Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

I went to bed last night resolved to wake up and go running.  I made donuts instead.  Fail.  Well, the run was a fail, the donuts were definitely a success--cakey, subtly sweet, and absolutely delicious.  Rich, chocolate glaze only sweetened the deal, literally.  Plus, they weren't that unhealthy... they use coconut oil instead of butter or vegetable oil, the vegan glaze has no added sugar, and they are dairy free.  So it's okay to skip my morning run to make donuts since they are kinda-sorta-remotely healthy... right?

  • 7/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk
  • 1/8 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
Vegan Chocolate Glaze
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  1. In bowl, mix the vinegar and milk.  Let sit about five minutes.
  2. In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the eggs to the milk mixture, and whisk to incorporate.  Then, gradually add the coconut oil, whisking until foamy.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients all at once into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  5. Grease the doughnut pan; non-stick pan spray works well here. Fill each doughnut form half full, using a piping bag works very well.  You may also transfer the batter to a ziplock bag, and snip the corner as a makeshift piping bag.
  6. Bake the doughnuts in a preheated 375°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. When done, they'll spring back when touched lightly, and will be quite golden on the top.
  7. While donuts bake, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds (about 1 minute total) until the mixture is smooth.
  8. Remove the doughnuts from the oven, remove them from the pan, and allow them to cool on rack. 
  9.  Glaze donuts and sprinkle with desired toppings.
  • The donuts can be made vegan by using egg substitute, or 1 T ground flaxseed + 1/4 C water for one egg
  • Be creative with toppings, crushed nuts, dried fruit, sprinkles, coconut shreds, rice krispies, or whatever you desire :)

Yields 6 donuts.

Donut recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour
Glaze recipe from Pickles & Honey

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