Time to Make the Vegan Donuts: 6 Awesome Recipes

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donut-icons-2-text-copyWe recently highlighted four of America’s most awesome vegan-friendly donut shops! Will chains like Dunkin’ Donuts soon start serving cruelty-free donuts too? Compassion Over Killing campaigns have led Dunkin’ as well as Starbucks to keep expanding their dairy-free milk options – and COK is working on vegan donuts too: Join us in asking Dunkin’ to offer vegan donut options!

In the meantime, on those days when you’re craving a doughy delight, you can make one at home! It’s easier than you might think to whip up a delicious donut with no animal ingredients. Here are six outstanding donut recipes that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth.

Classic Donut
If you’re into the old-school glazed variety of donut, Darth Vegan’s recipe is right up your alley. His Krispy Kreme-esque creations use coconut milk, applesauce, and powdered sugar — and taste just like the real thing. Nothing says love like a boxful of gorgeous glazed pastries.

S’mores Donut
Summertime is all about fireside s’mores. But getting your marshmallow and chocolate fix via donut might be even an even better way to indulge. Boy & the Rabbit’s s’mores donut is the ultimate hybrid sweet. His recipe calls for graham flour, vegan chocolate, and ricemellow cream to create the familiar flavor. The end result: rich deliciousness.

Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts)
Jelly donuts are a Jewish tradition — a special Hanukkah treat that dates back centuries. And everyone can enjoy this perfect pairing of fried dough and sweet jelly. Hell Yeah It’s Vegan has an amazing recipe that uses a super-simple list of ingredients, including raspberry jam. They take some time to make, but one bite, and you’ll know it was worth it.

Double-Chocolate Glazed Donuts
If you’re a chocoholic, you’re probably scanning this list for a donut that’ll be dear to your heart. This one’s it. Celeb chef Giada De Laurentiis dreamed up a super-chocolatey baked donut made with cocoa powder and vegan chocolate chips. It’s double the chocolate, double the fun.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Fall is just around the corner, and with it, pumpkin mania will arrive. Why not get a head start with this autumnal treat? Baker By Nature has a vegan donut option that uses coconut oil, pumpkin pie puree, and almond milk.

Boston Cream Donut
Everyone loves a cream-filled donut, and this one is deliciously dairy-free. Try this creamy, chocolatey pastry courtesy of Bijou Treat Farm. Fried dough + Boston cream pie = perfection.

Have any other favorite vegan donut recipes? Share ’em with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to ask your local donut shop to carry vegan options.

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