These delicious vegan powdered donuts are light and fluffy, and so simple to make in a donut pan! You can enjoy tender, soft donuts at home – without the dairy or eggs. These are absolutely irresistible!
Do you have a favorite treat from your childhood? Maybe one that you can’t enjoy any longer due to food allergies?
I have a few, but one that I can think of right now are Hostess powdered sugar donuts. I loved those things! A box of store bought donuts covered in lots of powdered sugar? Yes, please!
We don’t usually buy donuts anymore, since it’s so easy to make them! We love pumpkin donuts, chocolate donuts, and vegan apple cider donuts.
But I was thinking about it, and I realized that my boys have never had powdered donuts. So I decided to fix that right away! These vegan powdered donuts were a big hit – there’s a light dusting of powdered sugar on my floor to attest to that!
Now, sometimes there may be vegan donuts at your local bakery, or you can find store bought brands that are dairy and egg free. But if you can make them yourself, you may save some money! It’s often expensive to buy baked goods for special diets.
- Egg Replacer – The egg replacers are simple in this recipe. Baking powder and vinegar allow this batter to rise very nicely and create a light and fluffy donut. Applesauce is also added to the batter to help bind it together.
- Flour – I used white spelt flour for these donuts, but you could also use all-purpose flour. This recipe should work well with a light gluten free flour blend. I recommend my homemade gluten free flour recipe, or a blend that does not contain any gums.
- Vegan Buttery Spread – I like the flavor that melted vegan buttery spread adds to this batter. You could also try organic canola oil or coconut oil if you prefer.
- Powdered Sugar – A nice coating of powdered sugar is the perfect finishing touch! You could also coat these in cinnamon sugar for a different flavor.
It’s nice to have a donut pan to make donuts, and this is a pretty easy item to find in a home goods store or at a craft store like Jo Ann’s.
I have a metal pan, but I think a silicone pan would work just fine! If you don’t have a donut pan, this recipe could be made in a muffin pan.
Store leftover donuts in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for about 3 days.
These can be frozen – store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Wrap them well in plastic wrap and foil, or store them in a freezer bag.
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Vegan Powdered Donuts.
These vegan powdered donuts are light and fluffy – perfect for a sweet weekend treat!
- 1 cup white spelt flour or gluten free flour, or regular all purpose flour
- ½ cup organic cane sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup non-dairy milk
- ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup vegan buttery spread melted
For the coating:
- ½ cup powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350º F. Grease a donut pan with some vegan buttery spread. Even though donut pans are non-stick, I prefer to grease them so the donuts don't stick.
Mix the melted vegan buttery spread, unsweetened applesauce, non-dairy milk, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar in a large bowl.
Add the dry ingredients and mix together. Allow the batter to rise for a few minutes. The baking powder will make the batter puff up.
Spoon the batter into the donut pan. Each well will be full almost to the top. Smooth out the batter with the back of a spoon.
Bake for 11-13 minutes. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes, then overturn the pan onto a cookie sheet and tap until each donut falls out.
Pour the powdered sugar into a bowl. Place each donut into the sugar and turn to coat on all sides. Enjoy!
Serving size is one donut.
You can store these donuts in an airtight container. They should stay soft for 2-3 days.
These donuts can be frozen for up to 3 months.
If you can have dairy, feel free to use dairy butter and milk.
I use So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk, but feel free to use any milk that works for your dietary needs.
I recommend my gluten free flour recipe if you would like to use gluten free flour for these donuts.
I an allergic to apples so what could I use in place of applesauce and apple cider vinegar?
Mashed banana would work!
And any vinegar that is ok for your dietary needs!
I also use lemon as a substitute. It works exactly the same, and can replace apple cider vinegar in any recipe. A plus is that is also doesn’t have the same gross taste that apple cider vinegar has.
Can we use Bob’s red mill gluten free flour here. I noticed your GF mix doesn’t have any xanthan gum.
These are super delicious!
I can have eggs but cannot have applesauce. Could I replace the applesauce with one egg?
Can you double or triple this recipe easily or best to make each batch separately?
Is White Spelt Flour gluten free?
Can I use regular all purpose flour? I have everything on hand to make except spelt or gf flour. Thanks!
Yes, you sure can! That will work.
How many donuts does it make? The link for donut pan show 2 pans? One pan makes 6 donuts?
It makes 6 donuts!