Yeah–we know. It’s been a while since you’ve seen donuts on the blog! But we’re right in time for fall baking! Although fall doesn’t officially start until the end of September, the weather in August (and the month itself) just brings amazing fall feelings. This recipe is the perfect way to ease yourself into a simple fall-inspired recipe. Dairy Free Cinnamon Donuts! Easily turn this recipe into a vegan treat by swapping out the egg for a flax egg. These donuts are one bowl (excluding the glaze), 30 minutes, and super sweet! If you’ve ever wanted a quick breakfast treat or mid-day snack–this is it! Let’s get into it.
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Baked donuts are basically light cakes with a hole served for breakfast. Wouldn’t you agree? When you want a fast breakfast dessert under 30 minutes, baked donuts are the way to go. These cinnamon donuts still have the same great variety of flavors as traditional donuts but they’re bit more fluffy and chewier! Baking donuts doesn’t require a difficult process, long bake times, or a complete mess in the kitchen. Most of our baked donut recipes are one bowl! Which means you can add all your ingredients into one large bowl, mix, and pour the batter into donut pans. No mess, no added equipment, and it’s done baking in 12-13 minutes!
An easy way to fill up your donut pan is to add your batter to a piping bag (without a tip). Cut off the end of the bag & pipe the batter into the donut pan. This will save your LIFE! Trust us!
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We partnered with Upright again for these Dairy Free Cinnamon Donuts! What makes this recipe the best? Oat Milk! Because we wanted a really yummy dairy-free dessert, we used their Instant Oatmilk for our dairy-free alternative. Upright is the first HIGH-PROTEIN instant oatmilk – just add water! Each creamy cup packs 8g of oat protein and is free of the top 9 allergens, oils, and junk. Plus, it’s female-founded, AAPI- and women-owned. You can use this in your smoothies, coffee, and desserts. It’s the easiest way to enjoy oat milk in seconds!
As soon as you have your oat milk made, simply add it to the batter as you would any other ingredient. We’re not kidding when we say this is the creamiest & most simple way to enjoy oat milk! Learn more about the brand here!
Cinnamon: The main flavor for these donuts! Don’t have cinnamon? No probs! Substitute pumpkin pie spice for the best pumpkin-spice donuts.
All Purpose Flour: We didn’t try any other flour for this recipe, but if you’re looking for a gluten free substitute, try out Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts (with an amazing crumble on top!)
Vegetable Oil: Substitute coconut oil (and that’s it!)
Oat Milk: The creamiest way to enjoy these donuts! Simply add 1 tbsp of Upright Instant Oat Milk Powder (we used Vanilla, but you can go with Original as well!) & mix it with 1/4 cup of water. After it’s blended smoothly, toss this in with the other ingredients. Substitute any other dairy-free alternative milk.
Brown Sugar: Sweetness to the donut! Substitute white or coconut sugar!
Egg: The structure of these donuts. If you’re looking for a vegan substitute, add 1 flax egg.
Oat Milk + Powdered Sugar: This is a combination for a sweet glaze! Add 1/4 tsp of vanilla and dash of cinnamon for an extra boost of flavor.
Let’s grab these fall Dairy Free Cinnamon Donuts!
Dairy Free Cinnamon Donuts
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp Upright Vanilla Instant Oatmilk (mixed into 1/4 cup oat milk)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tsp oat milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon optional
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- In a large bowl, add all the donut ingredients & mix until fully combined. Pour the batter evenly into a donut pan (filling the pan up 1/2 way).
- Bake the donuts for 12-13 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, combine all the ingredients for the glaze. Let the donuts cool completely (10-15 minutes) before glazing them! Enjoy!
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