Vegan Powdered Donuts

A lighter take on a classic, these Vegan Powdered Donuts are baked to a golden perfection and frosted with fluffy sugary goodness.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 People
Calories 164kcal
Author Melissa Huggins


  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter , melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce

Powdered Sugar Coating


  • Preheat oven to 350 ° F  (177 ° C)

  • Lightly grease the slots of two donut pans.

  • In a large bowl, add the melted butter, non-dairy milk, vanilla extract, applesauce, and granulated sugar. Combine well.

  • Now, In a separate med-large mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together. Whisk to combine well.

  • Slowly start adding the flour mixture to the wet mixture. Stir as you go along. Mix until just combined. Don't overwork the batter or it will produce a dense donut (*The batter should be thick, but if it's too dry & thick to stir, add 1-2 teaspoons of milk and combine).

  • Using a spoon add your batter to a large Ziploc or decorating bag. Twist top closed and snip off one corner leaving a 1/2 " hole (*hold the bag upwards when cutting so the batter doesn't leak out). Pipe the batter into your greased donut pans. Fill about 2/3 - 3/4 of the way full.

  • Place in the oven on the middle rack for 10-12 minutes. They cook fast so keep an eye on them. To check for doneness, lightly press the surface. It should spring back.

  • Remove the pans from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes before touching. Now gently remove the donuts and let them cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.

Powdered Sugar Coating

  • *Pour the sugar into a medium plate or bowl. Dip each donut in the sugar until well coated. You can coat just half or cover the whole donut. Enjoy!


* For accurate results, don't scoop the flour with a measuring cup directly from the flour container. Instead, scoop the flour out of your container with a spoon and then into a measuring cup. Don't pack or tap the cup. After filling, lightly sweep a butter knife across the top to remove the excess flour. 
* Make sure your baking powder and baking soda are not expired. Fresh baking agents are important for a successful baking experience.
* Donuts are freshest the same day, but they will store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
* Nutritional Info: I calculated the info using all of the powdered sugar for the coating. However, you may not use all of it, so the calculations will be different. 
* Yields about 9-10 donuts. 


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 100mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg