Maple Glazed Baked Vegan Donuts

by Monique

Maple Glazed Baked Vegan Donuts are perfectly spiced and dipped into a sweet maple glaze, these are sure to be a crowd pleaser. They will be your new favorite easy donut recipe!

Glazed donuts on a wire rack.

Maple Glazed Baked Vegan Donuts are seriously delicious and a healthier alternative to the traditional fried donut. They are not only easy to make but come together in less than 30 minutes!

Bursting with flavor these tasty donuts are moist, perfectly spiced and super simple to make. I can tell you these are definitely Liam approved, my little guy was gobbling these up and asking for them every single day. Donuts do happen to be one of his favorite treats so I was not at all surprised!

The donuts themselves are fluffy, moist, perfectly cakey and oh so delicious. They are filled with warm spices and so comforting. I’d eat them by themselves no problem but add that tasty rich maple glaze and now your tastebuds will be in heaven.

Enjoy with a warm cup of tea or my personal favorite a big glass of almond milk and breakfast is served!

Ingredient Notes:

  • Flour – Regular all-purpose flour works best with this recipe. I did test it with oat flour and although the donuts still were delicious they were very delicate and soft.
  • Spices – Don’t skip these! Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves add a perfectly spiced donut flavor that you most definitely want and need.
  • Coconut Sugar – If you don’t have coconut sugar on hand you could also substitute this with brown sugar or regular white granular sugar as well.
  • Almond Milk – Make sure to use a plain unsweetened almond milk. You could also use any other unsweetened plant milk on hand. Just keep in mind if you use something like coconut milk you will add a slight coconut flavor to your donuts.
  • Applesauce – Make sure to go with plain and unsweetened. If you don’t have any on hand you can also use vegan butter or a neutral tasting oil.
  • Flax Egg – A flax egg is simply 1 tbsp. ground flax seed and 2.5 tbsp. water mixed together. Once you allow it to set for 5 minutes it will gel up and act as an egg replacement.
  • Vanilla Extract – I generally use a pure vanilla extract over imitation vanilla. It has a much better flavor and is worth the splurge.
  • Baking Soda & Powder – Use whatever brand you have on hand just make sure its not expired.
  • Pure Maple Syrup – Pure natural maple syrup is what you will want to use for this recipe.
  • Vegan Butter – Any brand will work. I generally use Country Crock’s Plant Butter.
  • Powdered Sugar – If you need a replacement for powdered sugar I have heard powdered monk fruit work well. However, I have not tried this myself.
Labeled ingredients for your baked vegan donuts.

How To Make:

Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a donut pan. In a medium sized bowl make flax egg. Add ground flax seed and water together and stir until incorporated. Set aside for five minutes to gel up.

In a separate medium sized bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt and stir until incorporated together.

Dry ingredients mixed together in glass bowl.

Now to your bowl with the flax egg add your coconut sugar, almond milk, applesauce and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.

Wet ingredients mixed together in glass bowl.

Add the wet mixture to the dry and use a spatula to fold the ingredients together. Only mix until incorporated, do not over mix. The batter will be thick.

Wet and dry ingredients incorporated together.

You can spoon the batter into the donut pan or use a pastry bag/ziplock bag with the tip cut off to easily distribute the batter.

After all the batter is in the donut pan I like to tap my pan on the counter to make everything level. You can also use a spoon or offset spatula to do so.

Dough in donut pan uncooked.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden around the edges. You know they are done when you lightly touch a donut and it springs back.

You can also use a toothpick. Simply insert it into the top of the donut. When they are done it should come out clean.

Cooked donuts unglazed.

While the donuts are baking make the maple glaze. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, maple syrup and melted butter and stir until incorporated together. If you want it a bit thicker you can add more powdered sugar if you want it thinner you can add more maple syrup or butter.

Glaze ingredients mixed together.

Now it’s time to glaze your donuts. Make sure to let the donuts cool completely before glazing them.

Finished donuts on rack now glazed.

Once cooled you can either swirl each donuts in the glaze or use a spoon to glaze them. I like to swirl and then use my spoon to let the extra glaze drizzle down the sides of the donuts.

Enjoy!

Three finished donuts stacked on one another with a donut propped against them with a bite out of it.

Tips For Success:

  • Don’t over mix your batter. With most baked goods it is important not to over mix a batter. It can affect the texture of the final product. Simply mix the ingredients until they are just incorporated together an no longer than that.
  • Add maple extract for that classic flavor. If you want to kick up the maple flavor in these donuts add 1 tsp. maple extract to your frosting. This will give you that classic maple donut flavor we all know and love.
  • Use a large ziplock bag. If you do not have a pastry bag simply add the batter with a spoon to a large ziplock bag and cut off the tip. You will want to make sure the batter is added to one side of the bag so you are able to squeeze it all out.
Can I Make Them Without A Donut Pan?

If you do not have a donut pan you can make these into muffins. Simply fill your lightly greased muffin pan 2/3 of the way full and bake at 350˚F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.

How To Store?

Donuts are generally best served fresh. However, they will keep for up to 2-3 days. If you won’t be enjoying them right away, I recommend storing the donuts in an airtight container separately from the frosting.

The donuts can also be frozen for up to 3 months. You can freeze them with or without the frosting. Simply thaw overnight in the refrigerator when you are ready to enjoy them.

Close up, donuts on wire cooling rack.

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Glazed donuts on a wire rack.

Maple Glazed Baked Vegan Donuts

Maple Glazed Baked Vegan Donuts are perfectly spiced and dipped into a sweet maple glaze, these are sure to be a crowd pleaser. They will be your new favorite easy donut recipe!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Baking, Vegan
Servings 6 donuts

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp. ground flax+2.5 tbsp. water)
  • cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other plant milk)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Maple Glaze

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. vegan butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a donut pan.
  • In a medium sized bowl make flax egg. Add ground flax seed and water together and stir until incorporated. Set aside for five minutes to gel up.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt and stir until incorporated together.
  • Now to your bowl with the flax egg add your coconut sugar, almond milk, applesauce and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry and use a spatula to fold the ingredients together. Only mix until incorporated, do not over mix. The batter will be thick.
  • You can spoon the batter into the donut pan or use a pastry bag/ziplock bag with the tip cut off to easily distribute the batter.
  • After all the batter is in the donut pan I like to tap my pan on the counter to make everything level. You can also use a spoon or offset spatula to do so.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden around the edges. You know they are done when you lightly touch a donut and it springs back.
  • While the donuts are baking make the maple glaze. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, maple syrup and melted butter and stir until incorporated together. If you want it a bit thicker you can add more powdered sugar if you want it thinner you can add more maple syrup or butter.
  • Now it's time to glaze the donuts. Make sure to let the donuts cool completely before glazing them.
  • Once cooled you can either swirl each donuts in the glaze or use a spoon to glaze them. I like to swirl and then use my spoon to let the extra glaze drizzle down the sides of the donuts.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • These are best served right away. If you want to make them ahead I would recommend not frosting them until about 10 minutes before you will be enjoying them. This will give enough time for the frosting to set. Make sure to store the glaze and donuts separately.
  • If you want a bigger maple punch in the glaze I would suggest using about 1 tsp. of maple extract.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 272mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 103IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 1mg
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