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!
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 their 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?
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, because the skin is where most of the nutrients 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.
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?
Vegan Baked Ginger Pear Donuts
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon plant-based milk , vanilla
- Heat your oven to 350°F/180°C. Spray compartments of a regular-size donut pan with vegetable spray.
- In a bowl, add the flour, coconut sugar, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda, baking powder, and ground ginger. Stir to combine.
- In a microwaveable bowl, place the vegan butter. Heat for 20 to 30 seconds, until the butter is melted. Add the ground flax seeds, water, and plant-based milk. Stir to combine.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once the donuts are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for several minutes. Once they're cool enough to handle, remove them from the pan and place a wire rack. Use a spoon (or frosting bag with a round tip) to drizzle the top of each donut with icing. Repeat with each donut. Serving while still warm adds to the pleasure!
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If you’re into vegetarian or vegan fruity breakfast recipes, check these out:
- Vegan Spiced Apple Breakfast Bowls by I Love Vegan
- Vegan Banana Breakfast Cookies by Beaming Baker
- Vegan Blueberry Breakfast Cookies by Paleo Running Momma
- You can grab your fork for these Banana Bread Gluten-Free Pancakes by yours truly!
Whatever fruity vegan breakfast you’re jamming on, enjoy!