For the vegan donuts:
For the topping:
- 2 tbsp white granulated sugar
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp vegan butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF or 180ºC and spray a donut pan with non-stick spray or grease it with some oil. Set aside.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt).
- Add all the remaining ingredients (flax egg, melted vegan butter, vanilla extract, and milk) and stir until well combined.
- Fill each pan cavity approximately 3/4 full. You can spoon the batter into the donut pan (it can get messy), or fill a ziplock bag with the batter, cut a hole in the corner, and pipe it into the pan.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and allow the donuts to cool for at least 5 minutes before removing them from the donut pan. Then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
- The topping is optional but so delicious and easy to make! To make the cinnamon sugar just mix the sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl until well combined.
- Then use a brush to brush the melted butter onto the top of a donut and then immediately dip it into the bowl of cinnamon sugar.
- Serve with a glass of rice milk, coconut milk, or any other kind of plant milk.
- Keep the vegan donuts in an airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature for up to 1 week.
- You can use any other kind of flour, but you may need to add more or less of it.
- If you want gluten-free donuts, I’d use oat flour and buckwheat or rice flour (half and half). Add more or less quantity if needed.
- Soy milk can be replaced with any other kind of plant milk, such as almond milk or oat milk.
- Feel free to use any kind of sugar, although I’ve never tried this recipe with liquid sweetener.
- Vegan butter can be replaced with oil (coconut oil is my favorite choice).
- Be careful not to overfill, as the donuts will rise and you might lose the hole of your donuts.
- Although vanilla extract is optional, I suggest you use it because it will give your vegan donuts a wonderful flavor!
- Feel free to add your favorite spices, like pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or even cocoa powder.
- Nutritional info has been calculated without the topping.
- Serving Size: 1 donut
- Calories: 151
- Sugar: 11.9 g
- Sodium: 29 mg
- Fat: 2.7 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 28.8 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 2.9 g