These cake-like vegan eggnog donuts need under 30 minutes to be made! Perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Whether you are looking for something quick and festive to take with you to a last minute brunch invite or you are in complete panic mode because you forgot to plan breakfast for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/etc, these vegan eggnog donuts have you covered.
They are so quick and easy to make, you will wonder why you have never thought to make them before.
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 eggnog donuts are no exception. They are completely:
- vegan/plant based
- dairy free
- egg free
- can be Top 8 Free
Definitely want to also make a note that these vegan donuts are more cake-like. We will have a fried dough recipe in the future.
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What ingredients do I need to make Vegan Eggnog Donuts?
There are two “recipes” in this post; however, even with both you only need 12 ingredients. Y’all know we like easy recipes! The ingredients that you need to make these easy vegan donuts are:
- apple cider vinegar
- vegan eggnog (we love So Delicious, but see our vegan eggnog taste test for ideas)
- 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 vegan eggnog donuts?
To start making this recipe, you need to make a “vegan buttermilk”. You do that by combining apple cider vinegar and the vegan eggnog. 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, eggnog and salt. Add in a little powdered sugar at a time, whisking after each addition until a smooth glaze forms.
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 eggnog, and dairy free butter in this recipe.
There is not, that we are aware of, a completely Top 8 free eggnog. however, you can see our vegan eggnog taste test for info on which one would work 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 Dairy Free Eggnog Donuts good for?
Not that they will actually last as long as this, but these vegan glazed doughnuts will last for up to a week when stored in an air tight container.
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.
First other donut recipes you should try:
The other 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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Vegan Eggnog Donuts
For the Vegan Donuts
For the Vegan Donuts
- Combine the apple cider vinegar and eggnog 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 eggnog mixture has sat, add it and remaining wet ingredients in with dry and mix well.
- Pour batter into greased pans, a little over half full.
- Bake for 13-16 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
- Make glaze while you wait.
For the Glaze
- Whisk together your melted butter, eggnog, cinnamon and salt.
- Add in a little powdered sugar at a time, whisking after each addition until a smooth glaze forms.
- 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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