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Vanilla Donuts with Raspberry Glaze 

When donuts are homemade, they can be customized to have the best taste without too much added sugar. These are also vegan so they fit a lot of dietary requirements!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Proof30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vanilla yeast donuts, vegan donut recipe, vegan vanila donuts
Servings: 12 donuts


  • 2 ½ teaspoon yeast in ¼ cup warm water let activate for about 5 minutes
  • 1 ½ cup unsweet coconut milk warmed
  • cup refined coconut oil melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 flax egg 1 tablespoon rest ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoon water
  • 5- 5 ½ cups of unbleached flour
  • Refined coconut oil for frying


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoon coconut  milk
  • 6-8 fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
  • Zest of ½ lemon


  • In a large mixing bowl mix your yeast and warm water. Let set for a few minutes to activate.
  • Mix flax egg and set aside.
  • In a saucepan lightly heat coconut milk and ⅓ cup coconut oil until just warm. ( if you heat to hot, let it set for a couple minutes to cool to warm)
  • Mix milk and oil to yeast and water with a whisk.
  • Whisk in sugar, vanilla, and flax egg.
  • With a wooden spoon mix in flour, 1 cup at a time until you have a nice dough that's not wet or super sticky.
  • Cover dough with press-n-seal or tea towel and set in a warm spot in kitchen for a half hour or more, depending on the temperature of your kitchen.
  • Brush a cookie sheet with coconut oil or sprinkle with flour.
  • When dough has risen double, transfer to the refrigerator to chill dough so its easier to work with. (you don't have to do this step, but it does make it easier and less sticky)
  • When dough is ready, dump dough onto a floured surface.
  • Sprinkle a little flour on top and knead for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Flatten dough out with your fingers or rolling pin until the dough is about a half-inch thick.
  • With a donut cutter Buy a donut cutter here, or you can use a glass and a bottle cap lid, cut out donuts.
  • Place cut donut on your prepared cookie sheet.
  • Continue to cut donuts until you use all the dough.
  • I use an iron skillet to fry the donuts, but if you have a fryer you can use that.
  • Place 3 tablespoon of coconut oil in your pan and turn heat to medium. You can test the oil and see if it's ready by placing a small piece of dough in oil. If it bubbles its ready.
  • Add you donuts to the oil and fry a couple minutes on each side or until brown. (I place a lid on top to ensure they are getting done all the way througAlso fry the donut holes!
  • When they are finished let cool on a plate with paper towels to soak up any remaining oil.

Raspberry Glaze

  • Put all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • With a hand mixer mix until everything is smooth.
  • Add more powdered sugar if necessary to make thicker.
  • When donuts are cool, drizzle glaze over top.
  • Enjoy!


*These are a vegan donut