Get out your biggest mug and fill it up with your favorite beverage – coffee, tea, cocoa, cold almond milk, or your drink-of-choice — because November 5th is National Doughnut Day and you’re going to want to get into some serious dunking.
By now, you must know that vegan doughnuts have taken over the world. Cities all over the world have vegan doughnut shops opening, but if there are none near you, you can still participate in this holiday. Think it’s too hard to make your own doughnuts? Think again. It’s not hard at all; you don’t even need a doughnut pan (though that would make it even easier). Making doughnuts is just as easy as making muffins, but with a hole in the middle.
Need recipes? We have plenty! Take a look at these 15 Delectable Doughnut Recipes for Dunking, Celebrate the Flavors of Autumn With These 10 Delicious Doughnuts, and last year’s 10 Delectable Vegan Doughnuts for National Doughnut Day! Did you fill up your mug yet? Get ready to enjoy these 15 seasonal doughnuts that are dunkable and delicious.
1. Pumpkin Chai Protein Doughnuts
Doughnuts are one of those delectable treats that feel way too sinful to indulge in if you are trying to eat healthy. While that’s usually the case, this recipe proves that it doesn’t always have to be. Made with gluten-free flour, coconut oil, pumpkin purée, and chai protein powder, these Pumpkin Chai Protein Doughnuts are not only deliciously moist and flavorful, they’re chock full of good-for-you ingredients! Add the sweet vanilla glaze for a bit of added decadence or enjoy them solo!
2. Matcha Doughnuts With White Chocolate Cardamom Icing
Matcha and white chocolate is a winning flavor combo, but throw some spices in there and you’ve got one of the best cake doughnuts ever. The earthy green tea notes in these light, fluffy Matcha Doughnuts With White Chocolate Cardamom Icing provide the perfect balance to their sweetness, making them great for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. Each doughnut is dipped in an easy cardamom-spiced glaze what brings a whole other level of flavor into the mix. Serve these with fresh fruit and a hot cup of black coffee.
3. Gingerbread Chia Doughnuts
Chia seeds are the powerhouse ingredient in these fragrant spiced Gingerbread Chia Doughnuts! Not only do they help bind the dough together, they also add a good amount of omega-3. They are sweetened with molasses for a rich flavor and spiced with cinnamon and ginger. Delicious doughnuts that are also good for you? Yes, please!
4. Chocolate Pistachio and Zucchini Doughnuts
Fear doughnuts no more! This vegan and gluten-free Chocolate Pistachio Zucchini Doughnut is super healthy, delicious, rich, and moist. It’s made with fresh zucchini, spinach (yep, 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!
5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts With Salted Peanut Butter Glaze
Salty. Sweet. Chocolatey. Are you hungry yet? These Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts With Salted Peanut Butter Glaze are an explosion of rich, harmonious flavors. The chocolate chips are optional, but they add texture. Topped with a salty peanut butter glaze, these yummy doughnuts are more like a dessert than anything. Enjoy them with a cup of your favorite coffee.
6. Apple Cider Protein Doughnuts
These spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts are springy in texture — the perfect balance between dense and light. They’re moist from the apple cider vinegar and they get their additional sweetness from vanilla protein powder, coconut sugar, and an optional topping of cinnamon sugar. Don’t wait until after a workout to grab a bite one of these because they make a great breakfast.
7. Cereal Doughnuts
It is impossible to eat these Cereal Doughnuts without a smile on your face. They’re fluffy, sweet, and airy, slathered in a decadent sugar icing, and then topped with crunchy cereal. Deep-fried deliciousness at its finest that will bring out the kid in you.
8. Banana Bread Doughnuts
Classic banana bread gets an upgrade with these tasty and easy baked Banana Bread Doughnuts! These are easier to make than cake or yeasted doughnuts; the ingredients are classic combo flour, milk, sugar, bananas, and spices. They come out cakier and rich and warmly fragrant. They’re easy to whip up for the weekend and superb for breakfast with tea or coffee; they make our mornings feel special.
9. Baked Doughnuts With Beet Icing
Flour, sugar, coconut butter, and vanilla come together to make these soft, moist Baked Doughnuts With Beet Icing. While most doughnuts with pink icing are usually strawberry-flavored, the frosting on these doughnuts are given their bright, fuchsia color from beets! They’re the perfect snack for any sweet tooth.
10. Raw Chocolate Lemon Doughnuts
Throw away all of your preconceived notions about doughnuts and get ready to see them in a whole new light! These Raw Chocolate Lemon Doughnuts prove that healthy doughnuts not only exist, they are delicious. These are made with buckwheat and oat flour, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and topped with a raw, creamy, and lemony frosting. There are even a few hidden ingredients thrown in! Yum.
11. Cinnamon Sugar Zeppoles: Italian Doughnuts
Zeppoles are also known as Italian Doughnuts. The traditional recipe includes butter and eggs that are mixed into a dough and then deep fried. This particular recipe uses vegan ricotta cheese and vegan cream cheese instead of butter. The resulting fried cinnamon sugar zeppole are so airy and fluffy that you lose count of how many you ate.
12. Mini Doughnuts With Salted Coffee Caramel
Have you ever heard of the Italian chocolate hazelnut paste called Nutella? We bet you probably have! It’s rich, chocolatey, hazelnutty, and absolutely amazing. It’s also the inspiration for these raw Mini Doughnuts With Salted Coffee Caramel. The doughnuts are made from nuts and dates with coffee extract and they’re stuffed with a rich date caramel. Yum. Get that coffee ready for dunking!
13. Baked Coffee Doughnuts With Maple Glaze
If you’re into having your whole house smelling like baked bread and coffee, these Baked Coffee Doughnuts With Maple Glaze are for you! These doughnuts are fluffy, sweet, and moist. They have a nice, robust coffee taste to them that is evened out with the vanilla cinnamon glaze. If you have a deep love for coffee, pair these with a hot cup of your favorite coffee brew.
14. Raw Jam-Filled Doughnut Bites
These Raw Jam-Filled Cinnamon Doughnut Bites are filled with creamy cashew ice cream and gooey strawberry chia jam. Every bite is bursting with flavor! We recommend making a big batch of them for those afternoons/evenings where you just want something delicious.
15. Chocolate Flutternutter Doughnuts
Loaded with peanut butter, topped with marshmallow frosting, and drizzled with melted peanut butter and chocolate, these rich Chocolate Flutternutter Doughnuts come together in just 20 minutes from start to finish. These are perfect for decadent weekend brunches, weekday desserts, and because you won’t be able to resist, they also make great mid-day snacks.
Surprise everyone at work when you bring in a box of doughnuts that are vegan, homemade, and incredibly delicious. Maybe you’ll even get a raise!
Lead image source: Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts With Salted Peanut Butter Glaze