Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Glazed Doughnuts

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 17, 2011


So, I couldn’t stop after the pumpkin doughnuts.

You know I can’t stop at just one when I make something that tickles my fancy. The wheels got turning yesterday and before I knew it, the most insane doughnut appeared before my eyes.

This is what you get when you combine a delicious whole wheat doughnut + chocolate chips + mouth-watering cookie dough glaze


Key words being: Cookie Dough Glaze!


Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Doughnuts

If chocolate chip cookies were in doughnut form, these are the ones. The cookie dough glaze is like raw cookie dough batter, only silkier, dreamier, more tempting. I can imagine these being served for a birthday dessert because they are a luxurious and rich dessert to celebrate! Be sure to make the cookie dough glaze to go with it (see below)…you won’t be sorry!


  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance, melted
  • 3 tbsp applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all purpose)
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar (or white sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • Cookie Dough Glaze (see below)


1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease doughnut pans with Earth Balance. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (milk, Earth Balance, applesauce, vanilla, vinegar). Sift in the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

3. Fold in chocolate chips.

4. Bake for 12 minutes or until doughnuts gently spring back when touched.

5. Meanwhile prepare the cookie dough glaze (below). Remove the doughnut pan from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes. With a butter knife, carefully remove the doughnuts and place on cooling rack for another 10 minutes.

6. Dip doughnuts into the glaze and serve immediately. Doughnuts keep for 2-3 days. I suggest not putting the glaze on until just before serving.


While the whole wheat doughnuts were baking, I whipped up this easy cookie dough glaze that is so mouth-watering I almost forgot about the doughnuts in the oven.



Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Glaze

Like raw cookie dough in a glaze form. My goal for this glaze was to take my beloved raw cookie dough and thin it out, while making it even more luxurious and silky at the same time. The outcome was so mouth-watering, I almost jumped for joy when I tasted it.

Inspired by How Sweet It Is and Chocolate Covered Katie.


  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 2 tbsp Earth Balance, melted
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar (or just use white sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional, but thickens it up a bit)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Add all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Makes 1 cup.



The outcome = chocolate chip cookies + cookie dough in doughnut form. Definitely a winner!!


Stick a few candles in there and you have yourself a fun birthday dessert. Birthday cake


Eric loved these doughnuts so much he jokingly suggested I sell the recipe to Tim Horton’s or Dunkin Donuts. ;) I’m not sure if they could handle all this vegan goodness, but I know you guys can!


Blendtec Giveaway Winner!

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A huge congratulations to Kayla! You are the lucky random winner of the amazing Blendtec machine.

Kayla wrote, "Oh my. So many comments already! But I really need a blender as I can’t afford one and I love the taste of green monsters! I want to have them everyday it’s just a matter of getting a blender for myself.."

I have emailed Kayla this morning to collect information and I will ship this out ASAP. Thanks to everyone for participating and making this the biggest giveaway ever on Oh She Glows!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is August 17, 2011 at 8:44 am

oh my gawwwwwsh. i need these.


Brittany @ Runwithbritt August 17, 2011 at 8:47 am

Holy Cannoli! It’s my birthday on Sunday so I’m going to accidently e-mail this to my Mom to make me for the epic birthday breakfast! You are a genius!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 17, 2011 at 8:48 am

heh enjoy! And Happy Early bday!


Danielle @ Dish'n'Dash August 17, 2011 at 8:48 am

Drooling. Right now. On my desk.


Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) August 17, 2011 at 8:49 am

Congrats to Kayla for winning the blender!

Those doughnuts look fantastic. :)


Meredith August 17, 2011 at 8:52 am

Ohhhh my, those doughnuts look flipping fantastic! A donut pan is in my near future, I think :).

Congratulations to Kayla!


Noelle August 17, 2011 at 8:52 am

Congrats to Kayla! I need to find some time to make these little doughnuts!!!!


Melissa August 17, 2011 at 8:53 am



Alison (Fueling for Fitness) August 17, 2011 at 8:53 am

The best part about this recipe is that I already have all of those ingredients on hand! The worst part about this recipe is that I don’t have a doughnut pan and now I’m suddenly wondering if I can justify buying one………… ;)


jassy August 17, 2011 at 8:53 am

wow…you’ve become really creative with your recipes…you’ve really come a long way :) kudos to you :)

you could put up a restaurant from all your recipes :)


Kim @ The Crunchy Kind August 17, 2011 at 8:54 am

oh my god these look amazing. i am SO close to buying a mini-doughnut pan, but i’m kinda nervous that all of your doughnut recipes will consume my life :)


Natalie @ Will Jog For Food August 17, 2011 at 8:54 am

Congrats Kayla!! That is an amazing prize!

Can you send me a donut as a consolation prize? ;)


Rhona August 17, 2011 at 8:55 am

COngrats Kayla. What an amazing prize.
Yummers, these look amazing. I think I will have to whip some up and quickly. Thanks for the recipe.


Amanda August 17, 2011 at 8:57 am

I need to run to the store asap to get the ingredients to make these! They look so delicious!


Jenny Baldwin August 17, 2011 at 8:57 am

Congrats to Kayla !
I am SO making these donuts Saturday morning !
Just need a donut pan like Melissa and Alison.
I wonder if they would be good as muffins ? My kids may not like them the same without the hole in the middle though :)
I have a great bran muffin recipe on my website…I think it’s vegan (is raisin bran vegan??) if you use almond milk and vinegar instead of buttermilk.
Thanks Angela…always love your pictures and recipes…wish I could make every one you post (or move next door to you so I could sample!)


Shay August 17, 2011 at 8:59 am

Wow Kayla congrats! (Although I am insanely green-monster-eyed jealous.) What an amazing giveaway! And those doughnuts? Yummmmmmmm


Jenny Baldwin August 17, 2011 at 8:59 am

Also, it’s that time of year, this would also be a great teacher luncheon recipe ! Who wouldn’t want to have a yummy healthy doughnut after lunch ;-)


Atara August 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

Yum I want to wat that cookie dough syrup with a spoon! Congrats Kayla!


chocolate-covered katie August 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

Oh Angela, these photos are absolutely incredible! Well, your photos always are beautiful… but these are especially incredible because it’s my favorite subject: cookie dough :) :).

I want to eat that last photo off the screen, but my computer isn’t letting me do so. MEAN!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

haha thanks Katie!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

Would it be ok to make the glaze and eat it by the spoonful?! Hahaha! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 17, 2011 at 10:30 am

If it’s not ok, then I’m in big trouble…


Ricki August 17, 2011 at 9:04 am

Doughnuts and cookie dough in one mouth-watering sweet treat. . . I am in a sugar coma just thinking about it! Sounds amazing. I might be tempted to just eat the glaze by the spoon and forget the doughnuts, though! :D


Beth August 17, 2011 at 9:08 am

those look amazing! Now I really have to get a donut pan!


Kate August 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

thesse sound amazing im going to make them right now!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

You’re killing me with these donuts :-)


Veggie Val August 17, 2011 at 9:10 am

This was just the push I needed to purchase a doughnut pan. Great recipe! Thanks


Kelly August 17, 2011 at 9:10 am

Yeah, my kids walked in while I was reading this and demanded that I make some of those! I think a mini doughnut pan is in my future! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 17, 2011 at 10:26 am

lol busted!! ;)


Lizzie August 17, 2011 at 9:14 am

On another chocolate related topic, I felt like baking something the other day and I was scrolling through your recipes when I came across your Flourless Chocolate cookies. Oh my. For once I had all the ingredients at hand!

Yes, they are as good as you say they are. And yes, they’re even better the day after. Can’t even believe how yummy they taste and how simple they are to make, with very few ingredients and all of them pronounceable!! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 17, 2011 at 10:27 am

Hey Lizzie! Glad you enjoyed the flourless cookies and thanks for reminding me about them…I forgot about those little gems!


Lizzie August 17, 2011 at 11:14 am

You’re welcome – but I really should be thanking you for your creativity and passion for bringing us your natural yummy recipes!!


Natalie S. August 17, 2011 at 9:16 am

That’s it — I’m going out and getting a donut pan today.


Bethany August 17, 2011 at 9:47 am

Agreed! So many amazing donut recipes have made it a new essential!


MJ August 17, 2011 at 9:18 am

Oh my these look delicious. I’m so glad I have one of those doughnut pans. I may have to make a batch soon. Thanks!


Jess August 17, 2011 at 9:19 am

Oh gosh those look amazing!


Rebecca August 17, 2011 at 9:24 am

You just had to go there, didn’t you? Now I’m craving these at 10 o’clock in the morning…it’s gonna be a long day! :)


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

Oh my goodness, you’ve done it again!! I thought the donuts yesterday were good but these ones…. WOW! And whole wheat makes them healthy, right? :P Congrats to Kayla – I bet you’ve made her a very happy girl this morning! :)


Jen @ August 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

You’ve done it again! For the second day in a row, I have you to thank for an intense donut craving. These look amazing! :)


Rachel Cripps August 17, 2011 at 9:29 am

I haven’t had began doughnuts before and don’t know where to get canned pumpkin where I live, these sound amazing and the addition of chocolate? Yes please.


Laura @ Starting Out Fit August 17, 2011 at 9:36 am

Ok, I definitely need to go and find myself a doughnut pan!!


Moni'sMeals August 17, 2011 at 9:43 am

Alright, this blows my mind (in a good way) and I am super motivated now. :) I absolutley love doughnuts especially with espresso and anyone who wants to get me something….doughnut pan please!
Congrats Kayla, enjoy!


[email protected] KatieDid August 17, 2011 at 9:53 am

Your seriously killing me with these healthy donut recipes. Must. get. donut. pan. asap.


Jaclyn T August 17, 2011 at 9:58 am

Congrats to the winner!

–Jaclyn T
I won a $25 gift certificate to the Steamy Kitchen Shop…but they don’t ship to Canada. I’m giving it away on my blog:


Stephasaurus August 17, 2011 at 10:08 am

I’m 100% certain a donut pan is going on our wedding registry…if I can hold out till then. ;)

Congrats to the blender winner! I actually just bought a Cusinart combination blender/food processor yesterday for an awesome price during a Woot Off on ! Finally I can make Green Monsters and hummus and pesto again!


Heather @ Get Haalthy with Heather August 17, 2011 at 10:11 am

Just that cookie dough glaze alone makes me want to jump for joy! I could totally see myself topping oats… And muffins… And crepes with this. The possibilities are endless!


Ashley August 17, 2011 at 10:12 am

Ooooh, creative doughnut flavor!! Love the last photo with the bite taken out. So far, I can’t get the Gf+vegan doughnuts to turn out and I don’t want to use 5 different flours + other weird ingredients. Maybe I’ll just try a mix of oat + buckwheat flour and hope it acts like whole wheat…w/o the gluten…haha…disaster in the making!!


Liz October 18, 2012 at 3:50 am

Ashley, I have made gluten free vegan doughnuts plenty of times. I just use an all purpose gf flour blend. Then one I use the most is by Schar. I use a doughnut pan. They come out with a pretty good texture and consistency.


Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 17, 2011 at 10:26 am

Oh wow! The glaze alone looks amazing :)


Cait's Plate August 17, 2011 at 10:42 am

Well, I was starving BEFORE I read this post and now I’m only worse for wear! These look absolutely amazing. I don’t think I could choose between these and the pumpkin spice…would definitely have to make both :)


Bev Weidner August 17, 2011 at 10:45 am

I think I just died.

Yep, I died.


Heather (heathers dish) August 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

I can’t let my hubby see this…I’ll never hear the end until I make them!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit August 17, 2011 at 10:59 am

Congrats, Kayla!
Very awesome doughnuts, my gosh. When I get back from holidays in Sept I’m going to have to whip out the doughnut pan and get to work!


jenna August 17, 2011 at 11:11 am

i love when you get out ofcontrol with the doughnut making! :) these look stunning! and who doesn’t love c. chip cookie dough???


Ally C August 17, 2011 at 11:20 am

My eyes are saucers. Yummmm


Brittany @ B Out There August 17, 2011 at 11:26 am

1) These look out of this world
2) I definitely thought it read “combine a delicious whole wheat doughnut +(“plus”) chocolate chips +(“plus”) mouth-(“minus”)watering cookie dough glaze”. hehehe. Plus mouth. I was wondering how you subtract a “watering cookie dough glaze”, and then the synapses in my brain remembered how to work.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 17, 2011 at 11:44 am

LOL too funny!


Caitlyn August 17, 2011 at 11:38 am

I was sold at chocolate chip cookie dough. The fact there was a donut under the glaze just made it better!


Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats August 17, 2011 at 11:59 am

You are so talented! :) The donuts look great! My manfriend would love them!


Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 17, 2011 at 12:09 pm

omg I’ve never wanted to buy a doughnut mold so badly…but I’m afraid that it would become one of THOSE kitchen gadgets that just takes up space and I don’t end up using again.


Angie August 17, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Another awesome recipe. I have been following your blog for a couple of months now and I absolutely love it. Do you have any plans to release a cookbook, because I would buy it in a heartbeat. Keep up the great work!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 17, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Thank you so much Angie! I do have a goal of writing my first cookbook..thanks for the encouragement! :)


Lauren at Keep It Sweet August 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm



[email protected] August 17, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I love incorporating any kind of protein into my baked treats! Especially with a nut butter. I can see how this would be really creamy and good b/c cashew flavor hides pretty well in most dishes (unlike PB), and make this cookie dough flavor! Genius. :)


Kathy August 17, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I am just suddenly very hungry…and in the baking mood ;) bwaha :3 bookmarked these!!

-kathy from


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 17, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I have 8 months until my bday, I don’t think I can wait for that! ;)


Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles August 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Yummy! All these doughnut recipes are reminding me that I’ve been wanting a doughnut pan for awhile now but trying to ignore it, haha!


Wendy Irene August 17, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I really wish you had a bakery near me so I could try one of those without having to make them myself ;) Have a great day!


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn August 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Awwwwyeahhh, donut time!!! <3


Jackie @ That Deep Breath August 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm

iiiiiii neeeeeeed a dooooooughnuuuuutttttt pppppaaaaaannnnnnn. Waaaaaaaaaah.


Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites August 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I never in a million years would have thought of chocolate chip COOKIE DOUGH donuts! You’re creativity is super inspiring Angela :)


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm

“My goal for this glaze was to take my beloved raw cookie dough and thin it out, while making it even more luxurious and silky at the same time”–

Wow, it looks like you succeeded. It looks stellar and both Katie and Jessica are awesome cooks, too! I would love to try that glaze. Frosting and I have a special relationship :)

Oh, and chocolate donuts…yes, chocolate and I have a special relationship, too!


Jessica August 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I don’t think Dunkin’ Donuts could handle it! But I sure can! Yum Yum Yum :)


Balancing Sylvia August 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm

My birthday was last month! So can we just make the creation of the doughnuts themselves the reason to celebrate??? The pumpkin ones already had me drooling but these look fan-flipping-amazing! Congrats to Kayla! My mom adores her blendtec :D


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm

of course!


Olya August 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Oh my…. that looks divine! Hopefully one day there would be enough demand for the fast food places to adopt healthier options.


Alexa @ Simple Eats August 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I think I died and went to heaven…these look awesome!


Sonia (the Mexigarian) August 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I nearly choked on my almond butter and pb sandwich while drooling over the images. This is going to the front of my ‘must make now!” recipe folder.


Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 17, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I’m already on amazon looking at donut pans.

And wait a sec, they’re donut pans that I won’t even be able to use during the next year because of college.

You had me under a donut spell :)


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I am speechless with this recipe! YUM well done :)


Lorin August 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Could you sub the cashew butter for another type of nut butter?


Kathryn (Flopoodle) August 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm

OMG these look uh-may-zing. Thank you for sharing this doughnut journey with us ;)


Emily August 17, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I don’t have enough self control to make these donuts!! They look great!!!


Callie August 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I am in LOVE with your website!!! Our family is new to the vegan diet & we were getting frustrated by the numerous cookbooks we tried! We have LOVED every recipe we’ve made of yours! Thank you so much for sharing!!!


Jen V August 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Hey!!! These look great, I had a question, any ideas on how they would turn out if I used a regular cupcake pan? Or substituted sugar with splenda? THANKS!


AGS @ WestWithFlight August 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Not at all related to this post, but still good:


David August 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Did you get paid for your Blendtec review?


[email protected] August 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

ok Seriously I need to get on this and start making donuts!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm

This may be the most delicious looking recipe on your blog…ever. And that’s saying something because I’m absolutely obsessed with your no bake date squares! :D


sarah August 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Can I just tell you that I decided to make your choc chip cookie dough balls the other day for my kiddies. They were having a playdate with two other little ones and had been running in and out of the house all afternoon. I loved how quick and easy they were to make, a good thing, I found out. I let each of the kids try one and they LOVED them! I rolled the rest and put them on a baking sheet intending to put them in the freezer. Went to change laundry and when I came into the kitchen the pan was empty! How can I be mad at a bunch of little kids stealing a healthy treat? They were a hit and the other mom asked for the recipe too!
Thanks for giving me healthy snack ideas, now I just need to plant my own cashew tree in the backyard!


Sandra August 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Hi Angela, can you suggest a replacement for the whole wheat pastry flour? I’m intolerant to wheat but I definitely want to make these donuts and the pumpkin ones! I <3 pumpkin.

Where can I grab a donut pan in the Halton area? I drooled over yours in yesterday's post!

Kayla – congrats! You'll give that blender a great home!


Jenny August 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Oh dear. You’ve done it now, haven’t you? Each dessert is more decadent than the last…! This looks SO darned tasty! However… I will hold off on making it for the moment. Need a mini donut pan! That, and, thanks to your reply on my comment on your cinnamon sugar spiced donuts post, I think I’m going to try to make some cinnamon sugar soft pretzels… using the soft pretzel base from your itty bitty pumpkin garlic knots… (Must try those while I’m at it. I love garlic!)

I love love love how you manage to create desserts that are outstandingly delicious but way better [health-wise on top of taste-wise] to anything from a package!

Congrats to Kayla for winning that awesome blender! Hope she can enjoy green monsters on a regular basis, now. :)


Madelein August 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm

You always have the cutest pictures and ideas~!


Kerry August 18, 2011 at 3:33 am

These look amazing! I’ve been thinking about getting a donut pan for a while now, but after seeing the pumpkin donuts, and now these, I MUST have one!


Fran August 18, 2011 at 6:49 am

Hi Angela,

Every day I wait for the email that comes from you!! Your recipes are all amazing, your conversation is wonderful and your pictures are divine! and you are gorgeous too!

I was wondering if you might be able to provide nutritional data on the recipes you post. Unfortunately, I do not have the time for the daily exercise that you do so I have to think 10 times before making one of your lucious recipes.

Many thanks — for everything.


Molly @ RDexposed August 18, 2011 at 7:04 am

I’m trying to think of an excuse to make these, I have a better shot of an excuse with the pumpkins ones maybe!


Living, Learning, Eating August 18, 2011 at 7:19 am



The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 18, 2011 at 7:29 am

*being revived*
Must. Make. These!


Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen August 18, 2011 at 7:33 am

Oh my, I think you just convinced me to buy a doughnut pan! Any good brands you suggest?


Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove August 18, 2011 at 8:02 am

Well, now I really do need to get a doughnut pan, don’t I?


Mandy Mac August 18, 2011 at 8:40 am

I ordered two doughnut pans yesterday from Golda’s Kitchen and they are out for delivery today. Now I have to try all the donut recipes on Oh She Glows… oh and give the second pan to my friend who told me about Oh She Glows!


Amelia August 18, 2011 at 9:45 am

You’ve just renewed my love for doughnuts! I can never repay you enough! :)


LizAshlee August 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I love anything with chocolate chip cookie dough in it :)


Krysten August 18, 2011 at 7:15 pm

yikes these look so good!


michelle August 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm

My husband insists that everything i bake now be in ‘donut’ shape since I purchased these baking pans. Can’t wait to try these


Sara (The Veggie Eco-Life) August 19, 2011 at 4:56 am

Once again, I’m drooling.


Laura August 19, 2011 at 10:35 am

I just made these, but modified slightly. I added 1/2c cacao powder in place of 1/4c of flour, since the bf loves the chocolate glazed donuts from timmies. Oh, and I don’t have pans, but in a previous donut post they seemed to turn out okay without pans….well they’re more like giant soft glazed cookies. I’m sure they still taste good! I need to get some of those pans!


sweet road August 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Wow, these look so decadent! I might have to save this recipe for a special occasion!


Keri August 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Hi – dumb question – but don’t chocolate chips often have milk or milk products in them? Or are some brands vegan or less processed and others not?


DORIS @vanillacocoberry August 21, 2011 at 9:18 am

Thank you Angela for mentioning Moe’s at Universal Orlando on your blog!!! I had dinner there and it was reallly good. Many vegetarian options.
Here is the link for my short review:


kathy August 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm

oh yum. love these doughnuts! Pretty pics too. hope u submit to !! ~kathy


Irishbaker August 24, 2011 at 10:07 am

These donuts look amazing! I love how something so decadent can be vegan at the same time!


Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook August 31, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I’m usually not one to lightly toss this acronym around but omg :)


Beth September 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Ok, so I made the chocolate chip cookie dough donuts yesterday but they were an epic fail. The apple cider vinegar curdled the soymilk, but I went ahead anyway. Then I must have overfilled the donut pan because they came out more like muffins instead of donuts. But, they did taste amazing! I am going to try again and not fill the donut pan so full this time.


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Hey Beth!

Sorry I just saw your comment. The ACV + soymilk is supposed to curdle- it’s a vegan sub for buttermilk. :)


Heidi September 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Can you tell me how many doughnuts this recipe made?

I’m so glad I found you site!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 29, 2012 at 8:23 am

Hey Heidi- I just checked this post and I can’t believe I forgot to write in how many it made!! Major oversight. Sadly I can’t remember now…sorry about that!


Heidi September 29, 2012 at 9:26 am

That’s OK. I was just wondering because I like to calculate the nutritional info. on recipes before I make them for medical reasons. Normally I would be able to guess the quantity by looking at the ingredients, but I’ve never made a doughnut of any kind.

Do you think these would work baked in a muffin pan instead?


ria November 22, 2012 at 8:06 am

hello… thank you for sharing your recipe and i think its the best one. I would like to try the recipe but there is an ingredient that i do not know, the earth balance. is it a shortening or butter. i searched in the internet and what i understand its a brand name of a certain product. please let me know soon because i really eager to try your recipe. thank you so much. Ria


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2012 at 11:25 am

Hi Ria, It’s a butter replacer. I used the soy-free Earth Balance in the red tub.


Vegan Radhika Sarohia February 10, 2013 at 1:39 am

Did I already comment on this? I probably did
I am have ecstatic seizure looking at these photo
Vegan Donuts…such a fantastic concept
I understand they have such things for sale in Portland but there is no vegan donut shop near me here in Los Angeles
But these homemade ones look MAGNIFICENT
I really think you need to come to LA and tape a vegan cooking show…I would watch it every week…vegan dessert recipes in every episode oh yess haha:p


Sonja March 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm

I’ve made these twice now and both times they came out just AMAZING!! I didn’t have a donut pan before so I made them into donut ‘bars’ the first time. Got myself a donut pan and my husband requested these for his birthday this weekend – which cracks me up, since he’s practically anti-vegan. Thanks again Angela, I’ve made more than 20 recipes from your site and every single one has been incredible!


Jessica April 9, 2013 at 11:49 am

I just wanted so say, I just made these as gluten-free muffins since I don’t have a donut pan, and oh my gosh. I want to eat all of them right now!!


Candace August 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

The perfect thing for my 5 year old’s birthday as he requested something with chocolate chips! However, I did them as cupcakes since I don’t have a donut pan and they came out delicious! Thank you for helping me make a birthday dessert I can feel good about!


[email protected] August 30, 2013 at 10:51 am

Now that’s a breakfast I can get out of bed for!! Amazing!
I hope you don’t mind if I feature you on food fight this Sunday (photo and link back only!)


Jacqueline February 28, 2014 at 11:56 pm


Where did you get your donut pan from? Any recommendations?


joanne March 16, 2014 at 9:01 am

Can I sub earth balance with vegetable oil? It’s hard for me to find vegan options where i’m at


Angel June 11, 2014 at 2:35 am

You have made a very delicious version of this common snack. It’s an awesome recipe!

I would have loved to see several recipes for pastries that are filled with some kind of filling, such as cream/jelly filled donuts, cream puffs, eclairs, and pastries filled with fruits or vegetables/herbs and/or vegan meat substitutes.

I know you come up with some very creative recipes that differ from their traditional versions, which is a good thing, but I would love to see your versions of traditional recipes as well.


Lindsay January 6, 2015 at 1:31 pm

I made these a couple times and was unable to have them form correctly! They are too soft and do not come out of the mold properly. Suggestions?


Adele February 17, 2016 at 11:09 pm

Wondering about a gluten free substitution for whole wheat pastry flour and ratios? Can’t seem to find anything definitive to help me out with this.


Angela Liddon February 25, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Hi Adele, I’ve yet to land on a substitution that I’m really happy with (but I’m still trying!). Maybe try swapping out the whole wheat pastry flour for your favourite GF all-purpose flour as a first attempt. Good luck!


Bethany Flores June 20, 2018 at 8:55 am

I’m new to cooking and would love to try these but when you say Earth Balance, does that mean butter, spread, or peanut butter???


Angela (Oh She Glows) June 21, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Hey Bethany, in this recipe I used Earth Balance buttery soy-free spread. Hope this helps!


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