Have you ever the chocolate donut holes at 'Dunkin Donuts'? Technically they're called chocolate munchkins and they are delicious! This copy-cat chocolate munchkin recipe is vegan and gluten-free friendly! These Chocolate Donut Holes with Powdered Sugar are a healthier alternative because they are baked and not fried. You need a handful of ingredients and about 30 minutes to make a delicious batch of chocolate munchkins that everyone in your home will love!
What You Need To Make Chocolate Donut Holes
- Milk: Since this recipe is vegan, you can use any non-dairy milk such as unsweetened almond milk or oat milk in this chocolate donut holes recipe. If you are not dairy-free, feel free to use regular milk.
- Butter: This chocolate donut holes recipe is vegan, so we use vegan butter instead of regular butter. If you are not vegan or dairy-free, feel free to use regular butter.
- Sugar: I recommend using organic cane sugar or regular white sugar in this recipe.
- Baking Soda and Baking Powder: Instead of using eggs, we use baking powder and soda to give our chocolate donut holes a nice fluffy texture.
- Vanilla Extract: Enhances the chocolatey flavor.
- Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder is where we get that delicious rich chocolate flavor in these copy-cat chocolate munchkins.
- Flour: I recommend using regular or gluten-free all purpose flour in this recipe.
- Powdered Sugar: We toss the baked chocolate munchkins in powdered sugar to give them a delicious sweet flavor.
How To Make Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes
Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare about 60 silicone donut holes or 14-16 full-sized silicone donut molds by spraying them with non-stick spray.
Step 2: Mix the almond or oat milk, melted vegan butter, sugar, baking powder and baking soda, vanilla, and cocoa powder together until smooth. Then, add the flour and mix until a thick batter is formed. Be careful not to over-mix or the donuts will become dense.
Step 3: Spoon the chocolate donut batter into the silicone donut molds and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until they have completely risen. Allow the chocolate donut holes to cool and then toss them in the powdered sugar. Enjoy warm or cool.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use this full-sized silicone donut mold instead of using this donut hole mold. If you don't have either, you can use any muffin tin to make chocolate powdered sugar muffins instead. You will just need to add about 5-7 minutes to the baking time.
Feel free to fold in about ½ a cup of regular or vegan chocolate chips (depending on your dietary needs) to the batter before baking.
Feel free to use gluten-free all purpose flour in this recipe to make gluten-free chocolate donut holes. I prefer King Arthur Measure for Measure Gluten-Free Flour.
Chocolate Donut Holes with Powdered Sugar
Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes with Powdered Sugar
- 1 ⅓ cup unsweetened almond or oat milk
- 5 tablespoon melted vegan butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 2 cup regular or gluten free all purpose flour If gluten-free, I recommend King Arthur Measure for Measure gluten-free flour. Please don't substitute any other flour such as almond flour, baking flour, etc.
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
How To Make Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes
- Preheat the oven to 350
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the almond milk, melted vegan butter, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and vanilla. The, add the cocoa powder and whisk until well combined.
- Add the flour to the chocolate mixture and mix until just combined. Be careful not to over mix. The batter will be thick!
- Pour the batter into 60 donut hole molds that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool and then toss in the powdered sugar.
The recipes on Peanut Butter and Jilly can easily be adapted to fit a vegan lifestyle, a gluten-free lifestyle, or both depending on the ingredients you use. Please review the ingredients lists carefully and refer to our recommendations in the Notes of the recipe card to make this recipe compatible with your needs. Nutrition information provided is an estimate, and will vary based on specific brands of ingredients used and cooking methods.