Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles

If you’re into donuts (or doughnuts…however you spell them), you’ll want to give these Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles a try. Just imagine a crispy on the outside, tender on the inside vegan donut, topped with chocolate and sprinkles. That’s what today’s recipe is all about. If you’re into vegan breakfast, check out my Vegan Chai Muffins, or my Vegan Breakfast Casserole.

Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles, a perfect start to your weekend mornings, or breakfast any day of the week!

I worked at a place after my first year in college. It was an insurance company. I did highly important things like filing papers. I told you, highly important.

And each Friday, someone would go out to buy donuts. They would return with crispy, creamy, mouthwatering donuts. I had a few of them, but it didn’t take me long to realize that I didn’t like the way they made me feel. I kind of quit eating donuts after that. Something about the combination of the flour and the grease just didn’t sit right with me.

But once I discovered the baked donut? That changed everything!

Vegan Vanilla Donuts Dipped in Chocolate

Why You’ll Love These Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles

Sprinkles, people! Sprinkles!

Of course there’s more to these Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles than only the sprinkles. You’ve got to have a pretty tasty donut base to make it all work.

Let’s talk about donuts for a moment. Most store-bought donuts are made with eggs and maybe even a little dairy. That’s why when I went vegan I thought I’d eaten my last donut.

A sad thought indeed.

However, once I bought my first baked donut pan, I was hooked on creating vegan baked donuts. In fact, I actually prefer the baked variety now. Forget all those greasy donuts of the past, the baked donut rules!

Also, if you’re not into sprinkles like I am, here are some ideas to garnish your donuts:

  • Serve these donuts plain, with just the chocolate frosting
  • Sprinkle coconut flakes over the top
  • Add chopped peanuts over the top of each donut
  • Chop up some dairy-free chocolate chips and sprinkle over the top
  • How about granola? That might be pretty awesome!

As you can see, there are lots of options for topping your donuts. Options = awesome!

Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles

One thing that makes this Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts recipe so special is the Silk Dairy-Free Vanilla Yogurt. There’s one very simple reason I like using vanilla vegan yogurt, it makes for a soft and tender donut. I love that part!

I was at a restaurant recently and saw an ad for Silk on TV. Pretty cool. I highly recommend using Silk’s dairy-free products — they add a rich, creamy flavor to my vegan recipes.

Today I’m using the Silk Dairy-free Vanilla Yogurt. It boasts 6 grams of plant power protein in every serving! It also offers live, active cultures an is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D.

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Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles

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Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles

Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 7  tablespoons water*
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 5.3 oz container Silk Vanilla Soy Yogurt Alternative
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, softened
  • Garnish: Sprinkles
Chocolate Glaze
  • ½ cup dairy-free semi sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350F. Coat donut pans with vegetable spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine the ground flax seeds and water. Stir. Add the sugar, Silk Yogurt, and melted vegan butter. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Spoon the batter into prepared donut pans. If you prefer to be super precise, you can use a piping bag to do this.**
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, until the donuts are golden brown.
  7. In the meantime, make the chocolate glaze by combining all the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl, stir to coat the chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and then allow to sit. The chocolate chips should be melted at this point. Stir until smooth and creamy.
  8. Dip cooled donuts in the chocolate glaze. Top with sprinkles.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes

* If the batter is too thick, add an additional tablespoon of water ** Donut pans are different than muffin pans in that you can fill donut pans a little more. It will make for a more rounded finished donut.

If you’re into baked vegan donuts, take a look at these:

Whichever donuts you’re devouring, enjoy!

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Posted 4 months ago by Marly on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 · Permalink

4 Responses to Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles

  1. Dairy free donuts?! One of the few dairy products I miss since going lactose free… (and they look really good too!)

    • Hi Keith. Yes, dairy-free donuts are, IMHO, even better than the other kind. Hope you like them! 🙂

  2. Yes to baked vegan doughnuts! I love them more than the kind that used to make me feel sick too. Thank you for including my pumpkin doughnuts, Marly! I need to put some Silk yogurt into my next batch.

    • It’s the only way to go, Linda. So happy to include your pumpkin doughnuts recipe. They look SO good!