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Healthy Vegan Fluffy Glazed Donuts [Baked] - These donuts are super fluffy and light but more nutrient-dense than the traditional kind! They're healthy, vegan, and less oily since they're baked instead of fried. [alt. text: whole wheat baked donuts covered in glaze lined up. One is bit into to show the fluffy texture]

Healthy Vegan Fluffy Glazed Donuts [Baked]

These donuts are super fluffy and light but more nutrient-dense than the traditional kind! They're healthy, vegan, and less oily since they're baked instead of fried.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Rest Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine Universal
Servings 15

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour or more all purpose
  • 1-3 tablespoons finely ground flaxseed meal optional
  • 4-5 tablespoons cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast or 1 packet
  • cup warm oat milk or other dairy free milk
  • 4 tablespoons light-tasting oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

glaze (do not skip)

  • powdered sugar
  • oat milk

Instructions
 

  • In a medium or large bowl, mix together the cane sugar, 1 cup of the all purpose flour, instant yeast, oat milk, oil (I used avocado oil), applesauce, and vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and rest for about 20 minutes.
  • Add in the salt, flaxseed meal if using, the rest of the all purpose flour, and white whole wheat flour. Knead the dough with your hands for about 5 minutes and add extra flour as needed. Be very careful not to add too much or they will turn out dry.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and let it sit for an hour to 2 hours. It should double in size.
  • Lightly flour your surface and roll out the dough to be ¼ or ⅓ inch thick. Cut out using a donut cutter. If you don't have one, you can try using cups or cookie cutters. You can also use bottlecaps for the holes. Try to cut as much as you can before re-rolling, because you it will get dryer each time.
  • Line a baking tray with aluminum foil or parchment paper and lightly spread oil. Place the donuts on the tray, then cover and rise for about 20 minutes. Brush on more oil, then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 7 minutes (depending on size and oven).
  • To make the glaze, pour powdered sugar in a shallow bowl, then add very small drips of oat milk. A little goes a long way! Keep mixing and adding milk until the icing is runny but not too thin. If it gets too thin, or you run out, you can always add more powdered sugar. Do not skip the glaze! It adds a lot of the flavor.
  • Once the donuts finish cooking, dip them in the glaze so they're coated on all sides. Let them drain on a cooling rack and harden. Enjoy!