Vegan Citrus Glazed Donuts

Vegan Citrus Glazed Donuts

Blood Orange, lemon and coconut lime glazed donuts are the perfect hand held dessert for any occasion! They are super easy to make, and colored with all natural ingredients! You can easily triple this recipe for a party, or flavor the donuts however you like by substituting the vanilla for another extract like lemon or lime. These are such a low maintenance dessert to make because you don’t have to fuss with baking a cake AND you don’t have to frost them like you would cupcakes.  I feel like kids would have so much fun dipping these and decorating with candy pieces!

Anyone who has ever worked with me knows that I huff and puff over baking. It just never came naturally to me like cooking did. It’s ironic though, because my very first job was at a bake shop! I sat on a stool and made roses for hours at a time, did simple chocolate work and made batters and frostings for the owner/baker to make wedding cakes with. I was absolutely miserable. Something about the slow and meticulous nature of baking does not sit well with me. Not to mention I’d go home every day with a thin layer of flour and confectioners sugar coating me. BUT BUT BUT! Anything in donut form cant be bad, right? Right! These donuts came out perfect on my very first try! I guess, if I can make it in one bowl, then baking is OK with me.

These donuts are:



One bowl

Naturally colored

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Vegan Citrus Glazed Donuts

April 18, 2018
: 9
: 45 min
: Easy

Blood orange, lemon and coconut lime donuts are the perfect handheld dessert for any occasion. They are naturally colored, and come together in just one bowl!


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk (I use Ripple)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Glaze (see below)
  • Step 1 Preheat the oven to 300*F
  • Step 2 Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl, then add the wet and stir.
  • Step 3 Distribute the batter evenly amongst 9 silicone donut molds. Bake for 20-25 minutes, then let cool.
  • Step 4 Meanwhile, mix the glazes in separate small bowls (see below). It will look thick, but that’s a good thing. Lightly dunk the tops of the donuts in the glaze. It will slowly drip down to cover most of the donut.
  • Step 5 4. While the glaze is still wet, quickly garnish with whatever toppings you desire. I used toasted coconut flakes and fresh citrus pieces, but sprinkles would be adorable!
  • Step 6 Glazes:
  • Step 7 Pink: 3/4 cup confectioners sugar and 1 Tbsp blood orange juice. Yellow: 3/4 cup confectioners sugar, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp Colors from Nature Sunflower food color. Green: 3/4 cups confectioners sugar, 1 Tbsp lime juice, 1 Tbsp matcha powder

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