16 Delicious Vegan Donuts

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This selection of mouth-watering vegan donuts proves that you don’t need animal products for a delicious treat!

Fun, family-approved, and undetectably vegan: these doughnuts offer something for everyone.

Whether you enjoy them baked or fried, fruity or decadent, glazed or filled — get ready to find your next favorite vegan dessert on this list!

They are great for birthdays, parties, kids, or just because. Enjoy!

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Yield: 8 donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This selection of mouth-watering vegan donuts proves that you don’t need animal products for a delicious treat! The following spelt doughnuts are on the healthier side and a family favorite.


Wholesome Vegan Donuts

  • 1 cup spelt flour (120 g)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup applesauce (125 g)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup (100 g)
  • ⅓ cup dairy-free yogurt (86 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt, optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and get a non-stick donut pan.
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add a pinch of salt if wanted.
  3. In another bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients: applesauce, maple syrup, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Pour over your dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  4. Spoon the mixture into your prepared donut pan and place in the preheated oven.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the donuts have risen beautifully and have a golden-brown top.
  6. Let your freshly baked donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them onto a cooling rack. Enjoy!


  • You can use all-purpose, gluten-free, or whole-wheat flour for this recipe. The texture will turn out slightly different with each.
  • Add chocolate chips or your favorite spices to the batter!
  • Find more vegan donut recipes in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: ⅛ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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