Doughnuts are a magical food – they can be breakfast, dinner, and pretty much anything in between. And if that wasn’t enough reason to celebrate these delectable confections, the first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day! While traditional doughnuts are made with milk and eggs, making vegan doughnuts is surprisingly simple. If you haven’t dabbled in the vibrant world of making vegan doughnuts get ready to have your mind blown.
Even if you’re a doughnut connoisseur, we guarantee there will be a few surprises in this epic box of pastries. So, as a present to anyone with a sweet tooth (which includes ourselves, if we’re being honest), here is a collection of our most drool-worthy, lip-smackingly delicious vegan doughnuts. Enjoy!
Fear doughnuts no more! These gluten-free Chocolate Pistachio and Zucchini Doughnuts are delicious, rich, and moist. They’re made with fresh zucchini, spinach (you won’t see it or taste it, but know it’s there), pistachios, gluten-free flour, and homemade apple sauce and is sweetened with agave. Grab-and-go food never tasted so good!
Need a super-cute dessert to delight your guests (or just yourself)? Make these Narwhal Doughnuts! Simple vanilla cake doughnuts are decorated with colorful icing and sprinkles, and, of course, the iconic sea unicorn horn! You’ll want to grab plenty of snapshots of these before serving them.
When it comes to making a superb baked doughnut, the end result needs to be light, fluffy, and pack an amazing flavor profile. These glazed Watermelon Doughnuts do just that. The doughnuts themselves are watermelon-flavored and their vibrant pink glaze uses a combination of watermelon and dragon fruit flavors to make these a delicious medley of summer flavors.
Say, “hello” to the flavor that will be the envy of all your vegan doughnut-loving foodie friends: the savory doughnut. The center of these Savory Pistachio Pesto Roll Stuffed Doughnuts is a mini pesto role – pretty amazing right? Then, it’s topped with a delicious savory pesto icing. Take photos to impress all your friends and family, because they will be long gone by the time anyone gets to your house to see them in person.
Grapefruit donuts are the perfect morning treat! Healthy, sweet and tangy, bursting with bright grapefruit and orange flavor, inside and out — they’re oh-so-decadent! These Raw Grapefruit Doughnuts are made with gluten-free oats, shredded coconut, buckwheat, and a decadent orange coconut butter frosting, but a chocolate frosting would be just as good.
These Healthy Blueberry Baked Doughnuts are multi-purpose. Need something for breakfast? Doughnut. Post workout snack? Grab a doughnut — each serving contains 12 grams of protein! On top of being a healthier version of one of the best breakfasts ever, they’re gluten-free and topped with an amazing blueberry vanilla glaze — yum!
These No-Bake Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter Jam Doughnuts are absolutely delicious – rich, filling, and indulgent but made from relatively good ingredients, including oats, tiger nut flour, dates, nut butter, and maple syrup. The best thing about these? They can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, ready to devour at any time. But they’ll probably disappear before that.
These adorable Strawberry Doughnuts With Jam Frosting look just as scrumptious as any other doughnuts, but they are actually healthier for you! They’re gluten-free, contain fruit and less sugar than your typical doughnut, and are completely vegan. These can be eaten plain or add some whipped buttercream frosting and freeze-dried strawberry bits for added decadence and crunch!
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These Galaxy Doughnuts are stellar. The doughnut itself is dense and chocolatey with hidden, good-for-you ingredients like zucchini and carrot. The icing is sweet and sugary and you can get as creative as you want when it comes to decorating each doughnut with your own edible universe. Not only that, if you don’t have a doughnut pan, you can make cakes, so it’s super-versatile.
These gluten-free Banana Bread Doughnuts are made from buckwheat flour, rice flour, and tapioca flour — and they could easily fool anyone who isn’t vegan. The texture is just like a classic banana bread but in a doughnut shape. Then, to finish them, they are topped with a gooey caramel sauce enriched with pecans. They also bake in just 20 minutes. Mmm, mmm, mmm!
These Honeycomb Doughnuts are complicated to make but totally worth your time and effort. The dough is light with a crisp outside that is filled with a delicious crème pâtissière and homemade honeycomb. You won’t be able to stop eating these once they’re out of the pan.
The only way to make zucchini bread better would be to make in into a doughnut, so here you go! These Maple Zucchini Doughnuts With Date Frosting are baked rather than fried so they are really just like cake in the form of a doughnut — and we’ll eat cake for breakfast any (or every) day of the week.
These Cookies and Cream Doughnuts are everything you’ve been dreaming of if you were dreaming of feather-light doughnuts covered in crushed cookies. The dough for these confections is modeled after a crispy cream raised glazed and then it is topped with a simple frosting. This is the recipe to show off on your Instagram account.
These Dream-Filled Doughnuts are waiting to be filled with whatever delightful sweet confection you dream of drizzling in them. They are simple to make and baked instead of fried so you don’t have to feel as guilty when you’re on your third. They make a wonderful sweet treat to nibble on while you’re enjoying a cup of coffee.
If you thought you’d seen everything there was to see in the doughnut world – think again. These chocolate doughnuts replace the traditional liquid additions to baked good in favor of cherry cola and the result is absolutely delicious. The rich chocolate is given depth and complexity by the addition of the cola and cherry and they all blend together seamlessly to make a winning combination of flavors. Long live Cola Doughnuts!
Yum! We wish we had more hands so we could put one of these doughnuts on each finger and eat them all at the same time. But it looks like we will be eating our way, on by one, through this list.
Image Source: Galaxy Doughnuts