These baked vegan donut holes are soft, fluffy and so easy to make. They are a cake-style donut recipe baked in a mini muffin pan and then tossed in powdered sugar. These delicious Powdered Sugar Donut Holes are a fun and easy treat that’s perfect for any breakfast or brunch gathering!
If you love the munchkins at Dunkin Donuts, you're really going to be a fan of these vegan donut holes. They are just as tender and delicious but for a fraction of the calories! They're baked, not fried, and super easy! This is a family-friendly and kid-friendly vegan breakfast or dessert that everyone will love!
Vegan Powdered Sugar Donut Holes Ingredients
You need just 8 ingredients and less than 30 minutes to bake up a fluffy, moist, incredibly tasty batch of vegan powdered sugar donut holes! Here's the list of everything you need:
- Milk: To make vegan donut holes, use a dairy free milk like almond or oat milk. If you are not vegan or dairy-free, feel free to use regular milk.
- Sugar: We use regular or organic cane sugar to make these baked powdered sugar donut holes perfectly sweet.
- Butter: If you'd like to keep these powdered sugar donut holes vegan, you'll need to use a plant-based butter, if not, any butter will work.
- Baking Essentials: To ensure these donut holes bake properly with plenty of fluff, you'll need baking powder and baking soda.
- Vanilla: For delicious donut flavor!
- Flour: For that perfect donut hole tenderness, use 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.
- Powdered Sugar: Confectioners’ sugar coats these homemade donuts and makes them irresistible.
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How To Make Powdered Sugar Donut Holes
Mix the Donut Hole Ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, mix the oat or almond milk, sugar, melted vegan butter, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Then, stir in the flour, be careful not to over mix the batter.
Transfer the Donut Batter into the Pan: Spoon the batter into 60 mini donut hole or cake pop molds. I prefer silicone. If you don't have a donut hole mold, you can use mini muffin molds. This recipe makes 16 full sized donuts or muffins too.
Bake The Donut Holes: Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the donut holes are golden on top.
Coat Them in Powdered Sugar: Allow the baked donuts to cool and then toss them in powdered sugar! Enjoy.
Homemade Powdered Sugar Donut Hole Recipe Tips
These baked donut holes are simple to make, but here are a few tips to make sure they are perfect every time!
- Follow the Recipe: The best way to ensure the success of these donut holes is to follow the recipe and use the exact ingredients as written.
- Do not Over-Mix the Batter: If you stir the batter too much you’ll end up with pastries that are more dense and gummy instead of fluffy and soft.
- Use Fresh Baking Powder & Baking Soda: If your baking powder is older than 6 months, I suggest grabbing a new one for best baking results.
- Donut Pan: I like to use a silicone cake pop mold for this recipe. If you don't have a cake pop mold or donut hole pan, use a mini muffin pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Frequently Asked Questions
Typically, doughnut holes are made by frying the dough removed from the center portion of the doughnut. In this healthier recipe, we're making the batter from scratch and then baking it in a cake pop pan or mini muffin pan.
Donut holes are best enjoyed the day they are made. Cover any leftovers and store at room temperature for up to 1 day or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Yes! Add the batter to a donut pan to make regular donuts. However, you can actually find my low calorie powdered sugar donuts here, which is just a slightly different recipe.
More Vegan Donut Recipes To Try
- Oatmeal Carrot Cake Donut Holes
- Apple Cider Donut Holes
- Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
- Vegan Glazed Donuts
Easy Vegan Powdered Sugar Donut Holes
Powdered Sugar Donut Hole Ingredients
- 1 ¼ cup unsweetened almond or oat milk
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup melted vegan butter
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 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 Powdered Sugar Donut Holes
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix the oat or almond milk, sugar, melted vegan butter, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Then, mix in the flour, be careful not to over mix the batter.
- Spoon the batter into 60 mini donut hole or cake pop molds. I prefer silicone. If you don't have a donut hole mold, you can use mini muffin molds. This recipe makes 16 full sized donuts or muffins too.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the donut holes are golden on top. Allow to cool and then toss in 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.