Vegan Halloween Donuts Recipe

Take a bite out of these vegan Halloween Donuts, complete with fun googly candy eyes. They’re easy to make, fun to decorate, and delicious to eat, despite the ghoulish colors and edible googly eyes!

I felt these Vegan Halloween Monster Donuts were a perfect way to begin my vegan holiday treats. Aren’t they too cute! Also, I also made these Vegan Halloween Monster Cookies last year and you could easily dress up my Black Bean Brownies to look good and ghoulish if you wanted.

Purple and green donuts with googly eyes for Halloween.

I love this holiday. How about you? Be sure to check out all my favorite Vegan Halloween Recipes!

You can imagine that adding these vegan candy eyes to just about anything will add a Halloween vibe to it.

Vegan Halloween Celebrations

I’ve heard this statement a lot lately: Halloween is my favorite holiday.

And it’s caused me to wonder. Do I have a favorite holiday? I kind of want to create a spreadsheet and grade all the holidays to see which one tickles my fancy the most.

I have a tendency to overthink things.

But I have a theory. My favorite holiday is the one that’s just about to happen. What do you think? Does that work?

How to Make Halloween Donuts

OK. Now that we’ve agreed that Halloween is our favorite holiday (wink, wink), let’s get on to these Vegan Halloween Monster Donuts. The main part of this recipe refers to the donuts, so let’s begin there.

  • Combine Dry Ingredients — Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg.
  • Combine Wet Ingredients — First, stir together the ground flax seeds and water. Then add the sugar, vegan yogurt, and melted vegan butter.
  • Make the Batter — Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture and stir it all together.
  • Spoon and Bake — Spoon the batter into a prepared donut pan. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, until the donuts are golden brown.

It’s a pretty straight forward vegan donut recipe! The fun part comes next. Once the donuts have cooled, your’e ready to decorate them.

Decorating Halloween Donuts

In the recipe below you’ll see options for green and purple glaze. You can also made some vegan candy eyes. Most store-bought candy eyes are made with gelatin which is neither vegan nor vegetarian.

Dip the donuts in the glaze and add the candy eyes. Push in cashew pieces to resemble monster teeth or fangs.

Here are some fun ways to switch up the decorations on these Vegan Halloween Donuts:

  • Eyes All Over — Place googly eyes all over the donuts.
  • Dracula Donuts — Add vampire fangs in the middle of the donut for an eery look
  • Buggy Donuts — Add two pieces of black licorice to the top to create antennae
  • Orange and Black — Try bing orange and/or black colored glaze too!

If you love vegan Halloween treats, check out my vegan Halloween Pudding cups!

Several vegan halloween monster donuts with plastic vampire teeth and orange pumpkins and candy corn between them.

Oh, you know what I think? These Vegan Halloween Monster Donuts are so much fun, they’re helping me answer the question about my favorite holiday.

So, Halloween, you really are my favorite holiday! 🙂

A green halloween donut with a purple and green donut behind it.

Finally, we hope you love Halloween and these Vegan Halloween Monster Donuts as much as we do! If you decide to make the recipe, snap a photo and use #NamelyMarly to share it with us on Instagram or Twitter. We love seeing your photos!

Vegan Halloween Monster Donuts

Vegan Halloween Monster Donuts

Take a bite out of these Vegan Halloween Monster Donuts. They’re easy to make, fun to decorate, and delicious to eat.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Halloween Monster Donuts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

Vegan Donuts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 5 – 6 tablespoons water
  • cup brown sugar
  • 5.3 oz container vegan vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter softened
  • Cashew Pieces (for garnish)

Purple Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

Green Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons spinach fresh
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

Vegan Candy Eyes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Coat donut pans with vegetable spray.

For the Vegan Donuts

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine the ground flax seeds and water. Stir. Add the sugar, yogurt, and melted butter. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  • Spoon the batter into prepared donut pans. If you prefer to be precise, you can use a piping bag to do this.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, until the donuts are golden brown.

For the Purple Glaze:

  • In the meantime, make the purple glaze by combining the blueberries, coconut oil, and corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir, and mash the blueberries. You can remove the skins or mash them into fine pieces. Add the powdered sugar and stir to combine. If it’s too thick add a teaspoon of plant-based milk. Stir until smooth and creamy.

For the Green Glaze

  • Make the green glaze by combining the spinach, coconut oil, and corn syrup in a food processor bowl. Pulse to combine. Add the powdered sugar and pulse until a nice consistency is formed.

For the Vegan Candy Eyes

  • Combine the powdered sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients (except for the chocolate chips of course). Stir to combine. This will be very thick at this point.
  • Transfer this mixture into a piping bag. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Pipe round dots in rows directly onto the waxed paper. Top each dot with a mini chocolate chip. Place the pan in the fridge to allow the eyes to set — this can take up to 3 hours before the eyes are firm enough to place on the donuts.

Monster Donut Assembly

  • Dip cooled donuts in the of the glazes. Top with vegan monster eyes and add cashew pieces for the teeth.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Recommended Equipment

Notes

Be sure to make the Candy Eyes ahead of time. Store any unused google eyes in a ziplock bag — they can keep for quite some time!
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Halloween Monster Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 142mg4%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Whatever vegan Halloween treat you’re brewing on, enjoy!

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