Vegan Baked Donut

Vegan Baked Donut

These Vegan Vanilla Baked Donuts are a tasty treat that's both easy to make and incredibly satisfying. Whether you're a seasoned vegan or just looking to try something new, these donuts are sure to impress with their light, fluffy texture and delicious vanilla flavor. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, these donuts are sure to become a favorite in your household.

They are not only delicious and easy to make, but they're also a perfect choice for any event where you're catering to vegan guests. Whether you're hosting a donut-themed party, a slumber party,or a baby shower,  these donuts will be a hit.

Their light and fluffy texture, combined with the sweet vanilla flavor, make them a crowd-pleaser for vegans and non-vegans. Plus, they're so simple to customize with different glazes and toppings, making them versatile for any occasion and color theme. 

Vanilla Vegan Baked Donuts


vegan donut ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup pure cane sugar (such as Florida Crystals)
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk (such as oat milk)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter (such as plant crock)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt

For the topping:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2.5 tbsp vegan butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp food coloring (optional)


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a donut pan with cooking spray or vegan butter.

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

In a separate bowl, mix the non-dairy milk, applesauce, melted vegan butter, and vanilla extract.

Pour the wet ingredients


Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each mold about 2/3 full.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and let the donuts cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the topping, melt the vegan butter in microwave or in a small saucepan over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and food coloring (if using) until smooth. You can add a little bit of water or milk if your icing is not the right consistency.

Dip Donut

Dip each cooled donut into the glaze, letting any excess drip off, and place them back on the wire rack to set.

Enjoy these Vegan Vanilla Baked Donuts as a delightful treat for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!


    Can I make these donuts gluten-free? Yes, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend to make these donuts gluten-free.

    Can I freeze these donuts? Yes, these donuts freeze well. Once cooled, place them in an airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. To reheat, simply thaw at room temperature or microwave for a few seconds.


    Chocolate Glaze: Melt dairy-free chocolate chips with a bit of coconut oil and dip the cooled donuts into the chocolate for a decadent treat.

    Sprinkles: Add sprinkles to the donuts before baking or after glazing for a fun and colorful twist.

    Cinnamon Sugar: Mix together some cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it over the warm donuts for a classic flavor.

    Maple Glaze: Mix confectioners' sugar with a bit of maple syrup and vanilla extract for a delicious glaze that pairs perfectly with the vanilla donuts.

    Vanilla Vegan Baked Donut

    Whether you enjoy them plain or with a creative twist, these Vegan Vanilla Baked Donuts are sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy them for breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert, knowing they are vegan-friendly and absolutely delicious.

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