Summer Vegan Donut Board

July 31, 2020

This Summer Vegan Donut Board is the perfect way to entertain friends and family. Each donut is super fluffy, soft, moist, and completely dairy-free/vegan. This board includes mini vanilla donut holes with sprinkles, vanilla donuts with strawberry glaze + walnuts, and vanilla pecan donuts with wild blueberry glaze; all of which are sure to become a new favorite in your house. A great breakfast, brunch, or dessert board for any occasion. Gluten-free option available!

Summer Vegan Donut Board

Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Diamond of CA but the content and opinions expressed are all based on my genuine love for this brand and are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands I love.

Summer Vegan Donut Board

This Summer Vegan Donut Board is the perfect way to end the summer season. Honestly, I can’t believe how quickly summer is going by, however, with the major heat in NYC, I’m kind of happy to get a bit of cooler weather.

More importantly, I’m super excited to be sharing this recipe with you guys because I’m such a HUGE fan of Diamond Nuts (I literally use them ALL the time) and I had so much fun creating this.

Usually, donut boards are super decked out with thickly glazed donuts, however, I felt the need to share a vegan version so that many of you (including myself) can enjoy this indefinitely!

While I enjoy making a thick glaze atop my donuts on most occasions, I figured that lightly glazed that’s more soaked into the donuts would give them an extra softness, but it would also minimize the melting crisis that thickly glazed donuts might encounter.

Make sense? Great.

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These Vegan Gingerbread Donuts + Chai Glaze are a healthier option to a Holiday classic + favorite combo—Gingerbread + Chai! Not only are they completely moist + fluffy, but they’re also loaded with warm ginger and spices, and just melts in your mouth with goodness. Super easy to make, one bowl required, and all vegan.

These Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts are anything but boring! They are super fluffy, soft, moist, and are a delicious sweet treat that comes loaded with lemony flavor married together with a slight nutty flavor from the poppy seeds and baked to perfection.

This Healthy Blueberry Vegan Donuts with Blueberry Glaze recipe is a real treat. Fluffy, moist, baked, and completely dairy-free; these donuts (or doughnuts if preferred) are the perfect sweet treat for the entire family. Easily whipped together in under 30 minutes.

Summer Vegan Donut Board

Why Diamond Nuts?

OK, so let’s talk about Diamond Nuts for a sec. As I’ve mentioned, these are my go-to nuts for literally anything that I use nuts for, so it was befitting for me to collaborate with them for their #madeforhomemade campaign.

For this board, I specifically chose to incorporate their shelled walnuts and pecans.

When it comes to Diamond Nut’s history, they have offered fresh, high quality, and great tasting nuts for every occasion since 1912. From whole or chopped to sliced or slivered, they offer a wide range of chopped types and varieties of nuts—-all to help prep delicious, balanced, and heart-healthy meals for the entire family.

This vegan donut board is no different.

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The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.

3 Tips To Making The Perfect baked Donuts EVERY TIME:

NEVER Over-mix!

When mixing together the wet and dry ingredients, do so just until everything is combined. DO NOT OVER-MIX! This will ensure that your doughnuts/donuts are soft and fluffy.

Pipe Your Batter Into The Donut Cavities.

For perfectly sized donuts, be sure to pipe them into the donut cavity, about 3/4 way full. If you don’t have a piping bag, simply use a zip loc bag and cut the edge as a handy alternative.

Always Create a Buttermilk, Even If It’s Vegan or Dairy-Free.

This is so important because the acidy from the buttermilk makes the gluten in flour tender, which creates a softer texture and ensures that your donuts are nice and fluffy. If you don’t want to use lemon juice, you can substitute it with apple cider vinegar.

Summer Vegan Donut Board

Now let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray your donut baking pans (that has 6-wells + mini donut hole wells).

For Vegan Vanilla Donut Holes:

In a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.

In a separate bowl, add the milk + apple cider vinegar, whisking together well and letting it sit aside for 2 minutes. Then add the Agave, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in and whisk everything together.

Finally, stir in the dry ingredients until just well combined.

Spoon the batter into a plastic ziplock bag (or piping bag), cutting the tip and pipping it into prepared donut hole pan.

For Vegan Vanilla Donuts:

In a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.

In a separate bowl, add the milk + apple cider vinegar, whisking together well and letting it sit aside for 2 minutes. Then add the Agave, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in and whisk everything together.

Finally, stir in the dry ingredients until just well combined.

Spoon the batter into a plastic ziplock bag (or piping bag), cutting the tip and pipping it into prepared donut pan.

For Vegan Pecan Donuts:

In a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.

In a separate bowl, add the milk + apple cider vinegar, whisking together well and letting it sit aside for 2 minutes. Then add the Agave, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in and whisk everything together.

Finally, stir in the dry ingredients until just well combined. Gently fold in chopped pecans until incorporated.

Spoon the batter into a plastic ziplock bag (or piping bag), cutting the tip and pipping it into prepared donut pan.

Bake donuts for 16-18 minutes (donut holes might bake sooner) or until golden brown and then let them cool for 5 minutes. Lastly, turn them out onto a cooling rack so that they continue to cool completely.

For Glaze:

Whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and Almond milk until smooth and consistency is met. **NOTE: After mixing, you may need to add additional milk (1 Tbsp at a time) for it to become thinner and glaze -like or additional powdered sugar for more thickness. Just ensure that you continue whisking until glaze runs ‘slowly’ off the whisk when slightly lifted. This means that consistency is perfect.**

Separate glaze into 3 equal size bowls. In one bowl, add wild blueberry jam to glaze and whisk until well combined. In another bowl, add strawberry jam to glaze and whisk until well combined.

Next, dip mini donut holes in the prepared Vanilla Glaze, sprinkle with your favorite vegan sprinkles and set back onto cooling rack so that glaze hardens a bit. Repeat until all donut holes are glazed and decorated.

Now, dip vegan vanilla donuts into the strawberry glaze, sprinkle with chopped walnuts, and set back onto cooling rack so that glaze hardens a bit. Repeat until all donut are glazed.

Finally, Now, dip vegan pecan donuts into the wild blueberry glaze and set back onto cooling rack so that glaze hardens a bit. Repeat until all donut are glazed.

For Donut Board:

Place all donuts onto your favorite wood or marble board, spacing them out a bit, decorating with flowers (if desired), and adding small bowls of walnuts + pecans.

Bon Appetit!

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Summer Vegan Donut Board
Summer Vegan Donut Board

Summer Vegan Donut Board

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Total Time: 38 mins
Serves: 24 donuts
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Ingredients

For Vegan Vanilla Donut Holes:

  • 1 1/2 cups organic all-purpose flour + 2 Tbsps (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Agave (I use Wholesome Sweets)
  • 1 cup Almond milk (I use Califia Farms; You can use your fave plant-plant-based milk!)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg's)
  • 3 Tbsps melted coconut oil (I use Spectrum Organics)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Vegan Vanilla Donuts:

  • 1 1/2 cups organic all-purpose flour + 2 Tbsps (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Agave (I use Wholesome Sweets)
  • 1 cup Almond milk (I use Califia Farms; You can use your fave plant-plant-based milk!)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg's)
  • 3 Tbsps melted coconut oil (I use Spectrum Organics)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Vegan Vanilla Pecan Donuts:

  • 1 1/2 cups organic all-purpose flour + 2 Tbsps (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Agave (I use Wholesome Sweets)
  • 1 cup Almond milk (I use Califia Farms; You can use your fave plant-plant-based milk!)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg's)
  • 3 Tbsps melted coconut oil (I use Spectrum Organics)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Glaze:

  • 4 1/2 cups organic powered sugar + more if needed!
  • 3-4 Tbsps Almond milk + additional 1-2 Tbsps, if needed! (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp wild blueberry preserve/jam (I use Bonne Maman)
  • 1 Tbsp strawberry preserve/jam (I use Bonne Maman)
  • 1-2 cups vegan sprinkles

Other:

  • flowers, if desired
  • 1 cup Diamond Nuts Shelled Walnuts (See Notes!)
  • 1 cup Diamond Nuts Pecans (See Notes!)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray your donut baking pans (that has 6-wells + mini donut hole wells).

For Vegan Vanilla Donut Holes:

  • In a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  • In a separate bowl, add the milk + apple cider vinegar, whisking together well and letting it sit aside for 2 minutes. Then add the Agave, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in and whisk everything together.
  • Finally, stir in the dry ingredients until just well combined.
  • Spoon the batter into a plastic ziplock bag (or piping bag), cutting the tip and pipping it into prepared donut hole pan.

For Vegan Vanilla Donuts:

  • In a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  • In a separate bowl, add the milk + apple cider vinegar, whisking together well and letting it sit aside for 2 minutes. Then add the Agave, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in and whisk everything together.
  • Finally, stir in the dry ingredients until just well combined.
  • Spoon the batter into a plastic ziplock bag (or piping bag), cutting the tip and pipping it into prepared donut pan.

For Vegan Vanilla Pecan Donuts:

  • In a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  • In a separate bowl, add the milk + apple cider vinegar, whisking together well and letting it sit aside for 2 minutes. Then add the Agave, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in and whisk everything together.
  • Finally, stir in the dry ingredients until just well combined. Gently fold in chopped pecans until incorporated.
  • Spoon the batter into a plastic ziplock bag (or piping bag), cutting the tip and pipping it into prepared donut pan.
  • Bake donuts for 16-18 minutes (donut holes might bake sooner) or until golden brown and then let them cool for 5 minutes. Lastly, turn them out onto a cooling rack so that they continue to cool completely.

For Glaze:

  • Whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and Almond milk until smooth and consistency is met. **NOTE: After mixing, you may need to add additional milk (1 Tbsp at a time) for it to become thinner and glaze -like or additional powdered sugar for more thickness. Just ensure that you continue whisking until glaze runs ‘slowly’ off the whisk when slightly lifted. This means that consistency is perfect.**
  • Separate glaze into 3 equal size bowls. In one bowl, add wild blueberry jam to glaze and whisk until well combined. In another bowl, add strawberry jam to glaze and whisk until well combined.
  • Next, dip mini donut holes in the prepared Vanilla Glaze, sprinkle with your favorite vegan sprinkles and set back onto cooling rack so that glaze hardens a bit. Repeat until all donut holes are glazed and decorated.
  • Now, dip vegan vanilla donuts into the strawberry glaze, sprinkle with chopped walnuts, and set back onto cooling rack so that glaze hardens a bit. Repeat until all donut are glazed.
  • Finally, Now, dip vegan pecan donuts into the wild blueberry glaze and set back onto cooling rack so that glaze hardens a bit. Repeat until all donut are glazed.

For Donut Board:

  • Place all donuts onto your favorite wood or marble board, spacing them out a bit, decorating with flowers (if desired), and adding small bowls of walnuts + pecans.
  • Bon Apettit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Can be stored in a tightly sealed container and best if placed in the refrigerator for up to 3 days for ultimate freshness.
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of Agave, you can always substitute for organic pure cane sugar, coconut sugar or pure maple syrup instead. 
GLUTEN-FREE VERSION: To make these donuts GF, I recommend using a GF Flour Blend (Bob’s Red Mills has a great version!). **NOTE: When using this GF flour, be sure to reduce the ‘buttermilk’ by 1/2 cup and add 1 Tbsp additional milk if needed.**
OIL: Instead of coconut oil, you can also use vegetable oil, if preferred.
FLOUR: If you want your donuts to be more of a ‘cakey’ texture, substitute 1 cup of All-purpose flour with Super-Fine Cake Flour. 
DIAMOND NUTS: If you’re looking to purchase the specific nuts used, visit Walnuts and Pecans here.

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