10 of the Most Extraordinary Vegan Donuts

10 of the Most Extraordinary Vegan Donuts

by Niki Konkoly

Whether you prefer them soaked in oil or baked for a lighter effect, full of fruity goodness or crunchy nuts, big or tiny, you’ll surely find something that tickles your tastebuds among these vegan donut recipes.

  1. Krispy Dream Doughnuts

Let’s start with the ultimate classic: a beautifully greasy, sugary goodness, sans the unnecessary animal-derived ingredients. Use Vegan Heartland’s recipe for a tasty base, and glaze, sprinkle, and gobble away at your leisure.

  1. Chocolate Hazelnut Donuts

Another classic, with a healthy twist. Protein-packed beans serve as a base (don’t worry, you won’t be able to taste them), and a dark chocolate glaze and crispy hazelnuts grace the surface of Vegan Heaven’s donuts.

Image via Vegan Heaven

  1. Lemon and Thyme Donuts

Shifting towards more adventurous flavors, this herby delight caught my eye. Veganosity’s lemon and thyme donuts are spring itself in a ring-shaped sweetness.

  1. Double Chocolate and Pistachio Donuts

If you love nothing more than the medley of sweet and salty flavors dissolving in your mouth, we’ve found the perfect recipe for you. Head over to My Darling Vegan’s recipe for a special culinary experience.

  1. Coffee Cake Donuts

If you, like me, have trouble waking up in the morning, try Sweet Like Cocoa’s coffee cake donuts for a sweet energy boost. Make these the night before, and I guarantee you’ll be quick to leave the ever so embracing softness of your duvet if you know these are waiting for you.

  1. Boston Cream Doughnuts

I’ve always thought that sweets that are easy to consume are not even real desserts. The real fun is all about the powdery sugar smothered across your face, the sweet, creamy filling dripping down (and sticking) to your chin, and at least one spot on your freshly laundered white top. Now, that’s a real dessert experience. I have a feeling that Neurotic Mommy’s Boston cream doughnuts would be just that.

  1. Galaxy Donuts

Who else had little glow-in-the-dark starts and planets plastered to their ceiling as a kid? I, sadly, never made it to NASA, but the universe still fascinates me. Until affordable space travel becomes a thing, I’ll feed my cosmos-loving soul with So Beautifully Real’s gorgeous galaxy donuts, that are, quite frankly, out of this world.

Image via So Beautifully Real

  1. Kale Donuts with Match Icing

We all love kale for its uncountable health benefits, but for some, it might be a downright sin to mix them with sweet treats, defying the comfort-food status of the sacred donut. For the more adventurous, though, it might pique some interest to create this pastry in an over-the-top nutritious version – even if they somewhat resemble Shrek’s skin color. To experiment, check out Tajinny’s recipe.

  1. Mini Blueberry Cardamom Donuts

These pretty purple treats are triple the fun – baking mini donuts mean you can have a lot more servings! Check out Vegan Yack Attack’s mini blueberry-cardamom donuts here.

  1. Donut Cereal

Ever dreamt of breaking off the shackles of the alimentary norms society is trying to impose on you, and just have donuts for breakfast? This raw donut cereal recipe by So Beautifully Raw makes it even easier.

  1. Cronuts

A recent invention, the cronut could easily be the greatest thing about the French-American friendship since the Statue of Liberty. If you’d rather not stand in endless lines at the crack of dawn in New York City to get your hands on some, though, try making these flaky goodies yourself. Start with this banana-chocolate cronut by Finedining Lovers, and continue with this raspberry-filled cronut by 40 Aprons for maximum indulgence.

Image via 40 Aprons

Have you tried any of these? Let us know how you liked them in a comment!


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