Enjoy one of your favorite childhood treats with these Baked Vegan Powdered Doughnuts!
I don't know about you guys, but girl's nights are meant for talking, movie watching and ALL the sugar!
I'm pretty sure that I usually don't want dessert except for when I'm hanging with my best girl friends. This past week some of my friends who live in our city in China got together to watch the new Gilmore Girl season.
Egh. How I feel about the new episodes is a completely different post topic, but let's just say I wish they had kept season 7 the end of the show.
Anyways. We all had dinner together while watching the show and then out came the desserts.
Not dessert. Desserts.
I have a tendency to go overboard with food when I'm hosting, so we ended up having 3 kinds of desserts. We had Jamie Oliver's Vegan Brownies (AMAZING btw), Vegan Doughnut Holes (let me know if you want this recipe cause they were also amazing!) and lastly these Baked Vegan Powdered Doughnuts.
Growing up, powdered doughnuts were always my favorite kind of doughnuts. Remember the gas stations that sold the chocolate covered doughnuts and the powdered doughnuts in separate packs? Well, I always chose the powdered doughnuts. They were just so fluffy and sweet and delicious.
I definitely am not saying these Baked Vegan Powdered Doughnuts are healthy, but they're a great way to transition to eating a more plant-based diet and they can definitely impress your non-vegan friends and family.
These Baked Vegan Powdered Doughnuts are baked, not fried and take a short amount of time to make. They're soft and fluffy and delicious when dipped in tea or coffee. Please let me know if you give these Baked Vegan Powdered Doughnuts a try and what you think!
Baked Vegan Powdered Doughnuts
- 1 flax egg 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Coating: powdered sugar
- Preheat your oven to 350 °F and grease doughnut pans with cooking spray.
- Prepare your flax egg by whisking together 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water. Set aside to thicken.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and spices.
- Add in the remaining ingredients, including your thickened flax egg and stir until combined.
- Scoop the dough into a zip lock bag and cut the tip off. Pipe the dough into 12 doughnut rounds until about ¾ full.
- Bake the doughnuts for about 15-17 minutes or until cooked through.
- Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes before removing the doughnuts and placing them on a metal rack to cool.
- Once cooled, coat with powdered sugar.
Trent Carpenter says
This isn't hands down the best recipe I've used so far, I've even used it for chocolate top, cinnamon sugar (with vegan butter), and glazed. But I keep having the weirdest problem. The get damp/moist after the first days end so anything that's tops them also tends to fade off. Do you have any suggestions? Bake longer, less oil, something like that in hoping. (Note that I do live at a high altitude if that means maybe I should add something. Thank you!
Hi Trent! I'm sorry you're running into trouble with the doughnuts. They may just be best when eaten the first day. Ours didn't last any longer and I haven't used other toppings so I'm not sure why things are sliding off. I wish I could help more. You could look up substitutions you need for high altitude baking and maybe that would help them turn out better. Good luck!
Made today snowed in
The best thanks!
Ah, doughnuts and snow, what could be better! So glad to hear you enjoyed these doughnuts Sam!
Infiniti Williams says
I really want to make theses! But I don't have a doughnut pan ..can I perhaps make them into balls or something lol or just trace a circle when piping it on a pan?? These look too gooood. If those won't work then I might just have to get a doughnut pan aha
Ah the struggle is real! 🙂 Yeah, why don't you try pipping out doughnut shapes onto a baking sheet? You could also try rolling out the dough and using a large circle cut out and a small circle cut out to make doughnut shaped circles and placing the cut outs onto a baking sheet. Does that make sense?! Let me know what you end up trying and if it works out for you!
Infiniti Williams says
Alright thank youu. I will try the piping it out on a baking sheet method but if that doesn't work my last resort is using these muffin baking cups lol also what kind of flour did you use? B/c I know w/ whole wheat to white flour you have to use less whole wheat to make up for how much of the white flour is being used
Okay sounds good! Let me know how it turns out! I believe I used white flour for these. Usually if I use wheat I'll specify in the recipe, so maybe start with white flour:)
Liv @ Healthy Liv says
These look so delish, Faith! I love that you ended up with three vegan desserts when you hosted. Brownies + doughnuts + donut holes ...having some major dessert cravings now 🙂 What was your favorite of the 3?
I know! I love having lots of dessert options when I host...especially on girls nights! I think I like the Brownies first then the doughnut holes, which I want to share the recipe for too! The powdered doughnuts were last because I didn't have normal powdered sugar so they tasted a little different haha. But when you make them with store-bought powdered sugar they're amazing!
Albert Nesmith says
I'm getting hungry and I blame you for this.lol
Haha looks like you need to make these doughnuts asap!
OMG this recipe could not have been posted at a better time -- I needed a quick and easy recipe for vegan powdered doughnuts for my 3-year-old son to take to preschool tomorrow and yours was by far the easiest and simplest one we came across! Our son has severe food allergies (to milk, eggs, and peanuts) so we often make our own treats so that he doesn't feel left out at school...and if the happy dance that he was doing while licking the spoon and my husband piping the extra batter directly into his mouth are any indication, I think these donuts are going to be delicious! We won't be taking our first bite until tomorrow but I couldn't wait to write and say thank you for this post 🙂
Yay! That's awesome! How did you come across my blog/this recipe? I really hope they worked out for you and that your son and his friends loved them! But isn't the batter delicious?!
They worked out great and my son gobbled them up (as did we)! Super delicious and I've already pinned this recipe to make again later! I came across it during a google search for vegan powdered donuts and it's funny because all day my husband was looking for recipes and couldn't find anything that didn't include mashed up dates or something of the like and I guess not soon after you posted this was when I went to search and immediately came across this simple recipe. I even shared some with my dairy-free coworker who was over the moon about it because she hadn't had a doughnut in a long time but had been craving them...so lots of tummies were made happy today with this recipe 🙂
Ah that's so crazy. I'm so glad I posted my recipe before you needed it and that you found it! I'm so happy they worked and that you all enjoyed them. Thanks so much for sharing!