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Vegan Vanilla Glazed Yeast Doughnuts//

Vegan Glazed Donuts

  • Author: Abby Bayatpour
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: American


These vegan glazed donuts are fried to perfection and are topped with an easy powdered sugar glaze. The perfect vegan breakfast or dessert!



For the donuts:

  • 3 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup almond milk (heated until warm)
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  • Olive oil (for frying)

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve 2 tablespoons of the yeast in 3/4 cup of the milk. Add 3/4 cup of the flour and stir to create a paste. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the remaining milk and yeast. Add the yeast paste and sugar, salt, vanilla, and potato starch. Mix until smooth. Add 1/2 cup of remaining flour and melted coconut oil, until the mixture becomes incorporated. Add rest of flour in 1/2 cup increments until dough is smooth and not too sticky. If dough is still too sticky, add a little more flour and stir again. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. After dough has chilled, roll out on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out doughnuts with a doughnut or cookie cutter, 3 inches in diameter with 1 inch holes. Keep rerolling and cutting the dough until all has been used. (I actually used a biscuit cutter and a shot glass for the holes). Place the doughnuts on a lined baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 15 minutes.
  4. After doughnuts has risen, heat a large pan over medium high heat with at least 2 inches of olive oil, for frying. Once oil has become hot enough (test with a small piece of dough, making sure it sizzles, but doesn’t start popping/smoking, when it’s dropped in), fry all the doughnuts until golden on both sides, about 1-2 minutes per side. When removed from the oil, place them on a stack of paper towels to drain off excess oil. When all the doughnuts have been made, allow to drain and make the glaze.
  5. To make the glaze: Whisk together the powered sugar, almond milk and vanilla extract. Dip each doughnut in the glaze and allow to harden on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Keywords: vegan glazed donuts, vegan donuts