These vegan baked doughnuts with chocolate glaze are the easiest treat you will ever make! They are light, fluffy and ready in 15 minutes!
Happy February friends!
We finally had some snow this Winter! And I'm not talking about the usual bits of white dust which disappears in seconds. There was an actual thick blanket of snow, covering the whole village, making it postcard pretty!
Sadly, most of it is gone now, but I'm glad we've had a whole weekend to enjoy it! It made me feel super cozy to watch the snow fall, while I was busy cooking in the kitchen... But, enough about the snow! We are here today to talk about these fab, light, fluffy, irresistible, baked doughnuts with chocolate glaze, which are happen to be vegan too! Interested? Then keep reading on...
Baked doughnuts with chocolate glaze- healthier and lighter vegan doughnuts!
Most of my life I knew doughnuts as these big, round and fluffy balls stuffed with generous dollop of jam in the middle. They were deep fried in oil, and covered in sugar or sugar glaze. My nana is still the absolute number 1 Pro when it comes to these babies.
It wasn't until I arrived in the UK in early 2000's, when I got introduced to the 'doughnut with a hole in a middle'. True story.
Also, it wasn't until few weeks ago, when I have tried baked doughnuts for the first time! And I can't believe how much I've been missing out! Baked doughnuts are soooo much easier and quicker to make, not to mention they are much lighter and lower in calories than their traditional versions.
As if that wasn't good enough, these baked doughnuts are made using the wholemeal flour and almost no oil at all (apart from the tiny amount required to oil the moulds/ tin). Wholemeal flour is great, as it has not been stripped of precious nutrients and fiber, comparing with processed white flour.
How do I make baked doughnuts?
You will need a couple of silicone moulds or a doughnut baking tins. Start with greasing them lightly with baking spray or some coconut oil or olive oil. As for the rest of the recipe, it seriously couldn't be easier...
Start with pre-heating your oven to 180 C (fan-assisted). In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon (which is optional, but adds nice, warming flavour) and salt. In a separate, smaller bowl, mix together the maple syrup, yogurt, milk (any type) and vanilla bean paste.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir it all using a whisk or a fork until just combined.
Next step is to transfer the batter into a piping bag. Once done, start piping it into the moulds or prepared baking tins.
Once you have filled the moulds with batter, place them in the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 15 minutes. While the doughnuts are baking, prepare the chocolate glaze by melting the dark chocolate. You can use microwave or double boiler method.
After 15 minutes, take the doughnuts out of the oven and allow them to cool for few minutes. Remove them from the moulds/ tins and place on a cooling rack. Dip each doughnut into the melted chocolate and place on a cooling rack. Allow it to set a bit, or dig in straight away!
These baked doughnuts are great for satisfying your sweet cravings, but much healthier than a shop-bought alternatives. They are super light, fluffy and utterly delicious. They are also great for sharing with friends and family, but nobody will judge you if you decide to keep them all to yourself!
If you like baked doughnuts, be sure to check out these Cardamom Donuts from Modest Munchies blog too!
Thanks for reading, and until next time!
As always, I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below and let's be friends!
Baked doughnuts with chocolate glaze
- 256 g wholemeal flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 120 ml maple syrup
- 125 g almond yogurt
- 250 ml almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 100 g dark chocolate (min 70% cocoa solids) melted
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 C (fan). Spray your doughnuts molds/ tin with baking spray/ oil and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine together the wholemeal flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together maple syrup, yogurt, milk and vanilla paste. Add wet ingredients into dry ones, and mix until just combined.
- Transfer the batter into a piping bag and pipe it into the prepared moulds/tins. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Dip doughnuts into melted dark chocolate to create the glaze. Use soe decorative sprinkles if desired.
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
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Hi, love this healthier take on doughnuts, can you substitute the maple syrup for anything else? Not the most accessible (or affordable) thing here in the UK. Hopefully other than honey...
Hi, I haven't tried this recipe with honey, but I think it will work fine. I'm also UK based, and you can find very affordable maple syrup in Aldi (£2.99) which is great quality, and not that much more expensive than honey. Hope this helps.
These are so adorable! And I really like your website and name. 🙂
I have never eaten vegan doughnuts, so I need to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
It is also featured on my blog:
Hi Suzie! Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I'm glad you like the recipe, and I hope you will try these doughnuts some time soon, they're super delicious! Thanks for sharing! x
Sam | Ahead of Thyme
Wow, now this is my kind of donut!! Soo mouthwatering. This would make such a good treat on Valentine's Day!
Hi Sam, thank you so much! I would be very happy if someone gave me a box full of these on Valentine's!
These are great donuts! My family now is on a low-carb diet and everything in the ingredients is totally on the ingredients they can enjoy! My Dad will absolutely love these because he is convinced he won't enjoy any of the sweets! He is going to love these donuts/
that makes me very happy to hear Eileen! I hope he's going to like these little treats! Thanks so much for your lovely comment!
I've died and gone to doughnut heaven. Doughnuts have always been one of my absolute favorite sweet treats. These baked doughnuts are such a great idea!
haha, thanks so much Lauren! I do hope heaven is full of doughnuts! Glad you like the recipe, and thanks for stopping by!
I always feel guilty eating donuts 🙁 But these would be the perfect substitute!!!
Yes Kelly! These will not leave you feeling guilty for sure! I hope you will try the recipe some time soon!
Don't these just look perfect! I can't believe how quick and easy they are to put together as well. Such a great little treat to have on hand!
Glad you like them Elizabeth! I can't wait to try different variations of this recipe, it's one of the easiest treats I've ever made!
Donuts are my weakness!!!! But I guess if I make these I won't have to feel as guilty, right?
totally! they are so light in texture, it is practically like eating an air 😉 but on a serious note, these are much healthier comparing with many other doughnuts recipes out there!
Nicoletta De Angelis Nardelli
What a great texture! And that chocolate topping!! Love them, either for breakfast, or dessert!
Thanks so much Nicoletta! So happy to hear that you like the recipe! Doughnuts for breakfast- love this idea!
I love these lighter, baked doughnuts...especially the chocolate glaze on top! The star decorations are so pretty too! Can't wait to try them!
Yay, I'm so happy to hear that you like the recipe and will be trying it soon Sherri! Let me know what you think!
I couldn't believe how delicious baked doughnuts were the first time I had them and so much easier than heating a pot full of oil. Although my Grandma's doughnuts were the absolute best done that way. But your doughnuts look super delicious and love that touch of cinnamon and your little star decorations. I could eat the whole plateful right now!
Hi Linda, thanks so much for stopping by. Yes, I totally agree, the ones my nana used to make in a big pot of oil were the best doughnuts ever! These baked ones are very different, but still delicious and much easier to prepare!
These donuts look absolutely exquisite Anna. Love the fact that they are baked. I could eat them all.
Easily done! And thanks so much Esha, I wish I could share these with you over a big cuppa! Enjoy your weekend hun!
Kylie | Midwest Foodie
That chocolate on top - WOW!!!! These would be perfect for my ladies brunch this weekend! 🙂
Thanks Kylie! They will make a great addition to any brunch! Hope you will give them a try!
Dominique | Perchance to Cook
These donuts look perfect! I just love the chocolate glaze on top. I would love one for breakfast pretty much everyday. DROOL.
That would be a high life, to have these for breakfast every day! 😉 Thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comment Dominique!
Ooh, those doughnuts look absolutely perfect. I've been eating some doughnut moulds for a very long time so I can have a go, but I've not come across them yet. Good to see you're using wholemeal flour. I use it in all of my bakes.
Hi Choclette, thanks for stopping by! I have found the moulds at Amazon, they are widely available and reasonably priced. Glad you like the recipe and I hope you will try it some time soon!
I wouldn't have a clue how to make doughnuts! Yours look so perfectly formed and the little stars are a really thoughtful finishing touch. Just pinned this recipe 🙂
Thanks Kacie! It took me couple of years to get my moulds, but now I've got them, there is no stopping me!
Cat | Curly's Cooking
These look incredible! Absolutely perfect little doughnuts with a delicious looking glaze. Yum!
Thank you Cat, wish I could share some of these doughnuts with you, but sadly, they've only lasted few minutes in our house! 😉
Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder
I have been meaning to treat myself to a doughnut mould for ages but it hasn't happened yet! Having seen these gorgeous babies, I really want to get stuck right in and bake especially that they are so much healthier that their fried counterparts and made with wholemeal flour! My boys would love them! 🙂
Gorgeous photos too! 🙂
Hey Jo! Thank you so much for stopping by and this lovely comment! I hope I've motivated you to get some doughnut moulds (and to try the recipe!) 🙂
Anna | Serving Dumplings
Could eat them all right now. Absolutely stunning Anna!
I love the idea that they're baked in the oven, so much healthier indeed.
Hey Anna! Thanks so much for stopping by! They are seriously addictive, I can almost guarantee that you will not stop at one! Glad you like the recipe, have a great week ahead!