Chocolate Gluten-free Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate Gluten-free Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting

Serves 12 45 minute prep time

Looking for a Saturday morning breakfast treat? Or, a fun dessert to bring to the neighbors? Try these soft, chocolate gluten-free donuts!

Makes: 36 mini donuts or 12-15 full-sized donuts, depending on pan size.



  • Donuts: 1 serving Chocolate Vega One® Organic All-in-One Shake
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ Tbsp ground flax meal
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1¼ cup unsweetened non-dairy beverage, warmed
  • 6 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 chopped bar of Vega® Maca Chocolate
  • or 1/2 cup mini non-dairy chocolate chips
  • Glaze: 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp natural peanut butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup (or more) powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup non-dairy beverage


  • Donuts:

    Preheat oven to 350F and grease your donut pan.

  • Combine dry ingredients (Vega One® All-in-One Shake, flour, flax meal, cocoa powder, coconut palm sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) in a medium size mixing bowl. Whisk to incorporate.

  • Combine wet ingredients (non-dairy beverages, coconut oil, vanilla, applesauce) in small mixing bowl. Whisk to incorporate.

  • Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients being careful not to over mix.

  • Add chopped Vega® Maca Chocolate or mini chocolate chips to batter. Mix again gently and let batter sit for 5 minutes.

  • Spoon batter into greased donut pan.

  • Bake for 15 to 25 minutes depending on size of donut pan.

  • Glaze:

    In a small bowl combine coconut oil and peanut butter. Warm in microwave (or melt on stove) until softened. Stir to combine evenly.

  • Add vanilla and powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine.

  • Slowly add non-dairy beverage 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.

  • Spoon glaze onto donuts or place in shallow bowl and dip tops of donuts. Feel free to get creative and add sprinkles, chopped Vega® Maca Chocolate Bars or chocolate chips for decoration!