Vegan donuts are the easiest way to start baking vegan desserts. These Vegan Banana Donuts are topped off with a coconut chocolate glaze. It’s rich in banana flavors, moist, and impossible to believe it’s made without dairy or eggs! There are so many new products in grocery stores and methods online that help making vegan desserts easier. Let’s go through a few of those products & methods!
Vegan baking can be challenging for most. Going plant-based doesn’t mean you give up on your favorite desserts. All it means is, adjusting your recipe and enjoy the same delicious treats that you would any other way! The biggest part is finding great substitutes. These are a list of our favorite substitutes used in making vegan desserts:
- Eggs: applesauce, flaxseed, bananas, pumpkin puree, or egg replacers (Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer is a fantastic substitute!)
- Milk/Sour Cream/Yogurt: Almond, cashew, coconut, oat, or soy milks, or plant based yogurts & sour cream
- Butter: Vegetable oil, canola oil, coconut oil, or vegan butter
- Honey: Agave nectar, liquid sweeteners
Using these substitutes in your baking will give you the best vegan recipes without compromising taste or flavor!
Try out our Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Cookies
These are not your average vegan banana donuts. We added coconut shreds and chocolate chips to this vegan dessert to give it an extra boost. Although the recipe may seem long with lots of ingredients, these donuts took us less than 30 minutes to make (including bake time!). Our secret is to prep the glaze, drizzle, and toppings while the donut is baking. When the donuts are cooled our decor station is ready to go.
Baking with Bananas
Bananas are our key ingredient in this recipe! It’s a perfect substitute for eggs, and it carries most of the flavor in the donuts! Here’s a few things to keep in mind when baking with bananas:
- Use overripe bananas
- The brown spotted bananas you’re thinking of throwing out? Don’t! These are filled with the perfect flavors and ready to be thrown into your desserts!
- Mash bananas before adding it to your batter
- No one wants clumpy bananas throughout their batter. Mashing bananas helps smoothly blend in all of the ingredients
- Use the correct banana size
- Bananas can be large, medium, or small. Each recipe should specify which size of bananas to use. Adding too much banana can give you a longer bake time, or using too little banana can give you no flavor with a shorter bake time.
We love Baked Donuts recipes. In fact, they’re our most popular recipes on our site! Baked donuts have less oil, shorter prep times, and texture similar to muffins or cakes. They’re versatile in flavors and toppings, and works with ingredients already in your kitchen. Not everyone has gallons of oil at their disposal to deep fry donuts. It doesn’t require preparing a dough, long rising times, or regulating temperatures on the stove to ensure even frying. Goodbye extra work!
Most of our donut recipes are one bowl, which means all you need is a standard donut pan, a mixing bowl, and a whisk. The flavors are complex, the rise is perfect, and the chocolate drizzle add a deeper flavor to the overall bite.
This is definitely one of our favorite recipes, and we know you’ll love it too!
Vegan Banana Donuts with Coconut Chocolate Glaze
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1 small/medium banana mashed
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Coconut Chocolate Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- ½ tsp coconut extract
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, coconut oil, almond milk, + vanilla extract. Mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Add banana + mix well.
- Carefully add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix until fully
- Grease a standard donut pan with coconut oil. Fill pan ½ way with batter.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Coconut Chocolate Glaze
- In a small pot, add chocolate chips + coconut oil on stove. After about 30-45 seconds the chocolate chips will start to melt. With a whisk, mix the coconut oil and the chocolate until combine.
- In a medium bowl (not too deep, because you'll dip the donuts inside the glaze) combine powdered sugar + milk. Mix until all sugar is dissolved and a thick glaze forms. Add coconut extract.
- Dip the donut face down into the glaze. Lightly tilt your hand around the ring of the donut to ensure even coating. Repeat until all donuts are glazed.
- Using a spoon, scoop a light amount of chocolate sauce. Drizzle back and forth (zig zag motion) on donuts. Top off with coconut flakes + chocolate chips!
Test these donuts out today + tag us on instagram (@_thekitchenconversation)!
What are some of your favorite vegan recipes?! Leave us a comment below!