They always say that everything is better with sprinkles and these Vegan Vanilla Donuts with Sprinkles aren’t an exception. Super fluffy, soft, moist, and completely dairy-free, these donuts truly are like the perfect sweet treat for adults and kids alike, especially during Easter.
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I remember growing up and LOVING sprinkles. I mean really really loving them! I couldn’t eat any form of ice cream (especially my favorite vanilla flavor) without sprinkles. And I remember the local ice cream truck ice cream with sprinkles was my absolute go-to, always. Now, although I aim to eat healthy and with more intention, EVER SO OFTEN, I find myself craving a sprinkle donut from Dunkin Donuts. Haha. I’m human, ya’ll. No judgements.
So, this weekend, during one of my craves for my special childhood favorite, I chose to make it, but of course much healthier and completely dairy-free and vegan. NOTE: while I chose not to use ‘vegan sprinkles’ (sorry, didn’t have them handy!), I did add the link to actually vegan sprinkles that are normally used and that I use ever so often as well:
However, I did get these sprinkles from Target from their Market Pantry brand. In case you weren’t aware, vegan rainbow sprinkles do not have the “glossy look” to them due to the lack of the ingredient–‘confectioner’s glaze’, which is an insect-derived ingredient.
Anyway, this weekend, I whipped these donuts together and they were oh so amazing! Since I love the vanilla flavor, I chose to make the donuts such along with a vanilla frosting and a ton of sprinkles.
This recipe is super easy, quick, BUT the cleanup is a little more since tossing around sprinkles can get pretty messy. Haha. Not to mention, this makes for a great family moment, especially with little ones, since decorating donuts is such a fun task and it’s opened to a lot of creative thinking. My little guy definitely loves the moments that I bake, especially with donuts, because he gets a chance to dip them in their frosting and add whatever toppings.
For another great doughnut recipe, check out these Vegan Lemon Raspberry Glazed Doughnuts
Also, a great simple sweet treat for all the peanut butter lovers is this Vegan Peanut Butter + Pecan Milkshake recipe that is amazingly delicious.
To start, you preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray your doughnut baking pan (that has 6-wells). Then in a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
In a separate mixing bowl, add the unsweetened coconut milk and apple cider vinegar, whisking together well and letting it sit for 2 minutes. Then add the pure cane sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and mix well again. Finally, stir in the dry ingredients until just well combined.
Now, spoon the batter into a plastic ziplock bag (or piping bag), cutting the tip and pipping it into prepared doughnut pan.
Bake doughnuts for 16-18 minutes 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. Once cooled, dip in prepared vanilla glaze (see recipe notes for ingredients), add sprinkles, and Bon Appetite!
Vegan Vanilla Donuts with Sprinkles
- 1 1/2 cups organic all-purpose flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
- 3/4 cup So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk (You can also use another non-dairy fave!)
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 Tbsps coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 cups vegan sprinkles
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray your donut baking pan (that has 6-wells).
In a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
In a separate bowl, add the unsweetened coconut milk and apple cider vinegar, whisking together well and letting it sit aside for 2 minutes. Then add the pure cane sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. 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.
Bake donuts for 16-18 minutes 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.
Once cooled, dip in prepared vanilla glaze (see recipes notes for ingredients + instructions), add sprinkles, and Bon Appetite!
To Make Vanilla Glaze:
2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, and 1-2 Tbsps of coconut milk (add more, 1 Tbsp at a time for desired consistency).
Simply mix all ingredients together and adjust powdered sugar as you please in preference of thickness.
Vegan Vanilla Donuts with Sprinkles.