I wanted to make some zucchini bread but I decided I wanted to make it in doughnut form instead. They are baked rather than fried so they are really just like cake in the form of a doughnut. I love the size and shape and the baked edges that this makes. It's kind of reminiscent of muffin tops.

Maple Zucchini Doughnuts With Date Frosting [Vegan]

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For the Doughnuts:

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups pure maple syrup
  • 1 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup vegetable or coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seed soaked in 1/4 cup water for 5 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the Date Frosting:

  • 1 cup dried dates soaked in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • 2-3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


To Make the Doughnuts:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together. Flour, salt, baking soda and powder, nuts.
  3. Add zucchini to dry ingredients.
  4. Mix all wet ingredients together.
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  6. Spoon batter into doughnut pan.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minuted or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

To Make the Date Frosting:

  1. Remove dates from water.  Save water.
  2. Place dates and maple syrup in food processor and blend until thick and fairly smooth.
  3. Add a little hot water as needed to thin if it is too thick..
  4. Spread on doughnuts.


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