Perfectly fried vegan glazed donuts need just 7 ingredients and taste just like your favorite shop! Perfect for breakfast or dessert!
These fried vegan glazed donuts are so simple and satisfy every craving you may be missing from your favorite store.
Donuts can completely be a comfort food, especially when you have then fresh out of the oven. There’s a reason that Krispy Kreme lights up that sign when they have hot ones ready and everyone runs towards them.
They are soft and almost melt in your mouth they are so delicious. These glazed vegan donuts are no exception. They are completely:
- vegan/plant based
- dairy free
- egg free
For awhile now we have been asked to create fried version of our baked glazed vegan donuts and now it’s finally here.
Once you have your dough proofed, it takes just minutes to fry these up and you will be so happy that maybe you’ll even do a little dance!
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What ingredients do I need to make Fried Vegan Glazed Donuts?
This recipe uses our vegan everything dough in order to make the dough part and then a simple vegan glaze in order to dip them into.
Full ingredient amounts listed in the printable recipe card below.
The ingredients that you need are:
- Instant yeast
- Dairy Free Milk (we like Oat) – you can also sub for water if needed
- Maple Syrup (can also use agave or vegan cane sugar)
- Vegan Butter
- Powdered Sugar
That’s it! That’s all you need for the perfect fried vegan donuts.
How do you make fried vegan glazed donuts?
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, yeast, and salt. Then, add in the dairy free milk and maple syrup.
Using a spatula, fold until mostly combined. Sprinkle a little more flour if you need to not be sticky and form a ball.
Once your ball is formed, you will want to grease the same bowl you mixed in and place the dough ball back into the bowl.
Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 60-90 minutes in a warm, draft free place.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to be about a quarter of an inch thick. Then using a donut cutter or a 3″ biscuit cutter, cut out your donut shapes.
If using a biscuit cutter, find a smaller cap or lid to cut out a center for your donut.
Fold dough back up and then roll out again to cut out more dough until no more exists.
Place each cut out on a baking sheet and then cover and let rise again for 30 minutes.
Heat oil up to 330-350 degree F.
Fry for about 30-45 seconds or until golden brown on each side.
Carefully remove donuts from hot oil and place on a cooling rack with a sheet pan under it to catch the oil or a towel lined plate.
Repeat until all donuts are cooled.
While waiting for donuts to bake, make your glaze. Whisk together your melted butter, milk and salt. Add in a little powdered sugar at a time, whisking after each addition until a smooth glaze forms.
Remove donuts from fryer, let most of the grease drip off and then dip both sides in the glaze while still hot.
Serve immediately or let cool to room temperature and store in an air tight container for up to 2 days.
Can I make these vegan donuts Top 8 Allergen friendly?
There is flour, dairy free milk, and dairy free butter in this recipe. If you are completely Top 8 Free, use an alternative dairy free milk like oat or hemp for this recipe. Otherwise, just use one that works for your family.
For the dairy free butter, you want one that is also soy free. We prefer Earth Balance soy free in the red tub!
We cannot recommend a gluten free flour to use with this dough at this time.
How long are Glazed Fried Vegan Donuts good for?
These fried vegan glazed doughnuts will last for up to 2 days when stored in an air tight container.
Best if warmed for 10-15 seconds if not eating immediately.
They can be stored at room temperature and do not need to be refrigerated.
What other vegan breakfast recipes should I try?
Once you try these delicious vegan donuts, you may be looking for other amazing vegan breakfast ideas that you should try.
Otherwise, here’s some both sweet and savory dairy free breakfast ideas.
- Vegan Banana Pancakes
- Vegan Sausage Biscuits and Gravy
- Super Soft Vegan Blueberry Muffins
- Perfect Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
- Vegan Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuits
- Dairy Free French Toast
- Dairy Free Banana Bread
All the recipes above are vegan, dairy free, and egg free. Some can be made Top 8 Allergy Friendly.
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Fried Vegan Donuts Holes
For the dough
For the topping
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- In a large bowl, whisk together 3 1/2 cups flour, yeast, and salt.
- Then, add in the dairy free milk and maple syrup.
- Using a spatula, fold until mostly combined. Sprinkle a little more flour if needed to not be sticky and form a ball.
- Once ball is formed, grease the same bowl mixed in and place the dough ball back into the bowl. *If you are oil free, then just make sure sides of bowl are floured, or use a silicone bowl to easily get it out
- Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 60-90 minutes in a warm, draft free place until doubled.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to be about a quarter of an inch thick. Then using a 1" small cutter, cut out your donut hole shapes.
- Fold dough back up and then roll out again to cut out more dough until no more exists.
- Place each cut out on a baking sheet and then cover and let rise again for 30 minutes.
- Heat oil up to 330-350 degree F.
- Fry for about 30-45 seconds or until golden brown on each side.
- Carefully remove donuts from hot oil and place on a cooling rack with a sheet pan under it to catch the oil or a towel lined plate.
- Repeat until all donuts are cooled.
- Remove donuts from fryer, let most of the grease drip off and then dip both sides in powdered sugar while still hot.
- Serve immediately or let cool to room temperature and store in an air tight container for up to 2 days.
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This post was originally published on 6/7/2019 and edited on 2/6/2020.