Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts

These Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts, topped with a vanilla drizzle, are a sweet, ginger-spiced treat for your breakfast menu. Made with chopped pears and spiced with ground ginger, you’ll love the tenderness and flavor in each bite. A perfect weekend indulgence!

If you love delicate, delicious vegan pastries for breakfast, be sure to try my Vegan Toasted Coconut Donuts. Or my super simple and elegant Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Croissants. Yes, vegan croissants made simple. What a concept!

Vegan Ginger Pear Donuts

I may be a bit of an oddity in the vegan community. I don’t care, really. Because rather than being a part of some community of people I don’t know all that much, I’d rather just be sharing great recipes with you!

I guess I dig you like that! ❤️

Because some people are vegan for health reasons and they can be super into healthy vegan food as a result. I get that.

And some people are vegan for animals, and so they can turn those nose up about things like honey. I mean, I respect their passion and their personal commitment, but it’s not me. We are picky about the honey we eat, but we definitely consume it sometimes.

I’m in between these two groups. Because I love animals and it is definitely one of the reasons I went vegan. And I love being healthy because it makes me feel so good! And Shawn and I have Green Smoothies every friggin’ day now because we love them so much.

But sometimes, we also like having Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts.

Do you blame me?

Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts

How To Love Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts

It’s important to love your Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts properly. First, it requires having the right ingredients on hand. I use a combination of all-purpose flour and whole wheat pastry flour. I think the two together add nice flavor and color. I also used coconut sugar. Of course, you could use brown sugar, but again, the flavor created from the coconut sugar is, well, um, sweet!

Besides, coconut sugar seems to have less impact on blood sugar, so that makes it a healthier alternative to refined sugar, which is what brown sugar is.

Are you surprised to learn brown sugar is refined sugar? When they refine sugar, molasses is a by-product. And they make brown sugar by adding some molasses back into the refined sugar.

When I add the chopped pear, I leave the skin in the game. Because the skin is where most of the health benefits are found in something like a pear. Besides, once the pear is baked into the donut, the skin is nice and tender. You won’t even notice it.

The second way to love your vegan baked pear ginger donuts is to get all drizzly with them. We love just a little drizzle of vanilla frosting on these donuts. They add some lovely color, but also flavor. Because these baked donuts are lightly sweetened, the frosting brings it all home.

Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts

 But I Hate Pears!

Oh, it’s ok. I understand. There’s a lot of foods I hate too. Pineapple is not one of my favorites. I eat it from time-to-time, but I have to confess it takes effort. So, if you hate pears, just try some other fruit instead. In fact, I highly encourage you to make this recipe your own. Change up the flavors, make a double batch. Be the boss of this recipe! You can do it! If you need some ideas to get you started, well, here goes:

  • I think that drizzle of frosting could use a sprinkle or two of cinnamon (or ginger)
  • You can sub some chopped apple in place of the pear
  • Go ahead and mash the pear instead of having chopped pieces
  • Add more or less ginger, depending on your preference
  • I’m SO into ground cloves right now and I could see adding a sprinkle of that to this recipe
  • Make these gluten-free by using gluten-free baking flour
  • Add a tablespoon or two of chopped nuts to the recipe

So, wherever you go, there you are. I can’t believe I said it, but it’s true. 😬

And I’ll add something else while I’m at it. Wherever you go…take these vegan baked ginger pear donuts with you! They make perfect travel companions. I’m such an avid drinker of my Skinny Hot Chocolate drink, that I think it would go perfectly with one of the donuts. Right?

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Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts
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Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 

These Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts, topped with a vanilla drizzle, are a sweet, ginger-spiced treat for your breakfast menu. Made with chopped pears and spiced with ground ginger, you'll love the tenderness and flavor in each bite. A perfect indulgence!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 248 kcal
Author: Marly
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup Flour All-Purpose
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 3 tablespoons Vegan Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Flax Seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • 3/4 cup Plant-Based Milk Vanilla
  • 1/2 Pear , cored and chopped
  • Vanilla Drizzle
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Plant-Based Milk Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 350F. Spray compartments of a regular-size donut pan with vegetable spray.

  2. In a bowl, add the flour, coconut sugar, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda, baking powder, and ground ginger. Stir to combine.

  3. In a microwaveable bowl, place the vegan butter. Heat for 20 - 30 seconds, until the butter is melted. Add the ground flax seeds, water, and plant-based milk. Stir to combine.

  4. Add the chopped pear to the flour mixture and stir until the pear pieces are coated. Then pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and gently fold, stirring until combined.

  5. Use a spoon or carefully pour the batter into the donut compartments, filling them generously and equally. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until the donuts are done and slightly golden on the edges.

  6. In the meantime, prepare the Topping by pouring the powdered sugar into a bowl. Add the plant-based milk and stir to combine. Add more powdered sugar or milk to achieve a desired, spreadable consistency.

  7. Once the donuts are done, remove from the oven and allow them to cool for several minutes. Once they're cool enough to handle, remove from the pan and place a wire rack. Use a spoon (or frosting bag with round tip) to drizzle the top of each donut with icing. Repeat with each donut. Serving while still warm adds to the pleasure!

Recipe Notes

If you don't have coconut sugar handy, brown sugar works here too. 

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 6.6%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Whatever fruity vegan breakfast you’re jamming on, enjoy!

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2 Responses to Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts

  1. I am tickled beyond belief to find this in my inbox today! As it is fall in our hemisphere, pears are in season (and honestly, people who hate pears are just weird), so I’m totally down with this wonderful alternative to the ubiquitous apple cider donut – not that those aren’t also terribly tasty.

    I also occasionally eat honey. I support local beekeepers back home. As anyone who can read knows by now, bees continue to be threatened by agricultural poisons. As anyone who can reason knows is that sometimes the only reason that convinces anyone to protect anything has to do with the wallet, so if everyone stopped eating honey to ‘protect’ the bees, there would be no reason for beekeepers, there would be no financial incentive to protect bees (yes, politicians are that dumb), and soon, there would be no more bees. That’s my reason, anyway.

    Have a great weekend, everyone, and happy donut eating.

    • Thanks, Stefani. I agree with you so much about honey. Supporting local and/or organic beekeepers is a way of supporting bees. Besides, my theory, also, is that there is no way to live 100% without impacting animals in some way. I buy vegan products at a health food store or local grocery store and they both also sell meat products. I could go on. At some point we have to draw a line. I choose not to judge others for where that line comes for them. For me, honey is a natural sweetener and supports bees.

      And yes, happy donut eating weekends for ALL! ❤️

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