These baked doughnuts are infused with chai spice in the batter and the crunchy glaze. A unique doughnut that’s easy to make and sure to be a big hit. The taste is a bit like snickerdoodles.
Chai Spiced Baked Doughnuts [Vegan]
- ¾ cup chai tea or water
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup vegan sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. chai spice
- ¼ tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 tsp. chai spice
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour through and including the salt for the doughnuts.
- Make a well in the center with a large spoon.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the tea or water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Pour into the dry well, while stirring. Stir until just combined.
- Scoop the batter into a regular doughnut pan coated with a nonstick cooking spray. The wells should be filled about ¾ the way full. Too full and the doughnut hole will close in, not filled full enough and the doughnut will have a huge hole in the center. If you have a six doughnut pan like me, you will bake them in batches. If you have a twelve doughnut pan, you can do them all at once, just be sure they are cooled for about 20 minutes before glazing.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to rest for a minute. Then, run a butter knife blade around each doughnut to loosen it from the pan. Tip the pan upside-down to remove the doughnuts. Place them on a wire cooling rack.
- Repeat with remaining batter.
- Once the second batch of donuts is done baking and has cooled for about 5 minutes, it’s time to make the glaze.
- Whisk together the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat for several minutes until runny.Then, immediately dip the doughnuts face-first into the glaze one by one and set back on the cooling rack. Then repeat again for a second glaze dip.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if you like and allow to dry on the rack. It will take a few hours for the glaze to set and be somewhat hard.
- Store in an airtight container.
For an extra chai kick, try using chai tea by steeping one tea bag in ¾ cup water. Or, just plain water can be used. If you need a chai spice mix recipe, I like the one from Fit Foodie Finds.
- Chai Spice