pour in the non-dairy milk, coconut oil, and vanilla. Mix until well combined. 


    Pour the batter in to a silicone donut pan or a grease metal donut pan. Fill each donut mold 3/4 of the way full.


    Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for a couple minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. 


    While the donuts bake, prepare the glaze by combining all the chocoalte glaze ingredients in a bowl and whisking until smooth. 


    When the donuts have cooled slightly, drizzle the glaze onto the donuts and enjoy! As the donuts cool, the glaze will harden slightly and then melt in your mouth when you start eating!

    These vegan donuts will last in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

    Thank you for trying this easy vegan donut recipe! If you want more recipes, check out my recipe index and my vegan cookbooks

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