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Vegan Baked Donuts with Coconut Butter Beet Glaze

Vegan baked donuts are truly out of a bakery. The smell, the flavor and that texture. So light, so moist and so fluffy. The perfect vegan donut!
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Butter, Dairy Free, Donuts, Easy Recipe, Non-dairy, Spelt Flour, Sweet Breakfast, Vegan, Vegan Breakfast, Vegan Dessert
Servings: 8 donuts
Author: rylee

Ingredients 

Vegan Baked Donuts

  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh or ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • cup unsweetened almond milk or any non-dairy milk
  • cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Coconut butter beet icing

  • ½ cup coconut butter slowly melted (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon beet powder can replace with pulverized freeze dried fruit
  • Splash of maple syrup

Chocolate icing:

  • ½ - ¾ cup dark chocolate melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease your donut pan. (Silicon donut pan saved me!)
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices
  • In a separate bowl, add all milk, sugar, oil, vanilla, and vinegar
  • Add your wet ingredients to your dry and fold together until just combined. Do not over mix-- some lumps are ok!
  • Spoon or pipe batter into your prepared donut pan and fill each about half way. These really puff up!
  • Bake for 12 minutes and then let fully cool in pan
  • While donuts are cooling, make a double boiler by adding an inch of water to a medium pot over low heat and placing a mixing bowl on top of it
  • Add your coconut butter, coconut oil, beet powder and maple syrup and whisk very well on low heat
  • Melt your chocolate as well
  • Once your donuts are completely cool, ice your donuts in the chocolate or coconut butter icing, top with your favs and enjoy enjoy enjoy!

Notes

*Coconut butter is weird and can burn very easily, so on very low heat temper it, while whisking all ingredients together until melted
*If you don't have beet powder, don't want to invest in it, or don't like the flavor of beets; crushed freeze dried strawberries would work and be super delicious
*Topping suggestions: coconut butter and chocolate icing, unsweetened shredded coconut, dried rose petals, freeze dried strawberries, hemp seeds
*These donuts are even better the second day, just make sure to cover with plastic wrap completely to keep them moist