So I have been waiting for like a year to try my hand at baked vegan donuts! I just didn’t have a donut pan and was holding off, since it isn’t really that multi-purpose and I only do freelance work right now and try to be savvy with the money-spending…butttt, I recently realized my local thrift store was open and there was a brand new donut pan for $1!
This is a small batch. It made 3 donuts. If you have a mini-donut pan it probably makes around 6-8? Each donut is roughly 150 calories. Tim Horton’s donuts go for around 270-340 calories each…eep. And these baked ones are full of much better ingredients.
- ¼ cup coconut flour (I did three tbs coconut + 1 tbs sorghum flour, or you could do all coconut flour, ½ coconut ½ sorphum…)
- ¼ cup arrowroot flour
- pinch baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 tbs xylitol
- 2 tbs coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 113g unsweetened apple sauce (I used a full “snack cup” size of apple sauce… probably amounts to around 5-6 tbs)
- 1 tbs unsweetened almond milk
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- In a medium-sized bowl, add in all of the dry ingredients and quickly mix. Next, add in the wet ingredients and mix everything together well.
- Get out your donut pan (mine has a non-stick coating so I didn’t have to coat it with anything) and pour the batter into three of the moulds (or however your pan will make – I think mine is a medium-sized pan. If you have a mini-donut pan it might make around 6-8 donuts.)
- Bake for 15-17 minutes. Once they’ve finished baking, allow them to cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
- The chocolate glaze on top is simply made from adding coconut oil with cacao powder, xylitol and a tad of vanilla creme stevia and pinch of sea salt into a pot and slightly heating it until the coconut oil melts. Adjust sweetener to your tastes. Dip each donut front-size into the chocolate mixture and sprinkle on shredded coconut, sprinkles, cacao nibs or whatever else you’d like! If you let them sit in the fridge for a few minutes, the chocolate glaze will set and harden slightly. For a quicker chocolate glaze, you can melt some vegan chocolate chips and add on top of the donut… or eat it plain! With coffee…mmm.