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

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 cup vegan powdered sugar
  • 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


Chocolate Donut Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.  Prepare your donut pan by lightly spraying with vegetable oil. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all your dry ingredients. Flour, sugar, cocoa, espresso, baking soda and salt. 
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together milk, oil, vinegar and vanilla.  
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk 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.  Blend with your hand mixer until smooth.  



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