These double chocolate vegan gluten free donuts are baked in a donut pan and topped with a rich chocolate frosting! A perfect donut for a weekend treat.
If it’s the weekend, you might be craving a special treat. A run to the bakery, or maybe the donut shop is a fun Saturday morning activity.
Or if you’re like our family, and can’t do donut shops due to the stray nuts, eggs, dairy, gluten, soy, or (insert other allergen here), then you may want to stay home and make donuts. I have just the recipe for you with these double chocolate gluten free and vegan donuts!
You know, is there ever a time when a double chocolate donut isn’t a good idea? I just don’t think so. And gluten free donuts are always welcome, aren’t they? Even better if they are vegan and nut free!
I made these treats at the end of a super crazy week – we had been doing some little home projects and it just was a busy and long week, and I felt we all needed a treat. The boys went crazy over these – these double chocolate vegan and gluten free donuts are soft and tender, and the rich frosting on top makes these really decadent.
These donuts are so easy to make – you just mix the ingredients in one bowl. You don’t need an electric mixer, just give them a quick stir by hand.
Can you make donuts without eggs?
Yes, you can make donuts without eggs! This batter holds together very well with mashed banana as an egg replacer.
What can I use instead of banana in this recipe?
You can use applesauce or beet puree instead of banana if you wish!
If I don’t have a donut pan, can I still make this recipe?
If you don’t have a donut pan, you can make these in a muffin pan. Just watch the time, it may take a little longer to bake in a different pan.
How do you make chocolate vegan gluten free donuts?
- Whisk together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Add the mashed banana, oil, vanilla, vinegar, and non-dairy milk. Mix well.
- Then you simply spoon the batter into the pan, pop it in the oven at 350 degrees, and after about 15 minutes, you’ll have delicious vegan gluten free donuts!
Pro tip: Don’t wait too long to get these donuts out of the pan. Let them cool for about 8-10 minutes, then overturn the pan and tap to release. If you wait too long, they might stick to the pan.
Can this recipe be made with coconut flour or almond flour?
You could try almond flour, but the texture will be heavier and more dense. I don’t recommend coconut flour. The batter will be very thick and dry, and the texture of the final product won’t be good.
What non-dairy milk works best for baking?
Any neutral tasting non-dairy milk should be fine for this recipe. Use one that works for your dietary needs. I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk.
If you want to skip the frosting (Why would you do that?!) you can. These are delicious plain, or you could dust them with a bit of powdered sugar. If you’ve got some extra zucchini around, you might want to try my chocolate zucchini donut recipe.
These double chocolate vegan and gluten free donuts are:
- rich and decadent
- easy to make in a donut pan
- the perfect treat for a weekend breakfast
- top 8 allergen free
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Double Chocolate Vegan Gluten Free Donuts.
Decadent double chocolate vegan gluten free donuts are a perfect treat for a special breakfast!
For the donuts:
- 3/4 cups gluten free flour Namaste Perfect Flour works, or Enjoy Life, or my recipe
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons mashed banana
- 1/6 cup organic canola oil or coconut oil, or melted vegan buttery spread
- 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
For the frosting:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a donut pan. (Even if it is non-stick, I still recommend greasing it).
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add the organic canola oil, mashed banana, vanilla, vinegar, and non-dairy milk. Stir well.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 11-14 minutes.
- Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes, then turn pan over onto a cookie sheet and tap to remove donuts.
- While the donuts cool, make the frosting.
- Beat the vegan buttery spread until fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar and cocoa powder, then drizzle in a little of the non-dairy milk. Beat until smooth and creamy, adding more milk as needed.
Frost the cooled donuts with an offset spatula. Enjoy!
Store leftover donuts in an airtight container.
They should be good for a day or two, but taste best when they are fresh.
Nutrition facts are for one frosted donut.
This post was originally published in June 2016. It has been updated.