20 vegan doughnuts that taste better than Krispy Kreme

Author: Rachel Smith

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Go nuts for these mouth-watering vegan doughnut recipes that prove you don't need animal products to bake some truly tasty vegan doughnuts! 


Whether you enjoy them baked or fried, filled or glazed, there’s something so utterly irresistible about vegan doughnuts that makes them so delicious.

You don’t need a deep fat fryer to make all of these vegan doughnut recipes as many can be baked in the oven in a doughnut pan if you’re looking to cut down the fat and calorie content. There’s even a recipe for raw vegan doughnuts if you’re looking for a healthier option made from wholesome ingredients.

Missing the nostalgic taste of a Krispy Kreme doughnut? We’ve got you covered.

These vegan doughnut recipes might take a little longer to make than cakes and brownies but we promise they’re well worth the effort and are not as hard to make as you might think.

1. Vegan Custard Doughnuts

If you ask us, custard-filled doughnuts might just be the most delicious variety of all! We just love the feeling of biting into that sugary, doughy outer layer and having sweet vanilla custard ooze out. These vegan doughnuts require a dollop of patience to make but are well worth the effort.

Vegan custard doughnuts in baking paper


2. Vegan Hot Cinnamon Jam Doughnuts

You’ll go nuts for these vegan hot cinnamon and jam doughnuts!

Vegan Hot Cinnamon Jam Doughnuts


3. Vegan Banana Bread Doughnuts

The spectacular vegan doughnut recipe combines two of our most favourite desserts – banana bread and doughnuts!

Vegan Banana Bread Doughnuts

4. Vegan Baked Apple Doughnuts

Quick, easy and totally dairy-free, these vegan baked apple doughnuts are a spiced delight that vegans can go crazy for this autumn. All you’ll need is a doughnut pan and a big bowl, then you’re ready to go!

Baked vegan apple doughnuts in a red basket

5. Vegan Chocolate Beetroot Doughnuts

Rich, earthy, chocolatey goodness in doughnut form. What’s not to love?

Vegan Chocolate Beetroot Doughnuts

6. Vegan Chocolate Fudge Doughnuts

Chocolatey, coconutty, fudgy goodness in one delicious recipe! We cannot get enough of these heavenly chocolate fudge doughnuts, especially as they’re made with a whole host of lovely, healthy ingredients.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Doughnuts

7. Vegan Vanilla-Sugar Apricot Doughnuts

Deliciously doughy apricot doughnuts, filled with apricot jam and covered in a generous coating of vanilla sugar. 

Vegan Vanilla-Sugar Apricot Doughnuts

8. Raw Peanut Butter Cup Doughnuts

Deliciously decadent raw, vegan peanut butter doughnuts, topped with chunks of peanut butter cups and dipped in a thick layer of rich, dark chocolate.

Raw Peanut Butter Cup Doughnuts

9. Vegan Filled Caramel Doughnuts

 Say hello to the ultimate fluffiest vegan doughnuts, with a moreish creamy filling topped off with a coating of golden sugar and homemade caramel sauce.

Vegan Filled Caramel Doughnuts

10. Vegan Glazed Doughnuts

These glazed vegan doughnuts knock Krispy Kreme right out of the park!

Vegan Glazed Doughnuts

11. Vegan Boston Cream Doughnuts

Our all-time favourite doughnut is now vegan thanks to this ingenious recipe! These soft, puffy doughnuts, covered with rich chocolate glaze and filled with smooth vanilla pastry cream are deep-fried to perfection.

Vegan Boston Cream Doughnuts

12. Easy Biscoff Doughnuts

Few things in life are more delicious than Biscoff spread if you ask us! Except for delicious doughnuts filled with it of course!

Easy Biscoff Doughnuts

13. Vegan Baked Oreo Doughnuts

Who wouldn’t like doughnuts with crushed cookie & cream cookies, with a delicious vanilla cream cheese glaze, topped off with even more Oreo cookies?!

Vegan Baked Oreo Doughnuts

14. Vegan Baked Gingerbread Doughnuts

These freshly baked vegan and gluten-free gingerbread doughnuts are baked, not fried and are much lower in sugar than traditional doughnuts! Glazed with a simple coconut maple glaze and decorated with cute sprinkles and edible glitter, they’re a real treat!

Vegan Baked Gingerbread Doughnuts

15. Vegan Vanilla Earl Grey Doughnuts with Caramel & Blood Orange Zest

These Earl Grey donuts are a beautiful harmony of flavours and textures, with the fluffy dough, smooth and sweet caramel, tangy blood orange zest, and refreshing coconut whipped cream.

Vegan Vanilla Earl Grey Doughnuts with Caramel & Blood Orange Zest

16. Vegan Blueberry Glazed Earl Grey Doughnuts

These fragrant, grown-up doughnuts are best served with a cup of tea and a good friend to gossip with!

Vegan Blueberry Glazed Earl Grey Doughnuts

17. Vegan S’Mores Doughnut

You’ll be screaming for more when you taste these marshmallow-fluff filled doughnuts with chocolate ganache. They are perfect for Bonfire Night or anytime you need a sweet treat.

Vegan S'Mores Doughnut

18. Chocolate Hazelnut Vegan Doughnuts

Kidney beans are the secret ingredient in these moist yet fluffy vegan chocolate hazelnut doughnuts with chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Hazelnut Vegan Doughnuts

19. Vegan Strawberry Marble Doughnuts

These doughnuts are delicious tasty with a delicious strawberry marble glaze. How pretty do they look?!
Vegan Strawberry Marble Doughnuts

20. Vegan Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Simultaneously sweet and savoury, these unique doughnuts topped with vegan bacon made from coconut will wow everyone, vegan or not.

Vegan Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Enjoyed these vegan doughnut recipes? Check out this epic vegan lemon meringue pie recipe.

Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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