Vegan Gluten Free Baked Chocolate Doughnuts that are soft, fluffy, and sweet. The crackly sugary glaze makes them extra perfect…so perfect, you’ll want to make them over and over again!
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I’ve been curious about baked doughnuts for quite a while. What do they taste like? What’s the texture like? Are they like fried doughnuts? (mmm…fried doughnuts…)
The problem was, I didn’t have a doughnut pan to get answers to my questions. See, I’m picky with my bake and cookware.
When I shared my easy vegan gluten free waffles recipe with you, I told you about my lack of love for Teflon cook and bakeware. All the doughnut pans out there were coated in Teflon.
However, last fall, I found one that I liked. Finally, I’d have answers to my baked doughnut questions! So I got to work on my first recipe, Vegan Gluten Free Baked Chocolate Doughnuts.
Easy Baked Vegan Doughnuts
I had never made doughnuts, baked or fried, so I tested this recipe thoroughly. Four times to be exact! I got the vegan version on the second try and the vegan gluten-free version on the fourth try.
So for those of you who are vegan and not gluten free, I’ve got you covered. For those of you who are vegan AND gluten free, I’ve got your back, too.
It took me a while to get the vegan gluten free version because I couldn’t figure out the right type of flour to use.
On the first try, I used my regular, go-to blend and…nope. The taste was off.
On the second try, I went with an oat flour/almond flour blend and that wasn’t quite right either. So on the third try, I tried a new-to-me gluten free flour (details below), one that I had only used a few times and it was a winner.
Note that I’m using all-purpose flour in the video that’s included in this post.
Both the vegan and the vegan, gluten free versions of this recipe are soft, fluffy, sweet, and the crackly sugary glaze on top makes them extra…YUM.
What’s the best doughnut pan to buy?
I mentioned at the top that it took me a while to find a non-teflon coated doughnut pan. I posted a picture of it on my Instagram account a while back, you can see it here. And this is the pan I bought (in case you’re in the market for one too!)
It’s definitely more pricey than mainstream bakeware but this pan is heavy duty, it’s made really well, and I know it’s going to last a long time. Definitely worth the money since I know it’s going to be heavily used as I test all the new recipes floating around in my mind. (Click here for more of my doughnut recipes!)
Back to the doughnuts.
Curious about the answers to my questions from above?
What do baked doughnuts taste like? And what is the texture of baked doughnuts like?
Baked doughnuts are delicious. They’re like mini, doughnut-shaped cakes. They’re fluffy like cake (these doughnuts are, anyways), and they whip up really fast.
Are baked doughnuts like fried doughnuts?
No, they’re not quite like fried doughnuts. The fried, non-yeast, counterpart to my vegan gluten free baked chocolate doughnuts are heavier and more dense. Still delicious, but these are a lighter version that are just as delicious.
Bake up a batch for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or any day you feel like having a treat, it doesn’t have to be a special occasion! Share with family, friends, co-workers, classmates…no one will know they’re vegan or vegan and gluten free.
I hope you enjoy these amazing, baked chocolate doughnuts. Be sure to pin them on Pinterest and if you make them, share a pic with me by tagging me on Instagram. I’m @delightfuladventures over there and my hashtag is #delightfuladventures. I love seeing your remakes!
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If you like these vegan gluten free baked chocolate doughnuts, you’ll probably also like these recipes:
- Vegan Baked Lemon Doughnuts
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- Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Doughnuts
- Vegan Maple Doughnuts
- Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
- Old Fashioned Cake Doughnut Mini Muffins