These cake-like glazed vegan chocolate donuts are made in just 30 minutes! Perfect for breakfast or dessert! Will satisfied every sweet tooth!
Chocolate!!!!! Okay, I know some people aren’t chocolate fans; however, if you are reading this then you likely aren’t one of them. These glazed vegan chocolate donuts are so simple and satisfy every chocolate craving that you may have.
Donuts, while not often thought of as one, can completely be a comfort food. This is especially true when you have them 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
- can be Top 8 Free
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What ingredients do I need to make Vegan Chocolate Donuts?
There are two “recipes” in this post; however, even with both you only need 11 ingredients. Y’all know we like easy recipes! The ingredients that you need to make these easy vegan donuts are:
- apple cider vinegar
- dairy free milk (we have used oat and almond milk)
- cocoa powder
- brown sugar
- baking powder
- unsweetened applesauce
- dairy free butter
- powdered sugar
That’s it! That’s all you need for the perfect vegan donuts.
How do you make dairy free chocolate donuts?
To start making this recipe, you need to make vegan buttermilk. You do that by combining apple cider vinegar and the dairy free milk of your choice. When you let the combination sit together for 10 minutes, it curdles like you see with traditional buttermilk.
Then, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease two donut pans. We used these donut pans for the donuts that you see in our photos.
Add all the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
Then, once 10 minutes has passed and your buttermilk is ready, add in the wet ingredients and mix well.
Add into your greased donuts pans, a little over half full.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
While waiting for donuts to bake, make your glaze. Whisk together your melted butter, milk and salt. Add in cocoa powder and a little powdered sugar at a time, whisking after each addition until a smooth glaze forms.
*You may not need all your powdered sugar
Remove donuts from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before topping with the glaze. Serve immediately or let cool to room temperature and store in an air tight container.
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!
While we have not tried gluten free flour with this recipe, we would recommend using King Arthur Measure for Measure flour. We have had the best results with this flour.
How long are Glazed Vegan Chocolate Donuts good for?
Not that they will actually last as long as this, but these vegan chocolate doughnuts will last for up to a week when stored in an air tight container. They are best consumed within the first 3 days though.
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. We are sharing both sweet and savory dairy free breakfast ideas.
- Glazed Vegan Chocolate Donuts
- 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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Vegan Chocolate Donuts
For the Vegan Chocolate Donuts
For the Vegan Chocolate Donuts
- Combine the apple cider vinegar and milk in a bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two donut pans. We used these donut pans .
- Add all the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
- Once buttermilk is ready, add in the wet ingredients in with dry and mix well.
- Pour batter into greased pans, a little over half full.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
- Make glaze while you wait.
For the Chocolate Glaze
- Whisk together your melted butter, milk and salt.
- Add in cocoa powder and a little powdered sugar at a time, whisking after each addition until a smooth glaze forms. *May not need all the powdered sugar
- Remove donuts from oven. Let cool for 10 minutes. Dip donuts into the glaze.
- Serve immediately or let cool completely and store in an air tight container.
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This post was originally published on 8/30/2019 and edited on 2/6/2020.