close up of 3 chocolate glazed donuts

Chocolate Glazed Vegan Donuts

  • Author: Nicole Dawson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 14 donuts 1x


If you really want to start someone’s morning off with a smile, make them these chocolate glazed donuts! They’re such a fun & delicious breakfast treat )PLUS, they are vegan and gluten-free)



Chocolate Donuts Recipe:

  • 2 1/2 cups 1-to-1 gluten-free flour (or sub in All-Purpose Flour)*
  • 1 cup vegan cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional, or sub with more cocoa powder)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups dairy-free milk (we used flax milk)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  •  1/4 cup vinegar **
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (affilate link)

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 cup vegan powdered sugar (affilate link)
  • 2 tablespoons melted vegan butter
  • 23 tablespoon non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup (corn syrup or agave)
  • 1/2 cup allergy-friendly chocolate chips (affilate link)


Chocolate Donut Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.  Prepare your donut pan by lightly spraying with vegetable oil. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl (affilate link), whisk (affilate link) together all your dry ingredients. Flour, sugar, cocoa, espresso, baking soda and salt. 
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk (affilate link) together milk, oil, vinegar and vanilla.  
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk (affilate link) to incorporate together (you can also use a hand mixer if you prefer. 
  5. Using a pastry bag or large zip lock bag, fill this up with your donut batter and cut off tip.  Pipe batter into prepared pan then bake 10-12 minutes. 
  6. Allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from pan and placing on a baking rack. Let cool completely then dip the presentation side of your donut into the chocolate glaze.  Add sprinkles if desired. 

Make your Glaze:

Pour melted butter, milk, corn syrup and melted chocolate into a bowl with your powdered sugar (affilate link).  Blend with your hand mixer until smooth.  



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