Doughnuts are a delicious treat that you can make in so many different flavors. Frying them can be a bit difficult (anyone else run away from the pan as soon as you drop something in the hot oil?) However, baking your doughnuts is great way to enjoy this delicious treat without the hassle! From strawberry to chocolate, baked vegan doughnuts are such a great dessert!

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1. Strawberry Doughnuts With Jam Frosting

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These adorable Strawberry Doughnuts With Jam Frosting by Holly Jade look just as scrumptious as any other doughnuts, but are actually healthier for you! They’re gluten-free, contain fruit and less sugar than your typical doughnuts, 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!

2. Spiced Apple Doughnuts With Apple Cider Glaze

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These Spiced Apple Doughnuts With Apple Cider Glaze by Larice Feuerstein are the epitome of autumn. Warm apple cider and cozy spices? It doesn’t get more autumnal than that! Eat a doughnut or two with a mug of warm apple cider right after you go apple picking, and then jump in a big pile of leaves for the full fall experience.

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3. Healthier Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Doughnuts

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You can get away with having doughnuts for breakfast. You heard it right. Whole food ingredients make these Healthier Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Doughnuts by Ciarra Siller healthy enough for any meal of the day. Make this recipe, you deserve that kind of love.

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4. Maple Zucchini Doughnuts With Date Frosting

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These Maple Zucchini Doughnuts With Date Frosting by Dora Daily are baked rather than fried so they are really just like cake in the form of a doughnut.

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5. Chocolate Candy Cane Donuts

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These Chocolate Candy Cane Donuts by Nicole Dunai are a wonderful treat that is both perfect for the holidays and for a wonderful wintery dessert!

6. Gingerbread Donuts with Chai Glaze

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These Vegan Gingerbread Donuts with Chai Glaze by Shanika Graham-White are a healthier option to a Holiday classic + favorite combo—Gingerbread + Chai! Not only are they completely moist + fluffy, but they’re also loaded with warm ginger and spices, and just melts in your mouth with goodness. Super easy to make, one bowl required, and all vegan.

7. Chocolate Caramel Doughnuts

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This Donut version of the classic Twix is high in protein, packed with healthy nuts, vegan and gluten free. It also makes a great Keto snack as it’s low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats. You have to try these Chocolate Caramel Doughnuts by Vicky Coates!

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8. Meringue Frosted Butterbeer Baked Doughnuts

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If you’ve never made a recipe from Harry Potter are you even a super fan? These Meringue Frosted Butterbeer Baked Doughnuts by Tori Cooper are the perfect treat to make for your next HP marathon or party!

9. Baked Pumpkin Spice–Chocolate Chip Doughnuts

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Just because you crave a donut doesn’t mean you need to resort to a greasy, fried one. Sure, those taste good but they are not the healthiest choice. These Baked Pumpkin Spice–Chocolate Chip Doughnuts by The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made With 8 Ingredients or Less are fluffy, moist, and super soft.

10. Fudgy Coconut Glazed Mini Doughnuts (No Donut Pan Needed!)

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This recipe is special; it does not require a doughnut pan. Just a regular baking sheet or muffin tin. If you have a doughnut pan, that’s cool too. The coconut glaze is everything! Super decadent and sweet, so no need to drown the doughnuts in the glaze unless you want a major sugar high. Drizzle just enough to lightly coat the mini doughnuts. Sprinkle some shredded coconut over top and be proud that you succeeded at vegan doughnuts! Shannon Leparski‘s Fudgy Coconut Glazed Mini Doughnuts (No Donut Pan Needed!) are amazing!

11. Salted Caramel Cashew Donuts

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These Salted Caramel Cashew Donuts by Loubna are light, fluffy, and loaded with nutty cashew flavors. They’re also topped with an incredibly delicious date-based salted caramel!

12. Raspberry Glazed Donuts

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These Raspberry Glazed Donuts by Petra Vogel are such a great little treat. Vegan doughnuts are not always the easiest to come by, so these can fulfill any craving for them that you have!

13. Vanilla Macadamia Chocolate Chunk Donuts

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These vegan Vanilla Macadamia Chocolate Chunk Donuts by Tiffany Kinson will satisfy your sweet cravings! They’re not only delicious, but they are easy to make!

14. Funfetti Doughnuts

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These Vegan Funfetti Doughnuts by Nicole Dunai are studded with rainbow sprinkles and topped with a sweet pink glaze! This is an easy recipe full of fun!

15. Baked Chocolate Donuts With Ganache Frosting

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These Baked Chocolate Donuts With Ganache Frosting by Christine DesRoches are a healthier treat thanks to baking! The cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper add a subtle dark spice that is cozy and pairs perfectly with the chocolate ganache. They are also free of refined sugar, and instead uses maple syrup!

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Vegan Cranberry Orange Doughnuts stacked with glaze and orange zest

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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